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Made For You, February 2018

A 24-karat truffle; the table that seems to float; wine by the glass meets high tech; golfing through World War II history; an auction for truck lovers; and Bourbon boot camp.
By CA Editors | From Animal House, January/February 2018
Made For You, February 2018

In a world of fast food and one-size-fits-all sensibilities, how often does something feel made especially for you? The “Made for You” section celebrates those items that are created with such high quality of hand workmanship and degree of customization that they become individual to you. In each issue, our editors will endeavor to bring you special things from anywhere on the globe, choosing them solely on the basis of outstanding quality. Our goal is to give you guidance on the best of everything.

 

Keep On Truckin’—Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale Auction (in Arizona’s WestWorld from January 13 to 21) is a nod to truck heritage. Among the prizes are vintage trucks and full custom builds. Included will be fully restored ’40s-era Dodge Power Wagons and a ’56 Ford F-100 featuring a custom chassis, and a modern Mustang 5.0 Coyote engine. Also featured will be NASCAR racing legend Rusty Wallace’s ’66 Chevrolet El Camino Custom Pickup built by West Coast Customs with numerous upgrades by another renowned builder, Detroit Speed. barrett-jackson.com

 
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24-karat Valentine—Mini Melanie And Kim Crawford

Put a little glitter in your Valentine’s Day gift with the limited-edition, 24-karat-gold, Sauvignon Blanc-infused, chocolate cake truffles from Mini Melanie and Kim Crawford Wines. The 12-piece box includes dark-, milk- and white-chocolate truffles, hand-painted with 24-karat gold leaf and then decorated gold sugar dragées. The center is composed of dark-chocolate ganache filled with Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, which is also the suggested pairing for enjoying the truffles. kimcrawfordwines.com, minimelanie.com

 
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Bourbon Boot Camp—Moonshine University

Perhaps it wasn’t your parents’ dream when they hoped that you would go on to higher education, but Moonshine University, of the Kentucky Distillers Association, considers itself among the Ivy League in the whiskey-making world. Despite the name this is serious scientific study. You’ll learn cooking, fermenting, distilling, cutting hearts and tails, even how to start your own microdistillery or start a career working for a larger operation. Instructors are all steeped in the distillery business. moonshineuniversity.com

 
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Wine By The Glass—Plum

Say you want some of that trophy wine you just bought, but don’t feature downing it all at once. Just place the bottle in the wine-on-demand appliance ($1,499) from Plum, and it will not only serve you, but preserve the wine up to 90 days. The appliance scans the bottle bar code and chills the wine to the appropriate temperature based on the varietal. A needle pierces any cork or metal cap and draws wine while filling the empty space with argon gas for preservation. Labels appear on the touchscreen. plum.wine

 
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Golfing Through History—National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum’s Heroes & Legends tour brings history buffs and golfers to the historic shores of Normandy and Scotland, traveling with golf pros Lanny Wadkins and John Mahaffey and WWII historian Dr. Donald L. Miller. The nine-day July excursion includes visits to the beaches of Normandy, the site of the D-Day invasion that helped lead the Allies to victory in the Second World War. The tour features four golf courses, including Gleneagles in Scotland, and visits to memorials, museums and battle sites for a greater understanding of World War II. Pricing starts at $12,999. nationalww2museum.org

 
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The Cant Table—Vintage Industrial

The Cant Table is aptly named. The look of it seems to say it can’t possibly stand up. But the concept is solid, and it turns out it actually can. The dining/conference table ($12,900) from Vintage Industrial uses a cantilever steel-plate base design to make one end of its stainless steel top appear to float in space. The Arizona company specializes in ruggedly masculine pieces that includes seating, desks and restaurant furniture. All products can be customized. retro.net

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