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…

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…

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 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. …

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…

Ginseng

Out of all of the herbal supplements on the market today, Ginseng is the most widely used. In earlier times Ginseng went by a different name, “man root.” because the root resembled that of the shape of a man. To this day many people believe in the powers of Ginseng as they believe that it has heal…

Echinacea

Echinacea is an herb that is extremely effective and holds multiple purposes. There are nine different species of Echinacea but the one most commonly used and referred to is the Echinacea purpurea. Many people take Echinacea everyday to prevent colds, flu, and any other types of infections that migh…

Cilantro

Cilantro is a very fast growing herb which can be grown just about anywhere. It is a relative of the carrot family and is sometimes called Chinese parsley and Coriander. Cilantro actually is the leaves and stems of the Coriander plant.

It has a very strong unique odor and is relied on heavily for M…