Gifts to impress the drink lovers in your life

December 18, 2013

"Have a drink lover in your life or a hostess you want to impress?’s food and drink writers share their picks for the perfect drink gifts. Bottom’s up!...What could be better a better gift than excellent wine and delicious food?Sonoma winery SIMI teamed up with Out of the Box Collective to offer alimited-edition gift set that includes fig and port vinaigrette made by local restaurant The Girl and the Fig, chocolate and bacon toffee “piggy pops” by Black Pig Meat Co., SIMI chardonnay-infused peach jam, pickled beet relish by Preserve Sonoma, and chardonnay savory salt crackers. A bottle of SIMI wine is included, your choice of 2011 Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay or the 2010 Landslide Cabernet Sauvignon. As an added bonus, when you give this gift, SIMI Winery and Out of the Box Collective donate the proceeds to Action Against Hunger. $75 with a bottle of Landslide, or $65 with the chardonnay. — Linnea Covington, food writer"