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This Week at Swirl Wine Bar & Market

Beth Ribblett

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Happenings 
Shopping on Ponce Just Got Better!
Everyone coming in to the store is just buzzing about our new next door neighbor, Maple Street Books.  Holding their official opening this past weekend with a reading and book signing by Catherine Campanella, author of New Orleans City Parks, they have turned a vacant residential condo into a beautifully inviting book shop.  Their friendly staff and great vibe are a wonderful addition to our neighborhood and we couldn't have dreamt of a better use for that space.
We ran a little special with them last weekend that rewarded you with discounts for shopping at both of our stores, and I'm already thinking about different wine, cheese and book combinations, so keep an out for more deals!
 

5 Great Gift Ideas Featuring Local Merchants 
Speaking of shopping, if you are looking to keep it local, Ponce de Leon Street has a lot to offer! Here are a few gift ideas featuring your Faubourg St. John Merchants:

1.  Cafe Degas' Cookbook celebrates the 25 year old restaurant's food and history and contains one of my favorite dishes, their French Onion Soup.  Let us pick out a nice bottle of French wine and package them together for a great gift!  Buy the book at the restaurant and stop then stop at Swirl and have a glass of wine while we find the perfect bottle!

2.  Lux Salon has a great selection of gifts and products as well as excellent services.  Many patrons come to Swirl for cheese plates and wine to take to the salon while receiving services.  Ask at either shop about our "Spoil Yourself"  gift certificates from both places that are a win, win, win!

3.  Swirl's "Local Gifts with Heart and Soul" take shopping local to a new level!
Bottles of wine made by passionate New Orleanians, accompanied by holiday ornaments handcrafted by local artists with contributions to area non-profits, these unique packages perfect for those looking to do something meaningful with their holiday gift giving.  And we have lots of other great handmade gifts by local artists, many accessories for the wine drinker in your life as well and beautiful gold carriers and boxes for you wine selections.  Click here for more photos and info on the packages,  Heart and Soul

4.  Maple Street Books has lots to offer in terms of books by local authors.  Pick up the New Orleans City Park book and combine it with one of our Getaway insulated wine bags complete with corkscrew and a favorite bottle to inspire a picnic in our local jewel of a park!

5.  FSJ Merchants - Give a "Day on Ponce de Leon" with certificates from your favorite merchants!  If you include us and at least 2 other merchants, we'll give you an organza gift bag to put your gift certificates in for festive packaging!

Facebook Specials
Swirl Facebook Fans should keep an eye out for limited run specials we'll be posting on our page.  Our FBE (Facebook Exclusive) post that will run this week will feature a free glass of wine at the bar with the purchase of a cheese plate.  The first 10 fans who say "I want one" on our page the day of the special will receive the FBE the day of the post.  So keep an eye out for my post sometime this week with our first special.  If you have a facebook account you can become a fan here:  Swirl Facebook Page


This Week on Swirl and Savor

Global Mexican Cuisine at Canal Street Bistro "...we've been twice before for breakfast and lunch, but this was our first go at dinner since Chef Guillermo Peters began serving on weekend nights.  Both of our previous experiences were excellent; great, fresh, creative food at good prices in a pretty comfy spot on Canal Street not far from our house..." Click here for the post, Canal Street Bistro 

Friday Free For All!  December 16, 6-8pm
Josh Prados will join us tonight with 4 great wines from his portfolio.  Check out our Facebook page on Friday to see what we'll be serving!

Antonio's Italy

We had so much fun on our tour of Tuscany, we've booked another....May 26-June 2, 2012.  Only 1 more suite is available so if you are considering this trip it's time to book! Copies of our itinerary and pricing can be viewed here:  Antonio's Italy


Upcoming EventsHoliday Yappy Hour at Fetch!  Tuesday, December 13, 6-8pm
More details soon, but I heard rumors about Santa pictures with your pooch!

Wednesday December 14 - Sorry No Flites Tonight!

We'll be prepping for a private after hours party, but the store is open until 8pm!

Friday Free For All!  December 16, 6-8pm

Josh Prados will join us tonight with 4 great wines from his portfolio...Check out our Facebook page on Friday to see what we'll be serving!

Festive Holiday Flite, December 21, 6-8pm

Join us  for a flite of  3 great wines while you finish up your holiday shopping!  You can check out our Facebook page on Wednesday to see what we'll be serving!  Flites are 2 oz pours of 3 really nice wines and are $12-$15.  Cheese plates and charcuterie plates will also be available.  No reservations needed, just pull up a seat at the bar and pick up your boarding pass!

Friday Free For All!  December 23, 6-8pm

We'll be pouring some great holiday selections tonight featuring 4 great wines...Check out our Facebook page on Friday to see what we'll be serving!

Saturday December 24, Closing at 3pm

Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, Closed

Wednesday Nite Flites, December 28, 6-8pm

You guessed it, we'll be pouring flites of our favorite bubblies to bring in the New Year!  You can check out our Facebook page on Wednesday to see what we'll be serving!  Flites are 2 oz pours of 3 really nice wines and are $12-$15.  Cheese plates and charcuterie plates will also be available.  No reservations needed, just pull up a seat at the bar and pick up your boarding pass!

Friday Free For All, December 30th, 6-8pm

Join Greg Knaps from Lirette Selections with 4 wines from one of our favorite all around California producers, Lioco.  This is going to be a great lineup!  Something tells me we might throw in a bubbly for fun too...Check out our Facebook page on Friday to see what we'll be serving!

Saturday December 31, Closing at 3pm

Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2, Closed


Tuesday January 3, resume normal hours

Hope to See You Soon!
Beth, Kerry, Michelle, Matt, Michael and Sangi

Swirl Wine Bar & Market
3143 Ponce de Leon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
504.304.0635