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Every year, or at least every year that I remember, I do a round up of holiday gift ideas from very creative pals and a few things I’ve seen myself. This year there are some new gift ideas in my list and from new sources too, check it out:

Cork Wine Toppers: Great for party favors, stocking stuffer, party/ raffle baskets, attached to a wine bottle as an additional small gift for holiday parties. $5 each. Contact Beth Greenwald: bethgreenwald@yahoo.com 

Wine Dogs: Wine Dogs is the definitive guide to dogs living and working in the vineyard, winery and tasting rooms of wineries around the globe. Established in 1997, Wine Dogs is the original documenter of the winemaker’s best friend – their faithful hound, the winery dog. The first Australian Wine Dogs book was published in 2003 and quickly became a best seller. There are fourteen volumes of Wine Dogs editions including the latest Wine Dogs Australia 4, Wine Dogs California 2, Wine Dogs New Zealand 2, Wine Dogs USA 3 and Wine Dogs Italy editions and a host of other products such as our very popular Wine Dogs Calendars, our Wine Cats book and Footy Dogs, the dogs of Australian Rules Football. Find books (some with essays by yours truly), calendars and other merchandise here: http://www.winedogs.com/

Custom Handcrafted Serving Trays: Give a unique one of kind gift this Holiday season with a custom, hand crafted, reclaimed serving tray. Approx. 14”x28” $65. Contact Michael at Barn Doors By O for design consultation.  
barndoorsbyo@yahoo.com www.BarnDoorsByO.com www.facebook.com/barndoorsbyo

Santa Ynez Valley Winter Wine Pass: Get your pass for just $45 and enjoy 15 wine tastings in the Santa Ynez Valley through January 31, 2018. http://bit.ly/2ypPisW

Universal Whisky Experience, aka The Nth: Buy tickets now for the multi-day event happening early April. We loved our first time this past April! Classes and tastings so you won’t be disappointed: Universal Whisky Experience Presents The Nth 2018 At The Five Star Encore At Wynn Las Vegas. Offering Fantastic Show Ticket Levels; Guaranteed To Amaze With Once In a Lifetime Experiences. The Nth 2018 will be a spectacular whisky master event, showcasing the best whiskies and brands in the world. This affair is a singular opportunity for serious whisky aficionados to come together to taste, savor, discuss and learn more about fine rare whiskies in the lavish, opulent atmosphere of the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. During this 4-day destination event in exciting and entertaining Las Vegas, you'll indulge in exceptional whisky tasting opportunities, mingle with master distillers and blenders, and take pleasure in epicurean delights. Come experience the most unique event of its kind - Nth 2018. https://universalwhiskyexperience.com/ https://universalwhiskyexperience.com/the-nth-2018/

Frame Those Corks: Fast Frame Valencia says they will frame your corks if you collect them: https://fastframe.com/valencia/

Scotch Trooper: When we discovered Scotch Trooper on Instagram we were really impressed with the way he would take a toy figure from Star Wars and find a way to pair them with a dram or bottle of whisky. Now he has barware and t-shirts. Check it out here: https://www.sipdark.com/collections/scotch-trooper-whiskey-accessories

Honey Gift Boxes: Holiday gift boxes featuring honey and custom Carmel Honey Company logo items are now available from the company, which was founded by 14-year-old Carmel student Jake Reisdorf, who was 11 at the time. The gift boxes are available online or at the company's store in Carmel.

Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a "certification in first globally-recognized course" as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Level 1 Sake Award from WSET, was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com