2012 New Products

Posted by CR on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We are so very excited to introduce to you our New Product line up for 2012!


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The First Meatloaf...

Posted by CR on Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dear Blog Reader,

I am a young married person, who rarely finds time to cook. My cupboard somtimes contains the staples for baking needs and seasoning. I always keep things like Ramen Noodles and PB & J supplies handy.

When I do actually try to cook, I try to make things too complicated, in an endless attempt to impress the guests. Sometimes, this concept flops leaving me to call the nearest takeout restaraunt availble.

While talking to a friend about favorite dishes, I came to a realization last weekend. I have never made a meatloaf.

The meatloaf seems to be a food that almost every woman in my family makes. It makes many servings so you can reheat it all week. Meatloaf tastes great left over, and you can put just about anything in it. So with all of these positive things to say about meatloaf, why haven't I baked one?

So let's solve this problem of being meatloafless, shall we?

Step 1: Get a glass loaf dish (Glass bakes evenly, food doesn't tend to stick to it,  and heck - it allows you to take great pictures of your food).

*Image Courtesy of CR
Get your own glass loaf pan on our online store

Step 2: Get a recipe. I sent a tweet to one of our favorite food writers, Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara, The Harried Housewife (she does on-air cooking spots and a column for NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 - Utica, NY).

*Recipe Courtesy of The Harried Housewife
Notes in red from CR

Step 3: Take inventory of the kitchen, then go to the grocery to buy everything because your kitchen cupboard is looking like a desert island.

Step 4: MAKE IT.

*Wash those hands!

*Preheat that oven to 350 degrees farenheit guys and gals! (FYI: Anchor Hocking bakeware can be used in ovens up to 425)

*Image Courtesy of CR
Click for more information on glass bakeware safety

*In a large bowl, combine ground beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley.

*Image Courtesy of CR
Get Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups and kitchen storage via our online store

*Mix well. I of course always use glass mixing bowls. Always use a non-metal mixing utensil, or your hands. I went for the hand option, because my mother told me to. I would like to put it on the record that "I regret this 'hand mixing' experience entirely."

*Image Courtesy of CR
I used our
Square Serving Bowl but we also have Round Mixing Bowls on the online store.

*Pat the mixture into your loaf pan. Don't be afraid of smushing it into those corners, glass bakes very evenly.


*Pop that beatiful meatloaf into the oven for 45 minutes (should be preheated to 350 by now).

*Get to making the tangy sauce for the top! Mix your ketchup, mustard and brown sugar together.

*Image Courtesy of CR
I made the sauce in one of our 7-Cup Round Storage Bowls. This product comes in handy a lot when you have some down time in cooking. Just throw on the lid and even refrigerate or freeze if need be.

*When your 45 minutes are up put a soft pot holder, silicon trivet or towels out on the counter.

*Put the meatloaf dish onto your soft, dry surface.

*Pour the sauce you created onto the top.

*Return the dish to the oven for about 15 more minutes.


*Image Courtesy of CR

Serve up your beautiful meatloaf, it should make about 8 servings. I served myself, my husband and my best friend, then put the rest into little Anchor Hocking glass storage containers for lunches and dinners.

*Image Courtesy of CR

**Side note: I also whipped up some caramelized carrots to go with it. Delicious combo.

I'm sure you're dying to know what we drank with it too, right? We each had a glass of Relative from Joel Gott vinyards, which we drank out of Stölzle stemware.

*Image Courtesy of CR

The Harried Housewife I putting together a new recipe book! You should keep your eyes peeled for it! She is such a joy to talk to about food, we are just sure you'll love her! This meatloaf recipe will also be in the book!

Keep tabs on The Harried Housewife:
Web:  www.theharriehousewife.com
Twitter: @harriedhswife

Want to share a recipe with us? We might just make it!

Categorized under: Bake  Prep  Drink  Organize  Decorate  Candle  Entertain  Glass  Made In The USA  Home  Refrigerator Storage  Sigma Glass 

Celebrate the 4th in Style

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here at Anchor Hocking, we are always so inspired by the beautiful parties and decorations and goodies that our friends online are coming up with! We wanted to try our hand at creating a fun 4th of July gathering - chic and cheap.

*All images courtesy of CR 

Wondering what all we used to create this swanky little get together?
Well all of the glassware is, of course, Anchor Hocking Company. The balloons were around 5 dollars from
Party City, the beautiful red Gerber Daisies were also around 5 dollars from Kroger, and the vases were old wine bottles with the labels taken off.

What did we use as a table? Well that is a fantastic vintage trunk that this little blogger got for a steal at a local antique store, The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall. It was just our luck that it was blue and big enough to house all of the glassware and goodies!

My my! What is in that triffle bowl?
Layers of vanilla wafers, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and whipped cream (original style).

That adorable Montana Jar (64 oz) is full of Strawberry Soda! You could jazz it up with a little prosecco or champagne too!

We couldn't forget the cherry pie!
We also chose our fine Stölzle champagne flutes for an Independence Day toast! You ought to hear those babies ring!

Inside our 4-in-1 cake dome is a double layer chocolate cake with tons of decadent frosting, whipped cream and fruit decorations!

All together:
Food/drink cost under $30.00 (wine not included)
Decorations under $12.00 (trunk not included)
Anchor Hocking Company Glassware under $100.00 (this includes our Bakeware Tote Set, not shown)

*All images courtesy of CR


You can get the look too! Check out Anchor Hocking's Online Store to get everything you need to have a cheap and chic holiday party!


We would love to hear from you! Tell us all about the parties you're throwing - and we might just showcase it here!

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Categorized under: Entertain  Serve  Drink  Design  Reality  Montana Jar  Stolzle 

Superb. Hubbard Grille.

Posted by CR on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


Image Courtesy of Hubbard Grille

Image Via Radculture (also see Radculture's review of Hubbard Grille)


Pull up a seat at Hubbard Grille at one of their tap tables and pour to your heart and wallet's content!

We love beer, but boy do we love our wine! We especially enjoy wine when it is in Anchor Signature Stemware!

Thank you Hubbard Grille for serving your lovely selection in our stems.

Glassware Images Courtesy of CR

Image Courtesy of Hubbard Grille

The brilliant minds in the Hubbard Grille kitchen not only have a killer menu, but a jaw dropping, mouthwatering special menu. The flavors are always decadent and inspired.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 4 pm - close

793 N. High Street
Columbus OH, 43215

Don't want a huge meal? Be sure to enjoy the items on their appetizer menu and pair them with one of their many lovely wines available by bottle and glass.

Next time you're looking for a way to impress the friends and family take them to Hubbard Grille, you won't be disapointed. They have bar seating, high tops, tables, tap table, and upstairs dining area as well as outdoor seating. They are surrounded by great art galleries and shopping.

Be sure to make them your new favorite happy hour spot as well!

We're sure you're also wondering where you can pick up your very own Anchor Signature Stemware too! Well here you go - www.anchoronline.com



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Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Entertain  Glass 

A Taste of Italy

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I had the excellent pleasure of enjoying a wine tasting in the private cellar at Europia Wine & Spirits last night. The tasting was presented by BelVino (Cleveland, Ohio), an importer of fine Italian wine. Director of Sales, Steve Sheppard was there along with Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero. The gentlemen led the twelve of us through the tasting. We enjoyed five exquisite wines; two whites, one rosé, and two reds. 

*All of the wines were from Marramiero, from Abruzzo, Italy.

(Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero and Steve Sheppard of BelVino)
*Image Courtesy of CR

So as you can imagine, this evening was quite the exciting opportunity, a quiet event, in a private cellar, with a wine maker from Italy! Who wouldn’t jump to positively RSVP? What else was so wonderful you ask? Well, each tasting was poured into a beautiful piece of Stölzle stemware!

(Beautiful Stölzle Stems awaiting the pour)
*Image Courtesy of CR

I was so thrilled with the wines and the vast knowledge that was bestowed upon us, that I’ve decided to type up all of my notes and share them with you here on the Anchor Blog! Maybe my notes will inspire you to pick up a bottle and cook up some culinary delights to pair with it. 

Our tasting was complete with hearty pours and fantastic hors d'oeuvres created by Europia’s Proprietor, Steven Grabner.

(Meet the Proprietor of Europia Wine & Spirits, Steven Grabner)
*Image Courtesy of CR




This stunning Trebbiano d’Abruzzo just arrived in the United States last week. It is a 2010 Vintage and is aged in vessels and bottles for 3 months.  

Not only does it have a full floral and perfectly fruity flavor, it has a powerfully elegant bouquet and impressive legs.  

This wine would be a beautiful pairing with white meats and fish. Certainly, this is an excellent choice to pair with summer flavors.   

Grape Varietal: 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 12%
Production: 50,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F    


This 2009 vintage is tropical and harmonious. It has excellent floral flavors, structure and balance. Spicy nuances are also evident among the mango, melon and grapefruit fragrances. The bouquet on this Pecorino is much lighter than that of the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. 

This golden beauty is aged in steel tanks and in bottles for 4 months.

For a pairing, fish and white meats would be fitting. Salami, pasta, or truffles would be dreamy compliments. Another striking union would be with seared sea scallops and a creamy risotto.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Pecorino
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 30,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 52-54° F  


The beautiful cherry color of this wine comes from vintification process. The contact between the skin and the juice of the red grapes is quite brief, only 24 hours, allowing only a slight tinge of red color. It is aged in vessels and bottle for about 3 months.

This light yet crisp wine has a fresh bouquet, and admirable legs. Its taste is round, dry and pleasant.  

While one could drink rosé with anything, this Montepulciano would be incredible with gazpacho, pizza, vegetable soups, and tomato based dishes. Artichoke creations would also be well served with this wine.  

*Side note: Artichoke has a chemical that makes it quite difficult to pair with wine and often creates a taste of tin. Surprisingly, this wine manages to balance its flavors out.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 40,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F  


This wine is bread of indigenous grapes and aged in French and Slavonian oak barrels for 14-18 months, it then continues to mature and refine in the bottle for 6 months. The color of Inferi is a deep ruby red.

The bouquet is rich and warm. Fragrances of vanilla, tobacco and licorice are intensely evident. 

This 2007 vintage not only boasts an artful label, but a powerful flavor that would be perfect with pasta, mushrooms, beef or mature cheeses.

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano
Alcohol Content: 14%
Production: 100,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml and 1.5 liter
Serving Temp: 60-65° F   


This incredible ruby red Dama has a vibrant bouquet with fragrant hints of licorice. It is an easy, drinkable wine with unbelievable fruit flavors and perfect acidity. It has a subtle spice and good balance. 

There is almost no oak flavor to this wine, making it a pleasure to drink with any plate. Its distinct flavor is attributed to the process of 12 month aging in steel, followed by 6 months in 2nd and 3rd use barrels. 

*Side note: Each vintage is different, because of the 2nd and 3rd use barrel process. The fruit flavors begin to change because the oak barrels pull out the acidity of the wine; this varies by year based on the 1st use of the barrel. 

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Production: 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 66-67° F  

(Checking out the fabulous legs on the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
*Image Courtesy of CR

(Admiring the label art of Inferi)
*Image Courtesy of CR

(Steve Sheppard educating us on the grape varietales from all twenty regions of Italy)
*Image Courtesy of CR

Want more infomation and pictures from the tasting? Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook, where we're sure to post more pictures!

A big heartfelt thank you goes out to Steven Grabner and the team at Europia, Steve Sheppard and BelVino and for the wonderful knowledge shared by Antonio Chiavaroli and Marramiero.

This was a wonderful event and everyone was so excited to be a part of this great happening in the cellar!

Get your own set of Stölzle Stems via the Anchor Online Store

In the Columbus Area and want to check out these wines? Contact Europia Wine & Spirits.

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Categorized under: Spotlight  Drink  Events  Company News  Entertain  Stolzle 

On Trend: Beyond Plaid

Posted by CR on Friday, January 7th, 2011

At Anchor Hocking, our product development group is constantly studying trends, where they were, where they are and where they'll be next.

We wanted to share a rather fun and energetic trend that has taken over. This trend has many offshoots, but begins with plaid.

Whether looking at shower themes, tee shirt designs, table linens or accessories, we can't help but notice a variety of items that have a lumberjack feel to them. Mixtures of country, outdoor themes, plaid and masculine products have made their way into every crack and crevasee of the design world.

(From Top Left to Right) 1. Upcycled Plaid Coffee Sleeve 2. Plaid Infinity Scarf 3. Lumberjack Plaid Flower Pin 4. Lumberjack screenprint tee 5. Lumberjack & Jill Themed couples wedding shower 6. Plaid Chicken Doorstopper 7. Plaid Personalized Canning Lables 8. Canning Jar Graphic Shower Invites 9. Mini Baked Beans in Hermetic Canning Jars

You can also quickly add some plaid, country and manly flair to your home or kitchen with Anchor.


(From Top Left to Right) 1. Manchester Rocks (Plaid Pattern) 2. Manchester Tea (Plaid Pattern) 3. Rustic Rooster Chalk Board (Plaid Scarf Included) 4. Cracker Jar Set (Vintage Appeal with Threaded Cap) 5. Beer Wagon Mug (20oz Shown) 6. Heremes Jar (Canning Inspired Closure)

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Categorized under: Trend  Drink  Organize  Decorate  Tips 

Quench Your Thirst

Posted by CR on Friday, May 28th, 2010

I can't believe I've forgotten to share this for so long! It's been almost a month now since I stopped by one of my favorite places at The North Market, in downtown Columbus. I stopped by Bubbles Tea & Juice Company for the first time in quite a while and was pleasantly surprised to find that they have boat loads of Anchorware on display!

*Image Courtesy of CR

I was really at The North Market to pick up fresh flowers, but Bubbles Tea & Juice Company's tasty samples lured me in. In case you're wondering I wound up buying a delicious mango smoothie concoction.

The thing I love most about this place is the way they seal your cup. They use a special sealing process and provide a straw with a pointed end. You stab the plastic lid and you're on your way. This is perfect for The North Market shopper who is in a hurry or has their hands full.

*Image Courtesy of CR

Bubble Tea & Juice stores their ingredients in our Stackable Storage Jars with metal lids. They put a little placard on the front of each for contents description. They keep their look consistant and organized and have a fantastic BPA free sealing lid!

So if you're ever in Columbus, Ohio, make sure Bubbles Tea & Juice is one of your stops while exploring the downtown scene!

*Image Courtesy of CR

Want more Bubbles?

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The North Market
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Stackables 

Giada's Brew

Posted by AK on Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

I was at Target admiring Giada De Lauentiis' new product line, when I noticed the Giada ground coffee packaging. On the side of the package is a delicious cup of specialty coffee in an Anchor Hocking Cafe Mug.

*Images Courtesy of AK

Tell us what you think of her new product line and send in your own photos of your coffee in an American Made Cafe Mug.


Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Cafe Mug 

Free Coffee Thursday!

Posted by AK on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

April 15th isn’t just the day your taxes are due, it’s also when you get FREE COFFEE! Take your own mug or cup to Starbucks on Thursday and receive free brewed coffee.

Check out their website for more details!


Be certain to take your Anchorware to Starbucks. We have plenty to choose from. Go classic with the Café Mug or hit the road with the tall tea mug with matching glass cover.

Let Thursday be the beginning of a new trend for you, take your own beverageware rather than wasting a paper cup and plastic lid.

We're also interested in seeing photos of your Anchorware at Starbucks! Take a quick picture and let us know via email or twitter. Just tag @anchorhocking in your tweet or send an email to webteam@anchorhocking.com. We'll post these on our blog and facebook and give you a shout out!

Don't let this stop you from sending us pictures of your cool uses of Anchorware any other time. Feel free to share whenever you feel inclined!



Categorized under: Events  Drink  Cafe Mug  Tall Tea  Mocha 

Irish Spirit with Anchor!

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

Martha Stewart frequently uses anchorware in her photos for recipes and craft projects. She has showcased our Café Mug holding one of her favorite St. Patty’s day cocktails, The Nutty Irishman (we’ve included the recipe below).

*Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart

1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
1 ounce Frangelico
1 ounce Kahlua
5 ounces hot coffee
Whipped cream, for garnish
Green sanding sugar, for garnish (optional)

Place Irish cream, Frangelico, and Kahlua in a coffee mug; pour over coffee. Top with whipped cream and sanding sugar, if desired.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Cafe Mug 

Eco Glass

Posted by NH on Monday, March 1st, 2010

"Anchor Hocking brings Eco glass to the environmentally conscious consumer. The generously sized 18.5-ounce tumbler is dishwasher-safe and contains a minimum of 35% recycled and reclaimed materials and is 100% recyclable, according to the company."  - Housewares Design Awards (read more)

Green-trust.org likes our wares too

Categorized under: Drink  Spotlight  Eco Glass 

The Perfect Pair

Posted by NR on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Wine & Food
The economy and other factors have turned more and more people towards dining at home or hosting parties. This cold Ohio winter hasn’t made me excited about going out and about either. At-home dinners and dinner parties are getting savvier as the food industry has continued to bring us new cooks, recipes, movies and products right to our TVs, email accounts, and supermarkets.

Our tastes in beverages are also branching out.Wine and beer tastings are more popular than ever and even the smallest groceries are working hard to bring variety to their shelves. While some view this as wonderful, others (like me) are slightly overwhelmed by the presentation of options. If I make it proudly home with a selection, I then become overwhelmed with figuring out the best way to serve my offerings. What is the perfect beverage to accompany the perfect meal? How do you serve the perfect beverage to bring out the flavors as the brewers and sommeliers intended?

Let’s start very basic. First, if there is a particular wine that you love no matter what the meal, by all means drink it! Wine tasting and pairings should be an enjoyable experience and what you end with should be based on your own tastes and preferences so experiment away! The following suggestions are just that: suggestions based on which wines will bring out the best in a given food and vice versa. Test them out for yourself to see what works with your palate. Also, as a general rule, in the same way you start a meal with lighter, more delicate tastes (in appetizers and salads) and work your way towards the hearty/heavier, you do the same with wine – working from light to dark. Reds go nicely with heavier foods and aren’t normally served with appetizers.

The Basics
White Wine
Most common white wines:
Chardonnay: most popular white wine variety, dry white wine in a range of flavors: buttered, oak, fresh fruit

Pinot Grigio: crisp, dry white wines with smooth overtones

Sauvignon Blanc: light- to medium-bodied white wine that is crisp and refreshing with a range of flavors

Riesling: dry to sweet, light to full-bodied, very fresh in taste and versatile in food pairings. Typically apple, peach, pear, and floral undertones

Paired best with: appetizers, soft cheeses, fish, seafood, chicken, pork, and pasta with white sauce

Red Wine
Most common red wines:
Cabernet Sauvignon: big, full bodied and tannic, one of the best varieties in California

Merlot: medium bodied – i.e. less tannins than the Cabernet Sauvignon, berry/plum/currant flavors

Pinot Noir: medium to light bodied with a soft tannic structure

Syrah/Shiraz: typically fruity flavors with a hint of pepper and spices

Zinfandel: wide range, from big and hearty to light and delicate

Paired best with: strong cheeses, red meat, pork, beef, pasta with red sauce, and chocolate

Both wine and cheese are natural products aged to perfection, so maybe that is why they go so well together!! White wine tends to go better with softer cheeses and red wine can go with harder/stronger cheeses, but we can all be the judge of that.

If you are new to exploring wine, I highly recommend visiting wineries for wine tasting, or even hosting or attending a wine party – have each guest bring one or two bottles of their favorite wine for everyone to taste test. You can’t go wrong with good wine, good food, and great company!

Check out these helpful sites:
Food & Wine Pairing
Wine Web Central


Categorized under: Drink  Entertain 

Dearest Deer Mug

Posted by AK on Monday, January 11th, 2010

Anchorware Everywhere

photo by Sarah Hasse

This is a photo that was sent to me from my friends Dennis and Sarah. It is a decorated café mug that anchor developed with William Sonoma. When empty the snowflakes on the other side of the mug frame the male deer head that is shown in the photo.

Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Cafe Mug 

Sleek Stems

Posted by CR on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Anchor Hocking is partners with Stölzle. By being partners with a company of such excellence, that means that our stemware is better than ever.

To round out the vast product offering that you already enjoy from Anchor Hocking, we are pleased to introduce the partnership with Stölzle USA and the addition of a crystalline stemware line. The handsomely designed stems pair beautifully with any table setting.

Stölzle is a German International glassware manufacturing company with its North American headquarters in Charleston, SC. For over 200 years, Stölzle has been recognized as Europe's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, 100% lead free crystal glassware for the foodservice and retailmarket. The professional design and hi-tech production process guarantee optimum durability, performance and elegance.

Generously sized, sleek stems and the beautiful clarity of the crystal stemware accentuate the taste of fine wine. The design of the glass allows for perfect aeration of the wine that maximizes the full potential of flavor, aroma and taste of each individual experience.

*Image courtesy of winesooth.com



Categorized under: Drink  German Made  Stolzle 

Sigma Beverageware at the Country Living Fair 2009

Posted by CR on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


Upon trend hunting at the Country Living Fair 2009, we found our Sigma Beveragware. It wandered its way into Bloomsbury Loft's booth. It looked handsome, displayed in a vintage galvanized beverage carrier.

Thank you Bloomsbury for showcasing one of our newest designs! You can check out Bloomsbury Loft at http://www.bloomsburyloft.com/.

Categorized under: Drink  Events  Sigma Glass 

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.


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