The Social Magazine features monthly column written by CSWS
Sips & Shots
Beginning February 1 2012, Cool Springs Wines & Spirits will be featured monthly in The Social Magazine, one of the leading print and online sources for information, entertainment, photography and more for the vibrant social scene in the areas just south of Nashville.
In each segment, aptly named Sips & Shots, The Social Magazine consults with CSWS about pertinent topics related to wine, spirits and beer which are shared with those who read the magazine.
Sips & Shots April & May 2013
Ladies, you may recall that last month Woody (my husband) and I had the great pleasure of recommending wines, spirits and beers that each of us thought would appeal to men for The Man Issue. It ended up being a pretty easy task because we both happen know what men like (wink). For this issue of SOCIAL, the assignment was to recommend products in our store that women will lust after. Another fun task! Woody – ever the ladies man – hunted and gathered what he considered to be the hottest products for women (which means he probably based his selections on the packaging or labels.) I, on the other hand, took a more intellectual approach by conducting some research and consulting our team of experts in the store. What you see here, ladies, is our compromised list of wines, spirits and beers women will love. Let us know what you think!
YOUR SHOPPING LIST (CIRCA 2013)
Madria Sangria Moscato - In case you haven’t heard, Moscato is trending. When blended with white sangria, it offers just the right amount of tropical sweetness and refreshment. Serve Madria at your springtime outdoor gatherings, baby showers or as a perfect picnic accouterment.
Belle Glos Wines – This pinot noir collection was named after Napa Valley matriarch Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, the co-founder of the widely acclaimed Caymus Vineyards. Born in 1915, Ms. "Belle Glos" is 98 years young. Raise your glasses in honor of this honorable trailblazer!
Troy and Sons Platinum & Reserve Whiskies – Heralded by Garden & Gun, Bon Appetit, and several reputable media outlets, these “moonshine” style whiskeys were the first ever made by a woman for women. Fun fact – owner Troy Ball graduated from Vanderbilt University.
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream – Co-owned by Franklin natives Jeff and Jenny Pennington, this really-easy-to-drink American whiskey cream liqueur is a definite crowd pleaser. Jenny, who manages the brand’s marketing, prefers her Whisper Creek on ice. “What I love most is that WC is attracting a lot more women to the whiskey category. It’s made with Tennessee Whiskey and then softened by fresh dairy cream and over 30 delicious southern flavors. Cheers to our hometown girl!
Skinny Girl Cocktails & Wines – What started with the Skinny Girl Margarita from TV star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel, has turned into a cocktail revolution. Now all you figure-conscious women can enjoy Skinny Girl Vodka, Ready to Serve Cocktails and the Wine Collection. The Skinny Girl beverages are naturally sweetened and – better yet – low in calories.
1998 Dom Perignon Rose Gift Set – What woman (in her right mind) doesn’t adore Dom? You will LOVE this limited-edition gift set that comes packaged with two crystal flutes embossed with red lipstick marks. Presented in a very stylish black box with the word 'LOVE' emblazoned on the front, this classy yet fun set makes an awesome wedding or anniversary present.
Smirnoff “Confectionary” Flavored Vodkas – Have your cake and eat it, too. Smirnoff hit a home run with this special line of vodkas: Iced Cake, Kissed Caramel, Fluffed Marshmallow and Whipped Cream. Formerly reserved exclusively for the characters of VH1's hit TV show Single Ladies, these delectable vodkas should be at the top of your list the next time you visit CSWS.
Rogue Mom Hefeweizen – A refreshing, Belgian style blonde ale. This high-gravity beer is infused with rose petals from Eugene, Oregon. Mom is expected to hit Middle Tennessee the end of March.
About The Social Magazine
The Social Magazine, one of the leading print and online sources for information, entertainment, photography and more for the vibrant social scene in the areas just south of Nashville. We cover anything and everything that makes your life better... and more social. Black tie affairs, private parties adn charity functions to BBQ's, barn dances and even the county fair. We give our readers a place to learn about themselves, their friends and their surroundings. Plus, we also celebrate the area's one-of-a-kind luxury, style, charm, history and quality of life.
About Cool Springs Wines & Spirits
Located in Franklin, TN, 10 minutes south of Nashville, Cool Springs Wines & Spirits is the largest beverage alcohol retail store in the Southeast. With more than 20 employees and over 150 years of combined experience in the wine and spirits industry, Cool Springs Wines & Spirits is a popular destination for consumers searching for guaranteed lowest prices. We post and match local competitors advertised prices at the front of the store. Cool Springs Wines & Spirits is consistently recognized as Williamson County's Best Wine & Spirits Store by "Franklin Is" and Southern Exposure Magazine. Store owner James Woodard has also received Leading Retailer honors from beverage industry magazine Market Watch.