Bar Gift Guide 2020

Croatian Wine For Mother's Day

Whether you’re a wine lover or just a social wine drinker, you may want to read this post!  You can purchase cheap bottles or the most expensive, but no matter what type you like, it’s important to buy from someone that cares about the actual product.  Croatian Premium Wine is made from, well, obviously, Croatia.  Quality is very important to them and I’m glad they sent me some.  I received Volarevic Plavac Mali Rose La ChicKomarna 7 Plavac Mali, and Terra Madre Posip Premium, all vintage 2018.  Now, let me first say that I’m certainly no expert when it comes to describing the taste of wine, but it is my opinion.  They were very dry with small notes of various fruits.  I mean, isn’t that with most wines, but I’ll explain in more detail below.

With the holiday fast approaching, it means time with family and friends time of get-togethers. Our family loves to have a drink here and there, and getting together is when they would, Some like their beer and others like there wine and then there are ones who love a hard liqueur from time to time.

My dad and uncles always had some kind of drink together, no matter where or whos house they had that drink together, Recently I came across Tom Of Finland Vodka, and right away I thought they would have loved tasting this.

A bold but yet smooth, this super-premium vodka, 40% abv is a super-premium vodka artistically crafted in Finland from the finest organically grown wheat, rye, and pure arctic water.

Bold yet smooth, Tom of Finland Organic Vodka is full of character, where the spiciness of the rye is balanced by the softness of wheat and arctic water.No burn whatsoever, the first sip coats your mouth with a silky smooth oiliness. Vanilla cream soda leads to a crescendo of spice that hints at cracked black pepper with wonderful star anise overtones


Singani 63 has a shimmery appearance, a medium-weight, lushly textured body and an enticing floral bouquet with light spicy notes. The longer you let it breathe, the more intense and alluring the aromatics become. The smooth, warm entry quickly bathes the palate with dry herbaceous flavors that soon give way to the long, spicy, fresh citrus fade. From start to finish, Singani 63 is a holiday for the senses. Kudos!”

This is a great drink for people who are passainate about tasting new and exciting things, my uncle has tasted both of these and says they both have different flavors and aromas to them. Neither of them burns going down and have a great taste.



When it comes to my family, we try and get together as much as possible. Family means everything to us and when we have a chance we try and head home as much as we can.

Keeping the bar stocked for when the family does come it is a must, they all have different tastes and likes. As a child and teen, my dad and uncles always shared a drink together. It didn’t matter whose house they had to sit and talk and have a drink together. My dad and uncles always had whiskey and coke, daddy had a whiskey and 7up. I can remember their drinks like it was yesterday.

Recently I had the chance to try Rogue spirits, an 80 proof single malt whiskey. I can say it was a smooth tasting whiskey going down. This is crafted from the same exact malts as the ale is. This is aged for 2 years and gives dark cocoa, coffee and caramel tones to it.


When we were growing up, family get-togethers were always the best times. Every holiday we would go to someone’s home to celebrate with family. Christmas time my mom and aunt would be baking away and the house would smell so good.

The men had their own traditions going on, they would have a drink together, no matter where or whose house they had a drink together, whiskey and coke was my dad and uncle’s favorite drink.

Recently I was able to try out Black Crow Vodka, Black Cow is the only vodka made entirely from grass-grazed cows milk, which results in an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy character.  Black Cow is easily sipped at room temperature. Perfect in any long drink or cocktail

Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine is a craft distiller based in Blairsville, Georgia. While many companies jumped on the moonshine bandwagon, very few have a story like Grandaddy Mimm’s. Jack “Mimm” McClure was a notorious moonshiner in Northeast Georgia from the 30s through the 60s. When it became legal to make white whiskey – or moonshine – Mimm’s grandson, Tommy Townsend, used his grandfather’s recipes to make Grandaddy Mimm’s Moonshine.To date, there are nine products produced using Mimm’s exact recipes…only legally and under controlled conditions!One thing some people don’t realize is you can make just about any mixed drink using moonshine, such as a margarita, cosmopolitan, mule, bloody mary, etc have you ever tried moonshine, I have and it’s like something I have never tasted before, tastes good going down?

Now theres a shot box, a monthly subscription that delivers a box of ten bottles to you every month from distillers from all over the country. Try new products from great brands and use your Shots Box to create new, delicious cocktail recipes. Take the guesswork out of choosing a new drink to enjoy. Sign up for our monthly subscription of a wide-ranging, expertly-curated array of craft spirits. The perfect gift for the drinkers in my family, easy to sign up and you can stop anytime you like.  Now have something new and exciting delivered to your door every month. website

When it comes to having a few drinks, our family are big drinkers and my aunts and cousins love some great tasting wine. We try and find some perfect ones to take up when we go back to Jersey for a visit we love to take them some.

They all have a taste of their own taste in wine some like white and others red, some like dry where others dont care when I found this site I know it was the perfect one to get some wine for them.

Mionetto Prestige Brut ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse.

The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. For stocking stuffers, you should start with Mionetto’s signature mini bottles ($4).  The classic ribbon beautifully displayed across the bottle means there’s no need to wrap.

You can even customize with notecards displayed around the bottles neck.

Mionetto Prestige Rosé Extra Dry ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) This deeply luscious sparkling rosè is the result of soft pressing of red grapes. The wine offers a peach blossom luminosity, accompanied by a fine, lively perlage.

This wine is known for its intense fragrances, like holding an edible bouquet of violets, raspberries, strawberries, and wild flowers – a perfect pairing for your holiday table.

Serving this cuvée with a grilled turkey breast or fish (or a variety of fish on the Feast of Seven Fishes) is sure to be a recipe for success

Mionetto Luxury Cartizze DOCG ($45) This elegant Cartizze boasts luminous golden tones and delicate beads of tiny bubbles. A majestic, multi-faceted bouquet releases seductive impressions of apple and pear alongside notes of citrus and glazed almond. On the palate it is crisp, well-balanced, and elegant. The perfect gift for anyone special in your life!

When it comes to family we are always looking for the next time we can all get together. When we get together its always a huge family affair, especially now since we are so far away and they are all back home.

My dad and uncles always had to have a drink together, never mattered whose house they were in, it was their thing, Recently I was able to try and taste Saltworks Vodka, brings me back to when I would drink screwdrivers.

They use only the finest grains from the Heartland in each batch. Their seven times distilled vodka is infused with gourmet sea salts – each boasting a distinct character and taste. It’s these super-premium ingredients combined with our meticulous craftsmanship that adds up to a best-in-class drinking experience that is unrivaled.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard makes a gin that’s made from actual rose wine. They use only the finest wines to make their gin and more. Not like other gins, this gin is made of wine, with a few drops of red grape skin exact,  is so pale when poured that it would probably disappear when mixed with soda or tonic. Instead of tasting herby botanicals, you taste ripe fruits, an expected flavor in a gin.


Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon. Tarnished Truth

Distillery, in the renovated Cavalier Hotel, introduces a complex bourbon with a triple mash bill: 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley; therefore, providing a sweet smoothness of a traditional bourbon with a kick of spiciness.

With flavors of allspice, black pepper and,  plum. your palette will be happy they got to taste this amazing bourbon whiskey


Fruit Punch

A classic flavor with a kick.

Fruit Punch BeatBox will quench your thirst and get you in party mode straight away.

Best mixes: Fruit Punch BeatBox served on ice, with pineapple juice or Blue Razzberry BeatBox.

If you want to do it like Mark Cuban straight from the bag make sure to give it a slap!


Blue Razberry

The party starter, and finisher. A refreshing sensation on a hot summer day or a long party night.

Absolutely delicious served cold or frozen as a slushie BeatBoxicle.

Suggested mixes: Blue Razzberry BeatBox served on ice, with pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, or lemonade.


Pink Lemonade

A refreshing option on a casual afternoon hangout or a late night with friends.

Absolutely delicious served cold or frozen as a rose slushie.

Suggested mixes: Pink Lemonade BeatBox served on ice, with Blue Razzberry, lemon-lime soda, or lemonade itself.

If you want to do it like Mark Cuban straight from the bag make sure to give it a slap!


When it comes to family, we are a bunch that loves to get together and have fun times, as adults we love good wine from time to time. My family loves their wine and every time we head home. we like to bring them some we have got just for them. I have been saving some I got and cant wait to have the daily try it.


Mionetto Prestige Brut

Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse. The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. A classic wine for a classic Easter brunch or dinner. Pairs beautifully as an aperitif or give it a twist as a refreshing spritz (try one of our spritzes here, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!). This wine also goes beautifully with Cadbury Eggs for Easter. Give it a try, the thick mousse of the chocolate is divine with the crisp bubbles.  


Mionetto Prestige Rosé Extra Dry 


This deeply luscious sparkling rosè is the result of soft pressing of red grapes. The wine offers a peach blossom luminosity, accompanied by a fine, lively perlage. This wine is known for its intense fragrances, like holding an edible bouquet of violets, raspberries, strawberries, and wild flowers. For an extra twist this Easter, host an adult themed Easter Egg Hunt with the brut and rose minis. Your guests will be thrilled!

Mionetto Prosecco DOC Organic Extra Dry 


Cultivated without chemical products or synthetic chemicals, this exhilarating Prosecco is produced from a vinification kept separate from other processes. A sparkling wine with a persistent perlage, it merges delicate fragrances of acacia blossoms and strong tastes of golden apple, pineapple and orange. Break out this bottle at your next spring outing and experience its perfect pairing with fresh beet, sweet pea, or cobb salads. Also fabulous with deviled eggs! (Remember to Celebrate Earth Day this April 22nd with a glass!)


Luxury Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 


For an extra special treat for your Easter guests this season, take a select from the Mionetto Luxury Collection. Meticulously produced from grapes grown in the highly esteemed Prosecco Superiore DOCG, making this wine another fine expression of the Glera grape, this elegant sparkling wine offers a rich bouquet of floral essences and notes of apple and white peach, with a hint of citrus. This is the ultimate wine for any Easter Sunday dinner with family and friends.

The perfect wine for the perfect gets together with friends or just a glass alone.