The Monocle Drinking and Dining Directory

Monocle magazine — best known for it’s coverage of global affairs, business, design, and culture — is adding to it’s current line up of special-edition annual publications with the launch of ‘The Monocle Drinking & Dining Directory’. In a release note Monocle says:

”The directory will serve up an international mix of stories on vineyard start-ups, emerging food regions, innovative producers and next-generation chefs. There will also be plenty of instructional pages on surefire recipes, solutions for better kitchen layouts and how to stock your pantry.”

The first issue will be available on newsstands beginning May 10th. Current subscribers can “top up” there subscriptions for $15/£10 to receive the issue as part of their annual subscription. —JB

Riedel Vinum Extreme Rosé Glass

The Vinum Extreme Rosé glass by Austrian glassware company Riedel may prove to be the perfect compliment to your rosé this summer. In collaboration with top Provence winemakers, the glass was created to showcase the nuances of Provençal rosés by focusing the crisp, fruity aromas and smooth, silky texture so often associated with this style of wine. Though the glass was conceived with rosé in mind, it can also be used to enjoy sweet wines such as Sauternes, Barsac and Tokaj making it a versatile addition to your glassware collection. —JB

Aplat Culinary Totes

The San Francisco based company Aplat makes canvas totes for foodies, chefs, wine enthusiast and bakers alike. Inspired by her lifestyle in France, founder and industrial designer Shujan Bertrand designed the àplat tote to be a simple way of carrying anything from bread and wine to flowers and plates to dinner parties, picnics or home from the market. Bertrand also put a lot of thought into the manufacturing process. For example; the àplat totes are sewn in small batches to avoid overextending the workers, there is zero waste from the yards of fabric they use to make the totes and she’s committed to using local resources, labor and manufacturing to produce them. —JB