Catnip

“Catnip” is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. Catnip is native to Europe and is imported into the United States. In North America it is a common widespread weed. Catnip is most popular with cats and the reaction that it causes in them when they receive some dried nip from th…

California Red Wine Gift Suggestions

Although California has an outstanding reputation for fine white wines, don’t overlook some of it’s red wine offerings. The climate, soil conditions and proximity to water make much of California highly suitable to growing wine grapes. There are three very nice red wines that are produced in Calif…

Sage

Sage is a relative to the mint family. It is common for Sage to be ground, whole or rubbed but is generally in more of a coarse grain. Sage is grown in the United States but is also grown in Albania and Dalmatia. Sage is a very popular herb in the United States and is used quite frequently for flavo…

Dessert Wine Gift Basket

When you are choosing a wine gift you may want to consider creating a unique and personalized gift by creating a dessert wine basket. Dessert wines are sweet wines that are served with desserts or even added to the recipes. This would certainly make a sweet wine gift option for almost any occasion.

Belladonna

Belladonna is not an herb that you are going to want to stock your pantry with. While it has its benefits, this is an herb that can be very dangerous and sometimes even fatal. It has some medicinal properties to it and has an interesting history but it can be very dangerous. The nickname “deadly ni…

An Art Print Wine Gift

If you need a gift for a wine loving friend, you may want to consider something different from the bottle of wine that you usually give them. Anyone who is known to be a wine enthusiast is bound to get several bottles of wine on any gift giving occasion. We know they probably have more wine glasses …

Terms You Should Know When Picking a Wine Gift

When it comes time to choose a wine gift, are the labels leaving you clueless? Unless you are educated in wines it can be very difficult to know which wine is which by merely reading the label. This article will explain some of the terms you need to know when choosing a wine gift.

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Parsley

When it comes to herbs, traditions have changed, varieties have increased, but through it all, Parsley has just stayed Parsley, flat or curly leaf, nothing major and no need for change. Use it as an herb or use it as a garnish, it does not matter people still love it. Often used fresh or dried, fres…

Vintage Wine Gift Ideas

When looking for a fine wine to give as a gift to that special person on your list, you may want to consider giving a vintage wine. Contrary to common belief, vintage does not necessarily mean old when it comes to wine. Vintage refers to wine made from grapes that were grown in a particular year and…

Choosing A Wine Gift for the Hostess

It’s considered polite to bring a gift for the hostess when you are invited to a dinner party. The perfect hostess gift is a gift of wine to accompany the meal. Unfortunately, if you are not a wine enthusiast you may feel a bit lost when deciding which wine to bring. This article will give you the …