Valentine's Gifts at Bluegrass

February 4, 2015

The most love-filled day is just around the corner! Are you ready for sappy love notes, crowded restaurants, and well, we won't say what else is involved? Let's just say that there are LOTS of late October birthdays.

But what to buy for that someone special? We're going to help you out and give you awesome gift ideas that will spice things up!

WINE

A bottle of wine says, "Let's relax," "Let's be romantic," "Let's get to know each other better," or "Let's celebrate us!"

If it says, "I like you better after a glass of wine," then perhaps bring home a few bottles. Here are a few we recommend this Valentine's Day:

Benziger Merlot - Black raspberry, ripe plum and anise flavors with velvety tannins and a smooth, polished finish.

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William Hill Cabernet - A rich palate of dark fruit flavors, with subtle hints of caramel and cocoa. Flavors of black cherry and blackberry are rounded out by a bit of Merlot blended in.

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Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc - On the nose, aromas of citrus, iron, wet stone and a hint of D’Anjou pear tempt your senses, while a crisp lightness and underlying notes of fleshy grapefruit and lime zest please the palate.

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SPIRITS

Gift Sets!

Would you prefer to buy more than just a bottle of their favorite spirit? We've got the perfect alternative...a gift set. Make your favorite RumChata recipe in the thermal tumbler that's included in the set with the liqueur. The fancy pants Gentleman Jack set comes with two glasses. As you can see in the picture, there are many to choose from. Come in and take a look.

Give a cocktail!

Wrap up the required ingredients and have a ball whipping up a cocktail together. For example, A Kiss Goodnight is a great recipe to try and we suggest your actions follow the drinks' name! Here's the recipe:

A Kiss Goodnight
1 splash dark rum
1 1/2 oz DeKuyper® Raspberry Pucker schnapps
1 1/2 oz strawberry vodka
3 - 4 oz 7-Up® soda
3 - 4 oz cranberry juice

*Tip: Make it really fun and see who can prepare it the fastest!

Create a cocktail!

Wrap up a few spirits, mixers or bitters, a simple syrup, and some odd ingredients. See who can come up with the most creative and delicious cocktail.

*Tip: Pick some of your favorite drink ingredients as well as some you don't normally choose. It will be exciting seeing what concoctions you each come up with!

CIGARS

Perfect for a gift equalizer and appropriate as a gift on it's own. You've got a certain budget and you need to spend another $8, get a cigar! Don't be fooled men, there are some fantastic cigar flavors geared toward women. Finding activities that you both enjoy are crucial, why not sit on the porch and smoke a cigar together!

NON-ALCOHOL

Accessories. Everyone loves accessories. We're not suggesting a new purse for the hubs, but what about a new cocktail shaker? While you're at it, stick a few mini bottles of his favorite spirits inside. For the wine drinker, we carry wine wipes for your teeth, wine preservation spray, and adorable and hilarious cocktail napkins. If your someone special is a beer drinker, buy him or her an empty growler and instruct them to fill it with their favorite beer or wine on tap!

If all else fails, we carry Snickers bars. That can bring a smile to anyone's face! And please, have fun this Valentine's Day! We hope to see you in the store soon!