The Super Bowl is 50

Sunday’s Super Bowl marks a milestone – celebrating its 50th Birthday. Long before the teams were decided, we’ve been reminded of this milestone, including seeing clips of past Super Bowl contests. How did we get here? Here to the cultural institution and unofficial holiday the Super Bowl has become. For those not able to attend or see a portion on television, the First World Championship...

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...

It’s in The Tea Leaves

Tea is the world’s most popular beverage next to water and has been consumed for nearly 5,000 years. While tea consumption in the US is slight when compared to Asia, Ireland, and the UK, 80% of all US households have tea in their cabinet. According to the Tea Association of the USA, Americans consumed more than 3.60 billion gallons of tea in 2014. About...

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...

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