by koonara | Nov 15, 2022 | Blog, News and Events
There’s no getting around it; Christmas is on the horizon. But don’t stress because we have got your gift-giving sorted this year. So beat the rush and get your gifts sorted before the Christmas Post cut-off on Monday, December 12th
Check out our top 3 gift ideas below.
Shop our Savor wine glasses, designed by our owner Dru Reschke. Choose from red, white, stemless and unbreakable wine glasses all available in beautiful gift sets, It’s the perfect Christmas Gift
Once again, we are firing up the printers and personalising a select range of our wines for the ultimate gift.
With four different styles of wine available for personalisation, there is something to suit every taste and budget.
Make our most popular wine your very own. For a limited time only, we are offering to personalise your Flowers for Lucy wine with your choice of name, making it a truly unique gift for the festive season.
One for friends or lovers. Our summer staple, Lucy and Alice Pinot Gris, is now available for personalisation. Choose two names to be featured on the label, and you instantly have a gift like no other.
Now while we can’t all be winemakers like Pete and pick and choose the grapes that go into the wine, we can pretend for a moment with our very own [insert name] said no Pinot Noir – It’s our personalised option on 2021 Cape Bank Razortooth Pinot and it’s a gift like no other.
[Insert name] Wings Cabernet Sauvignon
Have you always wanted your very own bottle of wine? Here is your chance with our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Featuring the design on our Angels Wings wine, but personalised with a name of your choice. It’s the perfect end-of-year gift or Christmas present.
How to Order
Pick the Personalised wines you want from our special offers page and add them to your cart.
You’ll need to add a note during the checkout process when you get to the Delivery section. Use the Gift Message box to tell us whose names we need to use.
If you are purchasing multiple bottles, please ensure you clearly state which name goes with which bottle.
See the example below on where to place the names for the wines.
Like in the above example, use the abbreviations below to represent the wine eg. For the Moscato, use FFLM: Then, the names
Moscato: FFLM –Mel, Karly
Pinot Noir: PSNP – James, Pete
Wings Cabernet: WCS – Todd, Mick
Pinot Gris: LAPG – Mum & Dad, Kim & Tracey
If you have any questions about ordering, please drop us a line at email@example.com or call us during office hours on 08 8737 3222
Personalised wines only available until Thursday 22nd December 2022
Give the gift that keeps on giving
A subscription to our Pink Drink society is the perfect gift. Six bottles of our Pink Drinks are sent to that special someone upon ordering and then sent again in six months’ time*.
You’ll be the favourite all year long with this gift.
Simply sign them up for the Pink Drink society on our website.
*The minimum cost for a 12-month subscription is $215.43. The cost may increase depending on the wines selected.
by Koonara Team | Jul 21, 2021 | Blog
James Bond made sipping from cocktail glasses look effortlessly cool, when let’s be honest the reality is part of your drink usually ends up running down your arm or on splashes on the floor. It was after a lot of “research” (i.e. sipping martini’s) I knew cocktail lovers deserved better so I did what I do best when dissatisfied with the status quo, and designed a glass myself.
Having previously designed our Savour Wine glasses and taking inspiration from them I have designed what I like to call a Smartini glass (cue clapping and applause).
What’s this Smartini you speak of?
Our Smartini cocktail glasses feature a non-spill curve at the top of the glass to stop your drink from splashing out and running down your arm, but still maintains a fine rim that doesn’t drip when you take a sip, literally poetry in motion.
Like all of our other glassware wear our Smartini glasses are potassium salt strengthened, making them 5 x stronger than normal glass. Suitable for both domestic and commercial dishwashers, they can be used in both home and more commercial settings. These glasses are a stylish alternative to your standard martini glass and will be sure to impress even the fanciest of cocktail drinkers
Introducing the Smartini glass
To celebrate the release of our Smartini glasses we have compiled a list of some of the very best Gin and Vodka based martinis and cocktails for you to shake and stir.
Just like James Bond, Shaken not Stirred…
Straight up let’s talk about the vesper martini made famous by James Bond. This martini is a mix of both gin and vodka and dry vermouth and is definitely not one for the faint-hearted. Best garnished with either a twist of lemon or olives this one is simple and stylish. Get your shaker ready with the recipe here
Channel your inner James Bond with this martini
One for the Sex and the City Fans
It’s possible the Vesper Martini is to James Bond what the Cosmopolitan is to Sex and the City. Although this drink had been around for quite sometime before those 4 sassy single ladies made it iconic. 20 years on (yes that’s really how long it’s been since Carrie Bradshaw aired on our screens) the Cosmopolitan with its refreshing citrusy and cranberry flavours mixed with Vodka is still a firm favourite today. The perfect drink to kick off a girls night. Find all the details to make them here
The Cosmopolitan is back
Wake up and smell the coffee
Whilst it was supposedly invented in the early 80’s the Vodka espresso now known as an Espresso martini has seen a recent surge in popularity. Most likely attributed to just how much people like good coffee and how well coffee mixes with vodka. When prepared correctly this martini not only looks fantastic in the glass but is strikingly smooth, and will put a pep in your step. Find the recipe here
Coffee and Vodka what could go wrong?
But if the idea of coffee so late in the day (or morning, who am I to judge) is not for you perhaps you should try a chocolate martini. Still vodka-based but with Baileys Irish cream, chocolate liqueur and syrup its one for the sweet tooth among us. You can check it out here.
While the Bikini Martini is relatively unknown to most, the striking layered effect is totally made for Instagram. The coconut rum, vodka and pineapple juice combo is the perfect reminder of warm sunshine on your skin and those long hot summer nights. Check it out here.
Smartini’s for the Wineo’s
Given Wine is our main jam, we couldn’t help but add a few cheeky wine-based cocktails to the mix for you to try out as well. We have even created some print at home recipe cards to go with these.
Rosey Gimlet 📷 with thanks to Cherie Birks
New York Sour
Much like the bikini martini, this one is totally insta worthy with the red wine floating effortlessly on the whisky sour. The New York Sour is a treat for the tastebuds with the whisky sour a perfect balance of sweet, and tart. When you add the red wine, it adds complexity and fruity acidity. You can use any one of our delicious red wines in this recipe, but we recommend the Wanderlust Cabernet.
Given our Flowers for Lucy Moscato is such a crowd favourite it we had to add a cocktail or two featuring it. Our Lucy Spritzer will please even the non-Moscato drinkers amongst us, as the Aperol tones down the sweetness of the Moscato. This one is a super refreshing drink on a hot day.
Rosey Gimlet and Lucy Gimlet
Now you may be wondering what the hell a gimlet is. Quite simply it’s a cocktail made of gin and lime juice. When you add some of our Emily May Rosé it simply becomes a Rosey Gimlet, if you want something a bit sweeter, we have adapted this one with our Flowers for Lucy Moscato and proudly introduce the Lucy Gimlet.
Lucy Gimlet 📷 with thanks to Liana Skewes
Be sure to check out the PDF document just below for our very own print at home recipe cards for our Koonara Wines based Cocktails. We can’t wait to see these glasses out in the wild, filled with the most delightful drinks. Be sure to tag us on socials @koonara in all of your #smartinis and cocktails makes.