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Finally, the perfect gift! Now you can give a floral bouquet to your friends who would rather you buy them a drink instead. These attractive arrangements are currently offered in your choice of Strawberry Floral Margarita, Margarita Bouquet, Cosmopolitan Bouquet, Beer Mug of Blooms, Mini-margarita Bouquet, Apple Martini Bouquet, and Champagne Wishes. Read more →

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Moet & Chandon has a new service where you can bedazzle your bottle with Swarovski crystals for gifting or keeping. You can choose from a 750ml or 1.75 liter bottle and a couple of types of champagne, and pick one or (on the 1.75) two lines of text up to seven letters each. Bottles are ready in three business days and shipped from New York. The price starts at around $100. At the MyMoet website, you can play with the application and see how it looks. Here's a bottle I made. I also made some others with swear words, because... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Gift Week on Alcademics continues with Frivolous Friday- the day for expensive and awesome stuff! Eventually you fill all of your kitchen cabinets and need to start storing bottles in the living room, which is where this Modine Bar from Pottery Barn comes in. It has hidden wheels, a built-in drip tray, and stores tons of booze as well as bartending accessories and glassware. Be sure to order it by December 15th to get it to my house by Christmas. Want something a little smaller? Then how about this three-pack of Dom Perignon? It has one each of Dom PĂ©rignon... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Today on Gift Week we go local- most of the gifts here are useful for San Francisco gift givers or receivers. A gift certificate to Omnivore Books, or a trip there to pick out some books yourself. I haven't even been to Omnivore Books on Food yet and I already love it. They carry vintage and new books on food and drink. It looks like they have vintage copies of A Cordiall Water by M.F.K. Fisher, Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks by William Terrington. A gift certificate to Bourbon & Branch, the Beverage Academy, or Cask Spirits. That's right, the... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

As part of Gift Week here on Alcademics, today is Drinking Accessories Wednesday. So here are some gifts to keep or give to others: A subscription to Imbibe Magazine. If you don't have one already you should hurry the heck up or else you won't get to read my giant feature in the January issue! Fusebox from CrushPad- It's learning, it's drinking. All good. The kit has seven bottles of wine to play with- six for blending, and a mystery bottle you're supposed to guess what's in after you play with the others. The kit seems like a fun party... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Here are a few recommended bottles of booze to give as gifts or horde at home this holiday season. Today is Boozy Tuesday as part of Gift Week on Alcademics! Bols Genever Available in stores in New York and San Francisco, and on the internet everywhere else, Bols Genever is the latest genever to hit the US market. It's also probably the best one with which to mix. Genever is a very old precursor to gin that tastes like unaged whisky with gin flavorings. It is malty/grainy, and doesn't exactly substitute for gin or for whisky in recipes, which puts... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Hello, and welcome to Gift Week on Alcademics. It's a week of ideas for holiday presents, and also just an excuse to name a few things I like that I may not have mentioned before. Here's the plan: Monday is Book Day Tuesday is Booze Day Wednesday is Drinking Accessories Day Thursday is Local Day Friday is Frivolous Day Hope you like it. Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.