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Sunday, March 13, 2016


It may be nearly Monday, but that doesn't mean the wine needs to stop flowing.
Throughout the week, you should keep in mind just how much you are drinking.
Constantly measuring would be absolutely no fun, plus a social faux pas.
Discrete lines are the way to go!

You already know it's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW.
As we have made alcohol recommendations in our Champagne Wishes column over the years, we have also made comments about what you should be drinking it in.  What you drink your drink in matters.  The latest and greatest that has impressed us is by 
Sheila Kemper Dietrich: the Aveq wine glasses in particular, by her brand: Livliga.  Living well is all about balance and moderation, and her idea of portion control with style is fantastic.  Livliga is Swedish for lively, vibrant or vivid.

These are brilliantly crafted in the USA and not only are they beautiful, but also they are practical, and perfect to impose limits on your wine imbibing on conservative days to either four or six ounces. (Note: We are not recommending a limit of Star Vodka, also Made in the USA.  But if you read Whom You Know, you would never dream of drinking vodka out of a wine glass.)  We believe this is ideal for restaurants, so sommeliers know just how much they are pouring.  Restaurants, listen please!

The 10 ounce Aveq etched portion control wine glass boasts two discrete fill lines at 4 and 6 ounces.  It's elegant yet simple in its esthetic nature. Designed to go with all dinnerware patterns offered by Livliga, this glass looks like it just stepped off the Julia Jordan runway. It has not only been created to enhance your table setting, but also to support the Livliga philosophy of right-sized eating and drinking. The Aveq wine glass was specifically selected to be just the right size for typical serving sizes of wine as well as other beverages you might wish to pour into a wine glass- like juices or a spritzer. When these amounts are poured into the wine glass they look plentiful to your eye, allowing your mind and body to feel satisfied as you enjoy your drink. 

Now Sheila, how about Champagne Flutes?
The Aveq Wine Glasses of Livliga are absolutely brilliant in both production and idea, and recommended by Whom You Know.
Bravo Sheila!
And stay tuned for more great ideas Sheila has executed...

Sheila Kemper Dietrich is the Founder and CEO of Livliga, award-winning author and mother of three. This entrepreneur is the inventor of Livliga portion-control dishware, serveware and glassware for adults. She has also created Kidliga, portion-control dishware for children with Moonbeam award-winning children’s storybook, Sammie & Sax in the Land of Quinoa: The Search for a Balanced Meal. The book and accompanying dishware are a fun, engaging, well-designed teaching tool for families focused on creating healthy living habits for life.

Recognizing that dishes have grown by 51% since the 1900's, Sheila created the first Livliga prototypes by hand at a local “paint your own” pottery store and started using them with her family as their primary dinnerware set. They found they enjoyed the appealing design of the dishes, while feeling satisfied after eating appropriate servings at each meal. Sheila and her husband each lost over 50 pounds while their daughter lost over 20 pounds and regularly share recipes and tips on the Livliga blog

Sheila has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Most of her professional career has been in trust and wealth management in the banking industry. She is an expert in research, focus groups, product launches, as well as assisting non-profit organizations with their strategic growth and financial stability. Her expertise led a multi-billion dollar Trust & Wealth Management division at UMB Bank to be the fastest growing and most profitable part of that organization.

Kemper Dietrich has been recognized by many organizations for her community leadership. This passion for making the world a better place has manifested itself throughout her life. In addition to her board and volunteer leadership it also includes her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaïre) Africa, and her leadership as CEO and Executive Director of both PATH International and The Denver Division of the American Heart Association.

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