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  • VALENTINES GIFTING WITH PLUSCH

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    valentines day  

    PAs over-rated or over-hyped Valentine’s Day may seem, it does end up being one of those days you’d want your loved one to feel cared for and cherished. Be it a quiet candle light dinner, a weekend getaway or just a cozy night indoors, we all want to spend some quality time with the one who makes our heart skip a beat! A big part of these small annual rituals is also the art of gifting. A gift for a significant other is not just a hollow gesture to keep up appearances. Instead, it’s a representation of how much you understand that person and appreciate them for who they are.

     

    Keeping this in mind, we have come up with a few gift ideas to help you choose the perfect gift for your partner!

     

    KEEP WINE-ING

    If your partner loves to keep the spirits flowing then give them the gift of wine! But while you’re at it, get them a few quirky glasses to go with that aged perfection to woo them nice and proper!

    wine glass

    A HOT CUPPA

    Is your partner the kind whose day doesn’t start without a cup of tea or coffee to get their kick? Give your partner some of the choicest mugs and tea cups to start off their day with! And snuggling in with a hot cup of coffee or a crisp brew of tea is definitely romance worthy!

    coffee mug

    BREWSKI LOVE

     May be the only thing your partner loves more than you is beer! Beer aficionados not only love the brew but everything that comes with it! Surprise them with a variety of beer glasses to add to their collection!

    beer glass

     

     MR/MS GARDENER

    Is your partner the kind who fails to keep plants alive and many potted plants have breathed their last under their reign? Well put an end to the horror and gift them succulents and faux greenery to keep around the house so they refrain from gardening for a long long time!

    gardening gifts

    QUIRK IT UP

    If your partner’s a little bonkers, go for quirky gifts that can make put a smile on their face! Something like these salt and pepper cellars that can brighten up dinner table conversations or the piggy banks so your partner finally starts saving up!

    salt and pepper set

    Valentine’s Day can be overwhelming; with so much of talk and hype around it and the constant feeling that nothing you may do might be special enough. The trick is to keep it simple and remember that what counts in a gift is the thought that goes behind it!

    Check out some amazing gifts for your partners only at Plüsch decor.

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  • BASICS TO DRINKING WINE

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    Wine Drinking

     

    “I love how wine continues to evolve, how every time I open a bottle it’s going to taste different than if I had opened it on any other day. Because a bottle of wine is actually alive – it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks – like your ’61 – and begins its steady, inevitable decline.” -Virginia Madsen as Maya in Sideways

     Every time you pour in a glass of wine it’s an amazing trip somewhere. Wine is just not a bottle of fermented goodness; it is a learning experience in itself! Well, are you a lover of the classic full bodied red Cabernet sauvignon, or have a taste for the light and sweet flavour of Chenin Blanc? It’s all about this magical drink and the mystical journey it takes you through!

    Wine comes with its own set of complexities and rules. If not respected, it might not treat you with the all love!So, here we will help you with important rules to keep in my mind, every time you pour yourself a glass!

    Shape matters 

    A proper glass will make any wine taste better. It’s about choosing the right glassware for the right wine!

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    White Wine Glasses.

     

    White wines are usually served in smaller bowled glasses. This is because it helps to preserve the floral aromas and also help maintain the cooler temperature. The smaller bowled glasses help deliver more aromas even better. Giving a quirky twist to it, Plüsch has an exclusive range of white wine glasses for you to choose from!

    Red Wine -

    Red Wine Glass

    Typically Red wine glasses are a bit taller and have a larger bowl than the white wine glasses. In general, Red wines are bigger and bolder wines so they require a larger glass to allow all those complex aromas and flavors to emerge. Setting aside the typical classic glasses Plüsch has alternatives to jazz up your red wine sessions!

    Serving at the right temperature 

    Wine has a complex chemistry that changes with temperature. The purpose of having the right serving temperature is to release the best possible aromatics in the glass without ruining its taste.

    Wine

    The optimal serving temperature for Red wines should be between 62-68 degrees. Whereas, white wines probably served between 49-55 degrees.

    Pouring a standard serving 

    Wine Pouring

    Pouring the right amount of wine should be taken care of as we also like to have enough room to swirl and sniff it without splashing it all over the place, which could happen easily if the glass is too full. The glassware from Plüsch is artistically designed to let your wine bring out its perfect aroma! Usually, a standard bottle of wine contains just over 25 ounces so it’s common to see it measured out into five-5 ounce (150 ml) per serving.

    How do you hold your glass of wine? 

    Wine holding

     

    Holding a wine glass like a wine connoisseur? So, once you pour in your drink, how do you mange to handle the top heavy glass? You might hold it between your thumb and forefingers or pinch at the stem or the base. Well, there are various social ways to hold your glass. However, all stemmed glasses (red, white) are generally to be held towards the base of the stem between the thumb, forefinger and middle finger. The other fingers will just rest on the base naturally.

    Now that you know the essentials of drinking your favourite beverage almost to its perfection, next time you pour yourself a bottle, check out some fascinating wine glasses at Plüsch Décor and elevate your drinking experience!

     

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