Using old-world techniques, Good Intentions Wine Company crafts their wines with minimal intervention. All fruits are hand-picked at their three vineyards, located at the base of one of Australia’s youngest volcanoes, Mount Gambier (also known as Ereng Balam) on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The cool climate, rainfall and limestone of the region all contribute to making fantastic wines, which Good Intentions ferments with indigenous yeasts. Their Relatively White (2018) is made from sauvignon blanc grapes that are macerated on skins. With notes of flowers, citrus, peach and ginger, this unfiltered wine pops with the right amount of acidity.
One may not think of Virginia as a hotspot for wine but RdV Vineyards’ 2016 Rendezvous, a Bordeaux-style red blend, aims to make it so (along with vintner Rutger de Vink’s other vintages and styles). Composed of 36% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 29% cab franc grapes (all sustainable farmed), 60% of the luscious liquid spends time in new oak. It’s a hefty 14.1% alcohol and pairs deliciously with heartier foods. RdV donates $5 to the World Central Kitchen with each bottle purchased.
From second-generation natural winemaker Milan Nestarec, Fork & Knives tastes surprisingly savory, with just enough crispness. Made from 100% Neuburger grapes (between a Roter Veltliner and Sylvaner) in the South Moravia region of the Czech Republic, the wine offers a touch of apricot at first, leading to plenty of salinity. Available at good wine stores.
Standing three inches by three inches, with room for eight fluid ounces of coffee or tea, New York tableware company Hudson Wilder’s Lotta Gold cup proves sleek and simple. Its handblown, heat-resistant borosilicate glass construction ensures that the mug will not crack when introduced to cold liquids or surfaces, or burn those touching it when hot contents are poured inside. Summery but apt for all seasons, this particular design is dishwasher-safe, too.
Composed of Pyrex’s versatile high-quality tempered glass, this brand new Star Wars storage container features illustrations of several of the space saga’s beloved droids. It’s safe for dishwashers, freezers, microwaves, as well as pre-heated conventional and convection ovens—but oven use could lead to discoloration of the decoration. It comes complete with a purple BPA-free plastic lid.
Handmade in the Barcelona workshop of Florentine Kitchen Knives (FKK), each F4 Bread Knife features a 27cm serrated blade, crafted from stainless steel and ideal for slicing into crusty baked goods. The knife can be customized with either FKK’s signature stacked handle (pictured) or with a less ornate scaled handle design. For the stacked option, users can design the mix of micarta and leather or leave it up to the artisans to design. Price is in Euros and represents all premium customization options (less expensive variations can be produced, as well).
Potli’s hemp-infused cold-pressed olive oil is genuine EVOO—made when olives are crushed using force, instead of chemicals, heat or other techniques. This oil boasts a naturally peppery taste and the cannabidiol adds to its existing herbaceous and floral flavor. In each 250ml bottle, there’s 250mg hemp-derived, non-psychoactive CBD; more dosage information can be found online. With each purchase, Potli donates product of equal or greater value to Food Runners, an organization dedicated to alleviating food insecurity and reducing waste in San Francisco.
Made in the US by family-owned Nordic Ware, and exclusive to Williams Sonoma, this charming cast aluminum cake pan (with a golden finish) yields honeycomb-shaped sweets with sharable, pull-apart sections. Its premium nonstick interior makes release and clean-up easy, too.
Limited to an edition of 30, Absolut Elyx’s latest copper drinking vessel comes in the form of a spritely rabbit. Washable by hand only, each lifelike animal varies slightly due to its handmade composition—though all hold 22 fluid ounces. It’s a vibrant, seasonal addition to the brand’s creative cup and barware offerings—and every copper rabbit sold will provide access to one week of safe water to someone in need through the brand’s partnership with Water for People.
Available in three flavors—original, salt and vinegar, and BBQ—Flock Foods’ gluten- and dairy-free chicken chips contain more protein than potato chips. Made from 100% premium chicken skins and sea salt (and fried in soybean oil), these simple but irresistible chips come in packs of eight single-serve bags.
The undeniably charming Phoenicia Diner was built on Long Island in 1962 and moved to the Catskills in the ’80s, but it was in 2011 that Mike Cioffi bought it and transformed it into a beloved institution. Now he (along with chef Chris Bradley and author and professor Sara B Franklin) is releasing a cookbook full of the restaurant’s comfort food. Drenched in Americana, the book includes classics like buttermilk pancakes and “The Perfect Bacon, Egg and Cheese” along with modernized takes such as the cider-braised duck and grits. With 85 recipes within, a comprehensive guide to preparing eggs any style, and plenty of photographs of the venue and its gorgeous surrounds, this book will have readers keen to create their own roadside diner at home.
With more than 50 recipes from menus past and present at Dimes—the beloved all-day restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown—Dimes Times: Emotional Eating lets regulars (and everyone else) bring home some of their healthy, delectable dishes and signature sauces. Founded by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, Dimes (and later, its companion, the nearby Dimes Deli and Market, founded with Sophie Helsby) changed the culinary landscape of its neighborhood. The cookbook features snippets of conversation from inside the restaurant, captured by Wagner and Toniann Fernandez, and honors its loyal community. Mary Manning contributes numerous photographs and Erin Knutson, who co-designed the book with De Sousa, adds the abstract graphics.
For carbonating water at home, Aarke’s compact Carbonator II does the job in the most quality packaging option on the market, now available in a black chrome finish. The use of stainless steel instead of plastic sets the countertop device apart from competitors, promising a longer lifespan and delivering a more eye-pleasing look. With its lever-operated function, it’s also easier to use.
Owner of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Goldenrod Pastries, baker Angela Garbacz’s first-ever cookbook, Perfectly Golden, collects some of her beloved dairy- and gluten-free recipes (which can also be made with butter, all-purpose flour and other alternatives, if one so pleases). More than 100 photographs accompany the recipes—which range from her grandma’s famous peach coffee cake to lemon meringue pie and chewy almond cookies. Garbacz dedicates an entire section to “Frostings + Fillings + Extras,” too. Lessons from her mother and grandmother, as well as learnings from her community bakery, all found in this book, represent an inclusive philosophy that all bakers will benefit from.
A limited-edition tribute to the traditional Irish pot still style, Kilbeggan’s Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey draws inspiration from recipes used at the historic distillery in the late 1800s. With a mash bill of malted barley, raw barley and 2.5% oats (a nod to Ireland’s oat-growing past), the liquid is only the second to be distilled and matured entirely at Kilbeggan Distillery since its restoration in 2010. From a light spice to an acidic, fruity crispness, the 43% ABV whiskey lingers through its creamy finish.
Handmade in London, artist Louise Madzia’s ceramic Your Eyes Big Mug contrasts an elongated handle with an equally unusual figurative artwork on its body. The screen-printed character bears more than a dozen eyes along its face and body—and a reach that also defies normal proportion. Yowie recommends that you only hand wash this mug to refrain from breaking the handle.