In business for over 186 years, Reed & Barton is one of the country's foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware. Stylish entertaining starts with great flatware, stemware and of course, the perfect tabletop presentation. Reed & Barton creates a fine selection of silver and stainless steel flatware, along with everything the discerning host needs to make the most of the at-home dining experience.
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Got a housewarming party to attend, but a little unsure about what gift to bring? There’s no need to go on an endless search at your department store when you can peruse through our awesome houseware selection from the comfort of your home. When it comes to perfect housewarming gifts, look for items that the new homeowners can use for entertaining, as they’re likely going to be doing more of it in their new place.
Here are some fabulous housewarming gift ideas that will surely make your hosts happy: (clockwise)
Waring Pro Professional Roaster Oven: From turkey dinners to pot roast, they’ll love using this roaster oven for those big holiday get-togethers.
Home Source International Microcotton® Luxury Bath Towel Set: Plush and superbly luxurious towels are always a great staple.
Riedel Happy “O” Wine Tumblers: These elegant stemless wine glasses are perfect for kitchens with tight cabinet spaces. The colorful glass bottoms add to the relaxed, elegant feel.
This weekend marks a very special time for all of us – Egg Nog season! Break out your family recipe and make a tasty batch for the whole family (non-alcoholic of course). Win huge style points by pouring your delicious nog into a nice martini glass from Riedel. Available in two sizes for all ranges of nog lovers, Riedel offers the Vinum series of machine-blown glass from Germany. Each glass is made of at least 24% lead crystal content to increase sparkle and enhance the appearance of the beverage. The extreme clarity of Riedel glassware makes them ideal for serving water, fine wine, cocktails, champagne and other beverages at the dinner table. Enrich your life with the timeless elegance of fine glassware from Riedel.
A cocktail is only as good as the glass it's served in. Sound ridiculous? You'd be surprised. A cocktail can be greatly enhanced or undercut by the glass it is served in. Not only do some glasses magnify the taste of the drink they contain, they are also connected in the social consciousness with certain rituals, walks of life and traditions. There are distinctly different types of glasses for different types of drinks. While they may be mixed and matched at times, these basic combinations never go out of style.
The quintessential cocktail glass is the martini glass. With its inverted triangle shape, the martini glass is as much a part of popular and bar culture as the film version of James Bond's "shaken, not stirred" vodka martini. These glasses come in a variety of sizes, from the traditional, small 3-oz. version to the 12-oz. version, fit for a super-sized margarita. Any drink can be served from a martini glass, but keep this in mind: If the drink should be served chilled, the martini glass it is served in should be small. Otherwise, it will become lukewarm and less palatable long before it is consumed.
Highball glasses are tall and rectangular and hold about 10 to 12 oz. These are the best sort of glasses for mixed drinks served on the rocks, such as a whiskey highball. Highball glasses are very similar to old-fashioned and Tom Collins glasses, the difference being that old-fashioned glasses hold about 6 to 10 oz., and Tom Collins glasses are somewhat larger, holding up to 14 oz.
No bar is complete without a small set of red and white wine glasses. Red wine glasses have larger, wider bowls, while white wine glasses are narrower and as tall as they are wide. A well-stocked bar should also contain champagne flutes--tall, narrow glasses designed to hold in the carbonation of sparkling wines. All three of these types of glasses can be used to serve a variety of cocktails.
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