On 9/8/21, The Columbia City Council passed an ordinance (#2021-078) once again requiring the use of masks in all indoor settings beginning Friday September 10th. This includes retail stores and restaurants (unless you are seated.) In accordance, we will require masks for entry and at all times while in the shop. If you are not wearing a mask, our staff will politely ask you to put one on. If you do not have a mask, you may purchase one for $1.
Chocolate We have so much wonderful chocolate coming in every day. It’s finally cool enough to ship to balmy SC! Look for new brands we are excited for you to taste and of course re-stocks of your favorites.
Go big or go home with CB Stuffer’s GIANT peanut butter cups. forget all those puny cups in the orange wrappers – leave ‘em for the trick or treaters. CB Stuffer Gourmet Giant Peanut Butter Cups are the biggest and best available. These 5.5 oz peanut butter cups start with the best peanut butter and then expand flavors such as S’mores: graham crackers blended with peanut butter then topped with Fluff, Maple Walnut, Cookie Monstah and the newest Salted Pretzel which is peanut butter blended with pretzels and then topped with sea salt!
We also re-stocked on Mast Chocolates. Here are the Mast brothers in their chocolate factory in NY. Yes, the packaging is sublime — but it’s the chocolate inside that really counts. Rich, classic dark chocolate is made from bean to bar in-house with ethically and sustainably sourced cocoa beans. Sourced from Kokoa Kamili in Tanzania, the cocoa beans are delicately roasted and slowly stone milled for several days before being perfectly poured into classic and mini chocolate bars. So savor a small nibble of artisan dark chocolate OR grab that huge peanut butter cup with both hands and go for it!
Vietri Brand NEW from VIETRI — These planters are truly works of art and each one is signed by the artist. Pinecone, la pigna, is an ancient symbol signifying abundance and harmony, and is often used to welcome a new baby, celebrate newlyweds, or as a housewarming gift. The Sicilian tradition is felt so deeply that the ceramic pinecone is present in almost all homes: on the pillars at the entrance, on the balconies, or inside the rooms signifying a good omen.
Ewenique Pasteurized sheep milk cheese from California. Complex and sweet, it boasts flavors reminiscent of salted caramel and fresh vanilla with a slight hint of citrus. $33.99/lb
Lake’s Edge Soft-ripened Vermont goat’s milk cheese. Melty and creamy with a super-thin line of vegetable ash throughout the center. Delicate with a bloomy rind. Everything you’d want from a goat cheese! $36.99/lb
Smoked Tasso Coppa Italian-style smoked coppa with Cajun-inspired tasso spice. Dry cured pork coppa from New York. $29.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Hudson Phoenix ’18
“The 2018 Phoenix is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc and was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, 80% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is redolent of warm plums, black cherries and black raspberries with suggestions of garrigue, menthol, pencil lead and roses. Medium-bodied, velvety and with great freshness, the palate delivers vibrant, crunchy fruit and a good long, mineral-tinged finish. 1,110 cases were made.”
93+ Pts Wine Advocate Was $65.99/btl NOW $47.99/btl
Saturday Tastings Cancelled
With rising COVID numbers and the new City of Columbia Mask Mandate in mind, we will be suspending Saturday Wine Tastings until further notice. It was fun while it lasted! Mask up!