"My Cointreau Travel Essentials" By Dita Von Teese
Description: Just in time for the holiday season, world-renowned burlesque star, Dita Von Teese, has designed “My Cointreau® Travel Essentials.” Presented in a retro hatbox, the luxury coffret opens up to reveal a tastefully-refined travel bar that conveniently stores all the accessories needed to create classic cocktails while jet-setting all over the globe or celebrating at home. Items include a jigger for measuring; a special bar spoon – highly-treasured by great cocktail artists; two vintage-inspired glasses; a silver shaker; and a Cointreau atomizer – a delicate spray bottle intended to inspire a new cocktail ritual: Just as a woman applies perfume before a romantic evening on the town, the atomizer adorns a cocktail with a spray of sumptuous aromatic notes of Cointreau, the crowning flavor to a refreshing libation. The stylish valise also includes a leather-bound Cointreau notebook that can be used for penning innovative recipes, inspirations and desires. The final touch is a limited-edition bottle of Cointreau. "My Cointreau Travel Essentials": SRP $399. For more details and a list of retailers, visit Cointreau.com or Facebook.com/cointreau.
Price: $399.00 Visit the Website
One Stop Shopping With Dean & Deluca's Specially Priced Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack
Description: Dean & Deluca has taken food and wine pairing to the next level this holiday season. Dean & Deluca's lauded wine director Kerrin Laz not only offers expert pairing tips for the season on her new “Your California Wine Source” website (www.deandeluca.com/wine) but also takes the guess work out of the equation with the ingenious Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack! This “one stop shop” will take you straight through Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years – whether you are hosting a holiday dinner, seeking the perfect host(ess) gift for a holiday soirée, or are simply excited to play around in the kitchen with seasonal flavors – Laz has got your wine needs covered. At a privileged cost of $139, the Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack affords you with two wine choices for each of the three upcoming holidays. The Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack of wines begins with the 2010 Red C Sauvignon Blanc and 2009 Red C Cabernet Sauvignon, which happen to be Kosher and drink incredibly well upon opening. Next up is the 2009 Straight Line Tempranillo to pair perfectly with main courses such as ham, roast beef, or turkey. If you're serving seafood, the 2010 Y Rousseau Old Vines Colombard will be perfect. For New Year's, pop the bottle of Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut NV and Zacherle Rose of Syrah Sparkling Wine. In the spirit of the holidays, the $174 six-pack is specially priced at $139.
Price: $139.00 Visit the Website
Imperia Vodka’s Tsar Alexander III Crimson Treasure Chest
Description: Indulge like a Tsar this holiday - or give the gift of luxury with a limited-edition, crimson colored Imperia Holiday Treasure Chest. The hue of this special keepsake box matches the opulence of the Russian Tsarist court in its heyday and comes complete with one 750 ml bottle of Imperia and three one of a kind shot glasses, making it the perfect party present. Imperia is revered for its distillation process – it is 8 times distilled and 6 times filtered, 4 times filtered through charcoal and 2 times filtered through quartz - resulting in a clean, velvety smooth taste. The box set retails for $125.00 and a limited number are available upon request by calling Russian Standard Vodka at 212.679.1894.
Price: $125.00 Visit the Website
Celebrate The Season With MyMoet.com
Description: Visit MyMoet.com for a unique interactive gifting experience this holiday season that revolutionizes luxury gifting. With a few simple clicks of a mouse, the all new MyMoet.com site invites champagne lovers to create a personalized message on a bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial. Using the finest silver Swarovski crystals, MyMoet.com transforms the iconic Impérial bottle into a sparkling couture gift, perfect for business, family, friends and loved ones. You will be able to choose a bottle size, add a personal message and ship directly to the lucky recipient. Orders made through December 20 will ship in time for Christmas, so it makes for great last minute hassle-free holiday shopping as well! Retailing pricing starts at $90.00
Price: $90.00 Visit the Website
Wine Lover Or Not, HALL Wines Features A Variety Of Mother’s Day Gift Options
Description: For the Mom who enjoys deep conversation: The 2007 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon features a bursting palate of dark plum, briar fruit, leather and smoke. The 2007 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon is undeniably complex and enticing, and is sure to catalyze a thoughtful conversation over dinner. For the Mom who has everything: The HALL Wine Club Membership provides valuable insight, unforgettable events, and the ultimate in exclusivity. The Gift of Membership is presented with a gift card accompanied by a HALL Wine Club Guide, the winery-exclusive 2005 HALL “Bergfeld” Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 HALL “T Bar T” Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, HALL Wines Cellar Book, and a shipment calendar featuring the hand-crafted wines mom can look forward to. For the Mom who likes trying new things: The Introduction to HALL Wines six-bottle set offers the the 2006 HALL "T Bar T Ranch" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 HALL "Bergfeld" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 HALL "Darwin" Red Wine, 2006 HALL "Napa River Ranch" Merlot and the 2009 HALL Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. For the Mom who loves to entertain: The 2009 HALL Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine to serve to guests at a summer barbeque. The vintage balances expressively ripe fruit with bright, buoyant acidity possessing assured fruit forwardness, freshness, and focus and can be served in Riedel Vinum Extreme Sauvignon Blanc Glasses for a chic take on summer time entertaining.
Price: $80.00 to $399.00 Visit the Website
WINEormous Temecula Wine Tours
Description: WINEormous provides intimate Temecula Winery tours for up to six people. Each tour is custom tailored and will give you an insider's peek into this growing wine region. We also offer tours of a working olive oil production facility as well as a Temecula brewery. Walking tours of Old Town Temecula are also fun. Gourmet box lunches are also available. Rates start at $65 per person. We typically visit four wineries over a three and a half to four hour time frame.
Price: $65.00 to $100.00 Visit the Website
Description: An award winning blend of wheat, rye and barley, U'LUVKA vodka is crafted from a legendary recipe dating back to the 17th Century Royal Court of Poland. It's name comes from the traditional legless shot glasses meant to be hand held until all vodka is consumed. Conceived as a sipping vodka, U'LUVKA is a luxurious new spirit that carries a message of international friendship. Available in 750ml or Magnum sizes as well as gift sets with legless glasses and ice buckets.
Price: $50.00 to $100.00 Visit the Website
Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old
Description: This luxurious rum is an exceptional blend of aged rums each of which has been aged for a minimum of 12 years. Created for savoring and sipping, the Extra 12-Year-Old offering is an unsurpassed masterpiece of complex oak aging that is comparable in every way to a fine Single Malt Scotch or Small Batch Bourbon. The Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old Rum is perfect for sipping on the rocks, adding to a base of water or to a splash of club soda; a fantastic and delicious gift for any Father who happens to be a rum lover.
Price: $49.99 Visit the Website
Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection
Description: The Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection revolutionizes the cognac category by proudly declaring liquid age upfront. Courvoisier is the first of the four major Houses of Cognac to introduce a product with a declared age statement. Courvoisier 21 and Courvoisier 12 feature unique and extraordinary liquid representing the perfect moment in time when age and cru meet at the peak of their potential. The 12, for true gourmets, is a blend primarily selected from the Borderies, which at 12 years of age develop to the optimum in their floral and spicy notes. These notes are further enhanced by the combination with the Fins Bois to develop the vibrancy of the blend and Grande Champagnes that underlines the elegance and depth. The 21, a cognac for connoisseurs celebrating the best moments in life, is elaborated from the top growth region, the Grande Champagne, aged in the warehouses for over two decades in hand selected fine grain oak barrels. 21 years is the optimum time for these cognacs to develop full richness in their aromatic style.
Price: $49.99 to $250.00 Visit the Website
Tanteo Chocolate Tequila
Description: Tanteo is a premium tequila, distilled, infused and bottled in the historic mountain town of Tequila, Mexico. Meticulous care and attention is given to both the selection and harvesting of the agave, which is processed and distilled into the highest-quality blanco tequila, and to the extraction of natural flavors to complement the spirit. Tequila’s luscious fruit and roasted agave flavors, as well as the light, peppery heat of jalapeños, are also present in the Tanteo Chocolate, which gets its distinctive, smooth, earthy sweetness from roasted, malted and raw cocoa. Tanteo Chocolate is delicious on its own, sipped over ice, or in one of its many cocktails.
Price: $45.00 Visit the Website
Black Bull 12 Year Old Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky
Description: Stoically independent and without compromise, the Black Bull 12 Year Old is blended at a ratio of 50% malt whisky to 50% grain whisky matured predominantly in sherry casks and released at a muscular 50% abv. The blend offers a unique sensory experience and delivers indulgent, uncompromised depth and a robust, powerful yet sublimely balanced profile. Like all Duncan Taylor Scotch whiskies, Black Bull 12 Year Old is completely natural; unfettered by chill filtration and artificial coloring, it allows the character of each carefully selected malt and grain whisky to shine through. The Black Bull has been synonymous with quality and innovation since 1938 when it became the first ever 100 proof blend to be sold in the US. Following a re branding in 2008, Black Bulls stature and range has grown, winning critical acclaim and a plethora of awards including the International Wines & Spirits Competition, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Awards, the New York International Wines & Spirits Competition and more recently 'Best Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Years or Under' at the World Whisky Awards.
Price: $39.99 to $45.99 Visit the Website
This Holiday, BMB Inspires Consumers To Go Dutch
Description: This holiday season, “Going Dutch,” is no longer about splitting the tab. The Hollanders are introducing a new holiday tradition; brought to life by award-winning creative agency Beattie McGuinness Bungay New York (BMB). Recently, Bols Genever, the award-winning Dutch spirit, unveiled its new limited-edition holiday gift pack. The gift pack, which contains a set of two small tulip stem glasses, beautifully captures the Dutch holiday drinking ritual known as Kipstootje, or, “little head butt.” The Kopstootje, traditionally drunk from the tulip glass paired with a short beer, is a holiday staple in Holland, meant to be shared with friends to herald holiday cheer. Genever is the juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands and Belgium, from which gin evolved.
Price: $38.99 Visit the Website
Description: Celebrate distinctively this holiday season with one of the world’s most distinctive vodkas. Ultimat Vodka is the only vodka distilled from both grains (wheat and rye) and potato, a break from the traditional process of using just one or the other. The result is a subtle taste, smooth texture, and rich complexity unlike anything else. Ultimat Vodka is bottled in a striking cobalt blue crystal decanter that’s seamless for the holiday season—whether you’re giving it as a gift or throwing a party. To help you celebrate this year, Ultimat has created a distinctive drink that’s perfect for any holiday occasion. Ultimat Vodka’s Naughty but Nice: 2 oz Ultimat vodka 3 dashes of Cranberry spice bitters or all spice dram 1 Orange slice, 1 cherry 1 sugar cube splash of soda water. In a rocks glass: muddle sugar cube, orange, cherry, and bitters. Add Ultimat Vodka and ice. Shake vigorously. Splash of soda on top.
Price: $38.00 Visit the Website
Smooth Ambler Spirits
Description: This holiday season, gift givers and party hosts have something new to celebrate: the debut of Smooth Ambler Spirits and its premium cut, small-batch vodka, gin, and white whiskey. Now available online at www.benashliquors.com, Smooth Ambler Whitewater Vodka, Greenbrier Gin, and Exceptional White Whiskey offer holiday merrymakers a smooth, distinctive taste born of thoughtful craftsmanship and hand-selected ingredients.
Price: $34.99 Visit the Website
Hennessy Very Special Gift Box
Description: Hennessy V.S Holiday Gift Box: The Hennessy Very Special Gift Box comes in an eye-catching gold and chocolate package containing one 750 ml Bottle of Hennessy V.S Cognac. This is the perfect way to present this best-selling cognac during the holiday season. Available for $32.99 at select wine and spirits retailers. About Hennessy V.S: Hennessy V.S, the modern descendant of the original “three stars” Cognac, was created in 1865 and renamed in 1965 as “Very Special.” V.S. is a blend of more than 40 eaux-de-vie and the final blend boosts a bold and balanced flavor with both strength and finesse. Tasting notes are described as rich, full, complex with oaky and fruity character, and enriched with vanilla nuances.
Price: $30.99 to $34.99 Visit the Website
Maryhill Winery Three-Bottle Gift Packs
Description: Award-winning Maryhill Winery – located in Washington state – produces 24 varietals and a total of 30 award-winning wines, offering something for every palate at great price points. Maryhill features three convenient and affordable three-bottle gift packs, showcasing some of their exceptional quality wines at 30% off. The Passion gift pack includes three varietals, the 2007 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot, 2008 Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel and the 2006 Proprietor's Reserve Barbera. Enjoy the Patience gift pack which includes the 2009 Rose of Sangiovese, 2009 Pinot Gris and the 2009 Viognier. Enjoy the selection of Maryhill's Tasting Room favorites in the Balance gift pack, including the 2008 Classic Zinfandel, 2008 Proprietors's Reserve Chardonnay and the Double Platinum award winning 2007 Classic Sangiovese. Gift pack prices range from $30 to $60. www.maryhillwinery.com
Price: $30.00 to $60.00 Visit the Website
Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Description: 2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet color with intense aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and pipe tobacco. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums and dark bing cherries marry perfectly with the oak nuances, imparting notes of brown spice and vanilla. This is a well structured and balanced wine with firm, velvety tannins which culminate into a long, elegant finish with hints of tobacco, dried herbs and fruit. This wine is ready to enjoy now or can be aged for 3‐5 years. This wine has a suggested retail price of $30/bottle and available at retailers nationwide and online at www.louismartini.com. 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon This structurally dense, full‐bodied and complex wine was crafted to capture the essence of Napa Valley’s diverse mountain terroirs. It offers ripe and concentrated aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate with toasty sweet oak. The intensity of the flavors along with the silky tannins culminates in a long, opulent finish. This wine can be cellared for 10 years. The 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon has a suggested retail price of $145/bottle and can be purchased at www.louismartini.com.
Price: $30.00 to $145.00 Visit the Website
Celebrate Stylishly With EFFEN Vodka
Description: This year, celebrate the holidays in style with EFFEN Vodka. A favorite among some of today's top fashion designers including Zac Posen, Phillip Lim and Derek Lam EFFEN Vodka makes the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. EFFEN® Vodka is a Super Premium vodka whose name means smooth, even and balanced in Dutch. It is made from 100% premium wheat, which results in a silky, smooth liquid and the best vodka you can buy. In addition to EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka , the brand line also features EFFEN® Vodka, EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka and EFFEN® Dutch Raspberry Vodka.
Price: $29.99 Visit the Website
Yazi Ginger Vodka
Description: A premium, ginger-flavored vodka, Yazi is produced by Hood River Distillers, the largest and oldest liquor producer in the Pacific Northwest. Made using only the purest, glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood (Oregon's highest peak), the sweet and spicy vodka includes delicious notes of ginger, lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepper. Packaged in a fiery red and white, perfume-inspired bottle, Yazi is the perfect spirits choice for young, social and sophisticated females. Smooth and easy to drink, Yazi can be equally enjoyed on the rocks or mixed as a specialty drink.
Price: $29.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website
Wines From Ventura County Winery Association
Description: Four Brix's Zeductive ($28) is a seductive blend of California Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. http://fourbrixwine.com- order online; ships within California only. Cantara Cellars' 2009 Intrepid's ($36) blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc blasts flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, sweet tobacco, graphite, violet and vanilla onto the palate. www.cantaracellars.com- fill out order form and email/fax in. Ships nationwide. For the Kosher friend, Herzog Special Reserve Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($36) is a great choice, made by California's premiere Kosher winery. Herzog also offers several gift baskets featuring their award-winning wine. www.shopherzog.com- order online, ships nationwide
Price: $28.00 to $36.00 Visit the Website
Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka
Description: Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka is distilled six times from american grains and finished by hand in the New York's Hudson valley region. Bootlegger 21 has recently been named New York International Spirits Awards only Gold Medal winner in the Vodka category out of field of 60 international brands. Only 5 medals were awarded in Total and judged by NYC's top mixologists and spirits buyers. Bootlegger 21 has also received an "Excpetional" rating from Beverage Testing Institutes 2010 blind tasting of spirits. We hope you enjoy!
Price: $27.99 Visit the Website
Refine Cocktail Mixers
Description: With refine mixers, you can enjoy fantastic cocktails without the calories, sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients that exist in other mixers. All-natural and zero calories, say hello to a new way of drinking responsibly Zero calories and all-natural, refine™ mixers are the first cocktail mixers to incorporate stevia and its unique consumer benefits. Stevia, the first ever FDA-approved all-natural, zero calorie sweetener, is a plant native to South America that has been used as an herbal sweetener for hundreds of years. Our favorite part? Stevia contains zero calories and has zero impact on blood glucose levels, offering cocktail enthusiasts a new way to drink responsibly.
Price: $27.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website
Vodka You Can "Squeeze"
Description: 4 Orange Premium Vodka is the world's first vodka exclusively made from Florida oranges. This revolutionary orange-based vodka embodies the essence of Florida. 4 Orange Vodka is distilled from 100% orange spirits derived from four unique Florida orange varieties – Hamlin, Parson Brown, Temple, and Valencia – making it the world’s first vodka you can “squeeze.” Each 750ml bottle of 4 Orange Vodka contains approximately twenty Florida oranges and is marked with an authentic Florida Department of Agriculture “From Florida” seal. With its bright top notes and fresh citrus distillation base, 4 Orange Vodka will take you on a trip to Florida’s grove stands. Subtle flavor notes of sweet orange and tangy marmalade tantalize the palate. This gluten-free 80 proof spirit can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in cocktails. In addition to pleasing the palate, 4 Orange Vodka is an eco-friendly spirit. Rather than adding artificial orange flavoring, 4 Orange Vodka is actually created from the citrus fruit itself. Fresh orange molasses is brought from the Peace River basin directly to the nearby Florida Distillers Company, reducing the carbon footprint of 4 Orange Vodka’s production as a result of its close proximity to its resources. Its unique distillation process is entirely sustainable, with no waste resulting from its creation. 4 Orange Vodka is available in 750ml and 1 L sizes.
Price: $24.99 Visit the Website
Flor De Caña Rum
Description: Leading the pack on a new rum movement is Flor de Caña, the only premium rum produced in Nicaragua and considered to be the most popular rum in Central America. It is “slow-aged,’” guaranteeing each age stated on the bottle is the actual age of the rum. Slow-aged rums are never blended with younger vintages, which ensure the highest-quality and consistency. As the most awarded rum in its category, Flor de Caña is ideal for sipping straight or mixing in cocktails. Consumers and rum lovers alike cannot get enough of this versatile spirit.
Price: $22.99 Visit the Website
Corkcicle: For Perfect Wine
Description: It's time to lose the ice bucket. There is an easier way to maintain perfectly chilled wine while you enjoy the entire bottle: Corkcicle. The Corkcicle is a wine chilling cork that extends down into your wine bottle. Simply insert Corkcicle into a wine bottle in place of the cork while you enjoy your wine and Corkcicle will ensure it stays at a consistent chilled temperature. Ice buckets often made wines too cold, masking the flavors and complexities of the wine. Corkcicle doesn't allow temperatures to sink to low or rise too high, but maintains a chilled bottle in the optimal temperature range where maximum flavors can be experienced every time. The process works for whites and red wines -- maintaining temperatures for already chilled bottles of white wine, while also bringing warm reds down to a more suitable temperature and making sure their flavors don't take a backseat to the alcohol. Corkcicle is simple to use. Store Corkcicle in the freezer. When ready, uncork the wine from a chilled bottle, pour your first glass and insert Corkcicle. For up to an hour, relax and enjoy your wine at the perfect drinking temperature.
Price: $22.95 Visit the Website
Wild Turkey 101
Description: America’s iconic premium Kentucky straight bourbon, Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon is the flagship brand in the Wild Turkey Bourbon portfolio. Wild Turkey is handcrafted using traditional methods that have been passed down by the only four master distillers of Wild Turkey. Since it was first created, Wild Turkey has maintained its signature proof of 101 to ensure its rich, full and deep flavor. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon uses the finest natural ingredients, including at least 51% corn, along with rye and malted barley. Crystal-clear, limestone-purified water from the distillery property is used throughout the process. It is aged in new deep-charred barrels made with white oak from the Ozark Mountains. Wild Turkey 101 is the benchmark of bourbon; this is what real bourbon should taste like with distinct caramel and vanilla flavors. Finish is very long, rich and full-bodied.
Price: $20.00 Visit the Website
Bridlewood Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Monterey County
Description: Bridlewood Estate Winery 2009 California Pinot Noir At Bridlewood, we like to take our time. We hand select our grapes from California’s renowned appellations, and we pour our passion into winemaking. Our tasting room sits on a picturesque 105-acre estate which rests on a high bench of ancient seabed, facing the Pacific breezes that meander through the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south and the Purisima Hills and San Raphael Mountains to the north. Days are warm, nights are cool and the abundant sunshine is tempered by wind and fog. Description Our California Pinot Noir expresses dark fruit flavors of currant, plum and blueberry with nuances of vanilla and brown spice. Well-balanced with a round mouthfeel, this wine has a smooth, lingering finish. Hailing from the heart of California’s majestic Central Coast, Bridlewood wines are crafted with care and passion by dedicated artisans. Led by winemaker David Hopkins, Bridlewood Estate Winery embodies the diverse sub-appellations and varietals of the vast Central Coast, inspired by the spirit of California’s relaxed way of life. Visit Bridlewood’s stunning 140-acre estate and intimate tasting room in the Santa Ynez Valley, or learn more at www.bridlewoodwinery.com. Varietal: 100% California Alcohol Level: 13.08% Residual Sugar: .38g/100ml
Price: $20.00 Visit the Website
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret
Description: Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.
Price: $20.00 Visit the Website
Blue Angel Vodka
Description: Blue Angel is 100% Made in America! It is skillfully crafted using select American grain in a proprietary four-column distillation and unique filtration system. After assembling a “best of breed” management and sales team, Blue Angel has established and expanded its reach throughout California over the last year. Though comparable in quality and taste to internationally acclaimed vodkas in the ultra-premium price category. The Blue Angel team aims to make the Blue Angel Martini--the “BAM”—the signature drink of the brand, among other creative and flavorful cocktails.Blue Angel has even formulated its own blue curaçao for making the BLUE BAM—a blue-hued variant of the BAM. Blue BAM for The Holidays! 3 oz. Blue Angel Vodka Dash Blue Angel Curacao In a shaker combine vodka and curacao together with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sheet of edible silver foil. To get extra creative garnish with edible Silver Foil; serve on silver cocktail napkin. For a variation, add a little lemon-lime soda.
Price: $19.99 Visit the Website
Cupid Approved Cocktails With Alize Liqueur
Description: Just when you thought holiday season gift giving was over and done with, February 14 arrives to remind that your work is far from over; Valentine’s Day, a holiday that makes every woman giggle and every man cringe, is just around the corner! Ease into the romantic holiday with these delicious libations. This year, whether celebrating with a significant other or significant singles, Alizé Liqueur is just the sip to get even the most timid of cupids in the loving spirit. Mighty Aphrodite 2 oz Red Bull 1 oz Alizé Red Passion ½ oz Grapefruit vodka Build in a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a rose petal or cherry. Cupid Kiss 3 oz Alizé Red Passion 3 oz Taittinger Champagne Serve chilled in a champagne glass.
Price: $19.99 to $23.99 Visit the Website
Skinny Sip With Voli Light Vodkas
Description: Voli Light Vodka - the world’s first low calorie fruit and fusion flavored vodka is the perfect alternative for health conscious people who want to indulge in flavorful, refreshing cocktails without the guilt! Voli Light Vodkas are on average 25 to 40 percent lower in calorie than leading brands. Voli light vodkas’ natural ingredients are expertly blended to achieve the balance of natural fruit flavors and vodka distilled from superior French wheat and pure spring water. Voli’s fusion flavors are multiple fruit flavors masterfully blended together in perfect proportion to create tastes and aromas unlike any other. Flavors Include: • Lyte, an impeccably smooth vodka with a light finish • Voli Lemon, a strong, zesty citrus flavor paired with a mellow verbena taste • Voli Espresso Vanilla, an awakening coffee aroma with vanilla and a hint of sweet cocoa • Voli Raspberry Cocoa, a heavenly blend of raspberry and cocoa that’s just sweet enough • Voli Orange Vanilla, an orange and vanilla swirl that results in a delightful creamsicle flavor Estimated retail price is $19.99 per bottle - Affordable and calorically conscious, what more could you ask for? In a world where things add up, it’s nice to subtract. To purchase go to http://volispirits.com/where-to-buy.php
Price: $19.99 Visit the Website
Description: The ultimate wine gift, TastingRoom.com samplers take the guesswork out of gift-buying. If you are unsure of what to buy a family member, friend or co-worker this holiday season, give them a flight of wines and let them decide. TastingRoom.com, an innovative e-commerce website that lets you try wine before you buy, features curated collections of premium wine from around the world, or “wine samplers.” These samplers can be purchased along with gift cards to TastingRoom.com so that your gift recipient can go back and buy full-sized bottles of wine once they pick their favorites. The wine samplers include six miniature 50ml bottles that hold 1.7 oz. of wine each. Enjoy varietal samplers (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay), regional samplers (Napa Valley Reds, Australian Gems), single winery samples (Grgich Hills), themed samplers (Hidden Gems, Wines for Dudes) and more. TastingRoom.com also offers NEW wine samplers curated by renowned chefs Mario Batali and Michael Chiarello. For more information visit www.tastingroom.com.
Price: $19.99 to $34.99 Visit the Website
Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto Dei Colli Martani DOC
Description: During the Renaissance, the mayor of Montefalco used to send a bottle of Grecante as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. Arnaldo Caprai winery is keeping this long tradition alive by producing Grecante Grechetto dei Colli Martani DOC. Made with 100% Grechetto, it has a fruity aroma with nice delicate floral notes as well. This wine is especially refreshing for the Spring/Summer season. It’s great with appetizers and salad topped with chicken or fish. Also, it pairs well with seafood and poultry dishes.
Price: $19.99 Visit the Website
Blue Angel Vodka
Description: Blue Angel® Vodka is skillfully crafted using select American grain in a proprietary four-column distillation and unique filtration system. Expert monitoring by our Master Distiller ensures a creamy mouth-feel and smooth finish that cannot be obtained by ordinary mass-produced vodka. Master distiller and the “Father of Modern-day Vodka” Maurice Kanbar invented this vodka, and the "Blue Angel Martini," which has been called “The Perfect Vodka Martini!”
Price: $19.99 Visit the Website
Description: ONEHOPE Wine is the perfect gift for any occasion. These hand-crafted wines are co-created with esteemed winemaker, Robert Mondavi, Jr. in Napa, California. ONEHOPE Wine donates half of all profits from the sale of each varietal to a partner charity. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc support saving the planet. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Cabernet support the fight against autism. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Chardonnay support the fight against breast cancer. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Merlot support the fight against AIDS. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Zinfandel support the families of fallen troops. Fifty percent of profits from Pinot Noir is donated to the Children’s Hospitals.
Price: $18.99 to $99.00 Visit the Website
Shaw Vineyard Wines
Description: Located on the west side of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Shaw Vineyard is dedicated to producing some of the region's finest wine. Our low tech artisanal approach to winemaking is inspired by Old World wine styles. We have a wide variety of dry Red and dry to off dry White food friendly wines for your enjoyment.
Price: $18.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website
Trader Jose Tequila And Mezcal
Description: Trader Jose Tequila and Mezcal are 100% agave liquor that, like most Trader Joes merchandise, is high-quality and affordable. The tequila comes from the same distillery that produces Chamucos, comes very light and delicate on the nose, with strong agave flavors, hints of charcoal and mild spice, and a caramel finish. The Mezcal is strong and earthy with a bourbon-like bite. The nose is strong on spice. Trader Jose's Tequila is produced at the Premium de Jalisco distillery. The distillery, which was established in 2000, is located around 16,000 feet above sea level in the high mountains of Jalisco, which creates ideal weather conditions for aging the tequilas. Silver Tequila 750ml $16.95 Oaxacan Mezcal 750ml $17.95
Price: $16.95 to $17.95 Visit the Website
Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
Description: With a unique, balanced blend of nine all-natural spices - including vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, mace, allspice, pepper and juniper berry - Cruzan 9 remains true to its heritage of premium craftsmanship, while offering rum fans a bolder, more dramatic spirit. Touted as one of the cleanest rums in the industry, Cruzan 9 has a smooth taste and mild 80 proof that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with a glass of cola or in your favorite rum cocktail.
Price: $15.99 Visit the Website
Cruzan Strawberry Rum
Description: Crafted using fine Cruzan rum, all-natural flavors and cane sugar, Cruzan Strawberry combines the taste of ripe strawberries with a touch of ginger root, giving it a lightly spiced finish that puts a new spin on traditional flavored rums. Cruzan Strawberry takes the cocktail scene to a whole new level, offering a smooth and clean taste that enhances classic rum favorites such as the Mojito, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre and Rum Runner.
Price: $15.99 Visit the Website
Description: Holiday soirees mix together great company, tasty food and fabulous libations, and this season, iconic Italian winemaker, MARTINI, will deliver bubbly merriment with its delectable and affordable sparkling wines! MARTINI Asti, a naturally sweet white wine, is the number one-selling imported sparkling wine in the United States. MARTINI Prosecco, a semi-sparkling dry white wine and a bright and flirty MARTINI Rosé also compliment the brand’s portfolio, and MARTINI Moscato d’Asti, the newest addition, offers a delicate sweetness and floral aromatics that is characterized by notes of crisp, ripe fruits and a gentle effervescence. MARTINI wines can be paired with hors d’oeurves and party dishes and can also serve as the perfect gift for a co-worker, party hostess, friend or family member! • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé – Pair with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses. • MARTINI Prosecco – The invigorating acidity works well to sip alongside spicy chicken, pork or fish. • MARTINI Asti and Moscato d’Asti – The sweet taste of Asti and Moscato d’Asti is an ideal pairing to complement desserts. Cheers!
Price: $14.99 Visit the Website
Budget Champagne Alternative
Description: As a best-kept secret as far as Champagne alternatives, Crémant d’Alsace is made according to the highest standards of the Champagne method – meaning hand-harvested, undergoing secondary fermentation in the bottle, etc. – only lacking the Champagne appellation and price tag. At generally $14-24/bottle, Crémant d’Alsace (from Alsace, bien sûr, in the northeast corner of France) is a bargain. The Alsace region is home to hundreds of winemaking families, many stretching back three centuries or more, and has a strong focus on organic and biodynamic winemaking. Some of the most widely available Crémant d’Alsace producers are Albert Mann (which uses 25-year-old vines); François Baur (biodynamic); and Lucien Albrecht (which also makes a 100% Pinot Noir rosé); but there are dozens of others. To make your sparkling wine budget stretch even further, Crémant d’Alsace cocktails are another option, and/or for food pairing ideas, visit http://justaddfood.com/stories/add-spice-to-the-party-by-grub-street.php
Price: $14.00 to $24.00 Visit the Website
Apothic Red Wine
Description: This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to something special without breaking the bank! Apothic Red wine ($14) is the perfect way to spice up a cold winter night. This bold and enticing blend of smooth Merlot, spicy Zinfandel and lush, dark Syrah is a great addition to any festive, holiday gathering or simply a romantic dinner for two.
Price: $14.00 Visit the Website
BACARDI Classic Cocktails
Description: BACARDI® CLASSIC COCKTAILS PIÑA COLADA and BACARDI CLASSIC COCKTAILS STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI are the perfect no-fuss, ready-to-serve cocktail for Valentine’s Day. These fabulous cocktails, chilled on ice at a simple, stylish service station allow you more time relax with guests. Tie a single large grosgrain ribbon around a filled ice bucket, add your favorite BACARDI CLASSIC COCKTAILS; just pour and serve! Toast to your sweetie or friends in style, with these premium pre-mixed cocktails, made with BACARDI Superior Rum, the original, mixable light-bodied clear rum. The 15-percent alcohol-by-volume (30 proof) ready-to-drink cocktails are available in a 750-ml size as well as a 1.75-liter.
Price: $12.99 to $19.99 Visit the Website
Description: Treasury Wine Estates, in conjunction with Daryl Groom, has just launched a new wine, Colby Red, just in time for American Heart Month in February! What’s unique about Colby Red is that it was inspired by, and named after, the son of notable Australian winemaker Daryl Groom. Colby Rex Groom was born with a “hole” in his heart, but is now living as a healthy, happy teen after several open heart surgeries. Combining his interest in winemaking with a desire to help others, Colby arrived at the idea of creating a wine specifically to generate donations to heart related charities – and Colby Red was born. The wine is expected to generate over $100,000 in donations to the American Heart Association. The 2009 Colby Red is a unique and flavorful cuvée of five varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Merlot and Petite Sirah. The wine, which retails for $12.99 at 4500 nationwide and is also available at a number of prestigious restaurants, has flavors of dark fruits accented by lovely spice notes.
Price: $12.99 Visit the Website
UV Cake Vodka
Description: UV Cake is the official celebration spirit, the perfect libation for holiday celebration. Rich without being overly sweet, UV Cake is luxuriously indulgent, packaged in UV’s award-winning bottle design with a festive twist. In the spirit of holiday celebration, UV Cake is a party for the taste buds, like biting into a piece of delicious cake with creamy white frosting. Following in super-premium tradition of the UV Vodka line, UV Cake is distilled four times and activated carbon filtered to assure purity and the perfect pH balance UV customers have come to expect.
Price: $12.99 Visit the Website
MARTINI Sparkling Wine Minis
Description: MARTINI sparkling wine minis (187ml) are available in MARTINI Prosecco, Sparkling Rose, and Asti and are a great accessory to bring along to a holiday party or to give to your favorite holiday hostess. They also make great stocking suffers. Sold in 4-packs for only $14.99, the minis are ideal for any holiday budget. For holiday parties, they can be used in gift bags or as takeaways. They can even be used as a beautiful display or for placeholders at a holiday dinner table. • MARTINI Prosecco (dosage: 15 grams/liter, Frizzante), with its soft taste and light sparkle, is perfect for the chic holiday hostess. As an alternative to still wine, its lighter style and lower alcohol level make it an excellent wine to sip by the glass during holiday cocktail parties, or as an accompaniment to brunch, lunch or dinner. An alternative to champagne, its softer taste better complements a variety of foods, and its delicate bubbles are more subtle. • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé (dosage: 49 grams/liter) is soft pink hue captures attention, while its enticing aromas of citrus, elderflower and wild rose delight the senses. • MARTINI Asti (dosage: 90grams/liter) is a golden fully sparkling wine. It’s aromatic, fruitful and balanced make it a perfect addition to any holiday party. MARTINI Minis are a convenient and fabulous way to enhance any holiday celebration! To purchase online visit GothamWines.com.
Price: $12.99 to $14.99 Visit the Website
Good, Better, Best Wines
Description: America is drinking more wine than ever with the nation poised to become the world’s biggest wine consumer by 2012 according to the British firm IWSR. And the vast majority of what Americans drink are popular big brands under $15 per bottle with names like Sutter Home, Beringer, and Woodbridge—a trend that’s expected to continue. But big brands are not created equally. Good, Better, Best Wines, A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wine is the first book to rank the best-selling wines in North America and is about to be released. (April 2010, $12.95, ISBN: 978-1-59257-977-8, Alpha Books). Good, Better, Best Wines ranks the wines by varietal and price up to $15 with tasting notes as well as bottle images to help readers find the wines on the shelves. And its accessible style and useful content—including a chapter on Good Deals at Super-Low Prices—cut the intimidation factor traditionally associated with wine. Good, Better, Best Wines, A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines Carolyn Evans Hammond April 2010, $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-59257-977-8 Alpha Books
Price: $12.95 Visit the Website
Pizzolato Fields Prosecco
Description: Pizzolato Fields Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy from 100% certified organically grown Prosecco Grapes. The grapes are handpicked and vinified using the Italian Charmat method, with temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and secondary fermentation in sealed tanks for 30 days. The wine’s color is pale straw-yellow with greenish tinges. The nose has a delicate, fruity, characteristic, and the taste is well-orchestrated, palatable and pleasant. Prosecco is ideal as an aperitif, dessert or holiday toast, with a snack, or served with cold first courses including seafood and light pasta dishes. It’s also a terrific mixer for special summer cocktails. This wine won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Denver International Wine Competition and was rated an 88 by Wine & Spirits magazine. Available throughout the Whole Foods network and other fine wine retailers across the country as well as online at www.ecovinewine.com.
Price: $11.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website
Biokult Grüner Veltliner
Description: Biokult Brand Grüner Veltliner is made with organically grown Grüner Veltliner grapes. The wine received a Silver Medal in Tastings.com World Wine Championship Awards, given a Best Buy rating with 87 points (Highly Recommended). Wine Enthusiast says: “This is all about fruit—fresh crisp citrus, lively acidity, just cushioned by a creamy, ripe texture. The flavors are vivid, clean, light and ready to drink now.” It’s slightly spicy notes pairs well with seafood and Asian cuisine. Available throughout the Whole Foods network and other fine wine retailers across the country as well as online at www.ecovinewine.com.
Price: $11.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website
Description: HobNob Wines, whose mantra is “at the center of it all” is a new easy-to-drink, approachable wine for wine lovers 21-32 years of age who enjoy socializing. HobNob continues its popularity and brand interaction in social networks with a growing number of Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Fans can find out about recent HobNob events, and party pictures. HobNob Wines are imported by W.J. Deutsch & Sons. Varietals include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Shiraz. All available at retailer store and fine wine and liquor stores.
Price: $10.99 to $55.00 Visit the Website
Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee
Description: Celebrate the holidays and ring in 2012 with a Champagne that tickles your toes and your nose! Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée features a sweet flavor profile that will delight your palate. With fruit-filled aromas and flavors, our most traditional, great-tasting Chardonnay Champagne will be an instant favorite for any occasion without breaking your budget. Enjoy alone or use to create a signature holiday cocktail.
Price: $10.00 Visit the Website
New Spanish Organic Wine Brand, Sol De Agosto Hits The LA Market
Description: Sol de Agosto Tinto and Sol de Agosto Blanco, red and white wines, respectively, are made from certified organic grapes grown without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides herbicides or fertilizers. In addition, the wines are vegan, produced without the use of animal products, which are commonly used in commercial wine production. Priced at an everyday value of $9.99, Sol de Agosto wines are now available at participating retailers in LA: Planet Raw, Santa Monica Co-opportunity, Santa Monica Erewhon Natural Foods, Los Angeles Hill Street Café, Oceanside Jimbo’s, Escondido and Del Mar Le Pain Quotidien, all locations Nijiya Market, Torrance Ocean Beach People’s Coop, San Diego One Life Natural Foods, Santa Monica Whole Foods Real Food Daily, all locations
Price: $9.99 to $10.99 Visit the Website
The Naked Grape Pinot Noir
Description: This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to something special without breaking the bank! Looking for a natural way to enjoy the holidays? The Naked Grape Pinot Noir ($9) is a fruit-forward, rich red wine with flavors of black cherry and blueberry – made using the best fruit found on the vine with 100% sustainable winery practices. Pair this with any holiday meal or simply enjoy with someone special.
Price: $9.00 Visit the Website
Description: Cold War Holiday Cheer If you’re mixing holiday cocktails this season, or have a few holiday parties to attend, there’s a chic new bottle that will get you in the door for under $10. Wódka, the Polish word for vodka, comes in retro-chic, Eastern Bloc style packaging. But it doesn’t taste bottom-shelf. Wódka was just awarded a Gold Medal, Best Buy moniker and 90 score from the prestigious Beverage Tasting Institute (the Oscars of spirits competitions). Let's drink to that! Available for $8.99 for a 750ml bottle. www.welovewodka.com/.
Price: $8.99 to $11.99 Visit the Website
Mommy's Time Out Wine
Description: Mommy’s Time Out® Is the New Eggnog! What’s the busiest time of year for Mommy? Many agree it’s the holidays, with shopping, non-stop family visits, and keeping track of events. Mommy is usually the one in charge of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. So, when does she get a break? This holiday season, instead of relaxing with a cup of eggnog or hot chocolate; give her a few peaceful moments with a glass of Mommy’s Time Out® wine. This inexpensive, tasty wine comes in two varieties. The first, a delicate and fruity Garganega / Pinot Grigio blend made from grapes harvested in the Delle Venezie region of northeastern Italy, has a fruity, smooth taste. The second variety, a Rosso Primitivo, is made from Primitivo grapes harvested in the Puglia region of Italy. This wine has fruity raspberry notes and a hint of spices. Both wines are fresh, fruity and well balanced. “The suggested retail price is $9.99 said Mike Cincotta, president of Selective Wine Estates, Inc. importers and brand owners of Mommy’s Time Out. He also notes that Mommy’s Time Out should be enjoyed responsibly by adults over the age of 21. “What better gift for Mom at the holidays than a much needed time out! It also makes a terrific stocking stuffer for Mom.” For more information on Mommy’s Time Out, please visit www.mommystimeoutwine.com. ### Mommy’s Time Out is a registered trademark of Selective Wine Estates, Inc.
Price: $8.99 to $9.99 Visit the Website
Wine Journals, The Perfect Gift For Every Wine Lover!
Description: Help remember all of your wine experiences with this wonderful "Mini" version of the Journals Unlimited Write it Down Series. This journal is formatted with thoughtful prompts such as; Kind of Wine, Vintage/Region, Purchased at/received from, price, Tasting Comments such as Sight (color/clarity), Smell (bouquet aroma), Taste (acidity, body, balance), and Comparisons. Also has a "1-10" Overall Rating, Date Consumed, Occasion, and Shared with (family/food/friends). Back page is also lined for "comments and conversation". Perfect size for travel to your favorite vineyard for a tasting or a tasting party favor with friends! And one with a bow to the bottle your bringing to the dinner party to "wow" your host.
Price: $5.95 Visit the Website
Ravi Solution Wine Accessories
Description: Ravi Solution: Wine Accessories As wine accessory specialists, each of Ravi Solutions’ product lines is designed to maximize drinking pleasure while offering sophisticated style and flawless performance. Ravi, The Instant Wine Refresher: The smallest and fastest wine chiller on the market today, this unique tool transforms room temperature white and red wine to cellar temperature in seconds, for a smoother taste and enhanced flavor. The wine chiller can also be used to chill spirits. $39.95 The Ravi Decanter: The unique, modular design of the Ravi Decanter makes it one of the most innovative and convenient tool of its kind – made of 2 detachable sections, it’s never been easier to clean and wipe the inside of a decanter. The devices neck can be replace with a ravi instant wine refresher allowing you to simultaneously aerate and cool your wine, so you can instantly serve it at the perfect temperature. $79.95 goCool Bag: Designed to keep wine cool on the go, the goCool Bag keeps your bottle cool and dry, no need to add ice or water. The flexible bag adapts to the shape of your bottle allowing you to serve your wine without removing the bottle from the bag! Available in yellow, blue, purple and transparent. $5.95 2 in 1 Vacuum Stopper: Preserve your wine in freshness AND flavor with the practical vacuum stopper. Compact and available in 5 colors, it's the perfect gift for your hosts. www.ravisolution.com
Price: $5.95 to $79.95 Visit the Website
Cocktails Without The Headache
Description: A great way to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ensuring that your dinner and parties are as care-free as possible – especially if you like to enjoy a cocktail or two! Bytox is a specially-formulated hangover remedy patch which effectively replenishes the vital levels of vitamins and nutrients your body loses when you consume alcohol. This innovative combination of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients help keep your body hydrated, which means you can enjoy a headache-free morning. The Bytox patch is comprised from a complex of B vitamins that are essential to helping your body function on a day-to-day basis. The Bytox patch is safe, natural and effective, which means your body will quickly replenish what’s lost during the consumption of alcohol. Please let me know if you’re interested in any additional information on the Bytox patch or you can visit www.bytox.com.
Price: $2.99 to $3.00 Visit the Website
A 'Pumped Up' Version Of The Classic Poinsettia
Description: The perfect pick-me-up Holiday cocktail: a revved up twist to the classic Poinsettia, courtesy of DNA Energy Drink, voted the best-tasting energy drink at the 2010 World Beverage Competition. Ingredients: 2 tbsp orange liqueur 1 part cranberry juice 1 part DNA Citrus (may also substitute Sugar Free Citrus) 3 parts champagne Cranberry or orange slice for garnish (optional) Mix the champagne, DNA Citrus, and cranberry juice. Float the liqueur on top. Enjoy! Serves 2, simply add an extra tablespoon of liqueur per additional serving, and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.
Price: $1.00 to $48.00 Visit the Website
Francis Ford Coppola Winery - 2011 Holiday Gift Season
Description: Francis Ford Coppola Winery presents the 2009 Diamond Claret for the 2011 Holiday Season. For a beautiful holiday gift set for wine lovers and party hosts, the ultra premium Claret, the signature red wine of the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection, is a true gem that pleases all the senses. Layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis and roasted espresso, this wine is ready to be enjoyed right away with holiday roasts and festive savory treats but can also be given as a gift to be enjoyed on a future occasion. For the 2011 holiday season, the winery has released a limited edition gift box set. The smart, elegant gift box showcases the wine and special-edition decanter. Inside, the bottle’s European-style gold netting signifies the outstanding quality of the wine, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec grown on the Francis Ford Coppola Winery estate in the Alexander Valley. The label honors the first California Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910.
Price: $0.00 to $44.99 Visit the Website