Chocolat Chapon

Patrice Chapon trained and worked as a pastry chef and as an ice cream maker (to Queen Elizabeth nonetheless) before finding his true calling as a master chocolatier, which he has been doing for the last twenty years from his workshop in Paris. A sampling of some of his dark chocolate bars demonstrates his skill. The chocolate is dark but not too bitter. The added …

Anteadote Teas

The ready to drink segment of the tea market continues to grow in the U.S., where a slow but consistent push by manufacturers is helping consumers understand the health benefits of tea that's actually made from fresh tea leaves, and that remains free of sweeteners and chemicals. It's funny/sad to read comments in the chat rooms like "I had to add a cup of sugar …

WinePod

Our friends at Thrillist "a free, 4-times-weekly email that sifts through the crap to find guys the best services, gadgets, gear, bars and restaurants in New York" wrote about the WinePod today. More than just a home winery, the WinePod experience blends an online user community, expert advice from an on-staff enologist, and sophisticated software to help you understand and inform you about the process …