[1] Lovely packaging for your valentine (both photos © Smith Teamaker). [2] A bouquet in a sachet.   Steven Smith Teamaker is one of our favorite brands of fine tea—superb tea in silky sachets (tea bags) instead of loose leaves. Steven Smith (1949-2015) was a co-founder of Stash Tea Company, then founded Tazo tea company. […]

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Lindt is the world’s largest premium chocolate company. The Swiss-based confectioner, which dates back to Zurich in 1845, has a U.S. production facility in New Hampshire. The company maintains quality while producing chocolate in volume, making Lindt Excellence chocolate bars, other bars, and Lindor truffles. Here’s a brief history of Lindt. Lindor truffles—a round chocolate […]

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[1] Super Gold Medal winner: Queen Bee Porcini (all photos © Beehive Cheese). [2] Gold medalist: Red Butte Hatch Chile. [3] Silver medal: Promontory cheddar. [4] Silver medal: Seahive, rubbed with Redmond Real Salt and local wildflower honey [5] Another silver: Teahive, cheddar rubbed with Earl Grey tea. [6] Bronze award: Pour Me A Slice, […]

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[1] The medium Hanukkah Chocolate Assortment: 30 pieces of deliciousness (all photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] You can repurpose the empty box for jewelry, keepsakes, office supplies—or use it to package another gift. [3] Some of the bonbons. [4] Close up on the menorah bonbon. [5] The large box, 50 bonbons.   L.A. Burdick is […]

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Meet 7 Deadly Zins, an old vine Zinfandel from California’s Lodi Valley. The 7 Deadly brand released its first vine in 2002. The company says that the brand was born from the winemaker’s Catholic school upbringing and lust for making hedonistically seductive* wine. “Sinful indeed,” they say, “our 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and […]

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Is there a special wine for Halloween? Absolutely: It’s the wine with the best costume. While our friend Ruth sews little ghost bottle covers, the vintners at Sonoma County’s Windsor Vineyards have dressed the bottle for you, with a choice of 18 special Halloween labels. It’s easy to get spooky with these Halloween “spirits”—the wine(s) […]

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