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Say 'Cheers' to a Gift Everyone Will Love with Wine

It isn’t easy to find the perfect gift, but Austin-based Personal Wine may have cracked the code. From highend Champagne to budget-friendly Pinot Grigio, these gifts are sure to please. And don’t forget to check out the miniature bottles of prosecco with striped straws! “For the past 18 years, Personal Wine has exemplified the meaning of giving the ‘perfect gift,” says Alex Andrawes, founder and chairman of Personal Wine.

Signature Drink: What Angels Drink

Named after a line by Mark Twain, who said of watermelon in the summer “I imagine it’s what angels eat,” this clever mixture of watermelon and kaffir lime ice cubes, cointreau, orange bitters and sparkling wine will make guests swoon.  

INGREDIENTS:
—3 watermelon ice cubes*
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—3 dashes of orange bitters
—2.5 oz. Moscato d’Asti 
—2.5 oz. sparkling wine
—.75 oz. lime juice

Visit Austin Travels the Country on its Annual Airstream Tour

Visit Austin just wrapped its sixth annual Airstream tour, which included stops in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City to promote Austin’s adorable weirdness. “The road trip was a chance for us to take a sample of Austin on the road and show other markets what we have to offer in our city,” says Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Visit Austin. “This series gave us the opportunity to promote the culture, music and creativity of our city.”

Step Away from Everyday Stresses at Corporate Meeting Retreats

These Texas venues offer the chance to experience productive meetings and reinvigorating team-building.

Help Guests Reconnect With the Outdoors at These 4 Venues

Getting back to the land. For those living in an urban landscape, the notion can conjure thoughts of wide-open spaces or familyowned farms and ranches. Thankfully for Texas planners, transporting your guests to the quiet and splendor of the outdoors can be just a short drive away. 

For guests wanting to get back to the land, these four venues provide opportunities for planners to get out into the Texas Hill Country, or bring the country to them by transporting sustainable, locally sourced food to an urban event. 

PRESERVING A PIECE OF HISTORY

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