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Spot-Not: A Decanter Cleaner that Works

All across the world there are tens of thousands of wine decanters begging to have the inside of the decanter cleaned and polished. But it was nearly impossible to properly dry and polish the inside of a decanter – until now!

Spot-Not is so easy to use and so effective. The Spot-Not decanter dryer and polisher has two main parts: a drying cloth that goes into the decanter and a drying mitt for the outside. Magnetic bands inserted in both parts draw the two together and as you move the outer mitt, the inside cloth moves along with it, drying and polishing the inside of the decanter. The magnet bands are removable so the two highly absorbent micro-fiber pads can be washed and reused. Decanters and carafes you were ashamed to serve are suddenly restored to being your pride and joy.

Spot-Not comes in retail-friendly packaging and master packs of 12, so it is really easy to buy. Spot-Not is a product of the Wine Lovers group, a consortium of professional-grade wine accessories.

Prodyne Unveils Exciting New Introductions

With Prodyne’s new BRAVADA collection, it saw the opportunity to introduce to the marketplace a fresh new look in pantryware. Each of The BRAVADA items are crafted using a unique combination of high quality materials, including stainless steel, black polypropylene and wood. They offer above ordinary design, function and convenience for today’s modern kitchen.

New introductions from the BRAVADA collection include the Spinning Salad Bowl, an innovative salad bowl that spins naturally while you toss for faster, more complete salad prep (not to mention more fun). The Fruit Bin with Banana Hanger features a polypropylene bin with dual compartments, one deep and one sloped, for better fruit organization and a high quality stainless steel banana hanger. Fruit and veggies are gently suspended in the soft, open weave, nylon net of the Fruit & Veggie Hammock for complete air circulation that encourages even ripening, longer freshness and less spoiling. The Utensil Holder Spoon Rest Combo features a removable stainless steel spoon rest in this clever design to save counter space. Other introductions in the BRAVADA collection include a Stay-Put Napkin Holder and Flatware Caddy.

Prodyne is expanding its large selection of wine buckets and tubs with two new introductions. Entertain in grand style with the impressive Le Grand party tub. Beautifully designed with an elegant sloped rim that rises from front to back, the extra large capacity tub holds lots of ice with up to eight wine bottles or a 12 pack and more. The handsome acrylic BUBBLE BUCKET brings a breathtaking new look to wine and champagne service. The stylish contoured rim serves as a convenient handle grip.
Other introductions include Spiral Stainless Steel Martini Picks. This set of six quality picks feature spiral heads that rest beautifully on the glass rim so you do not have to go “fishing” your pick out of your glass. Two decorative and fun colorful stemware charms sets in Eiffel Tower and Skulls designs. Both sides of the charms show full detail design and sets of six include a holding ring for display and convenient storage. Attractive and functional, the barbecue tablecloth weights are a must for all outdoor entertaining. Simply clip these four themed polished metal weights around the bottom of your tablecloth to keep it from blowing in the wind.

With these exciting new additions, Prodyne expands its line of quality kitchenware, serveware and barware.

The Queens’ Jewels Collection of Wine Glasses

Cork Pops Queens Jewels_HolidayCork Pops has just introduced The Queens’ Jewels collection of hand-crafted jeweled wine glasses at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 21 to June 27, 2017.

According to House and Home magazine, the latest glamour glassware is trending. The publication cites “glistening glamour” as something that will be popping up everywhere in the world of glass. FSR Magazine echoes those sentiments, stating that among the “Current Trends in Glassware [is] Adding Class with Glass.” More specifically, the glassware trend right now is all about enhancing the drinking “experience with the beverage” and considering “how the glass plays a role.”

The newest collection for Cork Pops, The Queens’ Jewels jeweled glassware, combines these trends with an abundance of sparkle to complement life’s beauty and to flaunt the drinker’s individual personality. Among the motifs featured on The Queens’ Jewels glasses are beach (crabs, flip flops, anchors, palm trees, starfish and seahorses), diamond (hearts, flowers, pink ribbons and apples), fleur de lis (the floral symbol of French royalty), holiday (hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins, snowflakes, Santa hats, Christmas trees and snowmen), pearl (oval, flower and bouquet with elegant pearl accents), sports (baseball, basketball, golf and soccer), western (cowboy boot and horseshoe) and The Queens’ Crowns (aurora borealis coronets befitting royalty).

All the glasses featured in the new Cork Pops collection can be purchased nationwide at fine gift stores throughout the United States. They retail for $23 to $35 and come in a choice of stemmed, stemless and swing top beverage bottle options.

Summer Markets Offer a Panoply of Beauty and Function

By Lorrie Baumann

The makers of high-end kitchenware and giftware are bringing a gorgeous array of new products that will surprise and delight your customers this holiday season to the summer markets in Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York. No matter which you’re able to attend, you’re sure to find items to entice the passionate foodies and the people who love them to browse and buy at your store this fall. Here’s just a small sample of the products that are making their debut in July.

Sips mugCB Gifts is offering the New Sips Signature mug, an all-purpose bone china 14-ounce mug with the Sips logo on the bottom. These mugs are safe in dishwasher and microwave oven, and there are 19 different designs to choose from. They’re sold in increments of two per design at a wholesale price of $5.00. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market.

Vance Kitira is introducing a whole new catalog of items this summer at the markets in Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York. Among the new items are extensions to the company’s Timber Pears candles with new colors. The company launched Lemongrass, Tangerine, Pale Yellow, White, Sand, Sea Foam and Cranberry Timber Pears candles this past spring, and now for the autumn come Brown Sugar, Melon White and Moss for both Large and Slender Timber Pears. The Large Timber Pears candles measure 4 inches by 5.5 inches and retail for $ 11.00 each. The Slender Timber Pears measure 4 inches by 8 inches and retail for $17 each.

Vance KitiraThe company also offers three sizes of Glitter Pears to create a beautiful glitter story. Available in Red or Ivory, these are unscented, and each comes wrapped and dressed with coordinating ribbons. The original Glitter Pear is 3 inches by 4 inches and retails for $8. A larger one, 4 inches by 5.5 inches, and one that’s 4 inches by 8 inches are new. See them in Building 2 at AmericasMart, Building C at Las Vegas Market or at NY NOW.

Totally Bamboo, the original designer of bamboo kitchenware and the first to introduce the bamboo cutting board, is launching several new products during the summer 2017 markets. Totally Bamboo’s Striped Bar Boards are lightweight and convenient for all your small prep needs. Whether chopping onions or other veggies for a savory delight, prepping fruits for a refreshing smoothie or slicing citrus for cocktails on the patio, your customers will find so many uses for these little boards. Plus, they make great host/hostess gifts!

Totally BambooThe Striped Paddle Board measures 9 inches by 6 inches and is 1/2 inch thick. It retails for about $6. The Striped Bar Board measures 9-1/4 inches by 5-1/8 inches and is also 1/2 inch thick and retails for about $6. See them in Building 2 at AmericasMart and in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market.

kaydee3Kay Dee Designs is offering textiles for a well dressed kitchen with its Blooming Thoughts collection. The collection includes an Embroidered Hostess Apron, Oven Mitt, Potholder, Krinkle Flour Sack Towels, Fouta Towels and Embroidered Placemat. Both the Krinkle and Fouta Towels are 100 percent cotton. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom at Las Vegas Market.

NG215Nouvelle Collections is offering its Gold Two Tone Tea / Coffee Warmer Set of Detachable Glass Pitcher and 18/10 Stainless Steel along with other items at NY NOW. This is a beautiful coffee/tea/hot chocolate warmer set with a detachable glass pitcher in a 18/10 stainless steel holder. It’s two tone gold ripple design radiates glamour and sophistication, and careful craftsmanship and high-quality, tarnish-resistant materials make a product that will last a lifetime. The set retails for $99.00-$115.00, and it’s part of a collection that includes other gold two-tone items.

ARTELAlso being shown at NY NOW, ARTEL is offering a Large Pitcher in Black and Double Old Fashioned Glass in Black. These are extensions to the Jungle Deco Collection of mouth-blown, hand-engraved lead-free crystal glassware from the Czech Republic that ARTEL introduced last winter. The Jungle Deco Collection was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s illustrations for “Where the Wild Things Are,” according to ARTEL Founder/Director Karen Feldman. The Large Pitcher retails for $848, and the Double Old Fashioned retails for $213 per glass.

Metallic EvolutionMetallic Evolution will be exhibiting its summer collection in the American Made Collective showroom in Building C at Las Vegas Market. This Canadian-made collection of serving ware is all hand-forged in high quality stainless steel. Part tool, part sculpture, these utensils add a new dimension to the act of serving food. Each piece is individually created so that no two are identical. These utensils are functional as well as a decorative addition to the table.

GalleryGallery Drinkware is exhibiting this summer in the Artisanal LA section of Pavilion 1 at the Las Vegas Market with artistic, reusable glass bottles and drinkware that combine functionality and art in remarkably unique and eye-catching ways. Perfect for indoor or outdoor dining, this beautiful glassware brings the art of Wyland, Guy Harvey, Drew Brophy, and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to the table. Each piece is limited-edition and decorated in the USA. The 1-liter bottles with 22 karat gold liquid frame and lettering retail for $45.

Arcadia trivetSee this Hand Felted Wool Snowflake Trivet from Arcadia Home on the 10th floor of Building C at the Las Vegas Market. This beautiful snowflake trivet doubles as decor when not in use and would make a terrific hostess gift or everyday present for the home cook. It’s artisan-made of hand felted 100 percent sustainable wool and retails for $22.

Wine PurseVivajennz is offering its Original Wine Purse. These are stylish beverage purses designed to carry juice for the kids or cocktails for the adults. Each purse is insulated and carries up to 3 liters. They have a hidden pouch to pour from, and the spout is discreetly covered. See it in Pavilion 1 at the Las Vegas Market.

YonantanModway Furniture’s Fairground Serving Stand organizes produce, dishes and serving items. Reminiscent of old time fairs and merchant stands, Fairground features a black lacquered steel frame with four removable produce storage baskets and a solid pine wood storage shelf. Positioned on four left-right mobile steel wheels, Fairground is a stand ready to serve up breakfast or lunch with nostalgic farmhouse charm. Each bin is 14 inches by 10 inches and is 8 inches high. Farmhouse Style Serving Stand retails for $675 and will be shown on the seventh floor of Building B at the Las Vegas Market.
Wellness MatsWellnessMats is challenging the very notion of an ‘anti-fatigue mat’ with its latest introduction, the Studio Collection. No longer relegated to the rectangle, the Studio Collection breaks the mold with its striking scalloped and an elegant sunburst semi-circle shapes, featuring stunning designs and available in a myriad of color options. The nexus of creativity, versatility and comfort, Studio offers decorative comfort solutions for the home and for the workplace. Scaled for all areas of the home, Studio is ideal for the kitchen, vanity, laundry room, especially for smaller kitchens, compact areas and for standing desks. The Scalloped Bella mats shown here retail for $99.95 and will be shown on the 11th floor of Building C at Las Vegas Market.
CDI FurnitureCDI FURNITURE is bringing its Marble Platters and Shallow Ceramic Bowls to NY NOW. Naturally cool, the Marble Platters, available in round and square, white and gray, not only look sophisticated, but they’ll keep a cheese and charcuterie board at the perfect temperature for serving. The Shallow Ceramic Bowls are a nice assortment of six shallow ceramic bowls, with graphic textural patterns that make them attractive as well as functional.

Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards Winners Announced

Dallas Market Center, the fastest growing housewares marketplace in the country, yesterday announced the winners of the first annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception held on the first floor of the Trade Mart during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

The Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards recognize exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet housewares industry who exhibit in Dallas. Housewares products have expanded dramatically at Dallas Market Center, with more than 300 housewares product lines now featured throughout the Housewares neighborhood in the Trade Mart. The winners are as follows:

  •  Best Barware: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa
  • Best Cookware/Bakeware: Dexas Elevated Silicone Baking Mat by Dexas International Ltd.
  • Best Cutlery: Cangshan T1 Series 8 inch Chef Knife with Magnetic Knife Sheath by Cangshan Cutlery Company
  • Best Kitchen Electrics: Compact Digital Scale (Cast aluminum) by KitchenIQ
  • Best Kitchen Tools & Gadgets: ChicWrap Parchment Dispenser by Allen Reed Company, Inc.
  • Best Serveware: Forte Condiment Server by Nambe
  • Best Kitchen Textiles: Jean Dubost Pig Tea Towel by The French Farm
  • Best Beverageware: Glass Core Bottle (16-ounce and 12-ounce) by Zoku, LLC
  • Best in Class: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa

Judging for these awards was based on innovation, user-friendliness, and visual appeal. This year’s judges include: Kent Rathbun, a four-time James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur, Mark Vamos, a business journalism professor at Southern Methodist University and Dallas Morning News special contributor, and Karen Chandler, the owner of Kitchenwares on the Square in McKinney, Texas.

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