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After having done a series of custom-etched wine bottles for the NY Yankees, A+ Wine Designs (asi/30223) was called upon to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s last day in pinstripes at Yankee Stadium. Working through its distributor client, A+ delivered 150 magnum-sized bottles with a special logo and Jeter’s etched signature. The elegant, high-end gifts were given to players and special guests.

To pull off the order flawlessly, however, A+ had to work fast.

The Wednesday before the event, the San Diego-based supplier learned that Jeter preferred pinot noir, while the commemorative bottles were all cabernet sauvignon. A+ rushed to locate a large format bottle of pinot noir, eventually choosing one from the Willamette Valley in Oregon – prime pinot country.

Knowing that this was going into the hands of Jeter himself, A+ added the iconic Yankee frieze to the bottle and completed the job in 27 hours. The result was a beautifully designed and etched bottle that became a sudden curiosity, with Wine Spectator weighing in with an article entitled “Mystique, Aura Shroud Derek Jeter’s Pinot Noir.” The magazine contacted the winery and Major League Baseball in an attempt to find out who created the bottle. Still, they struck out.

Though the magazine was unable to locate the source of the bottle, those in the industry knew the answer: A+ Wine Designs is every distributor’s source for amazing etched wine bottles.


Custom etch any name brand wine with logos or personalized text for a striking presentation. Reward loyal clients and employees. From A Plus Wine Designs, asi/30223, 800-201-9463.


Optical crystal paperweight is sure to add sparkle to any desk. From Best Deal Awards, asi/47791, 888-681-8988.


This small trophy shows that any logo can be a winner. From Brighter Promotions, asi/42016, 800-446-3200.


Bronze football perpetual trophy is 16” tall with a rosewood base. From Classic Medallics, asi/45330, 800-221-1348.


Optical crystal award features a clear base and detailed inset globe. From Sterling Cut Glass, asi/89663, 800-543-1317.


Custom podium banner is printed on a satin material using a full-color process. Pitch for awards ceremonies. From Quinn Flags, asi/80228, 717-630-8040.


Two sleeves of custom golf balls include a collectable ball. Suggest as tournament prizes.From Par One Inc., asi/75912, 800-752-7618.


Giant pencil is made in the U.S.A. of real wood and can be any length or color. Fun idea for student awards. From Pencil Craft, asi/77025, 989-875-8186.


Custom clear acrylic award includes a full-color digital imprint on top. From LaserCuts, asi/72521, 360-863-8141.


Hunter and Dog sculpture is custom-made using your client’s business cards. From Fields, asi/54100, 800-654-1517.


The black glass and optical crystal Bright Idea award lights up at the push of a button. From Norwood by BIC Graphic, asi/74400,        877-667-9663.


Highly polished acrylic award is digitally printed to reproduce intricate detail. From Recognition Worx, asi/71340, 800-367-9045.