Pairing Wine with Spring Foods

 
016244v2

    One of our favorite things to do at Hickory Farms is to pair exceptional wines with delicious treats for the perfect sweet and savory taste experience. We’ve come up with a few tips to help our loyal customers pair their favorite spring foods with the perfect wines. Spring is a transitional season for wines. Heavier reds enjoyed during winter holiday feasts give way to lighter, fruitier wines to accompany the season. Below are some suggestions you can try at your own table.   A traditional Easter dinner with baked ham is best complemented with the soft tannins and red raspberry notes of the Clos du Bois Pinot Noir from our All the Cellar’s Best basket.   Another perennial Easter favorite is roast leg of lamb. The gaminess of lamb blends best with the smooth and refined flavors of the Cabernet Sauvignon from our Hickory Celebration Feast basket.   The fruitiness of a La Crema Chardonnay makes it an ideal choice with mild cheeses like Hickory Farms Apple Smoked Cheddar. It also pairs nicely with seafood dishes, pasta and poultry.   White asparagus shoots are a wonderful side dish for a brunch omelette on a leisurely spring weekend. Pair them with a …
DATA CENTERS

Throw an Irish-Themed Party for St. Patrick’s Day

 
RU219427.jpg.rendition.largest

      It’s almost that time of the year to wear green! Here at Hickory Farms, we’d like to help you get in the mood with a few entertaining tips, so you can throw your own Irish-themed party. Green, of course, is the color of the day, so decorate with emerald shamrocks and leprechauns with their pots of gold. You can make an Irish door hanging with inexpensive supplies from your local craft store, or learn how to fold a green napkin into a cute shamrock shape. Cook up some Irish-inspired treats like a Smoky Cheese and Potato Soup that can be made with the cheddar from our Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out a piece of bread to smear with pesto and float atop the soup. You can also fix some beer-glazed sausage and apples using our award-winning beef summer sausage and apples from our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket.   You can’t go wrong with serving a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, cabbage and new potatoes. Use Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard from your well-stocked pantry to give it a burst of flavor. Break out the green beer (just add a couple drops of green food coloring to the cups before pouring) …
DATA CENTERS

Unique Gifts for National Employee Appreciation Day

 
016244v1

        Hickory Farms would like to join you in honoring your employees for Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 7. Let your valued employees know that you appreciate their contributions to your company’s success by sending them a nice gift. Take a look at some of our favorite suggestions below. Birchbox is a cool monthly subscription service that sends a box of high-end grooming and beauty supplies to your recipient. These boxes can be customized by the recipient, so that they receive only products they’ll actually use. If your employees get a new box each month, they will definitely feel the appreciation year round!   Hickory Farms Vineyards and Orchards Gift Box is a thoughtful gift for an executive assistant or personal secretary. It’s packed with a bottle of Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, 5 oz. of our Classic Cheddar and some delicious pears and an apple, perfect for letting in a little glimmer of summer on a late winter day. Every office has at least one employee who’s always plugged in to his or her headphones. An iTunes gift card will allow your co-worker to pick the songs they like to listen to all day long. A gift certificate for two to …
DATA CENTERS