In the spirit of gift giving (and getting--hint, hint), here's a short list of gifts that will please a favorite drinker on your list. All I want for Christmas...
1. Bicycle Wine Rack
In their own words, "If you like wine and you like biking, you're going to love this." Obvs. This leather wine holder with antique brass fasteners is beautiful and handy. And you're gonna look totally badass pedaling up to your next picnic. Made by our clever neighbors in Montreal, Canada.
2. License Plate Coozie
The 3 Sisters Design Co. in Bradenton, Florida recycle, reuse, reclaim, and reinvent to make art, jewelry, and--in this case--coozies! These 3 ladies have molded old license plates into fabulous coozies to keep your beer cold/hand warm. Quantities are limited...in fact only the following states are currently available: AL, AR, GA, MS, TN, TX, and VA.
3. Bottle Opener and Resealer
Ok, is this super necessary for the 12 oz Miller Light in your life? Nope. But local, craft breweries seem to be in most [awesome] Southern city these days. What do you do with your freshly opened growler? You're not going to let that brew go stale are you? Enter headache and aspirin. OR, use this resealer and enjoy the fresh beer again another day.
4. Rewined Candles
This summer, I ran across these candles on a trip to Charleston (where this brainchild was born). Summer lovin'...met a candle perfect for meeee! And you, I think. The candles are housed in recycled wine bottles. The scents, including pinot noir, chardonnay, and riesling, are "blended to mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite varietals of wine." If I could just find soap that smells like wine, it would be the makings of a perfect bath trifecta.
5. Leather Coaster Set
Confession time. I'm in love with all things Jon Hart. This San Antonio, Texas-based company sells classic bags and accessories (everything from duffles to rifle covers). I especially love these coasters, stamped with