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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
how wine is made

With Spring in full swing, it seems like a great time to learn about the growth of the wine grape. Grapevines go through an annual growth-cycle. The process begins with bud break in the spring and culminating in leaf-fall in autumn followed by winter dormancy. From a winemaking perspective, each […]

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
easter desert recipes

Easter is almost here. What are you making for dessert for your feast? Still looking for ideas? Check out these scrumptious selections that incorporate pistachios. Watergate Salad It’s not really salad…the only thing that could maybe qualify this as a salad is the color. Every family, every grandmother and every […]

Monday, April 15th, 2019
coffee, chocolate, and pistachio pairings

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. It wakes up 80% of the population every morning. And, well, Chocolate…nothing else needs to be said. There seems to be a natural draw attracting coffee and chocolate together making them a fabulous pair. The warmth and bitterness […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
types of glasses for wine

Not only do you have to figure out what kind of wine you like you also need to know what kind of glass to drink it from. The nuances of being a wine connoisseur are so complicated. There is a wine glass for just about every kind of wine. To […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
wine pairing

If you are looking for an event to host that appeals to the ladies, a wine and chocolate pairing is an excellent option. If you are looking for a fun couple’s event, again, a great option! An all guys event??? Bourbon and Cigars may be a better option, but that’s […]

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Why are all things green on St Patrick’s Day? Well, green started to represent Ireland because of its nickname, “The Emerald Isle”. Green is also found in Ireland’s flag. The green shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach people about the Holy Trinity. But the best folklore pertains to […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019
National Pistachio Day

February 26th recognizes all things pistachio. It’s National Pistachio Day! It is a day that has been set aside for all pistachio lovers to eat their favorite nut all day long. For those who do not eat pistachios, buy some and give them to someone who does. Crack them open […]

Friday, February 15th, 2019
pistachio trees at heart of the desert

Pistachio trees are very intriguing! February is a good time of the year to learn more about them, because it is the prime planting season. Pistachios have the narrowest climate requirements of any of the other commercial nut trees. So, before you spend any money on trees, let us guide […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
pistachio and wine snack pairings

In-shell pistachios are awesome because they’re so versatile. Seriously, they’re macho enough to hang for game day and inviting enough to keep you company on Valentine’s Day. Plus, you get 49 nuts in one serving! Now, that’s a deal! The Valentine’s Day Pairing The combination is Heart of the Desert […]

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
health snacks and pistachios from heart of the desert

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the Super Bowl. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with […]