Delicious Wine Gifts for Boss' Day

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We know this month is all about Halloween, but don't forget that Boss' Day is on October 16th! Show your appreciation for the gal in charge with one of these delicious wine gifts she can enjoy in her downtime. Which one suits your boss best?


This sort of boss is inspiring! She sets a clear vision and mission for her employees and then lets them have it, on their own terms. She's great at giving feedback and making her expectations clear.
The Gift: Rare Wine Co. Historic Series 'New York' Malmsey Special Reserve Madeira, for a singular sipping experience


A democratic boss values your input! She lets the majority rule and is always asking her employees to weigh in and bring their ideas to the table.
The Gift: A selection of wines from Our Female Winemakers shop section, so she can support her peers


This sort of boss pushes you to reach your full potential! She excels at motivating her employees to do their best work and beyond. And she's...

[FRIDAY FAVES] Bathtime Goodness, Wine and Climate Change, and More

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Hi there! Before you head into the weekend, check out a few things we're loving at Sip Better. Enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 8.13.21


- Prima's Bath Gem (pictured above) is my new favorite indulgence. This hefty cube is infused with 25mg of hemp CBD, plus Epsom salts, lavendar, and camphor to melt away stress. This silky soak is the bomb (oof, sorry)!

- If you need a beautiful gift for a lady in your life, consider pre-ordering I Hope This Finds You Well, by Kate Baer. It's a collection of clever and poignant poems Kate created from the many messages she has received from followers and trolls online. So interesting!

- In case you want to brush up on natural wines before the weather turns cooler, here's our quick primer!

- "What Climate Change Might Do To Your Favorite Wine," via the Wall Street Journal.

- We love gift and subscription boxes around here (duh!), and this Adults & Crafts subscription box looks like a whimsical way to connect with your artsy side! 

Until next week!



[FRIDAY FAVES] Teen Favorites, a Great Rosé, and Bookish Gifts for Wine Lovers

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Good day and thanks for coming by! Here's what we've rounded up for the weekend. Enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 7.30.21


- The teens have spoken: here's what's cool in 2021! (Cargo pants? Really?!)

- For your weekend socializing, grab a bottle of Bonny Doon 'Vin Gris de Cigare' Rosé. Leslee calls it a "gorgeously textured and layered rosé" that will impress even the snobbiest of pink drinkers. ;)

- Don't the Olympics make you feel good? We were especially excited to hear that Minnesota native (represent!) Sunisa Lee won the gold medal in women's gymnastics all-around.

- Cannot WAIT for Only Murders In The Building to premiere.

- What do you think of these silk scrunchies from Brooklinen?

- Cute, literary-themed gifts for the wine lover!

Have a great day!


—Emily Rentsch


[FRIDAY FAVES] Lights, Cheese, Action!

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- Have you ever had Rush Creek Reserve? It's an insanely gooey and earthy cheese from Uplands Cheese in Wisconsin. They only make it in the Fall, and each small wheel is wrapped in spruce bark. It makes the PERFECT appetizer (or dinner for two?) and would be great with a bottle of Loosen Bros 'Dr. L' sparkling Riesling. Mmmm!

- Some over-the-top Christmas light displays to get you in the holiday mood.

- Claire Saffitz (formerly of Bon Appétit) just debuted her new YouTube channel. Let's get bakin'!

- Are you burning your candles wrong?

- We're getting excited about all of the scrumptious take-away Christmas dinners available through local restaurants!  I'm drooling over the package from Petit León. Short ribs, foie gras mousse, and apple pie? Yes, please.

- Ever wonder why Princess Diana had that very specific haircut? Me too. Here's why!

- Have you checked out our Gift Guide? Here are a few others we love: Cup of Jo, DESIGNLOVEFEST, Girls' Night In.

The Sip Better Gift Guide 2019

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The holiday season can get a little hairy when you're worried about what to get alllll of those fine folks you love on your list! Let me help you cut through the clamor of consumerism--here are a few of my favorite things from 2019. Hopefully they inspire you to treat your favorite people (and wine lovers!) this Christmas and beyond!

AGATE CHEESE BOARD | Anthropologie

This pretty, sparkling serving board makes a stunning backdrop  to one of my personal favorite appetizers--cheese! And you know what plays well with cheese? Um, wine!


2020 PLANNER | Wit & Delight

I love a good notebook, and this sleek little planner has the bonus of helpful productivity and planning tools. Plus, Wit & Delight is a favorite blog and design house local to Minneapolis! 


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