With the holidays finally upon us, and the end of a trying year approaching, we hope you’ll toast with us to a better and healthier year ahead. And luckily, the Wine & Country Shop has everything you need to outfit a sophisticated home bar and to create incredible drinks to celebrate the season. So, scroll on to discover some of our favorite locally-made mixers and Virginia artisan-crafted luxury barware for the perfect home bar set up.
Each jigger showcases an artisan’s handcrafted work and will elevate any entertaining experience as well make measuring the perfect cocktail easy. The elegant hourglass shape features precise measurements punched inside for easy visibility. Made from pure copper with 24K gold plate, this piece is a great place to start outfitting your home bar. Shop here.
This bottle opener is built to accommodate a wide variety of bottles and fits perfectly in your hand or back pocket for a holiday party. Each end is able to open different types of bottles, and this barware accessory is conveniently sold in an easy-to-use gift box. You can pair this luxury bottle opener with other items from the Wine & Country Shop’s gold-plated collection. Shop here.
These Prince of Scots ice tongs make a great gift for the home bar enthusiast and are the perfect way to dress up an ordinary item. Made of stainless steel for enhanced protection and durability, these tongs have separated teeth for easy grip of ice and are ideal for a hostess. Part of our 24K gold-plate barware collection that also includes a gold bottle opener, jigger, julep strainer, cocktail spoon and more, they are a great addition to any bar or tailgate. Shop here.
For the mixologist who prefers their art stirred, not shaken, this spoon will do the trick. This artisan-made mixer is perfect for lovers of exquisite cocktails. A twisted coil handle adds a touch of elegance to the concave-shaped spoon with the whole piece measuring 11.75″ long. Shop here.
This set is perfect for both the new mixology enthusiast and the more seasoned hobbyist who simply needs an upgrade. Shake up the perfect drink with this Prince of Scots Boston-style shaker in a gorgeous silver finish. Constructed of hammered stainless steel with pure silver plate, this elegant and refined set will look great on any bar cart. The set includes a Boston-Style Shaker, Double-Sided Jigger and two Shot Glasses. Shop here.
A good cocktail is never a random concoction. Charlottesville mixologist Micah LeMon introduces readers to the principal components of every drink while showing how bartenders craft delicious recipes using like ingredients. Lavishly illustrated in color and laid out in an inviting and practical way, The Imbible provides a thorough overview of the bartender’s essential tools and techniques, and includes over 40 drink recipes. Shop here.
These handcrafted glasses will make anyone admire the artful details and craftsmanship. They add a gorgeous sparkling accent to your home bar and are perfect for holidays and get togethers. Handblown with borosilicate glass for a strong and sturdy hold, they make a great companion with a good Virginia-made whiskey or gin. Shop here.
Made in Virginia, these organic cocktail mixes are bursting with flavor and perfect for a New Year’s Cocktail. Crafted with the highest quality fruits and sweetened with natural cane sugar, they make for a sublime cocktail experience. From Luscious Lime, Lively Lemon and Pink Daisy mixes to Spicy Ginger syrups, Square One offers a wide range to mix festive and seasonal drinks all year long. Shop here.
This dapper fox towel is the perfect accent for a home bar and adds personality to any display. The original painting featured is by the talented Kat Easterly, which hangs in the Wine & Country Shop. Easterly grew up in an artistic family in the South and her creativity was encouraged from an early age. She draws inspiration from the scenery of the beautiful mountains in Albemarle County, where she lives, and from her travels abroad. Shop here.
Designed with intricate food placement in mind these tweezers hold beautifully and maintain the integrity of any ingredient or garnish with ease. Measuring 12 1/4″ long, they are not only an elegant addition to your home bar but also just right for adding the finishing touches on any mixological creations. Shop here.
Every bartender and mixologist needs a sharp knife at his or her disposal. The Bartender’s Knife is equipped with a multi-purpose blade that allows you to peel, slice and pick your ingredients. It also comes with a natural sharpening stone to keep your cuts precise over time, ensuring that this tool will endure years of fun. Shop here.
This luxury leather wine cooler will look incredibly handsome in your home bar. Made with hand-stitched leather and stainless steel, this cooler makes an elegant yet practical accessory fitting for every season. The volume accommodates Champagne bottles, while double-walled construction ensures locally-made wines remain chilled. Shop here.
The Wine & Country Shop’s collection of luxury barware and locally-crafted mixers and drinks make stunning additions to any home bar set up. Between dazzling crystal decanters and gold-plated barware to delicious organic mixers and local cocktail recipe books, you find even more luxury barware items at our Wine & Country Shop.
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