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Grape Varietals: What is Sustainable Wine?

Sustainable wine is often confused with organic wine, these two things are not mutually exclusive. Sustainable wine may or may not be organic and wines that are produced organically, may or may not adhere to sustainability guidelines. Sustainable wine is defined as follows

Sustainable wine is often confused with organic wine, these two things are not mutually exclusive. Sustainable wine may or may not be organic and wines that are produced organically, may or may not adhere to sustainability guidelines. Sustainable wine is defined as follows: “The inherent concept is that the product has been made in such a manner that it will allow the vineyards and environment...

Featured: Red Peppers: Spice Up, Slim Down

Looking to boost your metabolism in the never-ending battle of the bulge? Bathing suit season is upon us, and that means crunch time for any slimming regimen. While there are plenty of websites that boast of the metabolism-boosting powers of different foods, few have actually been scientifically verified quite as well the red chili pepper. Red peppers, part of the capsicum family, contain a compound...

Featured: Seasonal Highlight: Fresh Green Peas

Every person has memories of bad vegetable experiences growing up — those certain vegetables that made you cringe at the dinner table, and their simple memory can haunt you far into adulthood. Green peas were one of those vegetables for me. For about 20 years of conscious living, I had thought that green peas were nothing more than those mushy green things in cheap canned food and frozen veggie...

Los Angeles: In Memory of Pete Toulios: Enjoying Life as We Know it

I found out today that a friend of mine passed away on May 17th, 2010. I had called our mutual friend to borrow his truck, only to find out that his best friend had left us to go ‘Home’. He will be missed. Pete Toulios, also known as Pedro the Greek, was an acquaintance turned friend. I first met him a party hosted by our mutual friend, introduced as his best friend. I saw him again and...

Croatia: Road Trip to Croatia, Part 2

We wanted to wake up early but due to the previous day’s long trip, we allowed ourselves to stay longer in bed and have a thorough rest before we get on with the ride back home.  The road trip down to Croatia worn us out and we would have stayed in bed until noon but none of us would like to miss the breakfast buffet. After getting dressed, we headed to the hotel’s restaurant for breakfast. ...

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