Sunday, October 12, 2008

Registry 101: Food and Wine

How to register for Food and Wine from
Food and Wine

Register for wine, spirits and glassware via e-mail with this NYC-based merchant and it will quickly be uploaded online for your guests. Note that spirits cannot be shipped out of New York State, and wine cannot be shipped to several states (call or e-mail for details).

Register by phone for monthly chocolate and other food programs and get e-mail announcements for guests. Each month features a different company's chocolates. Recent selections include Chocolate Potpourri Truffles and Toffee and Charlie's Chocolate Covered Ganaches and Caramel Turtles. Yum!

Celebrity chef Mario Batali co-owns this NYC-based wine shop, which offers an extensive online selection of wines from around the world, ranging in price from $8 a bottle to more than $2,000—all available for your registry. When you register, the shop will pair you with an in-house sommelier, who will help you make your selections either over the phone or in person. The shop will also create a Web page your guests can access for purchases.

This knowledgeable New York City–based wine merchant carries a huge selection of wine and accessories. Check out the Top Picks section of their Web site for some of their favorite bottles—including several for less than $10. One caveat: Bottles cannot be shipped to a handful of states, but Morrell can make arrangements to ship to nearby locations.

Register online or in the store for wine, gourmet food, glassware and wine accessories from the store that Zagat's has called the No. 1 wine shop in LA. Their wine specialists are available to make suggestions and help you pick wine and liquor from a variety of price ranges.