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Best tchotchkes?

#1 Post by Veronica Castro » April 9th, 2011, 8:32 pm

for us, we love PENS! They seem to evaporate at the store. I was given a glitzy pen from a vendor, and gave it to a co-worker... you would have thought it was Christmas he was so happy. Also, t-shirts made of that soft, thin cottony material given by spirits distributors are sweet.

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#2 Post by Todd F r e n c h » April 9th, 2011, 9:27 pm

Wow, good question. I think coozies are the best, but the wine industry is not really up on giving out coozies!
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#3 Post by JP Taboada » April 10th, 2011, 4:12 am

Wine openers/ corkscrews
Not that I need anymore, but it's always nice to pack a few when we go to eat at our favorite places... The servers and waitstaff are always in need of them and can make you very popular.

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#4 Post by Bob Wood » April 10th, 2011, 8:01 am

Not exactly wine related, but I've carried one of these on my key ring for almost ten years. I've only had to use it a couple of times but it was invaluable on those occasions.

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#5 Post by scamhi » April 10th, 2011, 9:34 am

we have been giving logo embroidered LL Bean canvas bags in different sizes, and this year Kleen Canteen 27 oz metal water bottles.
Love the swiftmove premium corkscrew given out by Crushpad a few years back
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#6 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » April 10th, 2011, 9:45 am

Dan Posner had a great idea to eliminate the evaporating pens. Not sure if it's going to work at your place, though, V!

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#7 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » April 12th, 2011, 8:58 pm

Bob Wood wrote:Not exactly wine related, but I've carried one of these on my key ring for almost ten years. I've only had to use it a couple of times but it was invaluable on those occasions.

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+1. I still have an HBO bottle opener (old-school logo) on my keychain that I got at some bar I went to my freshman year of college. That thing has served me (and many others) quite well over the years.
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#8 Post by Mark.Ricca » September 13th, 2011, 5:45 am

Talk about things that evaporate! I have to allocate these:


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#9 Post by Ken V » September 13th, 2011, 8:07 am

Mark.Ricca wrote:Talk about things that evaporate! I have to allocate these:


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#10 Post by PeterJ » September 26th, 2011, 11:21 pm

Don't really want to ruin the fun here, but a "tsatske", or "tchotchke", is actually something that is useless, unimportant, a little plaything. I don't think I'd put pens or bottle openers in that category. On the other hand.......... one of the definitions listed in The Joys of Yiddish is "a loose or kept woman". Now we're talking something of value. ;o)))))
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Re: Best tchotchkes?

#11 Post by Scott VZ » October 1st, 2011, 5:44 pm

"Something of singular value?"
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