Forget the business casual scene at your local tasting room — Club W brings great tasting wines right to your doorstep without the forced smiles and awkward glances. Working directly with growers and winemakers, Club W members have access to some of the best, small-lot wines from around the globe, with bottle prices starting as low as $13/bottle. They'll also introduce you to a slew of new choices, making personal recommendations each month based on your very own Palate Profile. And the service doesn't end when the box hits your doorstep, because inside each one, Club W provides information about each bottle, including pairing ideas and recipes. And every selection also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that if you don't love your wine, it will be replaced at no cost to you.
If the cloying sweetness of most of the mass produced ciders on the market right now have turned you away from this historic beverage, a taste of Farmhouse Cider from Shacksbury might bring you back around. It's crafted in Vermont using apples from their home state as well as Herefordshire, England and is light, effervescent, with a slightly dry finish. It's also been lightly barrel-aged in bourbon and rye barrels, and slow fermented. Great during any season, but ideal as fall approaches, it's time to back away from that pumpkin beer and reach for this memorable hard cider.
Our American forefathers learned how to make Root Tea from Native Americans, a drink that was at the time considered a tonic. Root from Art In The Age in Philadelphia is inspired by that same Root Tea, using 13 organic ingredients and pure cane sugar. And while it's most easily associated with root beer, this isn't a sticky sweet liquor, and can be enjoyed as a shot, over ice, or you can unlock its full potential as a cocktail mixer. A classic American recipe resurrected and ready for your home bar.
As most wine drinkers know, one of the most versatile drinks on the planet can be enjoyed anywhere, but sometimes toting around a corkscrew, bottle, and glassware can be a bit of a hassle. Available year round, but made with summer in mind, Underwood Wines In A Can are the perfect choice for wine lovers who want to bring their beverage of choice camping, to an outdoor cook out, or poolside. Choose from Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, or Rosé all just as tasty as the bottled versions but ready for any environment.
This Father's Day, instead of hitting up the liquor store and blindly choosing a bottle from their limited selection, trust the curators at Caskers for something Dad truly deserves. Caskers finds the best rare and premium spirits around — from a limited edition scotch, to a rare single barrel bourbon — and delivers them right to your door. Your old man will be so impressed, it could lead to a hearty slap on the shoulder, or maybe even a shared pour from that exclusive bottle for his chip off the old block. Join now for free and members save up to 40% off retail prices.
Your crumpled pack of Swiss Miss from the office kitchen, this is not. Founded by a former cacao farmer, Treehouse Drinking Chocolate aims to do justice to the craft and spirit of the plant. It's available in four flavors: Original, Camp (which blends the chocolate with organic coffee), Cherrywood (which mixes in cherrywood-smoked Oregon sea salt), and Nectar (sweetened with coconut nectar and a bit of organic coconut milk for good measure). No matter the variety you choose, you'll be getting a drink that's 72% cacao and crafted in small batches using cacao sourced from a farmer-owned coop in Northern Peru. And no, they don't have a variety with the mini marshmallows mixed in — you'll have to add those on your own.
Homemade country wine, herbs, spices, and moonshine. It might sound like some sort of redneck death punch, but in fact, it's really tasty — as the original red Spodee showed us. Now White Mule Farms is back with Spodee White, a lighter, more tropical version of this 36-proof hooch. In addition to the wine and moonshine, this unique drink is made with pineapple and toasted coconut, giving it a fruity flavor that's great with a fizzy mixer like ginger ale, in a Tiki cocktail, or just served chilled over ice.
The Mojito, the Whiskey Sour, the Sazerac, and the Mint Julep all have something in common — and no we're not talking about the booze, though they certainly have that — we're talking about simple syrup. It's that critical ingredient that pervades so many great cocktail recipes, and its ingredients are simple as the name suggests: just water and sugar. With the Simple Syrup Kit, you can make this crucial ingredient at home, instead of wasting your time and money buying it from the store. This kit makes it dead simple to make simple syrup, with measurements indicated on the bottle, a convenient funnel, and an innovative pour spout and cap that won't gum up or over sweeten your drink.
When it comes to classic cocktails, there aren't many as popular and tasty as the Old Fashioned. But it can be pretty difficult to replicate the perfectly mixed version of the drink you get at your favorite bar. Mr Lyan's Bonfire Old Fashioned is trying to change that, by taking the famous recipe and bottling it for you to enjoy at home. A pioneer with bottled cocktails in London, Lyan uses their whiskey, some cola bitters, and a rare black tea called lapsang souchong, which adds a smoky bonfire to the cocktail. Just chill the bottle, pour, and enjoy at home without the help of a trained mixologist.
Whether you're looking for the perfect addition to your morning coffee, or you just want to take your ordinary cocktail or fruit sorbet to the next level, you owe it to yourself to try One Night Stand Potion. Crafted from 100 años tequila, agave, mixed-origin South American chocolate, and Valrohna cocoa powder, this stuff is far from your ordinary chocolate sauce. Available in either four or 16-ounce bottles, and completely dairy free, this sauce is perfectly at home sitting on your bar, just waiting to upgrade your standard beverage with some chocolatey, boozy deliciousness.
If you've kept abreast of cannabis culture lately, you know well that smoking isn't the only way to catch a buzz — there's a whole array of edibles, extracts, and drinkables out that are just as effective (if not more so). And with Mirth Legal Beverages, you get all the benefits in the form of several tasty drinks. Choose from cold brew coffee, cold brew with milk and sugar, sparkling cherry, sparkling lemon ginger, and sparkling pomegranate — all infused with Washington-grown cannabis extract. They promise a powerful body buzz, uplifting euphoria, and head highs that will get you through the day. And while it might not be legal yet in your state, it may just be the best reason to take a trip Northeast.
Give dull Bloody Marys the boot and start fixing yours with Little Devil Bloody Spice. Hand-made in small batches, this delicious mix combines with vodka and chilled tomato juice to make nearly perfect drinks, adding heat, spice, citrus, seasoning and umami. Like many Bloody Mary mixes, it includes Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Original Louisiana Hot Sauce, lime, lemons, celery salt, and black pepper, but adds a hint of Japanese wasabi, as well as a few other secret ingredients. The result? Ideally spicy, incredibly flavorful drinks with little to no work on your part.
Miles away from home (whether in the wilderness, on the water, or on the road), there are plenty of luxuries you can do without, but a good cup of strong coffee in the morning isn't one of them. With the Poler x Stumptown Camp Coffee Kit ($125) you'll never have to. This kit includes an AeroPress coffee maker with filters, two enamel coffee mugs, a Porlex Burr coffee grinder, a 12-ounce bag of Holler Mountain coffee beans, and more — all packaged in a custom carrying case perfect for travel.
What is arguably the best summer cocktail, the gin and tonic, just got a little bit better, thanks to the Gin Wheel ($500). This Lazy Susan-style cabinet houses everything you need to mix up a proper drink — the center cutout holds your gin, doors on the top open to reveal an ice reservoir, a cutting board lifts off uncovering a garnish tray, and the side slides away revealing glasses, coasters, and bar tools. Includes four specialty glasses, four wood coasters, stainless steel ice tongs, a paring knife, a jigger, and a stirring spoon.
Making good coffee on the go can be a tough, messy process — hotel coffeemakers are some of the filthiest things on the planet, a french press is a pain to clean, and instant coffee is often pretty gross. With Caffe Borsa Hand Drip Coffee ($18), all you need is hot water and a mug to enjoy fresh drip coffee. Simply tear open the package, rip the top off the filter bag, and use the built-in supports to suspend it over your cup as you pour in hot water. Available in Colombia Supremo, Guatemala Antigua, and Sumatra Mandehling.
Most of the ciders you come across here in the states tend to be sickly-sweet affairs, making them less than ideal for pairing with food — or for drinking more than just one. Soon, however, you'll be able to escape that sad fate by picking up some Stella Artois Cidre ($TBA). Launching May 13 in four-packs and 24 oz. bottles, this new drink is drier and crisper than your normal cider, made with hand-picked apples grown in wine-friendly regions, and design to complement foods like chicken, fish, many cheeses, and even Asian foods.
Just because they have "breakfast" in the name doesn't mean you need to guzzle them before Noon. Although, on second thought, the flavors of Mama Walker's Breakfast Liqueurs ($13) are so perfectly suited to the waking hours that we might have to rethink our first statement. Coming in at a healthy 70 proof, these specialty spirits come in three IHOP-friendly flavors — Maple Bacon, Blueberry Pancake, and Glazed Donut — and are sure to liven up your morning, afternoon, or night.
It's been called a precursor to all fermented drinks, and there's a reason for that: it's easy to make. So easy, in fact, that you can do it at home. This Homemade Mead Kit ($60) includes everything you need to make your own honey wine, including a one-gallon fermentation jug with a metal lid, a temperature strip, a hydrometer, an airlock, a stopper, a siphoning tube, and enough yeast for five one-gallon batches. So everything but the honey, and the 4-6 weeks it takes to go from throwing stuff in a jug to tasty goodness.
When it comes to unusual spirits, it's hard to top Clear Creek Douglas Fir Eau de Vie ($46). Inspired by the rare Alsatian distillate Eau de Vie de Bourgeons de Sapin, this unique tree spirit is crafted by infusing hand-picked Douglas Fir buds into clear brandy, which gets re-distilled and re-infused before being strained and bottled. Said to smell and taste like the woods, you'll find notes of juniper, wood, vanilla, and Christmas tree in each sip. In other words, it's as close as you can get to drinking Pine-Sol without making a call to poison control — and we mean that in the best way possible. [Scouted by Eric]