The bad news first? OK.
New Vine Logisitics, the company that was handling that fancy schmancy shipping to Massachusetts (and New Jersey), has gone out of business, meaning that Je Suis wine orders cannot be shipped to those states right now.
If you are a shipping & fulfillment geek, you can read more details here. Otherwise, I will let you know when a new company steps up to the plate (steps up to the glass). In the meantime, it’s time to reconnect with those old friends in New York.
Now for the good news.
I have come a cross a brilliant product that may change your life. Or, if not your life, at least the way your teeth look after you drink red wine. Borracha (motto:”Just because you’re a borracha doesn’t mean you have to look like one.”) makes Wine Wipes, little orange blossom scented pads that–with a simple swipe–relieve the embarassment of wine stained teeth (a.ka. dirty mouth, tannin teeth, malbec mouth, red badge of courage, wine tattoo). And, they come in a little mirrored compact. How cool is that? I love this idea, since I really do not like wine tattoo and wine really likes to tattoo me. I’d never give up drinking my favorite inky purple wines just to maintain my pearly whites, but it would be nice not to have to worry about staining, especially when photography is involved.
I haven’t tried these yet, but I’ll let you know how they work if I ever do a test run. In the meantime, I shall walk around proudly with teeth and lips tinted the loveliest hue of Je Suis Syrah.