Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Williams Sonoma and Casamigos Tequila And Mezcal Launch Premium Glassware, Bar Tools And Entertaining Accessories Perfect For Home Entertaining

New Co-branded Products Will Be Added to Current Assortment of Premium Cocktail Mixes, Salts and Gift Sets

Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc., portfolio of brands, announced today the launch of new premium glassware, bar tools and entertaining accessories in partnership with Casamigos, the award-winning, ultra-premium Tequila and Mezcal brand. The new products are the latest additions to the co-branded collaboration that launched earlier this summer with premium cocktail mixes, salts and gift set.

Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal was founded by longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Discovery Land Company CEO & founder Michael Meldman. Launched in 2013, these small batch, ultra-premium tequilas are made from the finest hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves grown in the rich red clay soil and cool climate of Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands for a minimum of seven years. Casamigos Blanco Tequila, rests for 2 months and is crisp and clean with a long smooth finish. Casamigos Reposado Tequila, aged 7 months in the finest American oak barrels, is soft, slightly oaky with a medium to long smooth finish. Casamigos Añejo Tequila, aged 14 months in the finest American oak barrels, has a beautiful pure and refined complex aroma with a lingering smooth finish.

Casamigos Collaboration with Williams Sonoma – Cocktail Mixes, Bar Tools and Glassware (Photo: Business Wire)

Launched in 2018, Casamigos Mezcal, made in Oaxaca, Mexico with 100% Espadín Agaves, rests up to 2 months and is balanced, and elegant with delicate notes of smoke leading to a long silky finish.

The Casamigos bar tools, coasters and cocktail tray are designed to reflect the Casamigos aesthetic. The collection is crafted from hand-stitched leather with graphic embossing, gunmetal-iron finishes and rustic wood detailing. Each piece is made with thoughtful detail, including a cocktail tray that comes with a removable marble slab, and glassware crafted out hand cut, machine-blown glass with sleek geometric designs.

Casamigos Bar Tools and Entertaining Collection for Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)

For Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal co-founder Rande Gerber, who took a very hands-on approach to the project, the collaboration felt natural: “Design is very personal for me. I wanted to create a line of glassware and bar tools that I would want to use and feel good in your hand. Everything from the shaker to the coasters are what I want at my bar.”

Our exclusive, co-branded cocktail mixes have quickly become best-sellers and the new additions to our assortment help our customers craft the perfect Casamigos cocktail,” said Williams Sonoma President, Ryan Ross. “I know our customers and fans of Casamigos will enjoy our collaboration on glassware, bar tools and entertaining pieces as much as I do.

Casamigos Glassware for Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)

The Casamigos for Williams Sonoma collection includes:

Casamigos Glassware:

  • Casamigos Double Old Fashioned Glass, $14.95 each
  • Casamigos Highball Glass, $16.95 each
  • Casamigos Margarita Glass, $19.95 each
  • Casamigos Shot Glass, $9.95 each

Casamigos Bar Tools:

  • Casamigos Shaker, $49.95 each
  • Casamigos Bar Tool Set, $99.95 each
  • Casamigos Bar Tool Set with Shaker, $149.95 each

Casamigos Entertaining Accessories:

  • Casamigos Coasters Set of Four with Holder, $59.95 each
  • Casamigos Ice Bucket, $149.95 each
  • Casamigos Pitcher, $99.95 each
  • Casamigos Tray, $149.95 each

In addition to the launch of the new bar tools, glassware and entertaining pieces, Williams Sonoma and Casamigos recently unveiled a new Pumpkin Spice seasonal cocktail mix. The Fall flavor is the latest addition to the co-branded cocktail mixes which include Ginger Lime Mule, Grapefruit Orange Paloma, Signature Margarita and Blackberry Basil Smash. The premium cocktail mixes are handcrafted in small batches and designed to be enjoyed simply by adding Casamigos Tequila or Mezcal and ice. Each mix is 25.4 fl. oz. (approx. 8 servings) and retails for $18.95 each.

Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal has garnered the highest accolades from the spirit industry’s most well-respected authority figures. The Casamigos Tequila and Mezcal family is available throughout the United States, UK, Canada, Australia and expanding worldwide. Casamigos Tequila 40% Alc./Vol. Casamigos Mezcal, 40% Alc./Vol. For more information please visit http://www.casamigos.com. Follow us on social media @casamigos. ENJOY RESPONSIBLY Imported by Casamigos Spirits Company, Manhasset, NY.

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Brands Launch Holiday Collections Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Collections now available online; A portion of sales from each collection benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, Mark & Graham, West Elm and Williams Sonoma celebrate the launch of their exclusive holiday collections benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.

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We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2005 through various fundraising efforts.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”

Details of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment is listed below:

  • Pottery Barn Teen releases special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus Kenworthy; actor and singer Cody Simpson; singer and songwriter Austin Mahone; Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez; and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve Hannelius. The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson), out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each water bottle sale will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Pottery Barn Kids introduces four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is also releasing a special edition Anywhere Chair®, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair® is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Pottery Barn debuts a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified and include a St. Jude teddy bear wearing a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Mark & Graham debuts holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating. Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • West Elm releases two special edition, double-sided knit and faux fur throws benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Williams Sonoma launches a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The St. Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St. Jude patients. The set of four St. Jude Gold Heart Mugs features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St. Jude Chocolate Thins are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org,

Williams Sonoma Launches “A Chance To Win With Every Tin” Campaign To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of Peppermint Bark

In Partnership with Visa, Williams Sonoma Has Hidden 1,500 Golden Gift Cards Inside the Tins of the Iconic Holiday Treat

Williams Sonoma announced the launch of the “A Chance to Win in Every Tin” campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand’s iconic holiday treat, Peppermint Bark. Together with Visa, Williams Sonoma has hidden over 1,500 winning golden gift cards inside the signature Peppermint Bark tins. The Williams Sonoma nostalgic Peppermint Bark candy is often copied but never matched in quality or flavor. The once-a-year favorite is handcrafted in San Francisco using the finest ingredients, including custom-blended Guittard chocolate and triple-distilled oil of peppermint. Master candy makers pour a layer of melted dark chocolate on a marble table and then top it with a layer of creamy white chocolate. This “bark” is finished with a snowfall of handmade peppermint candy pieces. The result is an unforgettable holiday confection with a perfect harmony of flavors and textures in every bite that is only available at Williams Sonoma for a limited time each year.

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The original Peppermint Bark recipe was developed and approved after more than twenty rounds of testing in 1998. The Peppermint Bark name was inspired by Williams Sonoma founder Chuck Williams‘ love of dark and white chocolate and his famous affection for dogs. Since the product first made its debut 20 years ago the packaging has always included the now iconic Peppermint Bark Dalmatian. Each year over 1 million pounds of Guittard chocolate and 65,000 pounds of peppermint bits are used to create Williams Sonoma’s famous Peppermint Bark.

Available both in stores and online at www.williamssonoma.com, customers who purchase a tin have a chance to win one of the golden Williams Sonoma gift cards that range in value from $20 to the grand prize of $1,000. Customers that win a golden gift card are encouraged to share with Williams Sonoma on Instagram using the hashtag #barkyeah and tagging @williamssonoma.

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Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Golden Gift Card: Williams Sonoma is giving away golden gift cards in this year’s Peppermint Bark (Photo: Business Wire)

The popularity of Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark has led to the development of a wide variety of additional Peppermint Bark flavored products. Williams Sonoma currently offers 24 different Peppermint Bark products—10 of which are brand new for the 2018 holiday season. The new Peppermint Bark products include:

Williams Sonoma celebrates 20 years of iconic Peppermint Bark holiday confection (Photo Business Wire)

Williams Sonoma celebrates 20 years of iconic Peppermint Bark holiday confection (Photo Business Wire)

  • Peppermint Bark, 3lb tin, $79.95: Williams Sonoma’s classic Peppermint Bark now offered in a three-pound tin
  • Personalize Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, $39.95: Dark chocolate fans will love this luscious new version of our legendary holiday peppermint bark, which can now also be personalized making it an ideal holiday gift
  • Peppermint Bark Sampler, $44.95: A trio of peppermint bark flavors include the Classic Peppermint Bark, Salted Peppermint Bark, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Dog Tin, $29.95: The Dalmatian Dog Tin makes for a great holiday gift. This tin was inspired by our founder Chuck William’s affection for dogs and includes Peppermint Bark Paws, Peppermint Bark Pretzels, Peppermint Bark Bites, and Dark Bark Bites
  • Peppermint Bark Pups, $24.95: Our legendary Peppermint Bark in bite-sized pieces
  • Peppermint Bark Brownie Mix, $19.95: We’ve transformed our signature Peppermint Bark into a decadent layered dessert that’s perfect for festive gatherings
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookie, $25.95: Enjoy the flavors of our legendary dark chocolate Peppermint Bark with these festive cookies
  • Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Starter, $15.95: Celebrate the holidays with the season’s coolest treat, featuring our signature Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Bark Quick Bread Mix, $15.95: This kit makes it easy to whip up a loaf of homemade quick bread that showcases the festive flavor of Peppermint Bark

In addition to the golden gift cards that will be inserted in the iconic Peppermint Bark tins, Williams Sonoma will be hosting events at retail locations to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peppermint Bark. On Thursday, November 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Williams Sonoma stores across the country will be holding a 20th Anniversary Celebration. Customers in attendance will have the opportunity to sample Peppermint Bark, watch baking demonstrations, and enter to win prizes.

The Williams Sonoma store at Columbus Circle will also host a special Peppermint Bark Bake Off event on November 29th in partnership with Bake From Scratch Magazine and three influential baking bloggers. Erin Clarkson of @cloudykitchen, Vallery Lomas of @foodieinnewyork, and Erin McDowell of @emcdowell will compete to see whose Peppermint Bark creation will be the favorite recipe of a panel of celebrity judges which will include Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop and Brian Hart Hoffman, editor-in-chief of Bake From Scratch. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of Bake from Scratch Magazine and a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: https://williamssonoma-peppermintbark-bakeoff.eventbrite.com.

The complete Peppermint Bark collection is now available at all Williams Sonoma stores and on the Williams Sonoma website. For more information on the collection, please visit www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/christmas/christmas-peppermint-bark/.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Harrods Partners With Williams Sonoma To Launch Exclusive Collection Available In The United States

Direct from the Food Halls of the world-renowned department store, Harrods Hampers, and classic items now available on Williams Sonoma online.

World famous department store Harrods is pleased to announce its expansion outside its native London with leading specialty retailer, Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, will now offer a curated collection of 15 classic Harrods items including the iconic Harrods hampers, signature tea blends, premium biscuits, and candy. This exclusive partnership is Harrods’ first venture into the United States and will be a digital e-commerce offering, available at www.williams-sonoma.com/harrods.Temporary_Williams_Sonoma_Brandmark_041116

The announcement follows an acclaimed partnership with Williams Sonoma beginning when Harrods opened the doors to its new Roastery and Bake Hall, marking the largest redevelopment of the historic Food Halls in more than 30 years. The newly renovated hall sells signature Williams Sonoma food items including confections such as Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark, baking mixes, sauces and flavored coffee beans to Harrods’ local and international customers.

Harrods Signature Hampers Now Available in the U.S. on www.WilliamsSonoma.com-Harrods (Courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

Harrods Signature Hampers Now Available in the U.S. on http://www.WilliamsSonoma.com/Harrods (Courtesy of Williams Sonoma)

Harrods Hampers remain an iconic symbol of the British retailer’s history with luxury food and service packaged together. As early as 1890, Harrods sold School Hampers as gifts from parents to their children returning to boarding school. By 1895, the interest for gifting Harrods hampers had expanded to Christmas ranges with varieties filled with Christmas dinner essentials from brandy butter, full hams, and whiskey. The trend has continued to grow in popularity since the store’s inception and the hampers remain a classic gift for any occasion.

The new range spans a diverse product offering, kickstarting with Christmas items ahead of the holiday season—perfect for gifting or enjoying among family and friends. From British classics including Harrods Mince Pies and Christmas Pudding to year-round favorites like Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Blackcurrant Jam and English Mustard, the product offering is an authentic reflection of British treats crafted by Harrods’ world-class team of chefs and suppliers.

Harrods Exclusive Collection

 

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Harrods Luxury Extravagance Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Extravagance Hamper, $999.95: (Harrods Truffle Salted Marcona Almonds, Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Triple Chocolate Biscuits (x2 quantities), Date and Pecan Biscuits, All-Butter Shortbread Fingers, Blood Orange Marmalade, English Strawberry Jam, Lemon Curd, Dark Marmalade, Orange Lemon and Bay Marmalade, English Blackcurrant Jam, Raspberry and Rose Tea Jam, English Mustard, Beetroot Caraway and Orange Marmalade, Scottish Raspberry Preserve, Devon Ale Fruit Chutney, Hot Smoke Chilli Jam, Cucumber Fennel and Gin Relish, Bramley Apple Sauce, Honey and Chilli Mustard, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Earl Grey No. 42 Tea, Darjeeling No. 26, Ground Kenyan Coffee, Ground Java Coffee, Ground Columbian Coffee, Hot Chocolate Praline, Harrods Chocolate Cantuccini, Harrods Linguini, Harrods Olive Pasta Sauce, Harrods Radiatori)

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    Harrods Exquisite Luxury Hamper

  • Harrods Exquisite Luxury Hamper, $599.95: (Harrods Truffle Salted Marcona Almonds, Luxury Everyday Triple Chocolate Biscuits, Harrods Luxury Everyday Spiced Rhubarb Oat Biscuits, Lemon Curd, Orange Lemon & Bay Marmalade, English Blackcurrant Jam, English Mustard, Hot Smoke Chilli Jam, English Breakfast No. 14 tea, Earl Grey No.42 Tea, Darjeeling No. 26, Luxury Ground Java, Ground Colombian Coffee, Hot Chocolate Praline, Harrods Amaretti, Harrods Basil Pasta Sauce, Harrods Linguini, Harrods Rigatoni)

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    Harrods Luxury Christmas Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Christmas Hamper, $399.95 (Harrods Classic Christmas Pudding, Harrods Classic Mince Pies, Clementine Glitter Biscuits, Christmas Marmalade, Christmas Tea Blend, After Dinner Coffee, Christmas Jam)

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    Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper

  • Harrods Luxury Gourmet Hamper, $299.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Triple Chocolate Biscuits, English Blackcurrant Jam, Devon Ale Fruit Chutney, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Ground Columbian Coffee, Harrods Basil Pasta Sauce, Harrods Linguini)

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    Harrods Christmas Holly and Ivy Hamper

  • Harrods Christmas Holly and Ivy Hamper, $259.95 (Harrods Christmas Chocolate Bar, Clementine Glitter Biscuits, Christmas Jam, Harrods Spiced Tea, Harrods After Dinner Coffee)
  • Harrods Luxury Classic Hamper, $259.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Blood Orange Marmalade, English Strawberry Jam, English Mustard, Beetroot Caraway & Orange Marmalade, English Breakfast No. 14 Tea, Ground Columbian Coffee)
  • Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper, $199.95 (Harrods Luxury Everyday Dark Chocolate and Ginger Biscuits, Scottish Raspberry Preserve, English Breakfast No.14, Ground Columbian Coffee)

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    Harrods Luxury Treats Hamper

  • Harrods Tea Tim Gift Box, $125.95
  • The Harrods Christmas Treats Gift Box, $125.95
  • Harrods Heritage Biscuit Assortment, $49.95
  • Harrods Heritage Loose Leaf Tea Gift Pack, $49.95
  • Harrods Cocoa Dusted Almonds, $39.95
  • Harrods Heritage No. 14 Breakfast Blend Tea Bag, $29.95
  • Harrods Heritage Shortbread Tin, $29.95
  • Harrods Heritage Toffees, $19.95

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Trisha Yearwood Launches Christmas In A Cup With Williams Sonoma

The Country Star, Culinary Host, and Lifestyle Expert Expands Food Collaboration with Williams Sonoma in Time for Holiday Season

Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands announced the launch of Christmas in a Cup, the latest addition to the food collaboration between the company and Trisha Yearwood. The country star, television host, and three-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author took to her Facebook page to share today’s news (see video here). Yearwood, whose home and lifestyle empire continues to grow, has been collaborating with Williams Sonoma since April 2017 when an original assortment of five food products launched. (The Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen collaboration is available at all Williams Sonoma retail locations and online at http://www.williams-sonoma.com/trisha.)WS_Logo_Black_CMYK_webready

Yearwood has developed a growing lifestyle empire in recent years. The Trisha Yearwood Home Collection encompasses three New York Times Bestselling cookbooks, cookware, furniture, home accessories, area rugs and the newly launched fragrance, Trisha Yearwood. Each Saturday morning, Yearwood’s Emmy-Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network is kicked off by her Facebook Live “pre-show,” T’s Coffee Talk. Both programs have become a weekly hang with Trisha, her friends, and family in a relaxed environment with great food, conversation, and coffee.

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Trisha Yearwood Christmas in a Cup available at Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)

The collaboration between Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen is focused on bringing Trisha’s cherished family recipes and entertaining style to life. Trisha’s signature cocktail mix, Summer in a Cup has become wildly popular amongst both Williams Sonoma customers and Yearwood fans. The Summer in a Cup cocktail mix re-creates a breezy drink invented by a dear friend of Trisha’s, on a hot summer day at her home in Oklahoma and the new Christmas in a Cup mix celebrates the flavors of the holidays for a refreshing beverage that’s destined to become a new holiday tradition.

A specialty cocktail is one of my favorite ways to share my holiday spirit. For a fun riff on my ‘Summer in a Cup’ cocktail, I’m starting a new tradition with a Christmas concoction that’s sure to make the season bright,” said Yearwood. “This merry mixer is great for parties because you can pair it with everyone’s favorite beverage —from vodka or sparkling wine to bubbly mineral water.”

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Trisha Yearwood Christmas in a Cup available at Williams Sonoma (Photo: Business Wire)

The Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen collaboration now includes six exclusive food products:

Christmas In A Cup: A vibrant combination of ruby red pomegranate and cranberry juices blended with tangerine and lime. Simply add vodka or another favorite spirit, from gin or sparkling wine to bubbly water, for a refreshing winter cocktail. 25.4 oz. / $16.95

Summer In A Cup Tropical Cocktail Mix: A favorite summertime tradition offering a bright, sunny blend of tangerine, cherry and pineapple juices. 25.4 oz. / $16.95

Unfried Chicken Seasoning Kit: Bake up a healthier version of Southern fried chicken with this blend of whole-wheat panko, Parmesan, and spicy-sweet herbs. 6.6 oz. / $9.95

Biscuit Mix: Whip up a batch of flaky, irresistibly light buttermilk biscuits. Just add buttermilk, cut into rounds and bake. 14.8 oz. (makes 12 biscuits) / $9.95

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Williams Sonoma Debuts Exclusive Tabletop Collaboration With kate spade new york

Collection Marks First-Time Partnership Between The Two Iconic Lifestyle Brandsws_logo_black_cmyk_highres

Williams-Sonoma is excited to announce the launch of the Sadie Street Tabletop Collection in partnership with kate spade new york and Lenox Corporation. Featuring kate spade new york’s signature polka dot motif in 4 distinct color palettes, the collection includes dinnerware, glassware, and flatware, available exclusively in 60 select Williams-Sonoma stores and on www.williams-sonoma.com.img55

The Sadie Street Collection marks Williams Sonoma’s first design collaboration with kate spade new york. We love that their iconic brand is known for a playful take on everyday personal style, which is evident in Sadie Street,” said Janet Hayes, President of Williams-Sonoma. “I am so pleased with the result of our brands coming together to design a product that will resonate with our customers.”

THE SADIE STREET COLLECTION INCLUDES:

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Williams Sonoma debuts dinnerware collaboration with iconic lifestyle brand kate spade new york (Photo: Business Wire)

Dinnerware: Featuring kate spade new york’s signature polka dot motif with bands of color rimmed in platinum, the collection is available in four palettes—turquoise, black, blush and grey—and includes a 4-piece Place Setting ($126), Dinner Plate ($35), Accent Plate ($29), Mug ($29), All-Purpose Bowl ($33), Serving Bowl ($100), and Platter ($125).

Glassware: Available in sets of two, the glassware selection includes the Double Old-Fashioned, Highball, Champagne Coupe, Wine Glass, and Champagne Flute and features a band of etched polka dots with a platinum rim ($50 per pair).

Flatware: Sleek silhouettes and a clean design complement the rest of the line. Available as a 5-Piece Place Setting ($70) and a 20-Piece Set of 4 5-Piece Place Settings ($280).

  • Expertly crafted by Lenox, American makers of fine dinnerware since 1889, the collection is an elegant addition to special-occasion meals throughout the year.
  • Five-piece place setting includes a dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, dinner knife, and teaspoon.
  • Spoons and forks are crafted of 18/10 stainless steel; each knife is forged from a single ingot of hardened stainless steel for a well-honed cutting edge.
  • Natural silver finish is easy to maintain.
  • Dishwasher safe.

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The Culinary Institute Of America (CIA) At Copia Announces Establishment Of The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

A museum honoring Charles E. “Chuck” Williams–the man who reshaped the way America cooks and the visionary behind Williams-Sonoma–will be the centerpiece of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia. Made possible by a generous gift from the Williams Estate, the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at the CIA at Copia will become a new attraction in the City of Napa for culinarians worldwide. The founder of Williams-Sonoma passed away on December 5, 2015 following his 100th birthday earlier in the year.

A museum honoring Charles E. “Chuck” Williams—the man who reshaped the way America cooks and the visionary behind Williams-Sonoma—will be the centerpiece of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia.

A museum honoring Charles E. “Chuck” Williams—the man who reshaped the way America cooks and the visionary behind Williams-Sonoma—will be the centerpiece of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia.

The extensive display of kitchen items collected within his lifetime will honor his legacy and ensure that culinary enthusiasts will always learn from and remember the history and traditions of our culinary heritage. The collection represents a rich heritage of the culinary arts from around the world and includes treasures from the 18th and 19th Century–a batterie de cuisine of copper cookware from 1890s France; ceramic and metal pudding, chocolate, and ice cream molds; and European and Early American baking and pastry equipment from the early 1900s. Among the nearly 4,000 artifacts are bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks. Additional items will be curated for temporary exhibits. The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is expected to open in spring 2017.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

The Culinary Institute of America acquired the Copia property in November 2015 and is carrying forward the facility’s original goal of providing excellence in culinary education and food-based experiences to Napa Valley visitors when it reopens as the CIA at Copia in 2016.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world

Totaling more than 80,000 square feet, the Copia building features a 280-seat theater, two restaurant venues, a 100-seat demonstration kitchen and theater, a library, retail space, classrooms, and exhibition spaces. Situated next to the Oxbow Public Market on First Street in downtown Napa, the CIA at Copia will provide visitors to the burgeoning Oxbow district with an expanded array of food and wine offerings.

Chuck Williams introduced the culinary tools and equipment that were essential in transforming the art of cooking, eating, and entertaining in the American home,” says CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “We are delighted that this unique and wide-ranging collection will be on permanent display to the community at the CIA at Copia.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

The story began in 1952, when Williams took a three-month trip to Europe and Scandinavia with friends and saw what international cooks were using in their home kitchens. He loved collecting, and returned to Europe numerous times, scouring shops, restaurants, and factories for high-quality cookware and specialty foods he could introduce to cooks in the United States. In 1956, he opened his first cookware store in Sonoma which moved to San Francisco in 1958 at the urging of friends. Many of those items would become American kitchen classics, such as enameled cast-iron pots, Mauviel Copper Cookware, Apilco and Pillivuyt porcelains, tart tins, kugelhopfs, crêpe pans, the Cuisinart food processor, and balsamic vinegar.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will feature nearly 4,000 artifacts including bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks from around the world.

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