A Curated Collection of Gifts, Gadgets, and Entertaining Ideas
for all the Wine and Craft Beverage Lovers on Your List!
Give two gifts in one with a Holiday Cheers Candle Gift Set. Four beautifully packaged, all-natural soy candles double as reusable rocks glasses that make a festive addition to any holiday bar. Hand-poured in Warwick, NY, each candle features a “scripted story” and one-of-a-kind cocktail recipes inspired by each custom scent. Feel warm inside with a portion of proceeds donated to charities. scriptedfragrance.com
Sweet Stocking Stuffer
Sweet, unfiltered, and deliciously lush, Heavens Ice Cider 2020 Estate is made in the same style as an ice wine, with 100% farm-grown apples frozen to concentrate their natural sugars. This award-winning, full-bodied dessert wine finishes with a palate-pleasing crisp tang. Wrap up a .375 ml bottle for everyone on your list before they run out. quartzrockvineyard.com
Why not treat a friend or family member to a private wine or spirit tasting in Stoutridge Distillery & Winery’s exclusive barrel room? Each tasting flight is customized based on their preferences to create a unique tasting of award-winning, small-batch products guided by the master distiller and winemaker. Reserve a spot for yourself or purchase a gift certificate to give a truly memorable, interactive experience. stoutridge.com
Delight everyone on your list this season with a City Winery holiday gift basket! This year’s basket includes two bottles of City Winery wine, wine key, travel stemless wine glass set, kitchen towel, 6 oz. bag of signature roasted coffee beans, and a gift card to use at your next visit to City Winery. Order online for $150 (including shipping) before December 11 to ensure arrival before Christmas. citywinery.com/hudsonvalley
Whitecliff Vineyard’s Bourbon Barrel Blonde is an indulgent white port that combines elements of bourbon with a luscious dessert wine. Warming aromas of caramel and smoke are followed by the surprising soft, balanced sweetness of a white port. A perfect gift to put under the tree! Available online beginning December 1st. whitecliffwine.com
Foodies will swoon with a box of bake-from-frozen slow fermented sourdough breads, artisanal pastries, and hand-cut fresh pastas that can go from freezer to tabletop in under 25 minutes. Four meals are donated with every subscription so you can feel doubly good about giving a gift membership, or start a tradition with a one-time gift or e-card. wildgrain.com
Gift tickets to the 13th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest in September 2024 where the whole family can bop to live music, sample savory foods, shop for artisan goods, and frolic in the fall weather while adults can sip hand-crafted ciders, spirits, and wines from New York and beyond. You’ll save $15 on tickets now through Feb 14, with proceeds benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. putnamcountywinefest.com
Celebrate with Fat Baby
Bourbon aficionados will love this new Hudson Valley release! Fat Baby Bourbon is crafted in small batches using time-honored techniques to create a robust, balanced spirit with spice, honey, and vanilla notes and a smooth, velvety finish. Raise a glass to resilience and hope—this richly-hued spirit is an homage to the owner’s three-year-old daughter Pepper who beat the odds to overcome a stroke at just two days old. fatbabybourbon.com
Fresh from a generational farm nestled in the heart of pecan country, these plant-based nibbles are a welcome addition to a festive table or charcuterie board. Find that perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory in classic combinations of nuts, chocolates, or dried fruits in gift ready tins and baskets that will delight any host. sunnylandfarms.com
VIP Wine Tasting
Combine wine and travel with a Shawangunk Wine Trail Passport! New releases, old vintages, medal winners, and much, much more await on this tasting journey to eleven local wineries, distilleries, and cideries. Passports for a complimentary tasting at each location can be used from January through August. For details visit shawangunkwinetrail.com.
For everyone who buys—or drinks—wine, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2024 is the must-have reference guide they’ll thank you for, all year long. Wine lovers have relied on this up-to-the-minute annual, now in its 47th year, for the succinct wine facts and new ideas for drinking options packed into its sleek, compact format. Available on Amazon and other major book sellers.
Sustainable Treats for Every Taste
Have a giftee that’s hard to please? These sustainable, gluten-free gifts from local Tierra Farm check all the boxes. Choose from gift sets of certified organic goodies like signature cashews (sriracha and everything bagel!), fair trade coffee collections, or spices and mixes to surprise the chef in your life. Best yet, most products come in plastic-free, compostable packaging. tierrafarm.com