How do you say that?


La * gniappe (\'lan-,yap\) n.

Lagniappe derives from New World Spanish La napa, "the gift," and ultimately from Quechua yapay, "to give more." The word was then adapted in to New Orleans's rich Creole dialect where it acquired a French spelling. It is still used today in the Gulf states, especially southern Louisiana, to denote a little bonus that a friendly shopkeeper might add to a purchase. By extension it may mean "an extra unexpected gift or benefit."

Lagniappe Beverage & Hospitality distributes, markets, and promotes unique and interesting products in the Illinois market.

We work with environmentally conscientious people who use ecologically responsible practices to create products that express their region and culture.  But we don't stop there.


We enjoy all the hospitality and good times involved in food, wine, and spirits and want to assist our customers in providing interactive and informative experiences for their guests. We are also constantly coming up with innovative ways to introduce our products into the market.  In essence, we offer "a little something extra" to our customers.


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