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November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennifer Stanton of Wines by JenniferThanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday because it's a day to get back to the basics: a good meal and good wine, the good company of family and friends, and attention given not to the ever-lengthening list of things still undone, but rather to the enjoyment and appreciation of the many good things in our lives.

With that in mind, please allow me the opportunity to say "thank you" to each and every one of you, our valued customers. I am very grateful that you are a part of the Wines by Jennifer family!

(And if you're still in doubt as to what wines to serve with dinner this year, read my article on "8 Great Wines for Your Thanksgiving Table" for some last-minute ideas!)


Warning: Don't Read This If Your Holiday Shopping Is Complete!

OK, now that we have the attention of the 99.99% of the population for whom this DOESN'T apply, we'd like to remind you of a simple, easy, and unique gift item for that hard-to-please person on your list:

Wines by Jennifer Gift Baskets

Holiday Gift Baskets at Wines by Jennifer

Pressed For $$$?

Wines by Jennifer can personalize a gift basket for that special someone on your list that fits within any budget.

Pressed For Time?

Just give us a call at 816.505.WINE and we can prepare the gift basket in advance for you to pick up. Better yet, order before Thursday, December 20th, and we'll arrange for home or business delivery of your gift basket in time for Christmas.

Imagine the look on their face when a personalized gift basket from Wines by Jennifer arrives on their doorstep! (Delivery fee extra.)

Pressed for Ideas?

You've come to the right place. Just give us a budget, and we can put together a gift basket that is sure to please. Or if you prefer, we can even include a gift certificate in the basket and your special someone can pick from anything on our shelves at their convenience!

And a Special Bonus for Wines by Jennifer News Subscribers Only:

Just mention that you're a Wines by Jennifer News subscriber with your gift basket purchase and we will add a keepsake holiday ornament to the basket free of charge. If the gift basket purchase is $50 or more, we will add a certificate for a wine tasting at Wines by Jennifer to the basket free of charge.

Gift Baskets from Wines by Jennifer - what could be easier? Call 816.505.WINE and get that holiday list whittled down today!


On a sad note, our charter Wine Club member and good friend Craig Peck passed away unexpectedly last month. He was a perpetually happy and fun-loving person and we will miss seeing his smiling face around the shoppe.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends, particularly his girlfriend Glenda, who frequently joined him at Wines by Jennifer.

Inside This Issue:

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Tasting Room Selections

Wine Club Wine of the Month

Cellar Club Wine of the Month

Recipe of the Month

Featured Artist

Pinot's "Fun Wine Factoids"

Wine Trivia Contest

Featured Customers

Featured Testimonial

Recommended Resources

The Last Sip

Past Newsletters












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Pinot's "Fun Wine Factoids"


"Pinot" - The Official Feline of Wines by Jennifer


  • When Leif Ericsson landed in North America in A.D. 1001, he was so impressed by the proliferation of grapevines that he named it Vinland.
  • American wine drinkers consume more wine on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
  • The Puritans loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower.
  • The first Thanksgiving celebration can be traced back to the Plymouth Pilgrims in the fall of 1621. It lasted for three days and included games and food.
  • The first "National Day of Thanksgiving" was proclaimed in 1789 by George Washington.

Rainbow over the Wine Garden at Wines by Jennifer

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And Much More!

Wines by Jennifer is the perfect spot for your next private event!

A smiling couple after their wedding at Wines by Jennifer. Congratulations!

Wines by Jennifer Wine Trivia Contest

Submit the correct answer by November 30th and win a free wine tasting compliments of Wines by Jennifer. In the event of multiple correct answers, the winner will be chosen by random drawing.

Beaujolais Nouveau

What is the earliest date that Beaujolais Nouveau can legally be released?

Congratulations to last month's winner, Donna Harryman, who was randomly drawn from several correct respondents who all knew "ullage" is the term that describes the amount of wine lost from a bottle or barrel during shipment or storage.

Arbonne Health and
Wellness Products now available at Wines by Jennifer!

Simply ask Jennifer if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful line of health and wellness products. Take charge of your health and well-being and treat yourself right. You deserve it!

(Oh, and did we mention you can make money doing it?)

Wines by Jennifer Featured Customer

Debbie and Chris Knopke


Debbie and Chris KnopkeWine Club members Debbie and Chris Knopke stopped in to show off their Halloween costumes to us and walked out the winners in the Wines by Jennifer "Halloween Costume Contest," as voted on by our customers and staff.

Debbie and Chris have been loyal customers from the beginning and are among the lucky survivors of the infamous "Wines by Jennifer Missouri Wine Country Train Tour."

We trust they enjoyed drinking their prize while planning their upcoming trip to Hawaii!



Wines by Jennifer Featured Testimonial


"Tracy was just wonderful in all her outstanding wine and entertainment recommendations. She really made us feel like family. We will tell the world about this place and can't wait to return!"

Brenda and Essex Phillips
Dayton, OH


(Submit a testimonial about your experience at Wines by Jennifer and if we select it for inclusion in a future newsletter, you'll win a complimentary wine tasting at Wines by Jennifer.)

Recommended Resources

Scratch That™ - Seasonal Menus & Perfect Pairings

by Connie Fairbanks


Scratch That! - Seasonal Menus & Perfect PairingsConnie Fairbanks's "Scratch That" is a user-friendly cookbook filled with family favorites and the "how-to's" of entertaining with style and ease.

Wines by Jennifer has been fortunate to host Connie for several cooking demonstrations over the years, and I can attest to learning many new things from this book that I didn't know before. I have personally prepared nearly every dish in the book, and in fact, it is the only cookbook that I have ever read completely from cover to cover!

Following are but a few of the insights contained in this generously illustrated and comprehensive cookbook:

      • Seasonal menus that you can prepare every night
      • More than 110 recipes that you can make as a home chef
      • Suggestions for the perfect wine pairing for each meal
      • Tips on shopping for seasonal ingredients
      • How to stock your spice rack
      • Glossary of cooking terms
      • Suggestions for food presentation and table decor
      • Essential kitchen equipment
      • Wine and beer primer
      • How to optimize the dining-out experience

Scratch That would make an excellent holiday gift for any chef on your list and it's available right now at the shoppe for only $35.

The Last Sip


A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


That's all, folks - see you next month!


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