Holiday Drinks for 2023

Wildwood Spirits’ Whimsical Wonderland
Picture this: a snowy evening, a crackling fireplace, and a glass of Wildwood Spirits’ finest clutched in your mittened hands. First up on our list of merriment is the Kur Gin ($36.40). Crafted in the London Dry Gin style, this magical elixir boasts the essence of Washington heirloom red winter wheat, with juniper dancing harmoniously alongside the subtle citrus of Seville oranges. A sip of this gin is like a stroll through a winter wonderland, complete with the aromatic embrace of Douglas fir and the crisp bite of Braeburn apples. It’s like the festive season in a glass, and Santa himself would surely trade his milk and cookies for a taste!

But the Wildwood magic doesn’t end there. Enter the Rendition Rye ($65), a whiskey so enchanting it could make even the Grinch break into a smile. Aged for nearly five years in the Midwest and finished in barrels that previously housed the award-winning Dark Door bourbon, this rye is a symphony of citrus, cinnamon, and baking spice. It’s the kind of spirit that warms you from the inside out, like a cozy hug from a festive sweater-wearing snowman.

Now, for those looking to keep the party going without the alcohol, fear not! Wildwood Spirits presents Ginnocence ($25), the non-alcoholic gin that defies the norm. Imagine all the flavors of the award-winning Kur gin without the booze—a spirited paradox that proves you can have all the spirit without the spirits.

Craft a Christmas Concoction: Combine 1.5 oz Kur Gin, a dash of Rendition Rye, and a splash of Ginnocence over ice. Stir gently, garnish with a twist of orange peel, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a “Wildwood Winter Warmer.”

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Tia Maria’s Tempting Tidings
Now, shift your focus to the enticing allure of Tia Maria’s drinkable tales. First in the lineup is the Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur ($28.99). Crafted with 100% Arabica coffee using a patented roasting method and the cold brew extraction process, this liqueur is a caffeinated symphony of sweetness and smoothness. It’s like Christmas morning in a glass, awakening your taste buds with a burst of holiday magic.

Next up is the iconic Disaronno Originale ($29.99). With a design as elegant as Santa’s sleigh and an aroma that stands out like Rudolph’s red nose, this amaretto wonder is a timeless classic. Sip it on the rocks or embrace the spirit of the season with Disaronno-forward drinks, because nothing says Christmas like the warm embrace of almond-infused joy.

But wait, there’s more! Introducing the velvety sensation of Disaronno Velvet ($29.99, 17% ABV). With the floral charm of almonds, hints of chocolate, and vanilla undertones, this liqueur is like wrapping yourself in a luxurious Christmas blanket. Best served over ice, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of Italian elegance to your holiday celebrations.

Create a Christmas Delight: Mix 2 oz Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur with a generous splash of Disaronno Velvet. Shake with ice, strain into a festive glass, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Behold the “Tia’s Velvet Delight,” a Christmas treat fit for a merry celebration!


Tilia Malbec: Sip, Savor, and Sustain
So there you have it, dear readers—a guide to turning your Christmas celebrations into a laughter-filled, flavor-packed fiesta! May your glasses be full, your spirits be high, and your holidays be filled with joyous sips and giggles. Cheers to a Merry Christmas!

In the world of wines, Tilia Malbec emerges as a vibrant, crimson-hued masterpiece with intense violet undertones. The nose, a fragrant medley of violets, and plush plum marmalade, dances harmoniously with the allure of chocolate and vanilla oak notes. The wine’s journey from a soft, sweet entrance to a well-structured and persistently satisfying finish is adorned with the embrace of round, silky tannins.

Esteemed wine critic James Suckling bestows upon Tilia Malbec a well-deserved 90 rating. His poetic description captures the essence of this medium-bodied gem, unveiling aromas of fresh blueberry, blackberry, pine-needle, and the earthy essence of crushed stones. The sleek tannins elegantly navigate towards a smooth, rounded finish that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

Yet, Tilia is not merely a winemaker; it is a trailblazer in sustainability, proudly displaying the certified sustainable seal from Bodegas de Argentina on its label. It goes beyond being a beverage; it is a commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Tilia’s roots, both literal and metaphorical, run deep. Glacial water from ancestral irrigation canals nourishes their ungrafted vineyards, while a dedication to biodiversity creates a resilient ecosystem. The winery becomes a haven where plants, insects, and animals coexist in harmony, adapting to the ever-changing environment.

Meet Gonzalo Llensa, Tilia’s Winemaker, whose passion for the vineyard germinated amidst tomatoes, peppers, and squash in his grandmother’s orchard. Every weekend, he walks seven blocks for a day-long asado, dreaming of grilling duties passed down from his father, a professional electrician.

Then, there’s Guillermina Van Houten, Tilia Sustainability Vineyard Specialist, a scientist captivated by nature. Her sustainability journey began in the vineyards of France, and she is on a mission to care for the grape and its environment to craft the finest wines.

In essence, every sip of Tilia Malbec is not just a celebration of taste but a toast to a community thriving in unity, respecting nature, and championing sustainability. Here’s to Tilia – where each drop tells a story of honor, support, and a profound connection to the land.