1. New Needlepoint Key Fobs. We can do custom for 12pieces or more…great wedding gift, grad gifts, zip codes, fundraisers.
Check them out at thefineswine.com

    New Needlepoint Key Fobs. We can do custom for 12pieces or more…great wedding gift, grad gifts, zip codes, fundraisers.
    Check them out at thefineswine.com

     
  2. The Summer of Beer and Whiskey. Anyone (of age) who’s ever gone to watch a big-league game knows the joy a cold one can add to the game of baseball — but did you know that beer itself may have changed the game? The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game ($17) takes a look at Chris Von der Ahe’s gambit to found the St. Louis Browns in the hopes of selling more beer, establishing the American Association (later to become the American League) along the way, and revitalizing the sport with a new group of teams that featured rowdy, reckless, and, yes, drunk players.

     
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  5. If you can’t do it to friends and family then you have no shot with strangers
    — John Finney via Michael Humphrey Stanley Finney
     
  6. Esquire: Eat Like A Man

    You might assume that eating like a man means grabbing the biggest, meatiest mastodon rib you can find, tearing at with your jaws until your face is bloody, and then tossing the bone over your shoulder into the pile. If you want to do that, you probably don’t need a book. 

    But if you want to eat like a modern man, Esquire’s got the book for you. Editor Ryan D’Agostino has assembled 75 recipes, essays, and kitchen pointers all aimed at the man who not only likes to eat, but also to eat well. The recipes are aimed at specific moments in a man’s life: Friday night dinner dates, Sunday family lunches, poker night, game day, and so forth. And for male celebrity cred there are contributions from familiar chef names like Iron Chef’s Mario Batali and Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio.

    The only way it could be manlier is if it instructed you how to wrestle the meat into submission with your bare hands. But if you’re a real man, you already know how to do that.

    So long, dude food. Most men who love food have a roasting pan and a decent spice rack, but they’re still looking for that one book that has all the real food they love to eat and wish they could cook. Esquire food editor Ryan D’Agostino is here to change that with his unapologetically male-centric Eat Like a Man a choice collection of 75 recipes and food writing for men who like to eat, cook, and read about great food. It’s the Esquire man’s repertoire of perfect recipes, essays on how food figures into the moments that define a man’s life, and all the useful kitchen points every man needs to know. Satisfying, sexy, definitive, and doable, these are recipes for slow Sunday mornings with family, end-of-the-week wind-down dinners with a lady, Saturday night show-off entertaining, poker night feeds, and game-day couch camping. Or, for when a man is just hungry.

     
  7. I’m a big fan of Shag’s work…Classic Tiki, Retro Cocktail Lifestyle. Sometimes you just want to jump into his paintings. I carry some of his prints in the store, but really don’t want to sell them.
Josh Agle (born August 31, 1962), is an American artist known by most followers by the nickname “SHAG” which is how he started signing his paintings in 1987 (derived from the last two letters of his first name, and the first two letters of his last name). He’s best known for comical, richly-colored cocktail and tiki-themed scenes reminiscent of the slick commercial art of the 1950s to mid-1960s. SHAG started out as a freelance commercial illustrator, primarily for independent record labels, in the late 1980s and early 1990s before galleries and collectors began to take notice of his works. He had his first solo gallery exhibition in 1997, and has since had other shows in the United States, Japan and Australia. He’s the author and illustrator of several books about tiki culture and cocktail recipes. He spent the first eight years of his life in Oahu, Hawaii, and currently lives in the hills overlooking Southern California. In 2005 his art was brought to the stage in Shag With A Twist, a large dance and theater production sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the San Pedro City Ballet Repertory Company. The production ran for 13 weeks at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and later moved to the Aladdin Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. He has also done some design work with Disney, including merchandise for the Enchanted Tiki Room’s 40th anniversary in 2003 and for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary in 2005. Josh Agle played guitar in such bands as Swamp Zombies, The Tiki Tones, and The Huntington Cads. Shag also illustrated the cover art for both albums and many singles by Servotron as well as several album and single covers for The Dickies.

    I’m a big fan of Shag’s work…Classic Tiki, Retro Cocktail Lifestyle. Sometimes you just want to jump into his paintings. I carry some of his prints in the store, but really don’t want to sell them.

    Josh Agle (born August 31, 1962), is an American artist known by most followers by the nickname “SHAG” which is how he started signing his paintings in 1987 (derived from the last two letters of his first name, and the first two letters of his last name). He’s best known for comical, richly-colored cocktail and tiki-themed scenes reminiscent of the slick commercial art of the 1950s to mid-1960s. SHAG started out as a freelance commercial illustrator, primarily for independent record labels, in the late 1980s and early 1990s before galleries and collectors began to take notice of his works. He had his first solo gallery exhibition in 1997, and has since had other shows in the United States, Japan and Australia. He’s the author and illustrator of several books about tiki culture and cocktail recipes. He spent the first eight years of his life in Oahu, Hawaii, and currently lives in the hills overlooking Southern California. In 2005 his art was brought to the stage in Shag With A Twist, a large dance and theater production sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the San Pedro City Ballet Repertory Company. The production ran for 13 weeks at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and later moved to the Aladdin Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. He has also done some design work with Disney, including merchandise for the Enchanted Tiki Room’s 40th anniversary in 2003 and for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary in 2005. Josh Agle played guitar in such bands as Swamp Zombies, The Tiki Tones, and The Huntington Cads. Shag also illustrated the cover art for both albums and many singles by Servotron as well as several album and single covers for The Dickies.

     
  8. Simple, Pure, Clean. Khaki Shorts, White Button-down (only 1 sleeve rolled). Throw on shoes and a blue blazer and you can go anywhere.

    Simple, Pure, Clean. Khaki Shorts, White Button-down (only 1 sleeve rolled). Throw on shoes and a blue blazer and you can go anywhere.

     
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  10. Friday Afternoon at The Fine Swine. Basil Hayden’s, Tea with the Queen and a beer chaser. Crusaders Start Soccer Season Tomorrow

    Friday Afternoon at The Fine Swine. Basil Hayden’s, Tea with the Queen and a beer chaser. Crusaders Start Soccer Season Tomorrow