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It's Never Too Early for Holiday Shopping ...

By RD Heldenfels Published: October 23, 2006

After I wrote about a new ''Daniel Boone'' DVD in a recent column, the following arrived in the e-mail:

Do you know someone who used to run around in that iconic coonskin cap? If so, the Fess Parker Daniel Boone gift basket, available at, may be the perfect holiday gift. The Daniel Boone series recently released on DVD after the 40th anniversary of the popular series debut in 1964.  The series stars Fess Parker—the legendary actor who many say was one of the first actors to enter American living rooms through the glare of the TV screen. Parker now lives in Los Olivos, California where he and his family own and manage the Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard.  ...

Included in the Daniel Boone Holiday gift basket, along with the Season One DVD, are two bottles of award-winning wine straight from Fess Parker’s vineyard—The highly popular Frontier Red Lot 51 and the stylish 2004 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay. To accompany that glass of wine, two Snickers’ bars (Fess’ favorite!) and a bag of Urban Accents Ruby Popcorn. And to satisfy that big kid wearing the coonskin-cap, one of the bottles of wine is topped with its own small, coonskin cap! Sold separately the items together would retail for 98, but this gift basket is available for $79.99. ... To purchase the Daniel Boone gift basket please visit or call the winery at 805-688-1545.

Because I'm the kind of guy whose analysis of popcorn doesn't go far beyond ''what's cheap and doesn't burn in the microwave,'' I had to look up that brand. You can find out more at Urban Accents.

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