Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lauren's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner so it is time to start thinking about finding the perfect gifts for the ones you love. I'll continue adding more products as I review them. If you'd like your product considered, please email me at Happy Holidays!

If you don't have a copy yet, get one for yourself and one for all of your friends. The Capital Cooking Cookbook is only $20 from now until Christmas by using this code: 5KCP7TEC. Perfect for present to make special cooking memories!

Wine Lovers:
Available nationwide, the all-new Kim Crawford Wine Gems by ANNA new york are an exciting re-imagining of the “whiskey stones” for wine, and will keep white wine chilled longer throughout the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. As you sip fireside this fall, warm yourself, not your white wine! Cut from fluorite gemstone, these handcrafted, reusable gems are specifically designed to keep wine at the ideal drinking temperature, offering an innovative, ice-less way to quite literally enjoy wine on the rocks. For the design, creator Anna Rabinowicz of ANNA new york by RabLabs, renowned for her trendsetting semi-precious stone coasters, drew inspiration from the expressive, crisp style of Kim Crawford’s celebrated Sauvignon Blanc, finding a fun and functional way to keep sipping cool and colorful this fall and beyond. Easy to use again and again (simply freeze, drop into your glass of wine, and rinse to reuse), these naturally colored gemstones also add a pop of color to keep guests’ glasses easily (and elegantly) identifiable while entertaining. Available at for $76/a shareable set of six wine gems.

MARTINI & ROSSI Prosecco DOC – Perfectly balanced and aromatic, MARTINI Prosecco is fresh and crisp with good citrus acidity and notes of apple, pear and fresh florals. Invigorating and playful, this newly DOC classified prosecco is beautifully versatile and can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, grilled vegetables, seafood, sushi and carpaccio (SRP $14.99).

MARTINI & ROSSI Sparkling Ros̩ РSemi-sweet, bright and pleasing, this balanced sparkling ros̩ has aromas of citrus fruit, elderflower and soft peach, complemented with delicate notes of wild rose. Made from expertly sourced Moscato Bianco, Brachetto & Malvasia grapes, enjoy this wine with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses for a delicious pairing (SRP $12.99).

MARTINI & ROSSI Asti DOCG – A delightful blend of fruit and floral notes, this naturally sweet white wine is the number one selling imported sparkling wine in the US. Made from 100% handpicked Moscato Bianco, DOCG grapes, Asti’s sweet taste is an excellent complement to desserts (SRP $12.99).

Photo by Kristen Finn
Sagaform Products:  I love their glassware and entertaining tools.


Gaea Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  The “Koroneiki” variety organic olives are hand-picked and “cold-pressed” within hours of harvesting, producing an exceptional quality organic olive oil with unique flavor characteristics and fresh aroma. This oil has a characteristic aroma of fresh green olives and a fruity taste. A classic mix of ripe and green olives make this medium fruity oil especially versatile in the kitchen. (MSRP $12.99)

Cocktail Lovers:
Grand Mayan Silver Tequila $70

This handcrafted award winning triple distilled Silver Tequila is pure perfection. The heart of each distillation is slowly distilled to a total of three times. This elegant light, crystal clear tequila has aromas of fresh agave with hints of citrus on the nose and palate. Each vessel is hand-made and hand-painted.

Peet's Holiday Blend

VertuoLine™ Limited Edition Grand Cru, Swiss Chocolate.  You'll love the rich chocolate-y finish.

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