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Gypsywort

Gypsywort is an herbal plant that but has no culinary purposes at all but rather is used for industrial and medicinal purposes. This plant originated in Europe and Northwest Asia. Gypsywort’s most important properties come from the stem and the leaves. These were used for the astringents, sedatives…

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…

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…

Wine Gift Basket Ideas

A wine gift basket is a good choice for most gift-giving occasions. You can order wine gift baskets at various places online but it’s easy to make your own gift basket. You will need to put some thought into what the occasion is and who you plan on giving it to in order to create the perfect gift. …

French Wines Are a Perfect Gift Choice

Any gift giving occasion is suitable for a gift of wine. With the wide variety of types and flavors of wines available, there is one suitable for almost every person on your gift list. It also can simplify your life and save you a lot of time since the majority of your shopping can be done in one st…

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…

Pinot Noir – Surprising Gift

For a surprising wine gift, you may want to consider giving a fine Pinot Noir on your next gift occasion. Although not as well known as other types of wine, Pinot Noir has many qualities that make it a suitable wine for a gift for any wine lover.

Pinot Noir has a long reputation as being a difficul…

Golden Seal

Golden Seal is a perennial herb that is part of the Buttercup family. Golden Seal is used for a lot of medicinal purposes in a variety of ways both topically as well as internally. There are actually quite a few ways to purchase Golden Seal, in a bulk powder, salve, tincture, or a tablet. Internally…

Wine Storage Cooler Makes Nice Gift

Proper storage of wine is key to preserving wines for many years. Since many wines benefit from the aging process, it is crucial to store them properly so to maintain the high quality. In today’s age of apartment and condominium dwellers, wine lovers no longer have access to the traditional wine ce…