Stolen Fruit’s grapes were never destined for your wineglass. They’re meant for your cocktail shaker. The brainchild of Healdsburg chef Peter Brown (Jimtown Store, Santi, Roy’s) and Dry Creek Valley grape growers Doug and Susan Provisor, these cocktail mixers are non-alcoholic grape-based elixirs inspired by traditional verjus — or green juice — which is made by pressing tart green, under-ripe grapes. Each of the complex, tasty flavors is a blend of varietal grape juice — sauvignon blanc, viognier, muscat, grenache or zinfandel — plus a verjus base infused with herbs, citrus and flowers.
Opt for a holiday three-bottle gift pack, which includes Lemongrass Ginger Sauvignon Blanc, Blood Orange Muscat and Hibiscus Grenache. Each label has recipes for a shandy and a mocktail, so your recipient can start shaking and sipping right away.
Read the full Mercury News article here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/22/holiday-guide-5-gifts-for-wine-lovers-beer-buffs/