It’s like we blinked and Mother’s Day is over, Father’s Day is around the corner, and as always, it’s darn near impossible shop for the dads in my life. Fortunately, I was just turned onto Etching Expressions, which makes custom wine bottles that I think would be awesome gifts for that proverbial Guy Who Has Everything.
There’s a whole category of Father’s Day wine gifts but I think there are cooler designs if you poke around the site and use a little imagination. I love the funky retro-looking Love design and the Special Thank You bottle could be funny in that elegant script if you finish it with something like …for pretending I didn’t fart even when I did. There’s also a custom-etching option which could be really cool if you incorporate a drawing from the kids. I also think the new baby announcement wine would be cool for a proud new dad or Grandpop.
From what I’ve seen, the workmanship and handpainting is really well done and I definitely prefer it to the custom labels available.
As for what’s inside the bottle, obviously it’s as good as what you pay for. The default wine is passable, but the company also has some nice choices from California mainstays like Coppola, Clos du Bois and Ravenswood, and even a Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label if you prefer bubbly. But really, it’s not the taste of the wine he’ll remember at all, is it. –Liz
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