Race for the Cure Kick-Off 2012

Posted by CR on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It's that time of year again! We kicked off our 2012 Race for the Cure effort today. Team Anchor Hocking is back together and we've got some exciting things coming your way.

Last year was a wonderful year, with a great group of employees, family, friends, survivors, fighters and supports.


*A few pictures from Team Anchor Hocking 2011 (Race for the Cure, Columbus 2011)
Pictures Courtesy of CR

Race Day is May 19th in Downtown Columbus.

We will keep you updated on the blog, Facebook and Twitter about our plans and details for the Race!

If you are a friend or family member of an Anchor Hocking Employee (Lancaster), and would like to join team Anchor Hocking, we'll have info for you soon on how to sign up with us!

Categorized under: Events  Breast Cancer Awareness  Company News  Spotlight  Community  Spring 



Easy Spring Floral Ideas

Posted by CR on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Spring has sprung and you may be having people over soon, for any number of reasons. We wanted to give you some easy ways to spruce up your table cleverly and affordably.

 

Here are the Anchor Hocking floral products we used:


Bud Vases - Items #31268, #31257  


12” Kendl Twisted Square Vase - Item #99147  


Carafe - Item# 99119

Other Items Used:
Soho Barware
Reused Candle Jars  

*View our Home Decor Catalog  

 

Flowers:


We went to the local grocer and purchased a potted hyacinth plant, which contained 3 bulbs that had bloomed ($7.00) and a bouquet of mixed spring stems ($7.00).

 

Project 1
Bouquets for Ladies Tea

 

 

Take time to relax and catch up with close friends this spring. Invite over your closest friends, your siblings, your in-laws, whoever – and make them feel right welcomed and cherished with a personalized bouquet.

 

We wanted these bouquets to be multi-purpose so we grabbed our 1 Liter Carafes to hold the stems.

We also found some ribbon (reused from a potpourri bag) to hold name tags on to the vases. The name tags were cut out of brown paper bags (which were free from the grocer’s check-out).

To make the tags we first sketched out a tag shape (download a printable tag of your own here). We cut through both sides of the bag, giving us two tag shapes each. We did this so we could write little notes on the inside of the tag. Write their names on the outside and a cute note on the inside, hole punch and attach to the carafe.

Project 2
Rustic Charm  

We chose a collection of 4 bud vases in various heights. We picked out three rather tall stems from the bouquet and one that was shorter and fuller.

For the fuller stem we needed to remove some of the lower leaves and growth, but saved them for another small project.

By using an earthy color palette and not following standard floral arrangement rules, we create an interesting, minimal and rustic look. This would look great next to a tub full of sodas in glass bottles or a buffet table of desserts.

Project 3
Big Charm in Small Places  

If you have minimal counter space and you still want to add pops of nature to the display this idea is for you.

We have been saving used candle jars for just such an occasion. Remember those trimmings we saved from Project 2? Here’s where they’ll come in handy.   Using short stems of filler and leaves and rocks, create small vignettes in miniature jars. These will look perfect among food displays or next to beverage stations. Inter-mix them with candles for a romantic effect.  

Project 4
Lofty Sunnies  

Sunflowers can make a big impact with their height. Don’t worry though, if you don’t have a tall vase to put them in. We chose 3 pieces of tall and skinny beverageware, our Soho Collection. You could also use our 4” or 6” Kendl Tapered Vases.

We used what is called “cullet” from our factory, but you can pick up a similar looking product in the floral section. You could also use tiny seed beads from the craft isle.

First, we filled the glasses/vases with the filler/cullet.
Then, we pushed the sunflower stems down into the material. This makes a snug fit around the flower and holds it upright.
 

Align them down the center of a table or on a shelf for a modern touch and new sense of visual height.

Project 5
Ditch the Plastic  

We bought those hyacinths, remember? We decided we didn’t like that pot they were in, and we weren’t ready to plant them in the garden just yet. So, we temporarily transplanted them into pieces of beverageware that we’ve been collecting.

Maybe you have some collections of vintage glassware or some pieces that no longer have match. Use these pieces of glass to create an interesting display that kicks those hyacinths up a notch.

Display them while you have guests over and after the party you can plant them in the ground.

**Don’t forget, that once the flowers turn brown, you can dig up that bulb, store it in a brown paper bag and replant next year.

Project 6
Housewarming Gift  

Do you know someone who just settled into their new home?
Maybe a newlywed couple?

Instead of flowers, opt for kitchen gadgetry!

Whether they’ve registered for gifts or you know what they’re in need of, use a collection of items to create a lovely display.

Vase too tall? Purchase some fabric napkins in their favorite color(s), roll them up and use as a base for you gadget bouquet.

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Categorized under: Flower Power  Decorate  Trend  Tips  D.I.Y.  Floral  Entertain  Glass  Holidays  Home  Garden 



IHA 2012 Prep

Posted by CR on Friday, March 9th, 2012

It has been a while since we've posted to the Anchor Blog, but with good reason. We've been oh so busy with preparing for the International Housewares Association Show. Each year we attend the Housewares Show in Chicago, Illinois. There, we present all of our new products and intiatives.

Tomorrow is the big opening day of the show, so let's take a sneak peek at the Anchor Hocking booth as the team sets up! (By the way - we're booth S605)




*Photos Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Marketing Team

We hope we'll see you at the show! Be sure and keep in touch with us over the next few days, as well as all the others at the show via twitter @anchorhocking. Follow the Housewares Show tweets #housewares.

Want to share your photos of our product? Post them to our Facebook page - we don't mind!

Still want more?? Check out our home page - we're showing off some of our favorite new products there during the show!

Categorized under: Events 



Dear Employees & Customers

Posted by CR on Friday, December 30th, 2011

This year has been filled with wonderful happenings. At Anchor Hocking Company we are truly thankful for all of the hard work and effort that comes from our talented team of employees and humbled by the pride and loyalty shown by our customers.

We wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year. May you take time rest, relax and recharge for the coming year.

Best wishes,

 

*Oh and don't forget to keep tabs on us via Facebook & Twitter!*

Categorized under: Company News 



2012 New Products

Posted by CR on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We are so very excited to introduce to you our New Product line up for 2012!

 

Categorized under: Company News  Prep  Bake  Serve  Drink  Catalogs  Spotlight  Introducing 



The First Meatloaf...

Posted by CR on Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dear Blog Reader,

I am a young married person, who rarely finds time to cook. My cupboard somtimes contains the staples for baking needs and seasoning. I always keep things like Ramen Noodles and PB & J supplies handy.

When I do actually try to cook, I try to make things too complicated, in an endless attempt to impress the guests. Sometimes, this concept flops leaving me to call the nearest takeout restaraunt availble.

While talking to a friend about favorite dishes, I came to a realization last weekend. I have never made a meatloaf.

The meatloaf seems to be a food that almost every woman in my family makes. It makes many servings so you can reheat it all week. Meatloaf tastes great left over, and you can put just about anything in it. So with all of these positive things to say about meatloaf, why haven't I baked one?

So let's solve this problem of being meatloafless, shall we?

Step 1: Get a glass loaf dish (Glass bakes evenly, food doesn't tend to stick to it,  and heck - it allows you to take great pictures of your food).


*Image Courtesy of CR
Get your own glass loaf pan on our online store

Step 2: Get a recipe. I sent a tweet to one of our favorite food writers, Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara, The Harried Housewife (she does on-air cooking spots and a column for NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 - Utica, NY).


*Recipe Courtesy of The Harried Housewife
Notes in red from CR

Step 3: Take inventory of the kitchen, then go to the grocery to buy everything because your kitchen cupboard is looking like a desert island.

Step 4: MAKE IT.

*Wash those hands!

*Preheat that oven to 350 degrees farenheit guys and gals! (FYI: Anchor Hocking bakeware can be used in ovens up to 425)


*Image Courtesy of CR
Click for more information on glass bakeware safety
 

*In a large bowl, combine ground beef, pork, bread crumbs, onion, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley.


*Image Courtesy of CR
Get Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups and kitchen storage via our online store

*Mix well. I of course always use glass mixing bowls. Always use a non-metal mixing utensil, or your hands. I went for the hand option, because my mother told me to. I would like to put it on the record that "I regret this 'hand mixing' experience entirely."


*Image Courtesy of CR
I used our
Square Serving Bowl but we also have Round Mixing Bowls on the online store.

*Pat the mixture into your loaf pan. Don't be afraid of smushing it into those corners, glass bakes very evenly.

*WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN.

*Pop that beatiful meatloaf into the oven for 45 minutes (should be preheated to 350 by now).

*Get to making the tangy sauce for the top! Mix your ketchup, mustard and brown sugar together.


*Image Courtesy of CR
I made the sauce in one of our 7-Cup Round Storage Bowls. This product comes in handy a lot when you have some down time in cooking. Just throw on the lid and even refrigerate or freeze if need be.

*When your 45 minutes are up put a soft pot holder, silicon trivet or towels out on the counter.

*Put the meatloaf dish onto your soft, dry surface.

*Pour the sauce you created onto the top.

*Return the dish to the oven for about 15 more minutes.

*YOU'RE DONE!

*Image Courtesy of CR


Serve up your beautiful meatloaf, it should make about 8 servings. I served myself, my husband and my best friend, then put the rest into little Anchor Hocking glass storage containers for lunches and dinners.

*Image Courtesy of CR


**Side note: I also whipped up some caramelized carrots to go with it. Delicious combo.

I'm sure you're dying to know what we drank with it too, right? We each had a glass of Relative from Joel Gott vinyards, which we drank out of Stölzle stemware.


*Image Courtesy of CR
 

The Harried Housewife I putting together a new recipe book! You should keep your eyes peeled for it! She is such a joy to talk to about food, we are just sure you'll love her! This meatloaf recipe will also be in the book!

Keep tabs on The Harried Housewife:
Web:  www.theharriehousewife.com
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Want to share a recipe with us? We might just make it!
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Categorized under: Bake  Prep  Drink  Organize  Decorate  Candle  Entertain  Glass  Made In The USA  Home  Refrigerator Storage  Sigma Glass 



We Love My Sugar Pie

Posted by CR on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Anchorware Everywhere


*Image Courtesy of
My Sugar Pie

We've been very busy around here at Anchor Hocking, but finally found time to write about our new favorite bakery! We just adore My Sugar Pie, a sweet delight that hails from Zionsville, Indiana.

"The ‘My Sugar Pie’ pie list includes more than 40 different pies--all handmade, with a light, crispy crust that is from owner Kelly Maucere’s mother’s original recipe."  


*Image Courtesy of My Sugar Pie  

What do we love most about My Sugar Pie? They are green fanatics! They sell their pies in Anchor Hocking glass pie dishes, and give you $1.00 off if you return it to their bakery when you get your next pie. Excellent idea My Sugar Pie!   "Anchor Hocking has been selling high quality glass pie plates for over 100 years. We use only these plates because they are recyclable, produce a high-quality crust, and overall healthy, better-tasting pie. You can recycle this glass plate by returning it to My Sugar Pie for $1.00 off your next pie order!"  


*Image Courtesy of My Sugar Pie

  When in Zionsville, or anywhere near there, make the voyage to My Sugar Pie, enjoy their heirloom pies and the oh so chic store. While you're their you can pick up an adorable shirt with their logo on it or even some Anchorware for your kitchen! They carry a variety of goodies from Anchor Hocking, including our TrueSeal line as well as our batter bowls and measuring cups.  


*Image Courtesy of My Sugar Pie  

Planning a party and not so confident in your pie making skills? Order one and they'll ship it to you! Pies are shipped Monday and Tuesday. So be sure to place your pie order one week before the day of shipment.   We hope you enjoy getting to know My Sugar Pie as much as we have, they are a true gem.  

Visit them:  

On Foot
My Sugar Pie
40 East Pine Street
Zionsville, IN 46077  

Online www.mysugarpie.com    

*Cheers*  

Anchor Hocking Webteam  

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Categorized under: Bake  Anchorware Everywhere 



Senator Sherrod Brown Visit

Posted by CR on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Today was quite the exciting day at Anchor Hocking Company's Plant 1, in Lancaster, Ohio. We had a special visit from Senator Sherrod Brown in the afternoon.

He was welcomed in our showroom, where Channel 10 News asked him questions, and a local newpaper photographer snapped shots of the event.

Brown then went on a tour of our factory with our President, Mark Eichhorn as well as our CFO, Mark Hedstrom.

On his way through Plant 1, factory team members were all smiles to see the Senator in their historic factory.

Senator Sherrod Brown not only learned about glass making, but also glass decorating. Here, Eichhorn shows Brown one of our most popular and time tested pieces, the Fire King Measuring Cup.

The Senator is quite proud of Ohio's rich manufacturing history, and was thrilled to hear that we've managed to keep our main plant in the same location since our origination in 1905.

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA 



Celebrate the 4th in Style

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here at Anchor Hocking, we are always so inspired by the beautiful parties and decorations and goodies that our friends online are coming up with! We wanted to try our hand at creating a fun 4th of July gathering - chic and cheap.


*All images courtesy of CR 

Wondering what all we used to create this swanky little get together?
Well all of the glassware is, of course, Anchor Hocking Company. The balloons were around 5 dollars from
Party City, the beautiful red Gerber Daisies were also around 5 dollars from Kroger, and the vases were old wine bottles with the labels taken off.

What did we use as a table? Well that is a fantastic vintage trunk that this little blogger got for a steal at a local antique store, The Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall. It was just our luck that it was blue and big enough to house all of the glassware and goodies!

My my! What is in that triffle bowl?
Layers of vanilla wafers, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and whipped cream (original style).

That adorable Montana Jar (64 oz) is full of Strawberry Soda! You could jazz it up with a little prosecco or champagne too!

We couldn't forget the cherry pie!
We also chose our fine Stölzle champagne flutes for an Independence Day toast! You ought to hear those babies ring!

Inside our 4-in-1 cake dome is a double layer chocolate cake with tons of decadent frosting, whipped cream and fruit decorations!


All together:
Food/drink cost under $30.00 (wine not included)
Decorations under $12.00 (trunk not included)
Anchor Hocking Company Glassware under $100.00 (this includes our Bakeware Tote Set, not shown)


*All images courtesy of CR

 

You can get the look too! Check out Anchor Hocking's Online Store to get everything you need to have a cheap and chic holiday party!

 


We would love to hear from you! Tell us all about the parties you're throwing - and we might just showcase it here!

follow us on facebook!

@anchorhocking

*Cheers*

Categorized under: Entertain  Serve  Drink  Design  Reality  Montana Jar  Stolzle 



Superb. Hubbard Grille.

Posted by CR on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

 


Image Courtesy of Hubbard Grille

Image Via Radculture (also see Radculture's review of Hubbard Grille)


 

Pull up a seat at Hubbard Grille at one of their tap tables and pour to your heart and wallet's content!

We love beer, but boy do we love our wine! We especially enjoy wine when it is in Anchor Signature Stemware!

Thank you Hubbard Grille for serving your lovely selection in our stems.

Glassware Images Courtesy of CR


Image Courtesy of Hubbard Grille

The brilliant minds in the Hubbard Grille kitchen not only have a killer menu, but a jaw dropping, mouthwatering special menu. The flavors are always decadent and inspired.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 4 pm - close

614.291.5000
793 N. High Street
Columbus OH, 43215

Don't want a huge meal? Be sure to enjoy the items on their appetizer menu and pair them with one of their many lovely wines available by bottle and glass.

Next time you're looking for a way to impress the friends and family take them to Hubbard Grille, you won't be disapointed. They have bar seating, high tops, tables, tap table, and upstairs dining area as well as outdoor seating. They are surrounded by great art galleries and shopping.

Be sure to make them your new favorite happy hour spot as well!

We're sure you're also wondering where you can pick up your very own Anchor Signature Stemware too! Well here you go - www.anchoronline.com

*Cheers*

 

Have you spotted the Anchor on the bottom of your glass? Tell us where! Snap a photo!
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Categorized under: Anchorware Everywhere  Drink  Entertain  Glass 



Drop the Anchor on Breast Cancer

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Anchor Hocking always looks forward to this time of year! It's such a great opportunity to give to a wonderful cause as a business family.

We thought we'd give you an inside peek at our race shirts for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Columbus, Ohio).

The race is Saturday May 14th, and we'll have a team of 129 there.

A big thank you to everyone who helped pull this year's Team Anchor Hocking Company together! An extra round of applause to Moe, our team captain, co-worker, friend and survivor for all of her hard work!

Team Anchor Hocking has 6 pink shirts to hand out this year, which denotes survivors of breast cancer.

All photographs courtesy of CR

Want to see the other designs that were in the running before we chose this one?

 

 

All shirt graphics courtesy of CR

Stay tuned for pictures of the race day! We hope that if you're in Columbus on May 14th you can make it out to race, or to help cheer on the participants!

And the next time you get a chance, raise a glass in hope! Together we will find a cure!

Need some Hope? We've got Hope items in our online store!

Let us know what you think of our shirts via Facebook or Twitter!

 

 

 

Categorized under: Company News  Breast Cancer Awareness  Events  Spotlight  Design  Made In The USA  Community  Give Back 



IHA 2011

Posted by CR on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

About a month ago we attended the International Housewares Show in Chicago. We visit every year as exhibitors and take several employees to evaluate trends. Our designers explored the show and found some very exciting colors, materials, and brilliant new ideas.


*Image Courtesy of CR
(We loved this fun "garden wall" made of tabletop products)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Image from Pantone Colorwatch -These colors were prominent at the IHA Show)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Who can't smile when they see these fun characterized kitchen products?)


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Eveyone loves matching their car with their cookware right?)

We attended presentations on trend, eco-friendly design, and the ever growing world of technology. One of the biggest excitements of the IHA Show is watching it grow every year. Last year there was the addition of the twitter feed wall, which continued this year. The conversation was had by including #housewares in your tweets. This year we also saw several booths and printed materials making good use of QR Codes. QR Codes allow you to scan a bar code with your smart phone, which then takes you to an app or a website. This is an excellent marketing opportunity which we intend on seeing more and more in the houswewares marketplace.


*Image Courtesy of CR
(Presentation at IHA on Technology's influence on the market)

Don't worry. We made time to enjoy the beautiful windy city (and boy, was it windy that weekend)!


*Image Courtesy of CR
(View of the setting sun, and martini on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, Signature Lounge)

For this Anchor Blogger, the high point of the trip was finally working up the nerve to ask chef Curtis Stone for a picture. Goodness is he tall!



*Image Courtesy of CR
(Anchor Blogger "CR" with chef Curtis Stone)
Folllow Curtis on Facebook

 

We hope you enjoyed our brief reflection on the Houswewares Show! Did you check out our booth at IHA? Share pictures on our facebook page!

The Kitchn was excited about our new products at the IHA Show - Read about it!

 

Categorized under: Events  Company News  Spotlight  Introducing  Trends  Design 



A Taste of Italy

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I had the excellent pleasure of enjoying a wine tasting in the private cellar at Europia Wine & Spirits last night. The tasting was presented by BelVino (Cleveland, Ohio), an importer of fine Italian wine. Director of Sales, Steve Sheppard was there along with Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero. The gentlemen led the twelve of us through the tasting. We enjoyed five exquisite wines; two whites, one rosé, and two reds. 

*All of the wines were from Marramiero, from Abruzzo, Italy.


(Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero and Steve Sheppard of BelVino)
*Image Courtesy of CR

So as you can imagine, this evening was quite the exciting opportunity, a quiet event, in a private cellar, with a wine maker from Italy! Who wouldn’t jump to positively RSVP? What else was so wonderful you ask? Well, each tasting was poured into a beautiful piece of Stölzle stemware!


(Beautiful Stölzle Stems awaiting the pour)
*Image Courtesy of CR

I was so thrilled with the wines and the vast knowledge that was bestowed upon us, that I’ve decided to type up all of my notes and share them with you here on the Anchor Blog! Maybe my notes will inspire you to pick up a bottle and cook up some culinary delights to pair with it. 

Our tasting was complete with hearty pours and fantastic hors d'oeuvres created by Europia’s Proprietor, Steven Grabner.


(Meet the Proprietor of Europia Wine & Spirits, Steven Grabner)
*Image Courtesy of CR

 

TASTING NOTES:

TREBBIANO D’ABRUZZO
“DAMA”
 

This stunning Trebbiano d’Abruzzo just arrived in the United States last week. It is a 2010 Vintage and is aged in vessels and bottles for 3 months.  

Not only does it have a full floral and perfectly fruity flavor, it has a powerfully elegant bouquet and impressive legs.  

This wine would be a beautiful pairing with white meats and fish. Certainly, this is an excellent choice to pair with summer flavors.   

Grape Varietal: 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 12%
Production: 50,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F    

PECORINO  

This 2009 vintage is tropical and harmonious. It has excellent floral flavors, structure and balance. Spicy nuances are also evident among the mango, melon and grapefruit fragrances. The bouquet on this Pecorino is much lighter than that of the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. 

This golden beauty is aged in steel tanks and in bottles for 4 months.

For a pairing, fish and white meats would be fitting. Salami, pasta, or truffles would be dreamy compliments. Another striking union would be with seared sea scallops and a creamy risotto.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Pecorino
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 30,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 52-54° F  

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
CERASUOLO “DAMA”
 

The beautiful cherry color of this wine comes from vintification process. The contact between the skin and the juice of the red grapes is quite brief, only 24 hours, allowing only a slight tinge of red color. It is aged in vessels and bottle for about 3 months.

This light yet crisp wine has a fresh bouquet, and admirable legs. Its taste is round, dry and pleasant.  

While one could drink rosé with anything, this Montepulciano would be incredible with gazpacho, pizza, vegetable soups, and tomato based dishes. Artichoke creations would also be well served with this wine.  

*Side note: Artichoke has a chemical that makes it quite difficult to pair with wine and often creates a taste of tin. Surprisingly, this wine manages to balance its flavors out.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 40,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F  

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
“INFERI” 

This wine is bread of indigenous grapes and aged in French and Slavonian oak barrels for 14-18 months, it then continues to mature and refine in the bottle for 6 months. The color of Inferi is a deep ruby red.

The bouquet is rich and warm. Fragrances of vanilla, tobacco and licorice are intensely evident. 

This 2007 vintage not only boasts an artful label, but a powerful flavor that would be perfect with pasta, mushrooms, beef or mature cheeses.

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano
Alcohol Content: 14%
Production: 100,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml and 1.5 liter
Serving Temp: 60-65° F   

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO
“DAMA”  

This incredible ruby red Dama has a vibrant bouquet with fragrant hints of licorice. It is an easy, drinkable wine with unbelievable fruit flavors and perfect acidity. It has a subtle spice and good balance. 

There is almost no oak flavor to this wine, making it a pleasure to drink with any plate. Its distinct flavor is attributed to the process of 12 month aging in steel, followed by 6 months in 2nd and 3rd use barrels. 

*Side note: Each vintage is different, because of the 2nd and 3rd use barrel process. The fruit flavors begin to change because the oak barrels pull out the acidity of the wine; this varies by year based on the 1st use of the barrel. 

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Production: 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 66-67° F  


(Checking out the fabulous legs on the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
*Image Courtesy of CR


(Admiring the label art of Inferi)
*Image Courtesy of CR


(Steve Sheppard educating us on the grape varietales from all twenty regions of Italy)
*Image Courtesy of CR

Want more infomation and pictures from the tasting? Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook, where we're sure to post more pictures!

A big heartfelt thank you goes out to Steven Grabner and the team at Europia, Steve Sheppard and BelVino and for the wonderful knowledge shared by Antonio Chiavaroli and Marramiero.

This was a wonderful event and everyone was so excited to be a part of this great happening in the cellar!

Get your own set of Stölzle Stems via the Anchor Online Store

In the Columbus Area and want to check out these wines? Contact Europia Wine & Spirits.

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Categorized under: Spotlight  Drink  Events  Company News  Entertain  Stolzle 



Get the Trends

Posted by CR on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Here at Anchor Hocking we have a team of designers who develop new products. Part of their process involves creating trend reports based on their global research of products, fashion, architecture and art.

We wanted to share a sampling of their 2011 Trend Reporting that was compiled during the Fall of 2010.

We hope it inspires you and helps you push the boundaries of your own home decor, party designs or craft projects!

 

 

Let us know what you think!
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Categorized under: Trend  Tips  Trends  Design  Graphics 



Giving to United Way

Posted by CR on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Every year Anchor Hocking asks it's employees to give back in many ways. One of our largest efforts is the United Way Campaign (Fairfield County, Ohio). In 2010 our employees helped raise 27% more money for the United Way  than in 2009!

Through the generous effort of our employees we are able to give a gift that helps out our neighbors and that is something we are very proud of.

Neighboring businesses in Fairfield County also stepped up their giving. What a great year for giving in our area! Let's keep up the good work!


Our very own Mark Hedstrom receiving his suspenders as he takes his seat as Campaign Chairman for 2011 (Franklin County, Ohio United Way).

Read more about the 2010 United Way Campaign...

 

Last year's Campaign Blog Post

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Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Community  Give Back 



Pull Out All The Stops

Posted by CR on Monday, January 31st, 2011

No matter who you need a Valentine's day surprise for we've got you covered. Whether you need a unique twist for a son who doesn't take well to frills and pink hearts, or a gal pal who needs a pick me up we've scoured the web for fast and clever ideas!

Party tricks that will keep them talking all year!



Clockwise: 1 & 2 - Amy Atlas creates lovely presentations for a Valentine's Day get together, using serving dishes of all shapes and sizes to hold candies and showing off beautiful cocktails in glass beverageware. 3 - Mousse shots in 1.5 oz shot glasses. 4 - Delightful strawberry parfait in glass stemware. 5 - Jell-O displays in mini trifle bowls. 6 - Candy for guests in small glass jars.
 

Skip the water and opt for candies.


Take inspiration from Martha Stewart. Use large vases or trifle bowls or punch bowls to fill with conversation hearts or cinnamon candies as filler for floral arrangements.

Kid friendly ideas for Valentine's Day


From right to left: 1 - Milk in a cocktail glass with a cookie on the rim via Party Starters. 2. Adorable milk and cookies party using jars and cake plates for displays with giant colorful balloons from Creative Party Place. 3 - For the little guy or gal who doesn't care for the ruffle filled details of this holiday fill a cookie jar full of toys, in this case Lego pieces.

 

Don't waste time! Get these Valentine's Day looks started with Anchorware via the Anchor Online Store! www.anchoronline.com

THE BIG DEAL! When you spend $50 or more at the Anchor Online Store you can receive our Vienna Champagne Flute (4pc Set) for FREE.  Simply add the Vienna Champagne Flutes to your cart and continue shopping until you've reached $50 in merchandise!  Flute price will be immediately deducted from your total, no coupon code necessary.  Know someone who needs some bubbly?  Share the love and tell friends and family (also look for our advertisement on our Facebook page to share!)!

Do you have some great ideas on how to use Anchorware for Valentine's Day gifts? Let us know!

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Our Corporate Video

Posted by CR on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

We are pleased to share our new corporate video with you. Enjoy!

 

 

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On Trend: Beyond Plaid

Posted by CR on Friday, January 7th, 2011

At Anchor Hocking, our product development group is constantly studying trends, where they were, where they are and where they'll be next.

We wanted to share a rather fun and energetic trend that has taken over. This trend has many offshoots, but begins with plaid.

Whether looking at shower themes, tee shirt designs, table linens or accessories, we can't help but notice a variety of items that have a lumberjack feel to them. Mixtures of country, outdoor themes, plaid and masculine products have made their way into every crack and crevasee of the design world.

(From Top Left to Right) 1. Upcycled Plaid Coffee Sleeve 2. Plaid Infinity Scarf 3. Lumberjack Plaid Flower Pin 4. Lumberjack screenprint tee 5. Lumberjack & Jill Themed couples wedding shower 6. Plaid Chicken Doorstopper 7. Plaid Personalized Canning Lables 8. Canning Jar Graphic Shower Invites 9. Mini Baked Beans in Hermetic Canning Jars

You can also quickly add some plaid, country and manly flair to your home or kitchen with Anchor.

 

(From Top Left to Right) 1. Manchester Rocks (Plaid Pattern) 2. Manchester Tea (Plaid Pattern) 3. Rustic Rooster Chalk Board (Plaid Scarf Included) 4. Cracker Jar Set (Vintage Appeal with Threaded Cap) 5. Beer Wagon Mug (20oz Shown) 6. Heremes Jar (Canning Inspired Closure)

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Holiday Baking Safety Tips

Posted by CR on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Dace de la Foret Paul Werth Associates 614-224-8114, ext. 235 delaforet@paulwerth.com    

 

Anchor Hocking releases holiday baking safety tips

Continues Tradition of Commitment to Consumer Safety

LANCASTER, Ohio (Dec. 22, 2010) – Anchor Hocking is highlighting its 105-year commitment to safety in the kitchen by providing baking safety tips for consumers. The guidance, designed to ensure that consumers are careful when using Anchor Hocking cookware and bakeware, helps cooks get the most out of their experience with food over the holidays and beyond.

“Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility,” said Barbara Wolf, senior manager of marketing communications. “We encourage our customers to share these tips with their friends, as a helpful reminder about how to safely use our Anchor Hocking glassware products for years to come.”

The safety tips include:

· Never place hot bakeware on wet or cold surfaces, including countertops and sinks.

· Never add liquids to a hot dish.

· Clean with plastic or nylon non-scratch pads or cleansers intended for glassware.

· Never place on stovetop or under broiler.

When used correctly, Anchor Hocking glass bakeware is the best in the industry for performance and reliability. Anchor Hocking bakeware has been used since the 1940’s, and it continues to be a safe and reliable part of American kitchens. A popular choice for baking today, it is superior to metal and silicone products because it does not alter the chemical composition or affect the flavor of baked foods.

     

Anchor Hocking has a consumer hotline 1-800-562-7511, extension 2478, to allow consumers to ask any questions about using tempered glass bakeware. Extensive care and use Instructions for bakeware are also available at http://www.anchorhocking.com/Bakeware_Facts.html

 

 

About The Anchor Hocking Company

The Anchor Hocking Company, based in Lancaster, Ohio, is a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of glass tableware to the retail, foodservice, candle and specialty markets. Anchor’s product line includes glass beverageware, bakeware and storage containers; glass candle containers; glass products for lighting and other industrial purposes; floral glass; and specialty glass items. The Company employs more than 1,500 associates at manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Ohio and Pennsylvania. For additional information on Anchor Hocking and its products, please visit www.anchorhocking.com.

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Tips for Success

Posted by CR on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Anchor Hocking has been manufacturing glass in the United States since 1905. Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility.

Glass bakeware from Anchor Hocking has been a generational tradition with American families. We want to make sure that you're careful when using our dishes and getting the best experience out of your cooking.

Thank you to our loyal consumers.

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