Memorial Day 2019 – A History of Wine in War

Memorial Day 2019 – A History of Wine in War

By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier The perception is that France’s love of wine goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. That is actually not the case. Before World War I, people from different regions of France drank different things. Some drank beer and others drank wine, and EVERYONE drank Absinthe, the highly-alcoholic and Anise-flavored spirit. Absinthe was the drink of choice for the so-called “Lost Generation” of authors and artists like Hemingway, Baudelaire, Van

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day

Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier When we think of Mother’s Day, we typically think of flowers, chocolates, brunches, and quality family time. But where did it all begin in each part of the world? The ancient Greeks honored mothers by paying tribute to Rhea, the mother of all gods. The Romans had their own mother of gods, Cybele, who they built an entire temple

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