Wine is sensitive to temperature and temperature fluctuations. Both red and white wines should be stored in cool conditions, ideally at a stable temperature between 40 – 68° F. Avoid warm spots, like the top of the refrigerator!
Many coffee aficionados believe that the best cup of coffee is made in a French press. French presses are beautiful and stylish, and are now available in insulated models that keep the coffee hot while you sip away.
Store tea leaves and bags in airtight containers in a dry cool place, protected from light. Black teas will be freshest and most flavorful if enjoyed within 6 months; green teas, within about 3 months.
Chocolate and water don’t mix! When working with chocolate, be sure utensils and equipment are clean and dry.