Tequila (and agave) Myths & Legends

Long ago, in earth earliest days, humans found their world bathed in darkness. The evil goddess Tzintzimitl had consumed the sun and all its light. Quetzalcoatl, the god of redemption and giver of life, was angered by Tzintzimitl’s deed and ascended to the heavens to give battle. While pursuing Tzintzimitl he discovered Mayahuel, her beautiful granddaughter who was being held against her will. Quetzalcoatl...

The Joys of Tequila

Surprisingly there is still a huge Tequila divide. For people in the business of alcohol beverages Tequila is a beautiful and sometimes magical nectar. For many drinking enthusiasts the mere mention of the word will send shivers down their spines. This has not slowed the sales and appreciation of Tequila in any way as Tequila is a category on the rise. In fact, Tequila...

Basil Pesto – Homemade

One of the great gifts of summer is basil pesto. Sure you can have it all year long, especially if you live in a perpetually warm climate, but for me it’s a summer thing. We grow enough basil in the garden to feed the pesto demands and in this way we can have pesto anytime, which is to say I eat on a daily...

Norm, from Cheers! Quotes

If you are anything like me, you love the TV program “Cheers!” and its many characters. Some of the best one-liners delivered each episode came from the character Norm as he entered the bar and requested his first Beer. Here are a few of these exchanges. Woody, “How’s it going Mr. Peterson?” Norm, “It’s a dog eat dog world, Woody & I’m wearing Milk...

A French Wine Primer

If you love wine, or perhaps you’re just considering a relationship with wine, you will certainly come in contact with the wines of France. Many Americans are deeply intimidated by French wines. That’s understandable as the names are foreign to American eyes and ears and the all familiar grape names are missing. These French – it’s like they speak another language. In general terms...

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