Cider-Wine-Press

If you’ve decided to start bottling wine and your first thought is to get a big kiddie pool and remove your socks and shoes, please stop immediately. Besides the toe-jam infused drink you’re about to serve up, we all know this could happen. For a better way to make your own wine, cider, juice or even beer, there’s the Cider & Wine Press from William Sonoma.  The 16-quart wooden barrel and cast-iron lever let you pulverize some fruit and retain its juicy goodness. You’ll appreciate your next bottle of Pinot Noir a bit more and it won’t reek of your dirty socks.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.