A: Amy, coconut LaCroix, which was introduced in 2011, is my favorite sparkling water flavor, too. And, you’re right, it’s often the most difficult flavor to find. I did spot some coconut LaCroix, although it’s going to be a bit of a hike for you if you can’t get your local Publix to get it in a store nearby. In the meantime, you’ll find all of the coconut LaCroix sparkling water you want at Publix, 270 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, 770-360-5591. A 12-pack costs $4.79.
Q: I had a very good merlot wine called Sycamore Lane when we were at Tybee Island. I couldn’t find it there in the stores and have not been able to find it locally around Atlanta. Think you can help? Thanks. — D. DeLauder, Atlanta
A: I had the same trouble you had when I called around for information on Sycamore Lane merlot. However, I noticed that it was featured on some Atlanta restaurant wine lists. Finally, a local liquor store offered to order a case of the wine, and informed me that it was, indeed, a restaurant label. You’ll find Sycamore Lane merlot at Decatur Package Store, 1220 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 404-633-5250. A bottle costs $6.49. If you want to purchase a case, you’ll get a 10-percent discount.