Refreshing and relaxing, Cool Cat’s Elderflower, Mint and Lime Wine Spritzer blends California Pinot Grigio with a trio of natural ingredients. At 6.9% ABV, each delivers less alcohol than a traditional glass of wine but pairs quite appropriately with trips to the beach or moments by the pool. Each can is only 150 calories and gluten-free. Cool Cat spritzers come in packs of eight 12-ounce cans.
GT’s Living Foods has always been one of our favorite kombucha makers. Their new Golden Pineapple flavor tastes like a burst of summer in a bottle: fresh, bright, energetic and pineapple-y with a touch of sage and lemon. Order a case of 12 from GT’s for $40 or visit Mercato.com for delivery options near you.
Founded by engineer David Dussault, Elemental Beverage Company uses proprietary technology to “snapchill” hot coffee in seconds. This process maintains lighter, fruiter, and acidic notes without dilution or drawn-out freezing and thawing processes. These innovations benefit the brand’s canned collaborations, special blends made with a roaster. Elemental worked with George Howell, a Boston-based coffee company, to produce a snapchilled can of coffee from the Montecarlos farm in El Salvador. Light and refreshing, and almost a polar opposite of the typical dark-roasted cold brews, this release features notes of soft milk chocolate and fresh tangerine. The Montecarlos can is only available in six packs.
Omsom’s starters comprise the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings needed to cook quintessential Southeast Asian dishes like Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Thai Larb, and Filipino Sisig. The Omsom Sampler Trio—a box of six starters; two for each aforementioned dish—comes complete with cooking instructions. Each serves two or three people, meaning the pack provides the base for 12 to 18 meals. Plus, 5% of their June sales go to Color Of Change, a non-profit dedicated to building power in Black communities.
To accompany author Kristin Tice Studeman’s Serving New York: For All The People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable e-cookbook, online shop and dining culture advocate inHouse at Home’s 100% cotton canvas apron features one of Jordan Awan’s illustrations from the book. As with the cookbook, 100% of the proceeds go to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund.
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.