Innovative gift registry for home entertaining fills void – and empty glasses – for engaged couples.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ThirstyNest, the first curated wine and spirits registry, has officially launched online, offering modern couples an innovative option for selecting wedding gifts for their home bar. Home entertaining is an exciting part of a new marriage, yet other traditional registries give couples the means to select everything except the pours themselves. With several simple “1-Click Registry” collections, from Mixologist Must-Haves to Wine Bar 101, ThirstyNest guides couples on how to create the perfectly appointed home bar for stylish entertaining in one mouse tap. Registrants may also select individual wine and spirits or add unique items from drinkware and bar carts to their registry.

With more than 15 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry, ThirstyNest founder Jacqueline Strum discovered the need for a home-bar registry while planning her own wedding. “Like many couples today, my fiancé and I were already living together and didn’t need to start from scratch filling our home with necessities,” said Strum. “The reality is, many couples have the items needed to run their household prior to getting engaged and are living in smaller spaces so cabinet and counter storage is at a premium. Instead, we wanted gifts that were more experiential and would upgrade our current ability to entertain.”

According to a 2016 Wine Market Council study, the millennial generation comprises the largest wine consuming market in the history of the United States. Of the 79 million millennials in the U.S., 36% of them drink wine, compared to 34% of 75 million baby boomers. At the same time, there has been a drastic shift in the average age of marriage from 23 for women and 26 for men in 1990, to 27 and 29 respectively today. “These statistics show us that as couples are getting married a little older, their tastes and gift needs are also changing,” said Strum. “ThirstyNest meets this need with a more modern-day lifestyle focused registry.”

In addition to its “1-Click Registry” feature and glassware, furniture, bar tools and accessories, ThirstyNest also has influencer-curated collections, which offer registrants guidance from some of the most respected tastemakers in the wine, spirits and hospitality industries. Registrants can choose to add specific wines and spirits to celebrate future milestones, from First-Anniversary Champagnes to Ten-Year Anniversary bottles. Rather than collecting dust in storage, as many impractical wedding gifts do, these bottles are special gifts couples can share together for years to come.