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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 […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
pistachios and wine as part of a healthy diet, Mediterranean diet

It’s the beginning of the year and many have made resolutions or set intentions to get healthier and/or lose weight. If you are one of those people, you are probably looking for a diet that you can stick with, that works and has positive long-term effects. U.S. News evaluated and […]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

It’s the New Year and you are considering what was good and bad in the previous year. You’re contemplating how you want to fill your 365 page book in the new year. This is all normal and maybe even expected behavior, as we are presented with a fresh slate each […]

Friday, November 30th, 2018
gift cards for the holidays

Gift cards as gifts are a controversial topic. Some say they are the best gift because the receiver can buy exactly what they want with them. Others say they are impersonal and require no thought. After much reading on the topic and running our own polls, this is what we […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
candy and wine pairings

So, you have leftover candy from Halloween, whether from buying too much or from the kids stash that they either don’t need to eat or don’t want. What do you do with it? Time to plan an adult after party! Gather up the leftover candy, then encourage your friends to […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
company gifts and gift baskets from Heart of the Desert in New Mexico

Is it ever really too early to start considering your corporate gift giving? It’s smart to make notes of what your clients and coworkers (as well as friends and family) like throughout the year to make the process easier when it’s time to start buying for the holidays. If you […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Chocolate is a rich, luscious, tasty treat, but it is also a rich source of antioxidants and the flavonoids have been found to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. Wine is a beverage to enjoy while socializing and with dinner, yet it has also been found help reduce the […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
harvesting grapes for different types of wine

Wine grapes are not native to New Mexico. They were brought to the state in the 1600’s by Monks needing wine for Catholic ceremonies. They grew well, but endured a difficult journey through rough winters, Pueblo revolts, Prohibition and major flooding, essentially demolishing wine making in the region. A resurgence […]

Monday, August 6th, 2018
merlot from heart of the desert pistachios and wine

Merlot, in French, means “the little blackbird”. In America, it is the second most popular red grape, just behind Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is known for being soft, ripe and elegant. Most are easy drinking reds that pair well with foods and are pleasurable to enjoy on their own. Merlot is […]

Monday, May 7th, 2018
tips for enjoying heart of the desert wine

We keep hearing about sulfites. What are they and what’s their connection to wine? Why do some people avoid wine because of sulfites? Let’s find out. What are sulfites? The term sulfites is a term for sulfur dioxide (SO2), a preservative that’s widely used in winemaking (and most food industries) […]