, one of my favorite finds of the year, has a home in our December issue's gift guide. Nevertheless, I'm excited to present it to you again (just in case you missed it the first time around) as the 8th bag in my string of 12 Days of Wine Bags. Hero Bags, started by San Francisco designer Susanne Maddux, prides itself on being an all-American company, making its products by hand in California with sustainable, organic cotton grown in the States. Hero also makes a bunch of other cool totes and lunch bags, as well as a single-bottle wine carrier.

Combine this bag with a bottle of crisp, peachy 2008 Kung Fu Girl Riesling ($12, find this wine) from American Wine Awards-winner Charles Smith and you have a slam dunk gift for under $30.