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Friday, December 6th, 2019

Self-proclaimed foodies look for variety, quality products, and delicious flavors in the foods they eat. Presentation and taste are equally important. A gift basket with high-quality food items that you can’t get anywhere, make great gifts for the foodies in your life. Heart of the Desert products and gift baskets […]

Monday, November 18th, 2019

With temperatures dropping and the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time for a great mulled wine recipe. What is mulled wine? Mulled wine is simply wine that has been spiced, sweetened, and served warm, often with a shot of hard liquor. In the USA, that liquor is often Brandy. In […]

Friday, November 8th, 2019

If you are buying gifts for multiple-people households this holiday season, a gift basket may be a great option. Especially, if you don’t know everyone’s likes, need to save a buck and want to save yourself from running all over town trying to find just the perfect gift for everyone. […]

Friday, October 18th, 2019

It might be easier to shop at a giant online retailer or a big box store, but the impact your purchases have at a small, independent store, heavily out way that convenience. Not only will you be helping a real person and community thrive, you’ll be giving a much more […]

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Giving wine over the holidays is a popular option especially as a host/hostess gift. It can be a great gift for a boss or friend as well, if, you know enough about them to choose wisely. Wine really isn’t your best option as a generic gift, but we’ll get into […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Wine can be very daunting, especially when you first start sampling it. There are so many to choose from! Where do you start? How will you know if you’ll like it? Does cost matter? When should you choose a white or a red? How are you supposed to discern these […]

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

We are in the middle of grape harvest in Southern New Mexico. We tend to start a little earlier than other places because the summer heat ripens the grapes a bit faster. It’s a great time to talk about harvest! How do we know when the grapes are ready to […]

Monday, July 1st, 2019
wine cocktail recipes

Who says wine has to be all stuffy and conservative? Let’s have some fun with it! Wine cocktails are the best! You can dress up one of your not so favorite wines and turn it into a treat or take one of your favorites and crank it up a notch. […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
mother's day gifts

Mother’s Day is a tricky thing and a mom’s desires really change depending on the age of her children. We all want to get mom what she really craves. Afterall, she did bring us into the world and raise us to be the wonderful people that we are. Mom’s first […]

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 […]