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Holiday Beverage Gifts 2012 - Holiday Beverage Gift Guide

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St-Germain Whimsical Wheels

St-Germain Limited Edition Bike

Description: This holiday season, St-Germain, the world’s first hand-crafted elderflower liqueur, is debuting a must-have, limited-edition accessory that’ll make you feel as if you’ve stepped on to the set of a classic French film. Sure, carrying a baguette or having an attractive French significant other on your arm may make you feel Parisian, but what about your ride? If you’ve ever envisioned yourself living a chic life in the City of Lights, then St-Germain is unveiling the ultimate creation for you: a sleek, retro-inspired bicycle perfectly equipped for cruising and cocktailing. And we’re not referring to the communal Velibs that occupy the streets of Paris. St-Germain’s custom-designed bikes are effortlessly chic and undeniably trendy. They will have you feeling like you’re zooming through the cobblestone streets of the City of Love. Reminiscent of the French country bikes of the 50’s and 60’s, the modern-vintage two wheelers are custom-designed in the brand’s signature navy color and feature BROOKS genuine-leather saddles, handlebars and saddle bags as well as quality Michelin tires. The focal point of the sophisticated ride is an orange-leather bottle holder strapped to the cycle’s frame – a quirky and quintessential addition that ensures there is never a shortage of St-Germain cocktails as you picnic or bar hop on the weekends. The St-Germain Bicycle is the perfect holiday gift for the chic and adventurous cocktail enthusiast.

Price: $1,000.00 Visit the Website

Keurig Vue Brewer

Keurig Vue Brewer

Description: While it’s often difficult for shoppers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists, Office Depot offers a wide variety of options to guarantee everyone gets exactly what they want this holiday. And this year, Office Depot is serving up the perfect brew! To perk up any coffee lover’s holiday, the recently-released Keurig Vue coffee brewing system serves up specialty café beverages right from home or the office. With more premium beverage options than ever before, the new Vue brewer gives users the freedom to customize the strength, size and temperature of their favorite drinks. For more information on Office Depot or Keurig Vue, please visit www.officedepot.com.

Price: $299.99 Visit the Website

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle

Bottle of Grand Siècle

Description: Toast the holidays in true French style . . . raise a glass of the finest bubbly from Laurent-Perrier Champagne, one of the oldest Champagne Houses and the largest that’s still family-run. Laurent-Perrier is commemorating its 200th anniversary, so why not join in the celebration and raise a glass of Grand Siècle, a superb blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, available nationwide. With its 17th century-inspired bottle that evokes the “Great Century” of Louis XIV, this prestige cuvée, priced at $150, is a gift fit for a queen and will make her feel like royalty this holiday season.

Price: $150.00 Visit the Website

Champagne Pommery’s Limited Edition Cuvée Louise Vintage 1999 Gift Set

Champagne Pommery’s Limited Edition Cuvée Louise Vintage 1999 Gift Set

Description: Champagne Pommery’s Limited Edition Cuvée Louise Vintage 1999 Gift Set is the perfect way to celebrate the season. The gift set includes two special edition flutes and detachable, decorative jewels, valued at $150. With a legacy of more than 175 years, Pommery is a historical Champagne house that engages in the production and distribution of Champagne. Founded by Monsieur et Madame Pommery in 1836, today Champagne Pommery is a label operated by Paul Francois and Nathalie Vranken as part of the larger Vranken Pommery Monopole Group. Credited with developing the “brut” Champagne as we know it, Champagne Pommery is celebrated for its avant-garde spin on tradition.

Price: $150.00 Visit the Website

CAMUS XO Elegance Gift Set

CAMUS XOE Luxury Gift Set

Description: Gold World Spirit Award-winner CAMUS Cognac has developed a distinctive new flavored cognac with the signature CAMUS style certain to please even the most refined palates. Found nationwide, CAMUS XO Elegance will be the perfect fit for his cravings as the subtle hints of vanilla and candied fruit will culminate in a persistent finish. With a $120 price tag, this gift pack includes the signature spirit and two personal glasses which promise luxury with every sip.

Price: $120.00 Visit the Website

Personalized Etched Wine

Happy Holidays

Description: Personalized etched wine bottles from Etching Expressions are a wonderful present that really elicits a “Wow!” reaction. Not only is the gift personalized as a truly unique hand-crafted work of art, but you can enjoy and share the wine with friends and family. Our hand painted bottles are truly works of art. We create our custom bottles in San Diego. We can deliver in 7 business days. It is a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Price: $65.00 to $130.00 Visit the Website

Lucid Absinthe Gift Set

Lucid Absinthe bottle, glass, & balancier

Description: Lucid Absinthe brings you a specialized gift set including: a bottle of the famous Absinthe, a unique Lucid glass, and a personalized balancier to give you a dose of absinthe the traditional way. Priced at $59.99, this set will be available nationwide, with the exception of Pennsylvania, in mid-September. With one bottle regularly priced at $59.99, this value is hard to beat for any spirit lover.

Price: $59.99 Visit the Website

Tequila Partida - Simply The Finest

Decadence in a Glass

Description: Tequila Partida, the 100% blue agave spirit from Mexico, is the perfect spirit for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Partida achieves a pure, clean taste, and has been recognized by aficionados the world over for excellence, both served neat and in cocktails. Tequila Partida is available in four marques - Partida Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Elegante. Made from mature agave plants that are carefully tended and harvested by hand, each marque is simply exquisite. Whether you are hosting a cocktail party, formal dinner or an outdoor soiree, Partida will please all of your guests.

Price: $50.00 to $350.00 Visit the Website

Brugal 1888 Rum

Brugal 1888

Description: When most people look at a glass of aged rum, certain expectations come straight to the fore – sweetness, caramel and “after-dinner drink.” Brugal 1888 shatters those expectations and is often described more in the terms people use for whisk(e)y than for rum: smooth, rich, full-bodied and far from sweet. You could say it’s the rum for whisk(e)y lovers. What especially sets this liquid apart – in addition to its unmistakable hallmarks of the Brugal dry house style – is its unique select-cask and truly double-wood aging process. The blend of rums is first aged for six to eight years in ex-Bourbon American Oak casks, followed by a second aging for two to four years in Oloroso Sherry Oak casks from Jerez, Spain…. the same casks that were originally produced for – but never held – The Macallan Scotch Whisky.

Price: $49.99 Visit the Website

Melitta Thermal Pour-Over Coffeemaker

Melitta Thermal Pour-Over Coffeemaker

Description: The hottest trend in gourmet coffee? The pour-over. It’s not a new way of making coffee, but rather a time-tested method gaining newfound appreciation. Even hotter? The newest addition to Melitta’s extensive pour-over line-up, the Thermal Pour-Over. With its sleek, stylish stainless steel carafe, it’s an elegant, yet equally convenient addition to Melitta’s existing pour-over collection. The Thermal Pour-Over holds eight cups of hot coffee and keeps it warm for hours, making it ideal for intimate dinner parties, family breakfasts or book club gatherings.

Price: $49.00 Visit the Website

Vuka Intelligent Energy

The Vuka Lineup

Description: Made with all-natural ingredients and nutritional supplements, each Vuka flavor is specifically enhanced to provide energy for the activities that fill your life. Instead of a one-syrup-fits-all adrenaline rush, Vuka offers intelligent energy that enables you to choose the kind of boost you need to achieve your goals. Vuka is a functional, all-natural, energy drink great for any and every activity!

Price: $40.00 to $40.01 Visit the Website

Tequila Avión

Tequila Avión

Description: Next time you pick your drink, choose pleasure and go with Tequila Avión! Tequila Avión has truly earned its awards and was not only voted the Best Unaged White Spirit, Best Tequila, and Double Gold at the 2012 San Francisco World's Spirits Competition, but was also the key ingredient in the margarita crowned the World's Great Margarita at the Sixth Annual World Margarita Championship in Tuscon, AZ. Available nationwide in Silver, Reposado, and Añejo expressions.

Price: $40.00 to $55.00 Visit the Website



Description: Ready for a new drink that will send you on a trip to Peru with just your first sip? Try Portón, the first ultra-premium, mosto verde pisco available in the United States. As the fifth official white spirit, pisco is native to Peru and is distilled only from grapes. Incredibly versatile, Portón can be mixed into a cocktail or savored on its own.

Price: $40.00 Visit the Website

The Perfect Valentine's Gift - Double Cross It Off Your List!

Double Cross Vodka

Description: Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and lovebirds are likely considering what to get their main squeeze for the most romantic day of the year. One creative and fun option could be an engraved bottle of vodka…Double Cross Vodka that is. It's the bottle itself that makes this gift so unique and thoughtful. It would make a great centerpiece to admire. And, with Double Cross Vodka’s engraving program, you can personalize the bottle by having it engraved with a special message for your loved one, for free! For $39.99 per bottle, you can’t beat the price. Visit www.doublecrossvodka.com for more information. And to get a bottled engraved email [email protected].com.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

Xante, Cognac With A Sweet Pear Twist


Description: Xante, this Cognac-based pear spirit was originally created in 1894 by Richard Heinrich and his family in the Alsace region of France. Today it is still made by the same family recipe. Xante is a blend of cognac matured for four years in French Limousine oak, which gives it a rich amber color and a hint of vanilla flavor. The noteworth spirit has been popular in Europe for decades and is a staple in the various royal courts. The Crown Princess of Sweden even served Xante to guests attending her wedding recently. It is highly recommended to serve Xante - neat, as is, chilled in a cognac snifter, or as a low calorie drink (only 35 calories for 1.5 oz) topped with lemon/lime soda and a proper squeeze of lime.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

Gallo Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Description: About the Wine: This wine shows full‐bodied flavors of dark cherry and cocoa powder, with undertones of pepper and spice. Hints of toasty oak give way to velvety tannins in a long, lush finish. To round out the mouthfeel and create a rich complexity, Gina blended the Cabernet grapes with Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. Winemaking Notes: The grapes for our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were gently destemmed and crushed, before undergoing a cold soak for three to five days. They were fermented in closed‐top, upright fermenters at a maximum temperature of 85°F. The grapes remained in contact with the skins for an average of 20 days to enhance flavor and color extraction. This wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged in oak barrels for 25 months.

Price: $35.00 to $40.00 Visit the Website

ChiaVie Chia Seed & Fruit Blend Smoothies

ChiaVie in Acerola-Pina, Banapple Berry, and Mango-J and Smoothie Flavors

Description: ChiaVie by Bare Nutrition is a line of delicious, low calorie chia seed and fruit blend smoothies made from all-natural ingredients. Containing real fruit with no added sugar, ChiaVie is vegan and gluten-free. ChiaVie is an excellent source of natural energy and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. Available in three delicious flavors including Acerola-Pina Smoothie, Mango-J Smoothie, and Banapple Berry Smoothie, ChiaVie is shelf stable and perfect for on-the-go. Products are sold in select retailers including Whole Foods and can be purchased on ChiaVie’s website. For further information about ChiaVie, please visit www.drinkchiavie.com.

Price: $34.99 to $64.99 Visit the Website

Broken Shed Vodka

Broken Shed Vodka - Direct from New Zealand

Description: When you think of premium vodka, you don't imagine it being created in an old, bruised-up shed on a mountain in New Zealand with the help of two Connecticut expats. Nor would you expect it to be made of whey, the excess sugar generated from milk production. Cue Broken Shed Vodka. First launched in the US in Connecticut this past June, the New Zealand vodka has now expanded into New York via a distribution deal with New York Wine & Spirits, a division of Manhattan Beer. Founded in 2009 in New Zealand, Broken Shed Vodka is distilled four times from natural whey, which has been distilled to the highest standards in New Zealand for over 25 years. Broken Shed Vodka is free of any additives and is blended with two of New Zealand's purest water sources from both the North and South Islands. The result? A super premium spirit that will impress even the most discerning vodka drinkers.

Price: $32.99 Visit the Website

Gallo Signature Series Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010

Gallo Signature Series Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010

Description: About the Wine: Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir has complex aromas and flavors of dark cherry, pomegranate, boysenberry and lavender, all framed by well-integrated notes of oak, vanilla and allspice. With a soft, silky mouthfeel and desirable length, this wine fulfills the promise of Pinot Noir cépage and serves as a rich expression of the distinctive terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Winemaking Notes: Following harvest, the fruit was cooled overnight to about 40°F, hand-sorted and destemmed with a Pellenc machine to achieve pure, whole berries. A majority of this wine was crafted in our small-lot fermentation tanks at Cellar No. 254. The balance was made at William Hill, where the stems were allowed to dry in the sun before being blended with the later pick of Clone 828 from Block 29, resulting in greater complexity from rachis tannins creating layers of texture and intrigue. This wine was aged sur lies, but not stirred to coax a smooth, round mouthfeel while retaining the enticing aromas and flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our 2011 Pinot Noir was aged in barrels from select cooperages.

Price: $30.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

EFFEN Vodka, The Most Fashionable Hostess Gift This Season


Description: EFFEN Vodka is a unique gift to bring to your next dinner party especially for the fashionista's in your life. The brand appreciates thoughtful design and this fact is apparent in not only the smooth liquid, but also in the sleek and sophisticated bottle that houses it. Each bottle features a unique, handcrafted, rubber sleeve that allows for easy, non-slip handling and insulation to keep the liquid chilled and pourers’ hands warm.  Never mass-produced, the sleeve is carefully hand-affixed to each bottle, further demonstrating EFFEN's commitment to providing a Super-Premium vodka with a handcrafted, modern design. EFFEN also worked with designer Richard Chai throughout this year on a number of fashion conscious initiatives including DIFFA's Dining By Design Tour and the design of an exclusive EFFEN Vodka dress that will be auctioned later this year with proceeds going to DIFFA so even if you can't afford to give your friend that designer dress this season, you'll still be able to share a designer cocktail or two. This Super-Premium product line includes EFFEN Vodka, EFFEN Cucumber Vodka, EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka and EFFEN Dutch Raspberry Vodka.

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

DRINK-A-PALOOZA® Board Game - The Best Gift Ever

Start New Year’s off Right with DRINK-A-PALOOZA®

Description: The entertaining Drink-A-Palooza® board game is the answer for all your last-minute gift needs! Finally, there’s a way to get a gift that works for everyone on your list. This hilarious and easy drinking game will thrill all your family and friends. This is the only game out there that brings people together to enjoy some serious bonding time in both a festive and entertaining atmosphere. Plus, it’s affordable at only $29.50. With Drink-A-Palooza as your go-to gift, you’ve got it all under control. It’s as easy as setting up a game of beer-pong or flip cup. All you’ve got to do is buy the game, wrap it up, throw in a 6-pack for your buddies or a nice bottle of wine for the lady-in-your-life and bingo. Santa’s work is done!! But, the fun is only beginning! Just think of all the down-time you’ll have over the holidays that can be spent playing Drink-A-Palooza. Plus, any New Year’s party will be a hit with this game-of-instant excitement. Some beer, good company and a Drink-A-Palooza board game is the recipe for every unforgettable party.

Price: $29.50 Visit the Website

CAMUS Cognac Gift Set

CAMUS VS Elegance with 2 glasses

Description: This bottle of award-winning CAMUS Cognac is the perfect treat for this holiday season as the mix of fruity and vanilla notes will provide elegance in every sip. Packaged with two glasses, this special holiday set is $26.00 and available nationwide during the holiday season. Led by 5th generation Cyril Camus, many generations have stood behind this family-owned Cognac and now yours can too. Also, just launching this July is Ile de Ré, the first cognac produced outside of Cognac, France!

Price: $26.00 Visit the Website

Gallo Signature Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010

Gallo Signature Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Description: About the Wine: Our 2010 Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay has aromas of sweet smoke, with integrated notes of oak and fruit on the palate. A true expression of the Russian River Valley, this wine has aromas of sweet vanilla and freshly baked bread, combined with flavors of crisp apple, lemon meringue and ginger. Winemaking Notes: For our Russian River Valley Chardonnay, we blended a variety of clones, including Clones 96, 15 and 44, which were handpicked from our historic Laguna Ranch and Del Rio vineyards. The grapes were gently whole‐cluster pressed, with press cuts taken by taste to maximize the flavor of each particular block or clone. The grapes were then cold settled and fermented in barrel. This Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging to give it a rich, creamy mouthfeel. The wine was aged for 13 months in a mixture of French and American oak barrels with a medium toast.

Price: $25.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

Maker's Mark

Maker's Mark

Description: Celebrate any and every occasion with Maker's Mark, one of Kentucky’s finest premium bourbons. Handcrafted at the oldest operating bourbon distillery in the world, Maker's Mark has stayed true to the family recipe and hasn't changed since its debut in 1958. A spirit with many different hats, Maker's Mark is not only great in cocktails, but can also make your meals and celebrations more unique when used to bake desserts or to grill for your barbecues.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

American Harvest Organic Spirit

American Harvest Organic Spirit

Description: Go green this holiday season. The company who created Grey Goose Vodka is at it again.. American Harvest Organic Spirit is an American made, organic vodka made from a proprietary blend of organic vodka and organic ingredients resulting in a distinctly smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste. Handcrafted in small batches from organic winter wheat grown on a family owned and sustainably managed American farm, American Harvest is distilled and bottled in Rigby, Idaho using water from aquifers deep beneath the Snake River plain. American Harvest has been developed with great care for the quality, organic nature and sustainable growing practices of all of its ingredients. It has no artificial additives or preservatives and is produced with a continuous column distillation process and charcoal filtration to ensure the integrity and purity of the spirit. The American Harvest Distillery is USDA Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Price: $23.99 Visit the Website

Fonseca Bin 27, Limited-Edition

Bottle of Fonseca Bin 27, Limited-Edition Artist Series

Description: Port is always welcomed over the holiday season; enjoyed neat or in cocktails, it’s excellent to warm up during the colder weather. This year, Fonseca Porto, one of the world’s most famous Port houses is giving back. Fonseca Bin 27 brings to the U.S. its first, limited-edition artist series honoring Portugese graphic designer Sebastião Rodrigues. Proceeds benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global organization dedicated to maintaining clean waterways around the world. Priced at $20.00, and available nationwide.

Price: $20.00 Visit the Website

The NEAT Glass - The New Shape Of Flavor

The Shape of Flavor

Description: Introducing the revolutionary NEAT Glass, The Shape of FlavorTM. Targeted to lovers of fine spirits, and those on their gift lists, this uniquely shaped glass is a game-changer in the enjoyment of Whiskey, Rum or Tequila. The unique shape of the bowl enhances evaporation and swirling; the neck shape concentrates aromas, and the rim shape dissipates alcohol, leaving only the sublime enjoyment the distillers had in mind in the first place. The NEAT glass is made in the United States of 100% lead-free CrystalynTM .

Price: $18.95 Visit the Website

JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueurs

JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueurs

Description: Launched in October 2012, JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Liqueurs are new to the market and a welcome addition to the holiday entertaining season, a time when everyone is looking to indulge just a bit more than usual. This premium line of chocolate liqueurs is available in three intriguing flavors - Chocolate Cherry (sweet), Chocolate Mint (cool) and Chocolate Chili (spicy). Each enticing flavor is sure to please any palate this season whether you're looking for a decadent cocktail, a grown up hot chocolate or even just sipping on the rocks after dinner.

Price: $17.99 Visit the Website

New Spirit For Your Holiday Bar – Kahlúa Gingerbread

Description: As you dream of sugar plum fairies and gingerbread houses, be sure to have the newly released limited-edition Kahlúa Gingerbread ($17.99) on your holiday wish list. This latest addition to the Kahlúa holiday line – which also includes Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha - is made from 100% Arabica coffee beans and sugarcane spirit with hints of everyone’s favorite festive flavors like gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Whether served on its own or mixed into cocktails and coffee drinks, Kahlúa Gingerbread is sure to brighten anyone’s spirit this holiday season. Here’s a bit of inspiration: Kahlúa Cookie Martini ½ part Kahlúa Gingerbread 1 ½ parts Absolut® Vodka Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy. Even more delightful, Kahlúa has teamed up with One Warm Coat this season to support coat drives across the U.S. Those who click the “Share the Warmth” button on Kahlúa’s Facebook app will prompt Kahlúa to donate $1 to One Warm Coat, with a maximum goal of raising $100,000: https://www.facebook.com/kahlua/app_342821942470957

Price: $17.99 Visit the Website

Friis Coffee Vault Eliminates The Elements That Contribute To Flavor Loss In Coffee

The patented Friis Freshness Valve it effectively eliminates carbon dioxide gas while preventing light, air and moisture from getting in.

Description: Storing coffee, while maximizing flavor has never been easier with the Friis Coffee Vault. This one-of-a-kind coffee storage canister won Most Innovative New product Award at Coffee Fest Seattle and is specifically designed to eliminate the four external factors that break down and destroy the original flavor of coffee. The Coffee Vault helps maintain coffee’s flavor with the Freshness Valve that displays a helpful date wheel on top of the Friis Coffee Savor. The rotating wheel is designed to help users set a monthly reminder to replace the valve to ensure continued coffee freshness. The Friis Coffee Vault makes a great gift, is accompanied with a 6-12 month supply of free freshness valves depending on the model purchased and the company’s guarantee that “You’ll Taste the Difference Within One Week”. Features: • Patented Freshness Valve Releases CO and Blocks Light, Air and Moisture • 4 in 5 adults drink coffee according to the National Coffee Association • Keeps up to 16 oz. of coffee fresh • FDA food-safe stainless steel • BPA-free polymer black base • MSRP $17.95-24.95 Available online at www.FriisCoffee.com. Media Inquiries: Annaka Chesnutt Avalon Communications [email protected] 512-502-1731

Price: $17.95 to $24.95 Visit the Website

Primo Water - Environmentally Responsible Bottled Water And Beverage Appliances

This innovative bottom loading water cooler gives you instant access to fresh, pure icy-cold and piping hot water and is perfect for families seeking convenience, performance and style.

Description: Love the taste and purity of bottled water, but tired of the expense and wastefulness of case packs or filters? Primo Water produces top and bottom-loading water coolers, which can be used with its 3-gallon and 5-gallon water exchanges at more than 20,000 locations in the United States, Switch to Primo today and you will get pure and refreshing water and help the environment by eliminating thousands of plastic bottles from landfills. Primo offers a wide array of sleek water coolers and premium sparkling beverage appliances to enjoy instant icy cold and piping hot water for beverages, soups and meals that will look great in any kitchen. The new, innovative products fall into three water dispenser series – Home, Flex and Flex HD – and technically advanced and value-oriented appliances.

Price: $14.99 to $219.99 Visit the Website

MARTINI Minis: The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Martini Rosé 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 make a great stocking stuffer for any party girl or any out-going personality on your gift list. Sold in 4-packs for only $14.99, the minis are ideal for any holiday budget. For holiday parties, they’re very versatile. They can be used as place cards or served individually (with a straw!) to guests as they arrive. They can also be used in gift bags or as takeaways for a party. MARTINI Prosecco (dosage: 15 grams/liter)i a great 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. 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!

Price: $14.99 Visit the Website

No More Diluted Cocktails With SIPPING STONES!

Take your pick-sipping stones come in grey or white!

Description: These sophisticated ice alternatives cool your favorite spirit or wine while preserving the flavor and quality of your drink. Because any spirits connoisseur will tell you when you're spending money for great liquor, why dilute it with ice? Sipping Stones, by SCS collectibles, are finely crafted from 100 percent pure soapstone, which is impermeable, leaving the drink entirely as nature intended. The stones will not react with water, alcohol or other liquids, keeping any spirit the optimal temperature for about 30 minutes. Sipping Stones come in shades of grey and white. The individual character of the stones ensure no two are alike. A set of nine and a muslin carrying bag is available for $14.95 on www.sippingstones.com, Amazon.com and at select retailers.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

VnC Cocktails

VnC Cocktails

Description: With so many holiday parties, Don’t prepare your cocktails, just prepare yourself! VnC Cocktails – is the award-winning, naturally spirited, premium, all-natural, low-calorie ready-to-serve line of cocktails from New Zealand. VnC Cocktails are the perfect accessory at any holiday party for those who like the enjoying bit better than the making bit. Celebrities such as John Hamm, Lady Gaga, Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Maria Menounos are all fans. VnC Cocktails are available in 8 flavors, including Banana Daiquiri, Mango Daiquiri, Margarita, Pacific Mai-Tai, Passionfruit Caprioska, Pomegranate Cosmopolitan, Strawberry Daiquiri and Vodka Mojito.

Price: $12.99 Visit the Website

Pinnacle® Marshmallow Vodka

Pinnacle® Marshmallow Vodka

Description: Pinnacle® Marshmallow Vodka is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with loved ones and ring in the new year! It lends it self to numerous delicious cocktails including: Fireside Choco-Chat 1 part Pinnacle® Marshmallow Vodka 1 part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps 4 parts Hot Chocolate Mix in a mug and garnish rim with crushed peppermint. Pinnacle® Marshmallow Vodka is available in select U.S. markets for a suggested retail price of $12.99. To find a store or recipe, please visit www.pinnaclevodka.com, “LIKE” Pinnacle Vodka on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @PinnacleVodka.

Price: $12.99 Visit the Website

Good, Better, Best Wines, A No-Nonsense Guide To Popular Wines

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. “While wine snobs are swirling and sniffing expensive wines that are tediously hard to find, the rest of America is just drinking wine. Popular wine. Big brand wine,” says author Carolyn Evans Hammond. “Big brands can spell terrific value but you need to know which bottles to buy. That’s where Good Better Best Wines comes in. It’s small enough to pop in your pocket and take with you to the shop. And it’s user-friendly enough to flip through on the fly.” 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.

Price: $12.00 to $12.95 Visit the Website

Victoria's Kitchen Almond Water

Victoria's Kitchen Almond Water

Description: Originally from France, Victoria's Kitchen Almond Water is based on a grandmother's recipe and prepared in respect to the traditional technique of creating almond water. Our company’s secret is the love and respect of family traditions and recipes. And like any grandmother, Victoria’s Kitchen uses only the best ingredients for you. At Victoria’s Kitchen, we guarantee that all our products are made with 100% natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, and 100% pure grandma love! Find out more about Victoria's Kitchen by visiting: www.victoriaskitchenrecipes.com twitter/vicskitchen instagram/drinkalmondwater facebook/victoriaskitchen

Price: $11.99 Visit the Website

ChocolatRouge Wines

ChocolatRouge Milk Chocolate and Sweet Red Wines

Description: ChocolatRouge gives chocolate and wine enthusiasts a deliciously different twist on their favorite indulgence by blending fine red wine and rich chocolate flavors. Whether one's tastes lean toward milk or dark, ChocolatRouge is sure to please those who enjoy a chocolate and red wine duet with its three offerings: Milk Chocolate, Sweet Red and Dark Red. ChocolatRouge is available nationwide this fall at a suggested retail price of $11. For more information and cocktail recipes, please visit ChocolatRougeWine.com.

Price: $11.00 Visit the Website

Give The Perfect Gift This Holiday Season With Rhône Valley Wines


Description: This year, share the holiday cheer and give the perfect gift with a special bottle of wine that won’t break the bank. Looking for the perfect selection? France’s Rhône Valley region offers a wide range of reds, whites and rosés available across the country. Wines from the Rhône Valley pair exceptionally well with food, are easy to drink and can be found at a variety of prices for any budget. With the hustle and bustle around the holidays, wine is the perfect gift to help anyone relax. Happy Holidays!

Price: $10.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

Botskis Bottle Ties Are The Perfect Way To Dress Up Any Bottle!

Botskis's collection offers more than 20 designs for any occasion!

Description: Botskis’s new collection of miniature-sized neckties designed for any bottle allows gift-givers to say goodbye to ordinary greeting cards and boring gift wrap! Priced super affordably at only $9.99, Botskis bottle ties are the perfect way to add more fun and celebration to any gift for any occasion. Launched earlier this year, the Botskis line of bottle ties are the ideal way to dress up bottles for home entertaining, party favors and gift giving anytime! On a favorite bottle or simply as a stand-alone gift, Botskis are sure to be the hit of any party or gift-giving occasion. With a bottle tie for every occasion, Botskis’s thematic collection of blinking and singing bottle ties includes celebratory greetings for party goers, sports enthusiasts, wine lovers, special event occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and holidays! Botskis bottle ties are available in a growing number of retailers including many Hallmark stores and nationwide locations of Bed, Bath & Beyond or online at www.Botskis.com for $9.99.

Price: $9.99 Visit the Website

Daily Decadence: The Art Of Sensual Living By Sherri Dobay


Description: Combine the free spirit of Anais Nin with a generous helping of the bestselling Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook and the result is Daily Decadence: The Art of Sensual Living. It’s a momentary farewell to daily routines and a welcoming parlay to inspired decadence, to the fabulous things all around and ready to delight us. Through stories, recipes, wine selections, and original art by the author, readers are invited to stop, open their eyes and themselves to touch-taste-feel and celebrate something luxuriant each day. Daily Decadence is takes readers on a sexy adventure full of romantic escapes, simple yet sumptuous meals, creative encounters, horse tales, moonlit escapades and enchanted revelations - all paired with author Sherri Dobay's sassy wine picks and evocative tasting notes. Designed to inspire and created with love, Daily Decadence will remind readers to stop for a moment and focus one’s awareness softly, opening the senses in all directions to take in one’s own dazzling world, renewed and enlivened.

Price: $9.99 to $15.00 Visit the Website

Slammin' Sam Beer

Description: Slammin’ Sam™, a craft-brewed premium American lager inspired by the late Sam Snead, one of golf’s greatest gentlemen and champions is the first and only beer created specifically to quench the thirst of discerning golfers and active lifestyle consumers. Currently offered in bottles and cans, it boasts a slightly mellow flavor, delicious taste and exceptionally balanced finish which combine to make Slammin’ Sam the Smoothest Beer in Golf. Made in Wisconsin by Stevens Point Brewery – a World Beer Cup multiple Gold Medal award winner – Slammin’ Sam showcases a proprietary recipe developed by Ray Klimovitz, recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Life Service Award from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. The line’s packaging and marketing materials depict vintage Snead images from the 1950s and 60s. Snead captured seven major championships and an all-time record 82 PGA Tour titles during a professional career spanning six decades. A player on seven and captain of three U.S. Ryder Cup teams, his countless honors include winning PGA Player of the Year (1949) and the Vardon Trophy (1938, ’49, ’50 and ’55). Snead, who passed away in 2002 at age 89, is also a member of the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame.

Price: $8.99 to $10.00 Visit the Website

Nescafé Memento

Enjoy your coffeehouse favorite every day without sacrificing your holiday budget with NEW Nescafé Memento.

Description: Don’t cut back on must-haves this season - now you can enjoy your coffeehouse favorite every day without sacrificing your holiday budget. NEW Nescafé Memento (SRP $4.29/box of 8), an expertly crafted line of foaming, single-serve café beverages, is only 100 calories and 54¢ per cup. Easily throw Memento in your purse, wallet or even your pocket for an on-the-go treat while shopping for everyone on your list. Available in Cappuccino, Mocha and Caramel Latte, these gourmet stocking stuffers allow devoted caffeine connoisseurs to skip the shop line, forgo the high calorie, pricy concoctions, and whip up a personalized brew to go, whenever and wherever! Available nationwide, Nescafé is tempting consumers everywhere to say bye-bye to the barista for good!

Price: $4.29 Visit the Website

Ferrarelle Platinum Sparkling Water

Ferrarelle Platinum Sparkles All Season Long!

Description: Ferrarelle Platinum is the only sparkling water that will be on everyone's lips this holiday season. Naturally effervescent, it adds just the right amount of fizz to festive cocktails and is wonderful accompaniment to the celebratory season's best bites. Italy's No. 1 naturally sparkling mineral water will hydrate revelers into the wee hours at all the best parties from Christmas to New Year's. The natural bubbles in Ferrarelle are finer and more numerous than in water manufactured with added CO2, thus giving Ferrarelle more delicacy on the plate and a unique taste. By a fluke of geology, Ferrarelle is naturally effervescent, coming out of the source already sparkling. Most other brands of sparkling waters come out of the ground still (or flat) and are then artificially carbonated like soda. This makes their carbonation very strong and harsh while Ferrarelle has a much softer texture which complements the best spirits and cuisine without compromising them. A sleek Ferrarelle Platinum bottle will impress any host or hostess and is the perfect accessory for chic holiday gatherings. Safe for pregnant women, Ferrarelle Platinum is a trendy Italian offering for those who appreciate the best bubbles without the alcohol.

Price: $3.99 Visit the Website

Bcalm™ By Good Life Beverages

Life should bcalm™

Description: Founded in 2011 in Boston, MA Good Life Beverages is on a mission to help people live happier, healthier, and calmer lives with its bcalm wellness drink. Backed by extensive research and development, bcalm is a unique blend of B-vitamins, botanicals, and an amino acid with stress-reducing properties. The functional wellness beverage contains all-natural ingredients that are never artificial to help improve mental clarity and focus while reducing stress and anxiety. The refreshing, lightly carbonated taste of bcalm delivers a calming sensation without causing drowsiness. Each can of bcalm is proudly sourced and produced in the USA. Currently, bcalm is available in 70 stores of The Fresh Market, as well as specialty stores throughout New York, NY and Boston, MA areas.

Price: $3.49 to $59.99 Visit the Website

Bhakti Chai: A Distinctly Different Beverage

Find the Bhakti beverage that suits your soul.

Description: Bhakti Chai is a blend of fresh-pressed organic ginger and fiery spices infused into Fair Trade Certified Assam black tea. Inspired from a journey to India and rooted in principles of Ayurvedic healing, Bhakti Chai is microbrewed with Fair Trade Certified and non-GMO ingredients near Boulder, Colo. Bhakit Chai awakens the palate and adds fire to the belly. We hope in inspired radical, positive transformation, too.

Price: $3.29 to $19.99 Visit the Website

ENERJI™ Green Tea Energy Shot By Celestial Seasonings

Celestial Seasonings® ENERJI™ Green Tea Energy Shots

Description: All-natural ENERJI Green Tea Energy Shots deliver a natural, flavorful and portable solution to meet consumers’ energy needs. ENERJI Shots join Kombucha Energy Shots in the Celestial Seasonings Natural Shots product line, giving consumers another natural energy alternative. ENERJI Green Tea Energy Shots contain authentic green tea and potent green tea extract with an added blend of powerful B-vitamins (B6, B5 and B12) and ginseng for a naturally revitalizing and invigorating energy boost. ENERJI contains only natural fruit flavors and sweeteners to create a great tasting energy shot in Citrus, Berry and Pomegranate Xtreme flavors.

Price: $2.99 to $53.76 Visit the Website

Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Holiday Black Tea By Celestial Seasonings

Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea

Description: Our newest holiday creation combines smooth black tea with real pumpkin flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. "Just like big piles of pumpkins at roadside stands and perfectly baked pumpkin pies on kitchen tables, Sweet Harvest Pumpkin™ Holiday Black Tea in tea cups everywhere is a sure sign that the holidays are near. Featuring rich black tea, harvest-fresh pumpkin flavor and traditional spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg plus a touch of natural sweetness, this festive blend is a delicious little slice of the season." —Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster To buy online: http://shop.celestialseasonings.com/Sweet-Harvest-Pumpkin-Black-Holiday-Tea/p/[email protected]

Price: $2.99 to $16.94 Visit the Website

R.W. Knudsen Family Celebratory Beverages

Sparkling Organic Apple

Description: Life during the holidays can sometimes be complicated. Let’s simplify this holiday season, enjoy simple treats and focus on the important things like spending time with family and friends. R.W. Knudsen Family® Celebratory Beverages are made with the same simple philosophy behind the entire line of R.W. Knudsen Family products: make great tasting, all-natural and organic beverages with uncompromising standards. These celebratory beverages are made with natural fruit juice and sparkling water ideal for a holiday toast with the entire family and: • Made with all-natural, 100% juice for a holiday choice you can feel good about. • No added sugars, artificial flavors or preservatives. • Elegantly packaged in champagne-style bottles. • A delicious, bubbly and non-alcoholic treat for any special occasion. To honor the simple things in life this holiday season, R.W. Knudsen Family has launched the Share Your Simple Promotion encouraging consumers to connect and share tips that make life easier for the chance to win prizes. Consumers are invited to share a tip to make life simple on www.facebook.com/rwknudsen in a variety of categories based around bi-weekly themes like “Simple Gift Ideas,” or “Holiday Recipes.” Consumers that share a tip will be entered for the chance to win one of three $4,500 Grand Prizes or 14 bi-weekly prizes to make life more simple.

Price: $2.99 to $3.99 Visit the Website

Scheckter's OrganicEnergy

Scheckter's OrganicEnergy LITE

Description: Scheckter's OrganicEnergy is the first 100 percent natural, organic, vegetarian-approved energy drink to be introduced to the U.S. market.This all-natural energy drink is free of synthetic caffeine, artificial sweeteners, artificial colorants, preservatives, and toxic chemicals. Scheckter's hinges on the power of nature by sourcing all natural ingredients to get you the boost of energy you need and in a healthy way. It uses extracts from organic raw green coffee beans and organic guarana to provide a boost in physical and mental performance from caffeine, while ginseng works to relieve stress and organic green tea helps boost mental focus. Scheckter's OrganicEnergy can be found in regular and lite at local Whole Foods Markets, Target, and many other locations.

Price: $2.30 to $2.50 Visit the Website



Description: For a new and exciting experience, try SLAP FROZEN Energy! As the first-ever frozen energy drink, SLAP FROZEN Energy is packaged in a custom designed resealable pouch that allows you to hold the drink comfortably. Available in three delicious flavors - Strawberry-Frost, Crisp Apple, and Lemonade - SLAP FROZEN Energy will give you enough energy to get through even the longest of days. Available nationwide at Wal-Mart and Casey's General Stores.

Price: $1.88 to $2.50 Visit the Website

Bottle Your Brand Customized Wine Labels

Bottle Your Brand Customized Wine Labels

Description: Have a special occasion coming up? Customize a bottle of wine with custom printed labels from Bottle Your Brand! Choose from hundreds of pre-designed labels and customize with your information and pictures, or start from scratch and design a label that's totally unique! Everybody loves getting a nice bottle of wine - now you can make it an even more personal gift with custom labels. They're printed in full color on waterproof vinyl, so spills won't affect the color or quality of your design.

Price: $0.13 to $0.99 Visit the Website

Custom Bottled Water From Bottle Your Brand

Custom Water Bottle Labels from Bottle Your Brand

Description: Wondering what to get for your next party or celebration? Bottle Your Brand's customized bottle water and bottle labels help you entertain in style! Each bottle is printed with a custom label - you can choose from hundreds of pre-designed customizable labels or you can start from scratch and design your own. You can purchase labelled cases of water, or choose the labels as a standalone product and apply them yourself. They're available in a variety of sizes, from glass soda bottles up to wine bottle sizes. Each label is printed on 100% waterproof vinyl so the colors won't fade in the cooler or fridge.

Price: $0.13 to $29.95 Visit the Website

Published on Dec 22, 2012

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