Stocking Stuffers, Hostess Gifts, Secret Santa and Yankee Swap Gift Ideas
You have gifted plenty of bottles for the wine enthusiast in your life over the years. Think outside the bottle this year with our list of wine inspired gifts.
Wine Glass Charms
Wine glass charms are small decorations that help guests keep track of their glass. These little charms are a perfect addition to a bottle of wine for the wine enthusiast on your list this year.
Wine Inspired Apparel
Help your fellow wine lover protect their tables and other flat surfaces with wine coasters.
Wine Bottle Stoppers
A wine stopper is an essential wine accessory to close leftover wine bottles. Wine stoppers are used because it is hard to put the original cork back into the bottleneck
Wine Cork Holder
Many wine lovers enjoy keeping their old corks around. Cork Holders make the perfect gift and home décor piece.
Wine Inspired Gifts
We hope you found this list to be helpful when searching for the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list this holiday season. Feel free to comment below with other items you would like to see in future lists. Happy Shopping!
The Merry Go Down team loves beer, but we also really love whiskey, scotch and bourbon!
As Christmas Day gets closer we thought it would be fun to provide some gift ideas for people with whiskey and whisky lovers on their shopping list!
As with most premium beverages, drinking whiskey out of the wrong glass is just a shame. The correct glassware brings out all the aroma and flavor of the whiskey, making it even more enjoyable. If the whiskey lover in your life is needs some better glasses, then we suggest getting them a set of Glencairn glasses from Scotland, because they sure know something about whisky!
Whisky stones allow for a slightly chilled drink without diluting with melted ice. Any whiskey fan will agree that a watered down drink is not ideal, but everyone enjoys whiskey that is a bit cooler than room temperature. These whisky stones are the perfect solutions and a great gift!
Now that we are past Thanksgiving and on to the Christmas season, we figured it would be a good idea to provide some gift ideas for those craft beer lovers in your life.
If you have a craft beer lover on your Christmas list, you probably have already realized it can be hard to find them that special gift that they will really be excited about. We are here to help with our list of gift ideas that any craft beer fan will absolutely love!
Drinking great beer out of the wrong glassware is just a waste of money. Glassware that has been designed for craft beer, helps bring out the aroma and flavor to maximize enjoyment. If your craft beer lover is still using old, out-dated, standard pint glasses, then help them out by giving them one of these craft beer glassware sets.
A major trend in craft beer across the country is 160z cans. One of many benefits to cans is that they can be taking places not suitable for glass, like the beach, lakes, and pools. You can help your craft beer lover keep their favorite beer nice cool with one of these insulated metal can coolers.
Does your craft beer fan love going to their favorite brewery to get growlers of beer…of course they do! Every beer growler enthusiast needs a growler cooze to keep their growler of beer cold and safe on the way home from the brewery.
Our first New Hampshire craft IPA blind taste test is done and the results have been tabulated!
We took 15 of the best IPAs from New Hampshire, and had 9 local craft beer lovers sample them blind and rank them according to taste. Each judge was able to sample as much of each beer, as many times as need to determine the final rankings.
Every judge had to order all the beers from 1 to 15, where 1 was the best. All the rankings were collected and each beer was given a final score by totaling the ranks across the nine judges.
Thank you to everyone that commented, emailed, and tweeted nominations for the Best IPA in New Hampshire. Our team has reviewed all the nominations and based on availability we have selected the following beers to compete in our blind taste test on Nov 16th:
The Merry Go Down team loves to drink localcraft beer and support our local breweries! Now we are on a quest to find out which New England Breweries are making the best IPAs.
Since we are a New Hampshire based business we figured that we would start the search in the Granite State. We are planning on holding a blind taste test that will pit 10 very good IPAs against each other.
It will be judged on November 16th by our panel of craft beer experts that have years of experience traveling through New England visiting, buying and drink lots of craft beer.
The winner of the New Hampshire taste test will go up against a yet-to-be-selected set of IPAs from across the rest of New England.
So we need to figure out which New Hampshire IPAs should entered in to the contest. The Merry Go Down team has selected the following candidates (in no specific order):