Design Letters Is it a coffee cup? A vase? A pencil cup for your desk? Toothbrush holder? Water cup for your nightstand? Answer = ALL of the above. Design Letters® is a Danish brand with a highly unique collection of durable porcelain. Cool minimal design with an ultra matte finish. Original Danish Design to keep forever. Make your Valentine’s gift personal – and spell out your message. Fill it with chocolates to make it extra sweet!
Neuhaus Chocolatier From pharmacist to Chocolatier, the Neuhaus family has always kept people’s well-being and contentment at heart. The family opened its original Neuhaus Boutique in Brussels’ exquisite Galerie de la Reine in 1857 and the shop continues to thrive there today. Handmade in Belgium…NEUHAUS makes the most exquisite chocolates we have ever tasted…shop now for the best selection for your Valentine. Beautifully packaged in an assortment of flavors and colors.
Chocoholics We have HOT chocolate…chocolate from ICEland…and everything in between! We take pride in stocking the very best selection of artisanal chocolates in town. Let us help you put together the finest Valentine’s Day gift for your chocolate connoisseur. Our iconic traditional French cocoa-dusted chocolate truffles have been made in Paris by four generations of chocolatiers. Guyaux truffles are renowned for their ultra smooth texture and exquisitely pure chocolate taste. TGS is your Chocolate HQ!
Gift Ideas Mason Cash + SMEG = LOVE. Combining iconic design, legendary quality, and swoon-worthy colors, these two brands are a match made in culinary heaven. We’ve got beautiful pinks and brilliant reds in Mason Cash mixing bowls as well as new arrivals in SMEG!
Saint Nectaire Supple and silky semi-soft French cheese made with cow’s milk. Flavors of nuts, hay, cellars, and mushrooms. $19.99/lb
Truffled Raclette Semi-firm Swiss cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. Supple and easily meltable, it has a pungent, earthy and musky flavor. $36.99/lb
Asiago Vecchio Aged Italian cheese from unpasteurized cow’s milk. Granular texture with a smooth finish. Aged for at least one year, it is sharp, nutty and rich.
Wine of the Week
Juan Gil Monastrell ’18
“I also tasted the following vintage, the 2018 Juan Gil (silver label), from a cooler and rainier, more continental vintage than the 2017 I tasted next to it. The origin is the same, Monastrell from their own old, non-irrigated vines fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels for around 12 months. This is the first vintage that is certified organic. There were some challenges, but they resulted in a fresh and balanced wine with integrated oak and a juicy and round palate. They have introduced optical sorting of the grapes, and perhaps that’s why there is more precision and purity. They cannot do manual sorting at this price point, but optical sorting seems like a good alternative. 2018 is a more difficult vintage than the 2017, yet this wine is better, juicier and seems to absorb the oak better, with just a smoky touch that reminded me somehow of a Northern Rhône. Really impressive. 312,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2020.”
93 Pts Wine Advocate $16.99/btl
Wine Collectors’ Corner
Elio Altare Barolo ’17
“Representing a blend of fruit from Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra and Novello, the Elio Altare 2017 Barolo sets off the vintage on the right foot. Of course, 2017 delivered all kinds of extreme weather, from frost to dry heat, but this battle-ready Barolo emerges unscathed. Save for the high 15% alcohol content, this wine avoids the classic trappings of a hot vintage. The fruit is not dried out, nor is it jammy. Indeed, this wine shows better balance than most, with a lovely freshness to all that dark and luscious fruit. Drink 2024-2038.” 94 Vinous $73.99/btl