The Wine Chime is something new for tabletop, it’s fun, functional, and decorative—and offers a wide range of uses to the catering and event  planning business.

One thing that’s important at any event is interaction with other people. Greeting, Meeting, Eating, Talking and Toasting….. is fun, and it’s a major part of any event.

Toasting starts off as an individual action, where one person takes the initiative to say something that evolves into a group activity, and the Wine Chime connects everyone around the table into one unified toast. And it does it without folks reaching, stretching for a glass too far away, or hip-checking the table when someone stands up to toast  a glass that’s out of reach and knocks half the water glasses over  and spills who knows what and you have to change the table.

The Wine Chime brings the toast to all of the guests, all together, But most importantly insures that everybody, be they young, old, or somewhere in-between, is included in every toast, every time and nobody feels left out.

Another great thing about the Wine Chime for caterers and planners is its versatility and many ways it can be styled to match themes, color schemes, holidays, and seasons.

It makes a great centerpiece all by itself, or can be incorporated into other arrangements.  It’s complimentary to existing tableware and designed to be used with what you already have. The Wine Chime, literally, allows you to bring something new to the table and enhance that table setting.

For instance, maybe you’re catering a business lunch, something a little more low keyed and not as celebratory.  But you still want to Put a little Pizzazz on the table, Just remove the tonal bar add a few flowers and you’ll have a simple yet significant centerpiece for  that occasion.

Many events have an emotional aspect to them—they mark the passage of time, growing up, a new era, a goal that’s been reached.  And the Wine Chime gives you the opportunity to offer your guests and clients a beautiful, unique centerpiece that gently reminds them to embrace these moments we share together, to share a thought while we’re all together, let your family, friends and coworkers know what your thinking, tell them how you feel, raise your glass, and make a toast!

Houston Chapter NACE

Wine Chime Toasting Bar is just back from the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE) Houston Chapter’s Wedding Trends 2013, which was held at the Bell Tower on 34th in Houston, Texas. This signature and award-winning event presents the latest trends in the wedding market with regard to food, beverages, theme, décor, fashion, and entertainment. This year’s concept was Weddings, Wired!, and the keynote speaker was Sonny Ganguly, chief marketing officer for Wedding Wire.

 

Our purpose for our being there was to introduce the Wine Chime Toasting Bar to the approximately 300 event professionals who attended. We wanted to be sure that this lively, gracious, and fun bunch of caterers, wedding planners, chefs, catering industry insiders, and hospitality students know how the Wine Chime Toasting Bar can help them achieve their goals to offer their clients attractive, interactive, and innovative table settings using the Wine Chime.  With our exhibit table and by talking with attendees, we outlined the features that we thought would be most exciting to these mostly Texas-based event professionals, including that the Wine Chime is:

 

  • A truly new and unique table styling based on a timeless tradition (“something old, something new …”)

 

  • A complete stand-alone centerpiece or can be used in conjunction with other table stylings

 

  • Versatile; easy to customize to any color palette, theme, holiday, or occasion

 

  • Multi-purpose; holds water for fresh-cut flowers

 

  • Designed to fit standard-size rectangular and round banquet tables

 

  • Made from long-lasting quality materials

 

  • Quick to set up, easy to clean.

 

Needless to say, we had a ton of Texas-sized fun and made a lot of great connections that you will likely be reading about here and on our Facebook page in the months to come. And we look forward to reconnecting with some of our new NACE Houston friends as well as making many new connections at the NACE Experience! Conference and Expo in Chicago this July.

Round Wine Chimes are here.

The new glass Wine Chime toasting bar center piece is now available for round and square tables and comes in clear, blue, and black colored glass.

The Wine Chime toasting bar is a new, innovative, centerpiece that brings people together around the table in the century’s old tradition of toasting. Everyone gently taps the tonal bar in unison with their glass, mug, bottle, or tea cup and is included in every toast, without reaching, stretching, or spilling, and no one ever feels left out.

Wine Chimes enhance family table settings as well as catered or special event tables. It is complimentary to existing tableware and makes a fantastic centerpiece for any occasion. It can be decorated to match any season, special day or event, and is here to remind people gathered around tables across the country to embrace the moments we share together, share a thought when we’re all together, raise your glass and make a toast!

 

Spring table settings

Though it may not be time to open the windows and let the outside in (at least in New England) it’s the perfect time to add a little spring influence and freshness to your home and table.

Wine Chimes are a great place to start when planning your spring centerpiece, floral arrangement or other spring tabletop decorations. Wine Chimes will enhance any table setting with their beautiful natural granite, or deep colored glass bases. Adorned with a limitless arrangement of flowers the Wine Chime can easily stand alone as a styling or center piece. Or, it can be used in conjunction with other arrangement.

Using a black granite apple wine Chime submerged in a glass vase filled with water, river rocks and lilacs creates a fresh new day table setting and a way to remind your guests to embrace the moments we share together, share a thought while we’re all together, raise you glass and make a toast.

Cheers!

Spring Table Settings and Floral Arraigments

Though it may not be time to open the windows and let the outside in (at least in New England) it’s the perfect time to add a little spring influence and freshness to your home and table.

Wine Chimes are a great place to start when planning your spring centerpiece, floral arrangement or other spring tabletop decoration. Wine Chimes will enhance any table setting with their beautiful natural granite, marble, or deep colored glass bases.

Adorned with a limitless arrangement of flowers the Wine Chime can easily stand alone as a styling center piece, or, it can be used in conjunction with other arrangement as show below. The blue glass round Wine Chime pictured with another center piece inside the tonal bar creates a beautiful styled table and is a way to bring everyone around that table into a great big happy toast!

A Toast!

Twelve people all brought together into one unified toast, all at once, with no stretching, reaching, or hip checking the table trying to toast the glass of a friend or family member seated to far away to reach.

The Wine Chime is a decorative centerpiece designed to remind people to embrace the moments shared  around a table during the holidays, birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries with their friends and family. And, to raise that glass and let them know, all of them, that you’re really glad to be together with them.

 

Whats A Wine Chime?

I was at a dinner party having a great time when this idea came to me in a flash and I haven’t stopped working on it since.

It’s called the Wine Chime Toasting Bar. Toasting has no gender, age or cultural barriers.  People young and old, male and female, “eat, drink, and be merry”, toast one another, give gifts, celebrate countless occasions and frequently gather together creating the perfect opportunity for the Wine Chime to enhance, renew, and become part of the ritual for years to come.

The Wine Chime unites guests around the table with a polished tonal bar. When guests touch their glasses to the tonal bar in unison, it gently rings out in celebration and softly radiates its lasting remembrance of the moment. Everyone is included in every toast, no one feels left out.

Thanksgiving outside this year?

We’ve had an incredible fall here in New England and I was thinking about having Thanksgiving outside?

This is a picture of a blue pearl granite base Wine Chime, its my favorite granite Wine Chime. It comes with two end pieces for straight tables, with your choice of a 44 or 56 inch silver or brass tonal bar, or with three bases for round or square tables with a 24 inch diameter silver tonal bar.

Wine Chimes are fun, decorative and functional, reminding people around tables across America to embrace the moments we have together, share a thought about those moments, raising your glass and making a toast!

Holiday Tabletop Decor

Wine Chimes come in a variety of materials, colors and shapes. Some Wine Chimes are made of granite marble and wrought Iron, and come in three different shapes, trapezoid, apple and cup.

Other Wine Chimes are made of glass and come in three different colors, blue, clear and black, but are all the same shape.

Either way,  Wine Chimes are a great addition to any table or place where people gather together to toast their family, friends, good fortune, let’s not forget good health or, to a Happy Thanksgiving, with no reaching, stretching or leaving somebody feeling left out because they are too far away.

Wine Chimes work as well on the family table as they do on catered or other special event tables and make fantastic holiday, or every day centerpieces. They are loads of fun at weddings and can be decorated to match any season, reason, or day, you gather around the table.

Holiday tabletop center piece

Looking for something new and different for your holiday table this year? We’ve just released our newest version of the Wine Chime toasting bar made from blue, black and clear immersion glass, and they are absolutely beautiful!

Wine Chimes are a fun, decorative tabletop center piece that bring all your guests together around the table into one unified toast with no stretching or reaching for a friends glass that’s too far away, and includes everybody in every toast every time.

This holiday season unite your family and friends in both body and spirit by embracing the time you spend with them, sharing your thoughts about it, raising your glass and making a toast.