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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Many of us turn to chocolate when times are tough and just when we want a sweet treat. Why is that? Of course, it’s sweet and smooth and oh so yummy, but is there more? The Science of Chocolate There’s a reason chocolate is called the ‘love drug’, the ‘happiness […]

Friday, April 10th, 2020
woman in black shirt and blue jeans drinking glass of red wine outside

As getting out has become more and more difficult with all the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, our preferred adult beverage stashes are becoming diminished. What’s a wine lover to do? Maintain a Strong Immunity First, it’s most important to maintain a strong immunity. Proper diet, exercise and adequate sleep […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Every person and every small business are affected by the novel COVID-19 virus. How can we help each other now and through the recovery time to follow? By falling together instead of falling apart. Circle of Caring: Develop within your tribe, made up of your family, friends and neighbors in […]

Friday, March 20th, 2020

In these unsure times, we are all looking for ways to get and stay healthy. Pistachios have multiple health benefits. Their health effects include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health. As pathogens become more resistant, scientists have begun exploring the biologically active compounds found […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Learning to be a wine connoisseur. Choosing the Right Bottle The US produced over 800 million gallons of wine last year. There are almost 10,000 wineries in the US generating 18% of alcohol sales and $665 million in revenue. We consume, on average, almost 3 gallons a year per person. […]

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Nutty History Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. This little seed, Pistacia vera, is part of the cashew family, can grow about 30 feet tall and live 300 years. Pistachios have been grown in the Middle East since the beginning of time with evidence dating back to […]

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Gewürztraminer’s (pronounced guh-voo rts-truh-mee-ner) pink-skinned berries produce an aromatic, slightly dry, distinctive, white wine. Often underestimated and overlooked, Gewürztraminer is surprisingly versatile with a remarkable range of pairings, still complex enough to stand alone. Gewürztraminer History “Gewürz” means herb or spice so Gewürztraminer literally translated is “spiced Traminer.” Gewürztraminer is also […]

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

There is a National or World Day for almost everything. Pistachios are no different. World/National Pistachio Day is February 26. You’ve heard of these special days, either via your Facebook feed or on the radio or during that hour of the Today show when they feature videos of water-skiing squirrels. Where did […]

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Have you ever noticed that a lot of guys get super intimidated by Valentine’s Day? Many will go on this rant about it being a Hallmark holiday and that they don’t want to celebrate it. They feel pressure to provide a personal, thoughtful and romantic gift and experience. They’d rather […]

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

More than half of Americans say they are saving for travel and the focus is on experiences vs. material things. Finding Instagrammable moments on their journeys are a priority! Depth of the Experience Baby Boomers still love their tour buses and cruises where they don’t have to do much planning, […]