Know an amateur mixologist? Check out these fab gifts for their home bar.
It’s getting down to crunch time! Still working on your gift guide and feeling a little stressed? Take a look at these fabulous treats for the wine lover or cocktail aficionado on your list. The best thing about these gifts—well there are two: (1) These gifts last a long time and (2) You can find them at fine wine shop or liquor stores nationwide.
The Clicquot Fridge ($54.99), designed with a retro nod to 50’s refridgerators, this fun champagne fridge will keep a bottle of champagn cool up to two hours. Perfect for spring and summer picnics.
Naturally Clicquot ($49.99). Internationally known interior designer, Cedric Ragot, this eco-friendly case will keep bubbly chilled for up to two hours. Best of all, it’s made from of 100% biodegradable potato and starch paper.
Gekkeikan Black & Gold Gift Set ($14.99). Looking for a unique sake for a unique person? Black & Gold blends two sakes, with tropical fruit aromas, papaya taste and a savory finish. The gift set comes wth two cold sake glasses. Black & Gold is sulfite and gluten-free.
SIMI is Sonoma Taster by Out of the Box Collective ($$75.00 with the 2010 SIMI Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon, $65 with the 2011 SIMI Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay--online and at the SIMI Winery Tasting Room). Inside this eco-friendly tote is a whole bunch of yummies! SIMI Executive Chef Kolin Vazzoler and Out of the Box Collective Founder, Jennifer Piette selected goods from their favorite Sonoma County purveyors like Merchants and Millers, Black Pig Meat Co., WholeVine Products, Girl and the Fig, and a custom SIMI Sonoma County Chardonnay infused jam from Dry Creek Peach and Produce. Pick either the 2011 SIMIRussianRiverValley Reserve Chardonnay or the 2010 SIMI Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon.
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine ($40). Vidal is a hybrid-A mix of Ugni Blanc and Seibel, it’s harvested late in the season in Ontario. It’s a delicious soft, fruity wine that bring the flavors of summer (peaches, apricots) with yummy jammy undertones. It’s perfect with anything.
American Harvest Stemless Martini Glass Pack ($23.99). You could go all Mad Men or James Bond with this stemless Martini gift pack that contains 1 8oz glass and a 750 ml bottle of American Harvest vodka. But who hasn’t wanted to unwind at the end of the day with a perfectly balanced Martini? Especially if it's made from organic vodka!
Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon Rocks Glass Pack ($28.99). I’ve recently gotten into bourbon and it’s such a soothing libation! Know someone who loves “sippin’ whiskey,” they’ll really savor the Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon set. You’ll find a 750ml bottle and an 9oz rocks glass etched with the Bärenjäger logo.