friends, food & summer

Sometimes life is like a house on fire. You have to grab what’s most important and head for the door before it’s too late. We think friends and family spending time together is most important.  Mix good food with special friends, a bottle of Wine, and let it summer, I mean simmer!

New Product at Boston Gift Show, March 28-31, 2015

Wine Chime Toasting Bar is gearing up to exhibit at the Boston Gift Show, March 28–31, 2015, booth #813, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This is New England’s premier gift and decorative accessory trade event, which attracts independent retailers from all over New England looking for unique products like ours.

As this is our first time exhibiting at this trade show, we will be featured as a new product. We are included in their New Exhibitor Spotlight on the show mobile app and the Boston Gift Show website, and we are part of a variety of promotional efforts both before and during the event.

We will be offering Boston Gift Show discounts on single and multiple purchases so be sure to stop by and visit us at booth #813. To see what Wine Chime Toasting Bar has to offer, visit

We look forward to seeing you there.

Fun,festivities and friends at the Pitcher Inn/Warren Vt.

An afternoon gathering at the Pitcher Inn in Warren Vt. A good time was had by all toasting, tasting and enjoying the glorious fall afternoon gathered around a clear glass round Wine Chime. The Wine Chime brings people together around the table in the centuries old tradition of toasting without stretching for a glass to far a way to reach. It inspires conversation, interaction and in general, a good time. Everyone gently taps the tonal bar in unison and is included in every toast and no one every feels left out.


Clear Glass Wine Chime on a straight table

  • 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—no one ever feels left out.

    The Wine Chime enhances family table settings as well as catered or special event tables. It is complimentary to existing tableware and makes a beautiful and elegant centerpiece for any occasion. It can be decorated to match any season, special day, or event. With a Wine Chime on the table, your guests are encouraged to embrace the moments we share together, share a thought when we’re all together, raise your glass, and make a toast!

    Each glass Wine Chime base is hand blown and sets are carefully matched. Simply remove each base from the box, thread the clear cane or metal hook tonal bar support into the top of the base, decorate to your liking, set it on the table, and then hang the tonal bar.

    Granite & Marble Wine Chime bases come completely assembled. Just decorate to your liking, hang the tonal bar, and it’s ready to use.

    Wine Chime Info:

  • Two glass bases and one straight 44 or 56 inch long, silver tonal bar. Tonal bars should be about 35 to 45 inches shorter than the table. Custom cut tonal bars are also available.
  • Each hand blown glass base weighs between 3 and 4 pounds, is approximately 9 inches tall x 5 inches in diameter and is offered in clear, blue or black immersion glass.

Fall Wine Chime in Vermont at the Pitcher Inn/ Warren

This Wine Chime designed for round tables with blue glass bases makes for the perfect fall/winter centerpiece for any holiday table, family gathering, or special event table from now right on into the spring season.

The glass Wine Chime designed for round tables with crystal clear cane shaped tonal bar supports decorated with any variety of flowers will set the stage for bringing your guests together around the table into a flourishing bustle of toasts, talking, and sharing the joy of each others company.

Glass Wine Chimes are also available for straight tables too.

Wine Chimes are fun!

The Wine Chime is fun, functional and decorative and brings people around the table all toasting together without reaching, stretching or spilling, and no one ever feels left out.

Wine Chimes are complimentary to existing tableware and will enhance any table setting at holiday parties, family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings or other special events.

Good times are few and far between, so embrace the moment, share a thought, raise your glass and make a toast!

VAWP May Mixer

On May 15, we attended our first VAWP members’ mixer, which was held at The Barn at Boyden Farms in Cambridge, Vermont. What a location! The early 1800s hand-hewn post-and-beam structure has 30-foot cathedral ceilings, a 4,000-square-foot open floor plan, and four raised and railed seating areas with antique oak square tables and matching slat-back chairs for up to 200 guests. There is also a 1,000-square-foot stone patio with outdoor seating for up to 30 guests.

Our purpose in attending the mixer was to introduce the Wine Chime Toasting Bar to VAWP members and to discuss ways that IronSong International might collaborate with other wedding vendors and service providers. We displayed a 56-inch Wine Chime with clear glass immersion bases and invited participants to try it out. VAWP member Sarah Jo Willey from Creative Muse Floral Designs provided our elegant floral arrangements—beautiful sprays of Lyre-flower, tulips, and daffodils.

While the evening was technically business, it was also a lot of fun. Toasts were made in merriment and experiment—for many people, the Wine Chime was entirely new. The food provided by The Hindquarter—sliders with Boyden Farm’s own beef—and the finger foods presented by Tina Patno of Tasty Persuasions and Suzanna’s Catering proved to be quite a delicious distraction for me! The music for the event was as rich in character as the setting itself—Hazen Metro’s bagpipes.

I found VAWP members to be friendly and inviting, which led to an evening of good conversation: Jamie Proctor Bressard of Letter 10 is an up-and-coming photographer and graphic designer; Vermont wedding officiant Annie Alexander-Kramer has received wide-spread national publicity for her work, including coverage in The Knot; Lorin Holmes of Vermont Weddings gave me great food for thought in terms of marketing the Wine Chime; and the innkeepers Sarah Scaruto and Greg Hagberry of 1824 House even offered their event facility as a possible location for a future Wine Chime photo shoot.

As a thank you for the warm welcome from VAWP, IrongSong International is offering a 30 percent discount for all Wine Chine purchases for VAWP members. Details will be distributed shortly.

All in all, a great evening. I look forward to future VAWP events and our future collaboration.