Message on a Bottle

Make a personal gift even more personal with this too-sweet Valentine’s Day gift, which allows you to boldly declare your love using a paint pen on a limited-edition bottle of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial. Also, you can tag the bottle with stickers a la legendary graffiti artist, André. Still, it’s what’s inside that counts: bright fruitiness, a lively and intense bouquet of red berries and a peppery finish. What’s outside is entirely up to you. $100, Lee’s Discount Liquors locations; $70,

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Slam ’em!

Slam ’em!

By Xania V. Woodman

It doesn’t get more Southern or quintessentially rock ’n’ roll than the Alabama Slammer. But, in the spirit of reinvention, Ellis has taken a cue from his friend and colleague Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland, Ore.’s mixology hot spot, Clyde Common. Ellis carbonates then bottles his Alabama Slammer, and serves the little beauties at Lynyrd Skynyrd for just $6 a pop. You can do it, too. And it’s neither difficult nor expensive.