Our Wine Team offers their top picks for the wines they’re most excited to give this holiday season.
After months of careful selection and sampling, our staffers have gathered together their top picks for this year’s holiday season!
Do you have a food lover, budding chef, charcuterie aficionado or chocolate fiend in your life? Short on gift ideas? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered!
Ihsan and Valerie work to share the market-experience that inspired their mutual love of food with the neighborhoods and communities surrounding their stores in Cambridge, Boston and New York.
Many of you may be familiar with Tyler as part of the two-man team behind our BBQ grill this past summer. Not many though, will be familiar with his behind-the-scenes role as Cave Manager.
Many of you may know Tripp as the jolly presence behind our BBQ grill this past summer. Others may be familiar with his stellar work on the cheese counter and in developing our domestic cheese program.
Julia is affectionately known in the shop as “Little Red” because of her lovely red hair. She has worked at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge for 5 years and wears many hats – from cheesemonger, to classroom instructor, to buyer of chocolate, jam, honey, spices and tea. We took a moment to chat with her about her special holiday traditions and favorite food gifts!
We know that shopping for friends and family isn’t always easy. So, we put our thinking caps on, brainstormed, debated and created some exciting new bundles of goodies! We think there’s a gift for most every kind of foodie on your list.
Our South End Wine Buyer, Julie Cappellano, and Cambridge Wine Buyer, Gemma Iannoni, have put together their top picks for bubbly to help folks celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year! Their selections subscribe to our philosophy that supports small, artisanal growers that set out to make authentic, terroir-driven wines using a combination of sustainable, organic, or biodynamic viticultural practices.
Since 1780, the Romanengo family has been dispensing handmade candies from this beautiful shop with its marble walls, glass shelves and rich wooden cases. Crystal receptacles are filled with confetti-colored candied fennel seeds, threads of sugar coated cinnamon, sweet fruit fondants, chewy rosewater marshmallows and tiny pastiglie.
Here at the shop, we recently had a very difficult brainstorming session. The task? To narrow down our products to a few select items that will be perfect gifts for the holiday season! Our lead cheese buyer advised on the cheese, our olive oil buyer came up with the olive oil and vinegar pairing and, in the end, the list was a team effort. We tried to find something for everyone and hope you find it helpful!
As we enter this season of sharing food with family and friends, we compile a list of our favorite wines to serve at parties and gatherings. Our top picks this year embody the qualities we showcase in our stores. Made in family-run wineries on small farms, using sustainably-grown grapes and natural fermentation, these wines are clear expressions of the terroir of the farms and the care of the producers.