Are there Pesticides in your Wine and Should you Care?
It’s time to get to the bottom of the issue of pesticides in wine. Pesticides are substances that control pest populations in any crop, but they are widely used to grow the grapes that get made into wine. They reduce damage and prevent entire crops from being ruined, and...
How Humans Have Used Alcohol as Medicine Throughout History
Drinking to one’s health is a practice that reverberates through history, all the way back to antiquity. And while today it’s a symbolic, customary gesture, there was a time when alcohol was used to promote health and even heal ailments. Egyptian and Roman civilizations steeped medicinal herbs into their...
Wine Labels don't have Nutritional Statements and this is Why
Everything in the grocery store has nutritional facts displayed clearly on its label. Carrots, water, freshly-scaled salmon, and soda bottles all tell you exactly what to expect, from calories to ingredients to nutrition value (or lack thereof) so that you can make health-conscious decisions for yourself. But have you...
How to Make Margaritas Everyone Will Love
The margarita is one of the most well-loved cocktails around. It’s a reliable thirst-quencher on a hot afternoon and it appeals to anyone who loves a salty/sweet combination. You never quite know what size glass it’s going to come in, and there are as many twists on the classic...
How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Wax Seal
If you’ve come across a bottle of wine with a wax seal, you might notice that they have a very cool, unique look to them. The second thing you might notice? That you have no idea how to open it. As if opening a bottle of wine wasn’t intimidating...
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