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Oregano

If someone says Oregano, it is likely that you will think in terms of cuisine. You would be right as most people do think of Oregano is sauces and so forth. However, there are actual medicinal properties to Oregano as well. Oregano makes a luscious cup of savory tea that works well for gas, indigest…

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Washington Wine Tour

Everyone has heard of California wines but not many people realize that Washington is an up-an-coming wine region that is starting to become known in the professional wine world. There is a multitude of small wineries in Washington, especially in the Yakima Valley and Columbia Gorge regions. The are…

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Wine Glasses – Gift That Combines Form with Function

The popularity of wine has led to a veritable plethora of accessories to go with it. Any type of wine accessory will be a welcome and useful gift for a wine lover. In this article we will talk about the most basic and necessary accessory item: wine glasses.

Wine glasses are an essential accessory …

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Tarragon

Tarragon is a relative to the Sunflower family and there are two different breeds of Tarragon, Russian and French. However, when you go shopping and pick up some Tarragon for your pantry or a favorite recipe it is almost guaranteed that you have just selected the dried leaves of the Tarragon plant b…

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Dandelion

The Dandelion is an herbaceous plant that really is much more than just a nuisance in your yard. For all purposes, the Dandelion leaves are at their best just as they emerge from the ground and they are very distinct as nothing really resembles this at all. Depending on when you harvest the Dandelio…

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Burdock

Burdock is a plant that is related to the daisy family. It is also closely related to Echinacea, Dandelion, and Feverfew. Burdock is an herb but it is one that has been much neglected when it comes to getting attention. Back in ancient times the Greeks used the roots, the seeds, and the greens and u…

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New York Wine Tours

For those on the East Coast, it may be beyond our budgets to give a gift of a California wine tour. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give a wine tour gift. Relatively new to wine making, New York is actually home to a number of wineries that can be visited. What many people are unaware of is th…

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Wine Tasting Journal – Unusual Wine Gift

It is easy to get stuck in a rut when giving a gift to a wine enthusiast. Of course, a nice bottle of wine is always appreciated but there can be problems for the gift giver. It’s hard to know which wine another person will enjoy and appreciate. You also don’t want to give the same type of gift as…

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Corkscrews – Necessary Tool for the Wine Lover

Cork has been used to fashion bottle stoppers for thousands of years. Historical records and artifacts show that cork stoppers for wine jugs were used as far back as 500 BC. The early Romans also used cork stoppers that they then coated with pitch to make a watertight seal.

Cork stoppers prevented…

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Wine Gift from Portugal

France has a well-deserved reputation for fine wine but there are many other areas of the world that produce excellent wine as well. For a somewhat out of the ordinary wine gift, why not try some of the lesser known vintages from Portugal? England made port the most famous of Portuguese wines but th…