Less Thinking, More Drinking

Your turn to host? These drinks will pop.
October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019
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It’s never easy being the party host. You have to make the drinks, make everyone happy, and best of all— clean up. We’re here to tell you that it’s possible to take the stress out of hosting your next get together. Leave that how-to guide for cocktails to the pros - and trade it in for a party with the ‘hottest’ new drinks out there (aka on the internet). 

Turns out, this hosting gig might end up being pretty sweet.

Usual Wines

Usual Wines has poured the perfect 6.3 oz glass for you. With pre-poured bottles, you won’t have to worry about those glasses you got from Aunt Suzy in the cabinet. Usual Wines has rounded up the best sustainable wineries California has to offer and they’ve really focused on grapes with taste that won’t disappoint.

The Goods

✓   No sulfites or sugars added

✓   Made in small batches which means different tastes every time

✓   Poured in a perfect 6.3 oz. bottle

✓   Curated from the best crops of the season

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Sustainable grape farming practices

✓   Made in small, seasonal batches


Meet Haus, the alcohol company giving us lower alcohol alternatives to hard liquors like gin and whiskey. Their farm-to-bottle drinks have no additives and use real ingredients only. You'll want to try their signature apéritif Citrus Flower (read: lemon and elderflower) and the recently launched Bitter Clove (like an old fashioned in the best possible way).

The Goods

✓   15% ABV

✓   No additives or preservatives

✓   Three case size options

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Third generation wine-making family

✓   Radically transparent about ingredients


Meet Bev, the Rosé made by women in an industry inundated by men. Bev’s female founders have brought a classic fav in an easy to sip can— so you can dance the night away with no worry in sight. With light fizz, an 11.9% abv, and zero grams of sugar it looks like White Claw should be worried.

The Goods

✓   11.9% abv, no added sugar

✓   Rosé with a light fizz

✓   By the can, not the glass

✓   Free shipping on all orders

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Break the Glass spirit in a male dominated field

✓   Made by women for women (and men) who deserve to let loose

✓   Donates 25% of their sales to Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October


Reset your day with Recess, a hemp extract infused spritzer. Using yours truly, CBD and adaptogens, Recess is making a drink that’ll have you skipping your 2 pm coffee. It’s natural stress relief, and it tastes amazing. Looking for a more chill night with your pals? Recess is the answer.

The Goods

✓   Made with Hemp Extract, adaptogens, American ginseng, and L-Theanine

✓   Relieves stress and anxiety

✓   Flavors include: Blackberry Chai, Peach Ginger, and Pomegranate Hibiscus

✓   Sampler option for only $29.99

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Transparent about ingredients

✓   Promoting calm and clarity in a stressed out world


Have a wine-tasting party right at home with Vinebox. No more cork debacles— Vinebox has selected the nine best wines of the season and is ready to deliver them straight to your door. It’s just the right amount. And thanks to Vinebox’s closed-nitrogen environment, it’ll never see oxygen until you’re ready to raise your glass.

The Goods

✓   Bottled in a closed-nitrogen environment

✓   Sourced from nine different wineries every season

Subscription service brings new wine to you

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Uses wines from local wineries with a story

✓   Transparency about the wine process

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Image Credit: Vinebox, @getvinebox, @dapper.david, @consciouslychicstyle, @the_mommelier/ Usual Wines, @usualwines/ Haus, @drinkhaus/ Bev, @drinkbev/ Recess, @takearecess/

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