Remember back in April when I was trying to figure out what kind of wine opener to get? That problem was neatly solved when I got an email from Red Envelope after I stopped by their booth at the BlogHer conference. They offered to send me a free product from their Christmas Gifts selection and I choose the Hootch Owl™ corkscrew.
It arrived yesterday and it's a really nice, solid piece of barware. I selected it in part because I love a good pun as much as the next person, and it turns out to be based on a classic design from the 1930s—which makes sense considering that you don't hear the word "hooch" much these days.
This is the kind of device that you'd expect to provide a lifetime of use. I'm happy to have graduated from the cheap, breakable corkscrews to something that is likely to last into the 2030s and beyond.
I opened a bottle of pinot grigio to test it out and it easily removed the synthetic cork. It's big and sturdy enough to stand on the counter and I like that both wings can be used to remove bottle caps.
So here's where you come in. Red Envelope is providing a $50 merchandise credit to one lucky reader.
To enter, please like them on Facebook and leave me a comment saying which of their home bar gifts or personalized pub glasses you would choose for yourself or as a gift for someone else this year. (If you win, you can order whatever you like, so don't overthink it.) Deadline for entries: Sunday, November 20, 2011 at midnight Central standard time. Make sure you provide your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win. Winner will be selected by random drawing.
***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!