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Craft Beer: Vino 2015 Looks Into Artisan Beer’s Growing Impact

amarcord beer

Forty years ago Budweiser was one of the kings of beer. Not any more. Research has shown that there is a stepping up in the beverage wars as all generations tweak their tastes and become more knowledgeable about interesting brews being launched and settling onto the menus of gastropubs and premium restaurants alike. Is Annheiser-Busch nervous about losing market share ... Read More »

Vino 2015: The Grandest Italian Wine Event Outside of Italy, Held in NYC

vino 2015 italian wine

You can go to a wine tasting event or even travel to Italy, but the easiest way to discover Italian wines is on your next outing to an Italian restaurant. Read More »

Natural and Premium Pet Foods: Pricey, and Booming

natural pet food

More and more of us are spoiling our pets with premium pet food and taking a little extra care to check out the nutritional labels. Read More »

Moldovan Wines: Interesting and Unique Wines Presented at the Astor Center

The Republic of Moldova is sandwiched between Romania and The Ukraine.

Moldova is a country that has historically produced great wines. Moldovan wines represent a unique offering of reds and whites that have been enjoyed by the Tsar and Queen Victoria. Currently, the republic devotes most of its agriculture to the growing of grapes. Fortunate for us, Moldova has recently begun marketing its wines in the US. Read More »

Gadget Review: Life Juicer from Viatek

Life Juicer

Looking for a way to replace the current hip flavor of Pop-Tarts in your breakfast? The Life Juicer is your new best friend. Read More »

Gadget Review: Ecocozie by Daisy

Ecocozie

Ecocozies give parents one more piece of ammo in the fight against massive waste and it gives kids a stylish, durable way to carry their snacks and lunch. Read More »

Organic Food is Poisoning You

Organic Carrots

Organic foods are billed as being better for your health, yet many times they contain poisons whose long-term effects shouldn’t be ignored, yet that’s exactly what FDA does. Read More »

Product Review: iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

At $80, the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer isn't exactly inexpensive, but it does, truly, work wonderfully. It is a solid solution, well designed. Read More »

Insects as Food – Raw, Cooked or Dipped in Chocolate?

edible insects

Insects are free, high in protein and, when you think about it, no weirder nutritionally than oysters, eels, frog’s legs, blowfish, pig’s trotters, sheep’s eyes, or blood sausage. Read More »

Reverse Culture Shock: Customer Service in the U.S. is Ridiculous

customer-experience-matters

If you want my business, try the novel idea of actually conducting one. Read More »