We love cocktail parties but hate the jugging act you always have to do between your beverage glass and your plate full of appetizers. We’ll leave the jugging act to those trained by the circus! Luckily, the very smart folks at Holdaplate (www.holdaplate.com) have come up with a brilliant solution.
The Holdaplate features a specially designed LipGrip that you can easily wrap around one finger, allowing you to hold both your cocktail glass and your goodies with one hand, leaving the other free for handshakes, friendly waves and refilling your plate at the buffet table. Available in a variety of colors to suit any tableservice decor, including classic black or white, Holdaplate is reusable, equally comfortable for the right or the left hand and can accommodate a wide range of finger sizes. It also is available constructed from recyclable materials that make it disposable after the party is over.
Holdaplate, The Cocktail Plate Evolution – Gotta Love It!
It’s easy to learn how to love wines, savor wines and pair wines with your favorite foods, all from the comfort of your favorite armchair, when you enjoy Wine Spectator Magazine (www.winespectator.com).
This beautifully illustrated and written publication covers a wide range of topics and helps to make wine education accessbile to wine neophites and professionals alike. The recent May 31st issue will be of special interest to sushi lovers, but no matter which issue you happen to pick up at your local wine shoppe, you are guaranteed to learn something new or novel about wines, how they are produced, marketed and best enjoyed.
You can purchase Wine Spectator by the issue or enjoy savings with an annual subscription, which also makes the perfect birthday or holiday gift.
Wine Spectator Magazine – Gotta Love It!
As the weather warms up, we love the convenience of sandwiches, but get tired of traditional square loaf sandwich bread. The folks at Kontos Foods, Inc. offer a better idea with their Kontyos Greek Lifestyle Flatbread (www.kontos.com).
We were amazed at just how versatile this flabread is, from making falafal sandwiches for lunch to filling with an egg, cheese and salsa combination for breakfast to spread with cream cheese for an afternoon snack. Kontos has also formulated its flatbread to contain more protein with less sugar and calories. Keep an extra package or two handy in the freezer.
Kontos Greek Lifestyle Flatbread – Gotta Love It!
Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto (www.sandeman.eu) is perfect for sipping slowly on a snowy winter’s night. This is a rich libation that can be savored solo. But now that spring has arrived and summer’s entertainment season is just around the corner, we keep our bottle of Sandeman very handy on our bar because we’ve discovered it makes great mixed cocktails that are refreshing for warmer weather.
In addition to blending it with Scotch Whiskey, Blood Orange Juice and honey cucumber water to create a delightful carbonated Founders Fizz, Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto also is a key ingredient for Sangria, Margaritas, Cosmos and a bracing Sandeman Rush featuring well-chilled Sandeman shaken with Scotch and Kahlua, garnishedc with a cinnamon stick.
Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto