Houston Presents: Top 10 Locally Produced Food and Drink Gifts
2. Three-Month Membership to The Nice Winery. A tidy box of premium wines, hand-selected by sommeliers and delivered monthly to your doorstep = the perfect present. Transform the standard gift into something truly nice with a three-month gift membership ($150) to the Nice Winery, Houston's premier wine boutique, owned and operated by certified sommeliers and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chefs Ryan Levy and Ian Eastveld. To arrange an order, call Nice Winery or go to www.nicewines.com.
1. Fudge Brownie Mix In A Jar from The Brownie Bowl. Delayed gratification is remarkably underrated. Rather than foist off another plate of soon-to-be stale cookies now as a gift to your friends and family, give them the opportunity to enjoy some fabulous baked goods later (re: not during the December sweets glut) via this gourmet brownie mix in a jar. Thank you, Brownie Bowl, for understanding that our desire for delicious treats extends beyond the holiday season and, on a personal note, for providing me with the means to indulge in your confections at a time of my choosing, which will probably be 10 p.m. on a January weeknight after spin class.