FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012
WINE-LOVING COUPLE CREATES
“LITTLE BOTTLES FOR BIG MEMORIES”
Baltimore, Maryland – What do you do when all those wine bottles you collected — to remember romantic trips, to relive savory tastings, to commemorate special events — threaten to take over all your shelf space at home?
If you’re wine-loving newlyweds Howard and Lauren Nievod, you get creative. Married at Black Ankle Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Maryland, and fresh off their honeymoon in California’s wine country, the couple developed a line of affordable and unique wine keepsakes called Viniatures™ — miniature customized wine bottles that stand less than five inches tall.
“We love wine. We love each other. And we love to help others enjoy their wine tasting memories as much as we have,” said Lauren. “Viniatures™ are a space-saving solution for people, like us, who like to remember great times by collecting a wine bottle from that special place or event.”
Adorned with the label of a favorite and particularly memorable wine, Viniatures™ make an ideal keepsake of any special trip or gathering, without the bulk or weight of full-sized wine bottles or other traditional wine keepsakes.
Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate became an immediate fan of Viniatures™. “This is such an incredible idea,” he said. “I am surprised that no one has thought of this, or better yet done it before.”
These keepsake bottles — embraced enthusiastically by the Maryland Wineries Association — also help wineries enhance their own marketing, noted Grape Memories LLC president and CEO Howard Nievod.
“Viniatures™ raise the bar for customized tasting room products,” said Howard. “A winery can have its very own line of Viniatures™ to spotlight its featured wines. Each set of Viniatures™ is unique to the individual winery, creating a uniform yet personalized keepsake. We’re happy to work with wineries anywhere in the U.S. who want to create a Viniatures™ display for their patrons.”
Contact Lauren Nievod at (443) 621-0513 or PR@GrapeMemories.com, and visit www.grapememories.com.