12/13/21 - Ep 5 #gift #giftidea #wine Winelover #noalcohol #drybar #NH #sustainable #efficiency

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“Cocktails To Go” has another state allowing the beverage trend to stick around for a while. 16 States made ‘to go’ cocktails a permanent fixture. California joins the list of 15 states with a temporary reprieve. Governor Newsom signed the bill which ends December 31, 2026. For the list of the others, follow the link in the show notes to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. https://www.distilledspirits.org/?s=to+go+cocktails&submit=

Every Wine lover needs a cork holder that spells out their love for wine, right? Well, those are certainly available on this list - but there are, thankfully, other options available too. Maybe you need a decanter, a way to clean your decanter, or some fancy vacuum sealer (which may or may not prolong the life of your opened bottle of wine), but chances are you might find a great last-minute gift on this list. I admit there have been times I printed up a picture of something I ordered for someone - so they had a gift to open on the special day, but wouldn’t actually arrive until well after that day. https://parade.com/1304576/karlarodriguez/gifts-for-wine-lovers/

If you’re taking a weekend off from drinking, not done your workday, or headed to a gathering but need to have your wits about you… here’s a list of non-alcoholic beers that allow you to have a few drinks with your friends, but still be safe to jump into whatever the rest of your night holds. I would add that the Food and wine folks should also try Rescue Club IPA but that’s just one of my favorites https://www.rescueclubbrewing.com/beer/p/rescue-club-ipa and the full list at https://www.foodandwine.com/drinks/best-nonalcoholic-beers

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and New Hampshire Brewers Association got together to launch the Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program. It expands on prior work the state has been doing and was created as a way to publicly recognize and encourage craft beverage producers who are, preventing pollution and improving energy efficiency, conserving water, minimizing waste, and other similar steps. New Hampshire leaders are offering training, resources, and support to continue expanding the effort https://www.des.nh.gov/business-and-community/greening-your-business/sustainable-craft-beverages

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