My friend Betsy surprised me with a special gift from her recent trip to Washington.

My very own Wine Butler!

Handcrafted by Ballard Vine Works, it is made from an actual wine barrel stave and is perfect for 4 wine glasses and a bottle of wine.

Even though I was home alone tonight, I had to try it out right away. And yes, I drank all four glasses!

Ballard Vine Works in Seattle, Washington specializes in handcrafted wine barrel décor. They have a nice collection of products all made from actual wine barrels. They also do custom work. Their website is at

Thank you SO much, Betsy!