Food & Beverage Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

All Items are Sorted by Price - Most Expensive to Least Expensive

Viking Professional Series
A piece of Viking cookware, cutlery or a countertop appliance is sure to make any home chef swoon at the holidays.  Viking offers a complete line of cookware and cutlery that is crafted with the best materials available.  The countertop appliance line includes a blender, stand mixer, toaster and food processor, all offering the performance for which Viking is known.  The countertop appliances are available in five different colors including stainless gray, graphite gray, white, black and bright red.

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Viking Hand Blender

Viking Professional Series Hand Blender

Professional Series
Meet your new sous chef. The Viking professional hand blender makes quick work of everything from soups to smoothies to coffee beans with a professional-grade 300-watt motor.  And thanks to ergonomic design and heavy-duty stainless steel standard attachments.  It looks good doing it too.

Product Features
Standard accessories include stainless steel blending attachment, stainless steel whisk, and 35 ounce mixing cup with lid for ultimate professional performance.

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Viking Professional Stand Mixers

Viking Professional Stand Mixers

Professional Series
With 800 or 1000 watts of power, the new Viking Professional Stand Mixers provide enough brawn to knead any dough into submission. But they do have a tender side, with a range of settings delicate enough for even the most sensitive meringue.

Product Features:
Mixer Easy Glide
Rear wheels provide easy maneuvering around the countertop.  

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Viking Professional Food Processors

Viking Professional Food Processors

Professional Series
The 12-cup Viking Food Processor comes equipped with a commercial-grade 625-watt induction motor. Despite its exceptional power and stability, this motor remains surprisingly silent. The professional performance is complemented by an exclusive Viking design and die cast metal base available in six color finishes.

Product Features:
Food Processor Easy Glide
Rear wheels provide easy maneuvering around the countertop.

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Viking Professional Blenders

Viking Professional Blenders

Professional Series
Viking Professional Blender features a rugged, high-torque professional-grade motor, and has been streamlined to two speeds and a pulse function. It has an electronic mixing sensor that maintains a smooth, continuous speed, and is also easy to disassemble and clean. 

Product Features:
Cyclonic Blending Action
The blender's high-torque motor creates Cyclonic Blending Action, rapidly circulating the fluid within the blender vessel for more effective mixing

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Viking Professional Toasters

Viking Professional Toasters

Professional Series
The Viking Professional Toaster provides professional-style toasting in two and four-slot models. Crafted from stainless steel with smooth, rounded edges, it's easy to clean and features exclusive control knobs with multiple browning options.

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Van Gogh Vodka

Van Gogh Vodka - A gift both pleasing to the palette and the palate

Individual 750-ml Van Gogh Espresso Vodkas and Espresso gift packs are available at $25

Van Gogh Vodka's ultra premium flavor-infused vodka's provide a stylish and tasteful gift that will keep everyone in high spirits this holiday season. Etched with miniature reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh's masterpieces, each bottle is a work of art and presents a gift both pleasing to the palette and the palate.

Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka 750-ml bottle is available at $25

Just in time for the holidays comes Pomegranate -- the newest star in Van Gogh Vodka's lineup. Other popular flavors include Van Gogh Espresso and Double-Espresso Double Caffeine Vodka, which also come in a variety of special gift packages. Producing more flavored vodkas than any other brand worldwide, Van Gogh Vodka uses a unique, flavor-infusing distillation process, to produce a smooth and refined spirit that is lower in calories and bolder in taste. Mix yourself a premium cocktail this holiday and enjoy one of the thousands of martini and cocktail recipes

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All About Snacks

All About Snacks Gift Pack

Gift pack includes Monterey Cheese Sauce, Blue Aztec Chips, Corn Black Bean Salsa, and Peachy Keen Salsa.  All of the products in this gift pack are open-and-enjoy, so they're great as an office or party host(ess) gift.  Retails for $32.99.  Available via

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Cozy Comfort

Cozy Comfort

Gift pack includes Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix, Bountiful Beer Bread Mix, and Chocolate Ugly Cake Mix.  Retails for $24.99.  Available via

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Gaggia Italian Espresso Maker

Gaggia Italian Espresso Maker

Imported from the birthplace of espresso, this machine is made at the renowned Gaggia factory in Milan. This model has virtually the same design as Gaggia machines from the 1930s and 1940s, including the original pump handles invented in 1938. The espresso maker fills two glasses at a time and can also make cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, and cafe mochas. It has a boiler pressure gauge for accurate boiling, a heat exchanger for brewing water, and a boiler cap which safely releases steam, plus a clear glass water level indicator, removable 32 oz. water reservoir, and one of the fastest heating times in the industry.

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TASSIMO™ Launches New Brewer Model And Expands Line Of T Disc Flavors


Tassimo Base Brewer

Following the successful launch of the Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage System last fall, Tassimo will introduce a new model in August 2006, which will be offered to select mass, grocery and club retailers.  The new model, which debuted at the International Home and Housewares Show in March 2006 in Chicago, IL, will be available at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Tassimo is the only machine that allows consumers to prepare an assortment of hot beverages, including coffee, tea, espresso, crema, hot chocolate, latte and cappuccino.  Unlike other single-serve brewers, Tassimo uses real milk to create the dense foam or steamed milk for cappuccinos and lattes eliminating the need for a complicated steam wand or frothing attachment. 

Tassimo will also launch the Maxwell House Cafe Collection of T DISCs at select stores.  The Maxwell House Cafe Collection features 100% Arabica custom blended coffees and beverages, which are roasted and ground exclusively for Tassimo.  Varieties include House Blend Regular and Decaf, French Vanilla, Colombian and French Roast coffees, Cappuccino (Regular and Decaf) and Latte with real milk.  Additional Tassimo varieties launching in August include Yuban Rainforest Alliance and Twinings Green Tea.  All Tassimo T DISCs, including Gevalia beverages, Twinings teas and Suchard hot chocolate, can be used in both the Tassimo and the Tassimo Premium Hot Beverage Systems.



Stylish Shaker Designed to Froth and Heat Milk Helps Deliver the
Ultimate Coffee Experience

The Aeroccino

Nestle Nespresso, a worldwide pioneer in developing the highest quality portioned coffee, introduces the Aeroccino, a stylish, stand-alone stainless steel shaker designed to make feather-light and creamy milk froth, as well as warm up milk for a range of coffee-based drinks, including cappuccino, latte or macchiato.

The compact Aeroccino is completely automated.  With one touch of a button, the shaker automatically detects the volume of milk in use the maximum capacity for the milk froth is three ounces and for the hot milk six ounces and adapts the warming time accordingly, stopping when the milk reaches the appropriate temperature.

The Aeroccino offers unrivalled convenience and speed of preparation, with no waiting time needed for the first cycle.  The shaker is also easy to clean and maintain, since the milk will not stick to the inside of the shaker, and produces no noise or vibration.

The design of Aeroccino unites pure, elegant styling with simplicity, and is anchored in the professional cookware tradition using stainless steel as the preferred material for professionals.  It also takes inspiration from the decade of the 30s with its combination of bake ware materials used for the handle and its visible screws.  It also has a transparent lid and two dedicated whisks: one for hot milk (without froth), and one for cappuccino.




Proving it is 'hip to think square,' Nestle Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and market leader in premium-portioned coffee, introduces a coffee machine guaranteed to arouse the senses: the Nespresso Le Cube.  The edgy new model is the major machine release in 2006 for Nespresso.

Le Cube

Originally, when creation of the machine began, the Nespresso Le Cube was targeted to become a machine range for people who favored classic machines and design, and wanted the latest technology.  A pure and minimalist design with a very strong direction was the basis for what began to take shape in the form of a cube.  The architectural shape was also a result of the decision to place cup-warming plates on each side of the brewing unit, providing an extra feature for consumers.  At completion, the machine was transformed into a bolder, cubed design.  The form provided the very inspiration for its name.

Pure, minimalist design
Square, cubed architectural shape 

Front panel of double-injected high-quality plastic (Arctic White or Red) or aluminum (Titan Gray)
High-quality ABS body
Compact brewing unit
Easy capsule insertion and ejection
Programmable extraction for small and long cups with automatic stop
Cup-warming side plates (model C185)
Vertical positioning of drip grid for latte macchiato preparation
Back-light indicates full capsule container
Removable 34-ounce water container

Models, Colors and Suggested Retail Price:
Model C180 Arctic White (with a glossy transparent finish) or Red $299.00
Model C185 Titan Gray (in anodized aluminum) $349.00

Fall 2006
At fine department stores, gourmet kitchen and specialty stores,, or the Nespresso Club (1.800.562.1465)

8.9' x 9' x 9' (W x D x H)

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Family-owned and operated

Finally, an answer to the age-old conundrum, 'What do you get the person that has everything?'

The Wine Lover

Established in 1995 on Mercer Island, Wash., family-owned and operated offers an extensive selection of more than 400 Northwest wines and wine-themed gifts to please any palate this holiday season. 




The Magnum offers wine gift sets at four easy price points, winery-specific gift selections, monthly wine club memberships and customizable wine gift baskets incorporating the wine and gourmet goodies of your choice.  




Take the guesswork out of holiday shopping this year and introduce friends and family to premium

The Connoisseur

Washington and Oregon wines with the click of a mouse. A takes care of packaging and shipping, making sure to add a personal touch with festive wine bags and customized cards. Whether shopping for a beginning wine enthusiast or aficionado,'s knowledgeable staff works with customers to make sure this year's holiday gift is a hit.  For additional information about's holiday wines and customizable gift selections.

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Taylor Precision Products and sister company Salter Housewares

2006 was a year of crisis in the world of food safety. From this summer's salmonella outbreak to the recent fast food e coli scare, consumers are more concerned than ever about proper food handling. And if that isn't enough, the New Year always rings in concerns about calories. Taylor Precision Products and sister company Salter Housewares have made a New Years resolution to help consumers take control of their health in both calorie consumption and at-home food safety.

Accurately Count Calories and Fat

Advanced kitchen scales will not only weigh liquids and solids, but can accurately calculate a number of dietary features such as calories, fat, sugars, carbs and more.

Salter’s Nutri-Weigh Dietary Computer Scale, $99.99



Salter Housewares offers a Nutri-Weigh Dietary Computer Scale ($99.99) that is equipped with a database that stores USDA nutritional values for over 1440 foods and liquids with a memory that allows for daily record and review of set dietary goals.



Taylor’s Nutritional Scale, $49.99



Taylor Precision Products' Nutritional Scale ($49.99) provides information for 500 foods and provides a memory function that allows users to preset the level of dietary intake, sounding an alarm when the target is reached.


Practice Food Safety At Home

With more than 76 million cases of food borne illness in the United States each year, safe food handling is essential. Food contamination can be prevented by properly cooking meats and monitoring the temperature at which foods are stored.

Taylor Precision Products offers a wide range of thermometers that provide accurate readings every time.

Taylor’s Connoisseur Meat Thermometer, $20


The Connoisseur Meat Thermometer ($20) features dual-pointers that simultaneously point to temperature and doneness level of meat on separate areas of the dial.



Taylor’s Connoisseur Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer, $18


The Connoisseur Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer ($18) features a silicone coated base stand means so the product won't slip, while a two-inch dial and adjustable head provides trouble-free reading and viewing.






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