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Gift ideas related to beer, wine and spirits

12/02/2013 12:16 PM

12/02/2013 12:17 PM

When I was in college and would return home for the holidays, I occasionally served as messenger at the law firm where my mom worked (and still works). The assignment often entailed running around downtown delivering bottles of Chivas Regal to dozens of clients.

Well, if you’re getting the loved one on your holiday shopping list something something related to his or her passion for drink, you can probably come up with something better than a quick stop at the liquor store.

Here are some pretty cool suggestions from Huffington Post.

If you’re looking for something more local, you can always put together a gift package from a local winery or brewery, including a variety of bottles and maybe a souvenir item like a shirt or wine bag. There are also plenty of wine clubs and brewery clubs nearby that include occasional shipments of new releases or discounted growler refills (of beer). The Track 7 growler refill program I wrote about recently, for instance, costs $399 and includes two refills per week.

Check out your favorite brewery or winery, online or in person, and you’re sure to find a meaningful and much-appreciated gift.

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