Winexpert aims to make the ancient traditions of winemaking accessible to both wine enthusiasts and newcomers. With over 100 varietals to choose from, their award-winning winemaking kits give home vintners the chance to put their own stamp on personal batches of ambrosials such as chardonnay, pinot grigio, and merlot, rather than printing out images of their face and pasting them onto bottles at the store. Winexpert also works with dedicated retailers around the world, who help buyers choose the right vino and learn the secrets of the wine-making lifestyle.
Busy Bee Tools equips its patrons with more than 5,000 different woodworking, metal, and power tools by brands such as DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Freud, Craftex, Delta, and Porter-Cable. Digital calipers ($19.99) measure the precise distance between hanging portraits of Frank Gehry's protractor, and shockless hammers ($10.99) keep wayward nails in check. Suction-seal safety goggles ($3.99) and magnetic wrist bands ($2.49) ensure home repairs conclude without a glitch. A plethora of woodworking and metalworking implements avail themselves to creative projects from custom-whittled figurines to home-forged chocolate fountains.
At Wag's pet-friendly Doggin'it Café, humans can sip lattes and teas while their four-legged associates sample Wag's wide array of treats and doggie desserts. The café's baristas brew cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, and specialty beverages ($2.25–$3.75) using Joe the Dog coffee, Wag's own Ottawa-roasted line of java. You can take home your own bag ($15.99 per lb.), available in Bad Dog dark roast, Gotta Go morning blend, and Neutered Dog decaf. Goodies for canines and felines include gourmet treats ($0.99–$25), dog cookies ($0.99–$3.99), and aged sweat socks of rare vintages. Wag also offers food and kibble (starting at $16.99) for your furry, flea-bitten friends as well as fashionable collars and leashes (starting at $20). In addition to providing free wireless Internet access for laptop users and web-savvy terriers, Doggin'it Café frequently hosts social nights so that proud pup-possessors can mingle with like-minded animal lovers and pooches can sniff one another to their heart's delight.