Best Wine Pairings with Holiday Ham

HoneyGold Ham from Hickory Farms

The upcoming holidays are typically the busiest time of the year as families begin planning festive dinner parties for friends and relatives. So, chances are high that at least one holiday celebration will feature a spiral ham. The variety and versatility of ham makes it a perfect entree, and Hickory Farms has a few suggestions for the best wine pairings with ham to make your holiday dinner a great success. The last you want to do is overwhelm the juicy flavors of a well-cooked ham, so keep that in mind and select something lighter or medium-bodied, like a sparkling Pinot Noir or Beaujolais. The inherent sweetness of ham and the holiday’s traditional sweet side dishes blend best when your wine has a touch of fruity flavor. A type of wine to serve with Hickory Farms Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham stands up well next to a fruity Pinot Grigio with a hint of honey. Ham dishes featuring sweet pineapple and brown sugar glazes are a delicious holiday treat that should be paired with a sweet wine. Drier wines can taste too acidic with these foods, so now is the time to serve a sweet drink, like Reisling or Moscato. It’s a good idea to select a wine with moderate alcohol levels when pairing with a salty ham. A heavy red …
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Thoughtful Gifts for a Well-Deserved Promotion

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We spend a great portion of our days interacting with our employees and co-workers, so it’s important to acknowledge their achievements over the years. One way we can do this is by giving them a thoughtful gift when they receive a promotion. You can make it a group gift from the whole team or a special surprise just from you. Below are a few suggestions from Hickory Farms for rewarding a valued employee and saying a job well done. Thoughtful Office Accessories Keep it businesslike and gift them with a leather portfolio, desk set or nameplate engraved with their new title. Another thoughtful idea is a picture frame, so they can display a special family photo or memorable vacation shot in style on their desk or credenza. The Gift of Time If you’re the supervisor or manager of an employee who just ascended another rung on the corporate ladder, consider recognizing their dedication and hard work with some additional paid time off in the form of extra vacation or personal days. They’ll appreciate your gesture and will return to work refreshed and ready to hit the ground running. Throw a Party Depending on the employee and the industry, throwing a bash in their honor may be a great way to celebrate their …
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How to Personalize a Corporate Gift

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With the competitive nature of today’s corporate landscape, standing out from the crowd is a hard task. This is why it’s more important today than ever before to offer amazing customer service and allow your current and potential clients know how much they’re valued. Your company can grow and foster great business relationships by showing appreciation with corporate gift baskets customized with the following goodies. Treat-filled coffee cups Coffee mugs are great promotional items. Not only are they great for everyday use, but because they often sit on a client’s desk, they also provide a constant reminder of your business. Make your coffee cup even more special by pairing it with a special treat. For a simple presentation, fill mugs with a bag of our Peppermint Snow Mints, or go the extra mile by pairing them with our Ceylon Tea Collection, a couple sweeteners and a tea spoon. Send a personal note In the Digital Age, something as simple as a hand written letter can make a big impression. Periodically, take the time to sit down and send your clients a note of thanks. For bonus points, add in a small gift, such as a letter opener or a pen with your company’s logo. Company apparel Whether it’s t-shirt, polo …
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