When The Husband Does Good On The Gift-Giving

Crate&Barrel Sometimes Gracefully

For Christmas, Darrin gave me 5 bottles of wine and this beautiful wine rack from Crate&Barrel, and we finally found time to hang it up in our kitchen over the weekend! I won’t lieΒ and tell you that I’m some wine connoisseur whoΒ swirls and smells her glass of something French before she takes a sip. I’ve only recently been able to tell the difference between a pinot grigio and a chardonnay. And don’t even try to quiz me on the reds. But I do love a glass of wine, so I was thrilled about this beautiful wine rack Darrin picked out. All by himself, I might add. What a guy.

Wine Rack Wine Rack

Such a great piece, right? Our apartment has a kind of industrial look, so I thought Darrin did a great job finding a wine rack that matched the whole apartment atmosphere. Looks like I may need to learn more about the differences between wines that extends beyond a red versus a white!

Way to go, husband. Way to go, Crate&Barrel. πŸ™‚


  • Reply Sarah Heckle January 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I love the look of that wine rack! Good job, Darrin! You HAVE to watch the documentary “Somm” on Netflix. It’s about a group of guys who are preparing to take the Master Sommelier exam … it’s SO good. Be sure to enjoy a glass (or 2!) of wine while you watch it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Katie Cummings January 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Can’t wait to watch that movie Sarah! Last year I could tell the difference in whites but reds were a mystery. Now I love reds, especially when its this cold! You should go to the Riverview Cafe in Minneapolis, their wine flights are amazing and decently priced!

  • Reply Lindsay Truax January 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Nice work, Darrin. And wonderful post. This wine rack is a great idea.


  • Reply loulou downtown January 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Yup … now that is a good gift! What a neat style of wine rack.


  • Reply Rachel January 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    A good wine rack with wine is always welcome


  • Reply Kaili Clark January 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    this is gorgeous. Really loving it.

  • Reply Jodi January 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Your husband did good. Such a fun gift and glad you got time to finally drink some wine.
    xx, Jodi

  • Reply jennifer prod January 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    and the best part is going to be making memories while you sip and swirl and clink your way through those bottles πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kimberley Pavao January 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I am loving loving that wine rack!

    xoxo, KP

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Reply Liliana January 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Great wine rack! I don’t really inspect the wine either, just give me a glass (or bottle) to chug thank you! I love wine.

  • Reply Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale January 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Looks lovely! I adore your spice rack too!

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