Monday, November 24, 2008

Tough Times call for Tough Measures…


With the economy taking what seems to be a never ending nose dive over the past few weeks, many people have started looking at their budgets more closely. Unfortunately, the first thing to get the heave-ho is extracurricular activities. But as you will hear Hip Hostess say time and time again on this blog, “You don’t have to give up what you love, you just have to become more creative.”

I read an article on about one company taking a socio-economic situation and turning lemons into lemonade and I immediately started doing back flips in my head. Recession Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from California sells for around $5 a bottle. The company says they taste like $10 wines, explaining that the value comes from using lighter-weight glass bottles, saving on shipping costs and using a recycled synthetic closure instead of a cork.

I recently tried the wines and would venture to say that they taste just as good as most $15 dollar bottles, especially the Merlot. Here is a Hip Hostess suggestion so you don’t have to cancel your holiday get together with friends or family because of the economy. Make the economy work for you. Serve Recession wines in nice decanters and whip up some of Hip Hostess’ suggested appetizers and enjoy. --b

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