Did You Know: Spirits Bottles and Fragrance Bottles Made in Italy

Two words: strength and form. The finest scotches and perfumes have these two words in common when it comes to the glass bottle that they are stored in. You might not know it, but Luigi Bormioli has been crafting specialized glassware for fragrances and spirits for years. Of course, it makes perfect sense. When you’re…

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Meet Lock Eat (Canning Tips Included!)

There’s glass jars with lids, and then there’s Lock Eat. Reusable containers meet superior quality craftsmanship in this unique lineup perfect for the home kitchen. Whether you’re an avid cook, a busy parent trying to make lunches or just love to preserve your own fruits and veggies, Lock Eat is the container for you! Find out more about…

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Beer 101: Know Your ABV (and Why It’s Important!)

Three simple letters: ABV. They’re easily understood, and yet their impact on how we enjoy, serve and age beer is still a mystery to some. Fear not! We’re delving into the topic of alcohol by volume headfirst. With the widespread popularity of craft brewing, an astonishing number of styles have arisen. Nowadays, it’s possible to…

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The Ultimate Wedding Gift Guide

Two simple words: I do. They mean so much. They mean a lifetime together. The gift of love is so precious and great that it can be hard to choose an appropriate wedding present. The best love is enduring, and so are the best wedding gifts. Wedding season is no longer only spring and fall,…

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Beer 101: Hops Vs. Malts (And the Winner Is …)

With all of the complex flavors and aromas that beer can exhibit, at its heart it boils down to only a few essential ingredients—malt, water, hops and yeast. These elements are what define beer as a distinct beverage. While water and yeast are very important parts of the equation, malts and hops often have the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Pairing Chocolate with Wine

Some things are just better together. It’s hard to find two delicacies that are more widely loved than gourmet chocolate and fine wine. As fortune would have it, these two indulgences can come together to create some of the best food and drink pairings. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and love is meant to…

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Never Let Your Drink Get Cold Again (or Keep It Cold!)

We’ve all heard it before: it’s the simple pleasures in life. An ice cold drink on a hot day. A warm mug of coffee on a chilly morning. A beautiful glass sitting just so on the table, as you ponder life in between sips. In the same way, little things can detract from the moment—like…

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Homemade Infusions to Take Your Cuisine to the Next Level

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference—a hint of tarragon in the background of a velvety cream sauce, a note of grapefruit peel in the chocolate tart after dinner. We often find ourselves enraptured by these small gestures in our food, and when we return from the restaurant, we ask ourselves, “How…

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5 Ways to Use Your Stemless Wine Glasses

Stemless wine glasses—we’ve all seen and held them. These unfussy vessels have a functional charm and everyday appeal. While stemmed wine glasses have a timeless beauty, they can also become top-heavy when full of your favorite vino. If the party is lively, tablespace is limited or pets and younger guests are about, you may find you…

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