Thank a Veteran

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 “The Great War” was halted as an armistice was signed between the Allied nations and the Central Powers. One year later President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, Armistice Day to commemorate the victory earned just one year earlier and to honor those who made it possible. Seven years later The...

Discover Cahors – Malbec’s Original Triumph

Contributed by Taylor Eason @ tayloreason.com It was called “Black Wine” for years – the French Malbec wines from Cahors in France’s Southwest region. The British were the main consumers of this rich, unctuous and tannic drink until the root louse phylloxera decimated the vineyards in the late 1800’s. 100 years later, after replanting with terroir in mind, the Cahors wine producers awakened to...

Memorial Day

For too many I fear, Memorial Day is simply the unofficial start of summer. It’s a welcomed three-day weekend and celebrated with parades, grilling, and maybe a baseball game. All of these activities sound pretty fun to me as well. Perhaps in the midst of the fun that a long weekend brings we could devote a minute or two of  reflection on the meaning...

Cinco de Mayo – Spring is Here!

Cinco de Mayo, that coincidentally falls on May 5, commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the USA Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexican Independence that actually came 50 years previous to the battle at Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, while in the United States...

Bourbon Thieves Nabbed

In October of 2013 national headlines were made when it was reported that cases of the rare and prized Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon had been stolen. The entire theft ring had netted more than just Pappy as both casks and bottled goods of Eagle Rare, also from Buffalo Trace as well as Bourbon from Wild Turkey Bourbon were stolen. Yesterday, April 21, 2015, nine...

Serving Beverages at Easter

Pairing wine with your holiday meal, whether it be traditional fare or your own twist, is always a challenge. Ham or lamb are traditional choices for Easter meals but there are always variations. Do yourself a favor and ignore the sickening sweet dishes that find their way to the table –  nothing works with these so forget about it. The biggest concern is the eclectic...

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