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20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … Continue reading

How a Man Made Beer in His Stomach

“He would get drunk out of the blue — on a Sunday morning after being at church, or really, just anytime,” said Barabara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas.  (Source) “His wife was so dismayed … Continue reading

It Has Come To This: IvanaBitch: Tobacco Flavored Vodka

You know you crave the taste of that wasser cup that’s been left out overnight filled with cigarettes at a frat party as you bring it to your lips in your hungover stupor. (I know…run-on sentence, but it captures the spirit).  You … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Matt Johnston’s Spiced Caramel Apple

One of the loveliest places to see the foliage is Rhinebeck, NY in Dutchess County. It is calm, has gorgeous shops, plenty of places to see nature, and is really close to the CIA (not the governmental agency silly…the culinary … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Chad Musick’s Caramel Apple Martini

Chad Musick, the Beverage Director at High Street Hospitality Group in Greenville, SC knows how to make people feel at home. Perhaps it is his warm personality, but we think it has something to do with his delectable cocktails. His … Continue reading

New Discovery On Origin of Wine Tannins

Tannins are found mostly in red wines, derived primarily from grape skins, seeds and stems, but also from oak barrels. Tannin acts as a natural preservative that helps wine age and develop. (Source) Red wines tend to have higher tannins … Continue reading

Each Whiskey Type Has A Unique Chemical Fingerprint

Whiskey is distilled in several different varieties and each is linked to its country of origin. For example, scotch whiskey is made in Scotland, Irish whiskey in Ireland, Canadian whiskey in Canada, and Bourbon whiskey is made in America. (Source) … Continue reading

Whispering Wolf Mojito Recipe

Jellyfish has one of the loveliest views in the Chicago’s Gold Coast area. When you go, make sure to get a seat in their second floor glass atrium so you can enjoy the view of legendary Rush Street. The Pan-Asian … Continue reading

Hello Kitty Beer

Yes boys & girls, Hello Kitty wine exists. While this would never pass in the US (I’m amazed we’re even allowed to have critter wines), Hello Kitty beer is made by by beer maker Long Chuan and comes in flavors like  banana, … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita

How to Make Raymi Mixologist’s Piero Rodriguez’s Mandarin-Rosemary Margarita Cocktail Continue reading

Woodwork Winery’s 2013 Pinot Noir is Exceptionally Smooth

Pinot Noir is typically considered earthy with vivid fruity flavors of ripe red fruit, cherry, chocolate, toast and spices. It’s a challenging grape variety known for its difficulty to make into good wine. The grape is thin-skinned, late ripening, and … Continue reading

Study: Dental Damage From Diet Soda Bad As Meth & Crack

Based on a new study published in the journal General Dentistry, heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, according to a news report on Fox. Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative … Continue reading

Heilila Vanilla Mojito Recipe

New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla, grows, manufactures and distributes of a premium and award-winning vanilla products. Heilala Vanilla is the only vanilla in the world that is direct from plantation to pantry with no traders or outside distributors. They also adhere … Continue reading

New Plastic Tea Bags Are Potentially Toxic

Writing for the Atlantic, Los Angeles based journalist Taylor Orci raises some serious questions about the safety of the new tea bags some companies are using. These so-called flow-through Infuser bags are described as having an innovative and revolutionary design … Continue reading

Professions that Rely the Most on Coffee (Infographic)

I’m quite a coffeeholic, I have it with me at my desk during working hours – everyday. Yes I rely on coffee most of my days like any other workers too. So which group of workers really needs their daily … Continue reading

Lemongrass Thai Basil Mojito Recipe

Root Cellar Catering Co., is a family owned and operated catering company that specializes in fresh, seasonal and locally sourced, made from scratch recipes. Ingredients: 1 shot rum 1/2 lime 3 or 4 leaves thai basil 1 stock lemongrass 1/2 … Continue reading

A Cup of Tea? All About Tea (Infographic)

There’s a lot of things to discover about tea, that’s why I’m featuring tea again as today’s Infographic. How was tea discovered and when did this happen? What kinds of tea are available and where are they produced? Where most … Continue reading

Drinkers Down Beer Twice as Fast in Fluted Glass

According to a study conducted by Dr. Angela Attwood and her associates from Bristol University’s school of experimental psychology, beer drinkers consume beer almost twice as fast from a curved glass rather than a conventional straight one. Attwood’s research interests … Continue reading

It’s Not Often You Get Carded Buying Beer-Flavored Ice Cream

Frozen Pints, an Atlanta manufacturer, sells seven beer ice creams with more than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume, which in Georgia is considered an alcoholic product and can be sold only to people of legal drinking age. Frozen Pints has … Continue reading

Drinking Champagne Could Delay Alzheimer’s And Improve Memory

Studies show moderate champagne blanc de noir consumption may slow down Alzheimer Disease Continue reading

Take a Beercation: Top 10 Beer-Themed Getaways

The best vacation ideas for beer lovers Continue reading

New Party Cups Detect Date Rape Drugs – Turn Red

DrinkSavvy has created party cups that change color when date rape drugs are added to them. Continue reading

Top 10 Super Hydrating Foods

Foods to eat that will keep you hydrated Continue reading

Did Coca-Cola Steal Their Formula Over 100 Years Ago?

Nuez de Kola Coca developed in Aielo de Malferit, a small Spanish town may have been the original Coca Cola. Continue reading

A Fantastic Father’s Day Celebration at Home

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the time of the year where our dear Fathers, Dads and other father-figures are given honor and recognition for their hard work, dedication, and love for his family. This holiday was … Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Wine

A complete list of celebrity wines Continue reading

Toxic Sweetener Aspartame Changes Name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. According to Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and leading health advocate, Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to … Continue reading

Top 10 Hangover Cures

It’s Sunday and you’ve got a pounding headache. You’re fatigued and dehydrated. Your stomach is upset and the bathroom is quickly becoming your best friend. You went on a drinking binge; your body is trembling. Technically, when you have a … Continue reading

5 Best Cognacs For The Money – 10 Most Expensive

Top 10 Cognacs for the money, Most expensive cognacs Continue reading

100 Foodies on Twitter

It is not only celebrity chefs, restaurateurs and food trucks that get all the glory. Foodies have invaded twitter with chatter of their favorite place to grab lobster mac and cheese, the latest episode of top chef and their love … Continue reading

Fourteen Drugs Found in New York City’s Drinking Water

Water samples taken from three upstate watersheds by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revealed 14 different drugs, and unspecified types personal care products in New York City’s drinking water. The water samples were extracted between March and … Continue reading

Top 8 Foods That Will Shorten Your Life

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets composed mostly of plant-based proteins and fats were associated with lower mortality rates overall and lower cardiovascular mortality rates. The study concludes that a low-carbohydrate … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner

Mother’s Day is on May 8, and there is still time for you to think up something good for your mom. This is a special day for a special someone in your life. Truthfully, every day should be made a … Continue reading

Ten Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday already. Now is the right time for you to prepare something special for your mom. This is your chance to say “Thank you!” and express our love to the most important woman in our lives. … Continue reading

Tropical Palate Destination: Puerto Rico

This Caribbean region is home to the most tropical and exotic cuisines which are being loved by many foodies around the world. Puerto Rico is not only gaining popularity for being in the Caribbean Sea, but also its complex tropical … Continue reading

Haru’s Patron Green Tea Margarita

If you feel like celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but are no fan of tequila; this cocktail may be just the thing. You can head to one of Haru’s participating locations (Gramercy Park, Wall Street, Broadway, and Sake Bar) and pick one … Continue reading

Celery Tested Positive For 57 Pesticides; Apples Top “Dirty Dozen” List

The Washington based Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization, has released the seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” … Continue reading

Staying Skinny + Food Blogging (8 Tips to Make it Work)

I eat. A LOT! I write about food and wine, which means that I eat more than the average person. I have people ask me all the time how I stay skinny. I’m not “skinny-skinny”. I like to think I’m … Continue reading

Most Viral Photos of Facebook’s Top 15 Food Brands

A lot of businesses right now are dying to find the answer to this question: What kinds of photos go viral on Facebook? Post Planner has gotten tired of doing the guess work, so they built a tool that lets … Continue reading

List of Companies Using Wood Pulp in Their Food Products

The food industry uses wood pulp, also known as powdered cellulose, in everything from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods and gums to thicken or stabilize foods, replace fat, enhance fiber content, and to extend the shelf … Continue reading