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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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*Cheers*

Categorized under: Entertain  Serve  Drink  Design  Reality  Montana Jar  Stolzle 



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

 

TASTING NOTES:

TREBBIANO D’ABRUZZO
“DAMA”
 

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    

PECORINO  

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  

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
CERASUOLO “DAMA”
 

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  

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
“INFERI” 

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   

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
“DAMA”  

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 



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 



  • 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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