Silverlake Wine Gift Card: The Black Amex of Wine Shop Gift Cards
Available in any denomination, the Silverlake Wine Gift Card never expires. The same size as any major credit card, so work this into your wallet or purse right in between your Visa, M/C, or Amex. Available for purchase over the phone or in person.
The Silverlake Wine Insulated Tote
This bag is worth its price simply for what it does not have:
- Designer fabric in choice of ugly patterns and colors.
- Simulated leather trim.
- Imitation antique brass fittings.
- Chintzy picnic accessories.
- Cheap, malfunctioning corkscrew.
Our bag is: Custom designed to hold two or three bottles, including tall, German or Austrian Riesling bottles. The interior divider can be removed so it will hold three bottles. With a little ingenuity you can get a magnum bottle to fit. It comes with two freezable gel packs and has been tested on a 95 degree day to keep wine cool for at least three hours. It has a front pocket for your newspaper or Wine Advocate. Made in America; California, actually, so lowish carbon footprint and no sweatshop guilt.
Wine + Cocktail Books
What To Drink With What You Eat by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
If you have ever wondered what beverage to serve with churros or medallions of venison this book is for you. There is general, theoretical information that will help you understand the concepts of food and wine pairing. Also, Dornenbug and Page have included alphabetically arranged sections so you can pair from food to beverage or beverage to food. Boatloads of food and wine professionals were consulted (including George), so there are lots of viewpoints presented. We should note that there are beer, coffee, tea, water and glassware experts to speak on non-alcoholic options.
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
This is a must have . You know you will want to be serving the most stunningly retro cocktails at your chic seasonal fete, so look no further for inspiration. Ted Haigh, aka Dr. Cocktail, is at your service. Chuck full of recipes, anecdotes and cool photos. Also makes a great gift for your favorite budding mixologist.