Founded in the early aughts by sommelier André Hueston Mack, Maison Noir Wines incorporate Oregon grapes and a trademark attitude deeply rooted in wine subculture. Their 2019 Other People’s Pinot is classic Oregon Pinot from the Willamette Valley and available everywhere by delivery. Look for earthy, spicy, floral, herb-framed flavors of cherry with gingery wood spice tones.
The TrailKeg pours a perfect draft beer anywhere you take it—that’s the genius of this system: portability. Combining an insulated stainless steel growler with a CO2 pressurizing tap, TrailKeg keeps your brew cold—for up to 24 hours—and perfectly carbonated, for weeks using standard 16gram CO2 cartridges. Choose from a 1/2 or 1-gallon size growler & 2 types of tap.
Bourbon aged in tequila barrels sounds interesting. Bottling it at 101-proof even more so. Add in that the band Alice In Chains is behind it and we’re thirsty. Their unique bourbon is called All Secrets Known after the band’s 2009 song of the same name, and is made by FEW distilleries. This whiskey is certainly strong but as the distiller explains, the tequila barrel aging gives it a sweet spiciness with grassy notes of agave. We’ll take ours on the “rocks,” get it?
Drinking alone can be fun. Especially if you’ve got a Puzzle Coaster under your glass. They’re the same size & do the job of a standard coaster but feature 4 different puzzle games that look like a lot like Pac-Man, Defender, Donkey Kong, & QBert. Sold in packs of 4.
House Wine and Kellogg have partnered to sell a wine-and-Cheez-It box. That’s 2 of life’s essentials in one box: a wine-tap on one side & crunchy Cheez-Its on the other. The 2 brands got this brilliant idea from you—their consumers, whose posts about “pairing” with Cheez-Its were simply too good not to embrace. Guys, this is basically dinner & drinks in a box. A date night no-brainer, right?!
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Modeled after those blue plastic freezer packs, Jägermeister’s new fast-cooling PET bottle is the brand’s first plastic packaging to reach the U.S. Not only will the CoolPack bottle fit nicely into your cooler; it will get icy (& more deliciously drinkable) faster than the glass bottle. Much lighter too, giving yet another reason to bring your Jäger along for the journey.
Coca-Cola has concocted a new range of premium, adult-focused beverages; the brand’s debut lineup of Signature Mixers are cocktail mixers crafted to pair with dark spirits. There are 4 flavors: Smoky, Spicy, Herbal, & Woody—each developed & hand-stamped by a high profile mixologist from prominent & progressive bars all around the world. Rum, whiskey, golden tequilas, fernet—all your favorite brown bevvies—will now mix tastefully with Coke.
More than 2 years in the making, the Aviary Cocktail Book—based on Chicago’s ultra-deluxe Aviary cocktail bar—is comprised of 440 color pages featuring incredible photography that accompanies over 115 cutting-edge craft cocktail recipes. The idea was to create a book as innovative and original as the Aviary’s next-level approach to the art of mixology.
Metal gods Metallica have teamed up with San Diego-based mega-microbrewer Stone Brewing to release a signature pilsner inspired by thundering drums & shred-heavy riffage. Stone founder and the band worked together on every step in the process of creating the new “Enter Night” Pilsner. The beer, with special branded packaging will be available nationwide this spring.
Located very near the record-breaking destruction of California’s recent Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing has crafted a fundraiser beer to support fire relief efforts in the area. Their Resilience Butte County Proud IPA was brewed on Giving Tuesday & Sierra is giving 100% of the proceeds from the beer to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. They’ve also recruited over 1000 breweries nationwide to brew it, too. Buy some, drink some and you’ll be doing a bit of good for the tens of thousands effected by this disaster.
Getting a Christmas ornament as a gift is usually right up there with that sweater from your aunt. Not this year. Smirnoff figured it out. They filled their festive holiday baubles with vodka. Each of the 6 different designs is filled with 750 milliliters of the brand’s triple-distilled No. 21 vodka. The ideal elixir for quality time with the family. Celebrate responsibly, LOL. Available wherever Smirnoff is sold.
As the new & final season of Game Of Thrones approaches, hardcore fans will have a great way to deal with the pain of losing their favorite series. Game Of Thrones just launched 8 Scotch Whiskys to bid us all farewell. Each whisky was specially create by a renowned Scottish distiller, including Talisker, Cardhu, Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, and more.
The Twelve Nights Of Wine from Vinebox is an advent calendar of carefully curated wines delivered to your door in small, by-the-glass size bottles. It’s a mix of reds and whites plus specially selected seasonal wines. Vinebox has also hidden “Golden Bottles” in the mix and if you’re lucky enough to get one, Vinebox will send you wine for a full year.
This is the season for Pumpkin Spice but who expected it to come in the form of a Pumpkin Spice Pancake Stout from IHOP? That’s right. The sketchy roadside breakfast place you only ever hit at 2 a.m. IHOP partnered up with New York’s Keegan Ales to offer this seasonal special on tap in select locations in the tri-state area but unfortunately it won’t be featured in the restaurants.
The luggage innovators at Away partnered up with champion b-baller & wine aficionado Dwyane Wade to create a whole line of luggage, including the Away x Dwyane Wade Wine Case, a rolling, hard-sided suitcase that will safely and stylishly transport up to 6 bottles of wine. It features 4 smooth-rolling wheels, a retractable handle, and a TSA-approved lock.
When it comes to merchandising, Metallica has pretty much done it all and most often, they do it right. That appears to be the case with their latest project: Blackened American Whiskey. The legendary group teamed up master distiller David Pickerell to create a unique, metal-inspired whiskey truly worthy of their name. It’s a blend of rye and bourbon whiskeys that finishes aging in a fire-blackened brandy barrel for a smooth, flavorful finish.
Shaken is the official James Bond cocktail book. Written by 007 creator Ian Fleming, it contains excerpts from his original novels paired with 10 classic cocktail recipes plus 40 more unique drinks created by the mixologists at London’s award-winning bar, Swift.
NorCal-based Verve Coffee Roasters teamed up with Dripkit to create a ready-to-brew single-serve pourover for an epic cup anywhere you roam. Each Verve x Dripkit contains 15 grams of freshly roasted coffee in a perfectly packaged, single-serve pourover brewer. Just add hot water and you’ve got premium quality coffee in two minutes flat, wherever your adventures take you. Choose from their Duramina or Seabright roasts.
Bowie said Bob Dylan had a voice “like sand and glue” but maybe it was whiskey all along. The elusive Dylan is now launching his own brand of whiskey. To create Heaven’s Door Spirits, he teamed up with entrepreneur Marc Bushala to produce the Tennessee whiskey at a distillery located in an old church. His Bootleg Whiskey will be available soon but don’t expect to see Dylan out promoting it. He didn’t even show up to accept his Nobel Prize.
Jim Beam has created the world’s first smart decanter, then named it “Jim”. It’s a limited-edition countertop device that features 3G & voice command capabilities as well as stylish storage for your Beam, and to get a drink, all you have to do is ask. You won’t have to lift a finger.