Remember when it used to be difficult to buy something for Dad? You’ve grown out of
making school projects for him to keep on his desk at work (and who goes to work at a
desk these days?) and it has been a challenge to find something that Dad both wants
and doesn’t already have.
But do not fear the challenge for Father’s Day 2020. Creative and delicious ideas abound.
“Manly” food gifts
The Journeyman Salumi Club
Charcuterie, the French approach, and Salumi, the Italian way, are all the rage in
restaurants, bars, bistros and picnic baskets. Journeyman Meats in Healdsburg,
California, is the passion project of winemaker Pete Seghesio and has evolved into an
artisan manufacturing plant and restaurant and butcher shop.
For Father’s Day 2020, a subscription to the Journeyman Salumi Club at $27 (plus a small shipping charge) a quarter is both reasonable and a delicious treat that lasts all year. Member benefits include exclusive parties if you happen to visit the area at the right time. www.journeymanmeat.com
Palmaz Vineyards – Napa Valley / Genessee Valley Ranch Beef
Full-bodied red wine and grilled steak are an ideal pairing. Subscription-based Palmaz Vineyards is a high-tech marvel featuring contemporary, high-end California wines that drink beautifully now and age with grace. The Palmaz family also operates Genessee Valley Ranch, featuring sustainable, 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef. Gift dad a wine or a ranch subscription https://palmazvineyards.com/club
Fire+Wine cookbook for wine lovers
This grilling book by wine-loving, bbq-creating couple Sean Martin and Mary Cressler, is the great choice for a dad who loves cooking. The Oregon couple’s cookbook puts a Pacific Northwest twist on bbq and smoking. The recipes are the kind he will actually make. And they’re ones everyone can enjoy. The wine pairings are a bonus.
From Sean: “You don’t need a fancy smoker/grill set up to do these recipes.” He adds that you can get it delivered from Amazon, Powell’s or any favorite online store.
Buy Fire+Wine now from Amazon and put a photo in the comments if you have the book or cooked from it!
Grooming Has Become a Big Thing for Dads
When it comes to gifts, it’s important to give the special men in our lives what they really want. Men’s grooming brand Bevel offers great gift ideas for Father’s Day 2020. (I’ve included some special, limited time only offers for you that are pretty enticing deals for dads who like to look their best.)
Shave Kit ($89.95 regularly; $15.00 off June 1-20 on getbevel.com)
Give the gift of smoother skin with no more bumps. In a clinical trial, 100% of users saw smoother skin. This luxurious set comes packaged in a gifting box with a safety razor, shave brush, 20 blades, restoring balm, shaving cream and priming oil.
Trimmer + T-Blade Bundle ($219.95 regularly; $10.00 off June 1-20 on getbevel.com)
Bevel’s award-winning Trimmer plus the T-Blade offers p to 8 hours of precision and
performance for next-level lineups to get cleaner, closer and faster cuts. Set includes blade, bear oil, microfiber bag, brush and charger.
Alternatively, you can customize a gift that really shows you care by picking up an assortment of Bevel products. Look for specials at Target, including 20% off Bevel Shave and Beard Products, May 24 – June 6, 2020.
Additionally, getbevel.com will offer free ground shipping on all orders over $100.00 from June 11-16, 2020.
Wines by Dads for Dads
There is not shortage of ideas for wines that fathers will love but some stand out
because they are projects of love between winemaking fathers and their offspring.
When the teenage son of renowned winemaker Darryl Groom expressed an interest in making wine, Dad let him have a go at it. But Colby Groom, who had undergone two open heart surgeries as a child, made a red blend with a purpose; proceeds would go to cardiac research.
Sold at all major beverage and grocery stores, Colby Red has raised over $2 million for heart-related research. And Colby just became old enough to drink it legally! Find out how to give Dad a gift that makes a difference for Father’s Day 2020 at www.colbyred.com
Fathers and Daughters Cellars
This winery has a mission “We’re embarking on a multi-generational adventure, exploring three of the best things in life: fathers, daughters and wine.” Guy Pacurar is the father of two daughters and when the youngest, Ella, was 8 weeks old, Guy and wife, Sarah, plopped her in a backpack and set about their first harvest in 2012.
Sarah and her own father had developed the famed Ferrington Vineyard that supplies fruit to top wineries on the North Coast as well as their own label. The family also owns the luxurious Brewery Gulch Inn on the Mendocino Coast.
Check the website for their Father’s Day 2020 specials at www.fandcellars.com.
Personalize Your Father’s Wine for Father’s Day 2020
Give Dad the gift of your personalized Pinot Noir from Fiddlehead Cellars, and who
knows, you might become his favorite! The best part is, you get to honor Dad with a
photo label to make him smile. Perhaps a portrait, a family outing, his favorite sport …
Fiddlehead has designed four custom frames, or simply go frameless.
Our Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir two-vintage blend is made with 100% estate-grown
Fiddlestix Vineyard grapes and is certain to make a great impression on all the Fathers
out there. It is smooth, accessible, and delicious.
With the special of only $5 shipping, everyone can raise their glass to Dad…even when he is telling (bad) dad jokes! The Father’s Day 2020 special is $30/bottle and $5 shipping on every 3 bottles. Wine must be shipped to a single address. http://www.fiddleheadcellars.com/fathersday.html
We give you more wine inspiration every week with the Wine of the Week!
A Statement T-shirt for Dads with a Sense of Humor – and love of wine
A friend of mine, Rick Dean Link, who writes and educates about wine in Charleston,
has created a line of hilarious T-shirts with tongue-in-cheek sayings like “My Liver, My
Choice” “Drink Wine, Not Bleach” “Alicante Bouschet is my Drag Name” “You had me at
Cabernet” “Remember How Great that Wine was for Breakfast?” “Beaujolais Me!”
Check out the full line of shirts at www.strongcoffeetoredwine.com. The shirts are all sold in the $20 range.
Spirits for the Dad Who Deserves the Best
Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Islay-based Ardbeg successfully straddles the line between tradition and innovation. An ideal Scotch whisky for the tried-and-true dad or the young adventurer. Ardbeg offers wide range of fun and fabulous deluxe whiskies with great names from the island of Islay. I’ve highlighted my Father’s Day 2020 picks with tasting notes below. You can learn more at https://www.ardbeg.com/en-US
Ardbeg Wee Beastie: This is the latest permanent expression to join the Ardbeg
core range – and at just 5 years old, this feisty and intensely powerful smoky
whisky is untamed by age. 47.4% ABV, $46.99.
Ardbeg 10-Year: Delightfully complex, spicy, smoky and peaty, it’s Islay in a
glass. 46% ABV, $56.99.
Ardbeg An Oa: A rounded, smoky-sweet expression named after the circular,
rocky Oa peninsula on the southern end of Islay. The combining of whiskies aged in new oak, ex-bourbon, ex-Sherry and French oak offers a unique drinking experience. 46.6% ABV, SRP $59.99
Ardbeg Uigeadail: Honoring Ardbeg’s freshwater source, the marriage of various
casks in the warehouse include whisky aged in ex-Sherry for enhanced notes of
raisin, orange and spice. 54.2% ABV, SRP $79.99
Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Named for a treacherous whirlpool near Islay, this full-
bodied, high-proof expression tastes of the sea and adventure. 57.1% ABV, SRP
Father’s Day 2020 for the Gin Lovin’ Dad
Lastly, Tara Jasper of Sipsong Spirits will offer free shipping on my favorite gin and tonic kit for Fathers Day! Indira, her favorite craft tonic pairing, dried orange garnish and orange honey bitters from flora Luna. $59 with free shipping is a big deal. (Side note: Shipping is usually $20 because of the $7 adult signature add on. So this is very special!) www.sipsongspirits.com
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