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How Can You Pick Out A Good Watermelon?

How Can You Pick Out A Good Watermelon?

Tip 1: The first giveaway is how the watermelon feels when you pick it up. This grocer says it should feel “heavy for its size,” which basically means that it should be a little heavier than expected (even if it’s a smaller melon) when you pick it up. Tip 2: The next thing to do…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Coppola Sofia Rosé

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Coppola Sofia Rosé

On a hot summer day, enjoying a heavy red wine gets a little harder. Admittedly, on days like this, I will often crank up the AC and still pour myself a nice Cabernet! But there’s something about sitting outside, feeling a warm summer breeze, and lifting a glass of crisp, chilled Rosé to your lips.…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Petite Petit 2013

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Petite Petit 2013

I admit, I looked at the colorful, rather bizarre label with cartoon elephants on it and thought to myself, Petite Petit couldn’t be a serious wine. Then I pulled the cork. Wow! Here is a powerful purple concoction from Michael David Wines! First, the color: an inky purple hue. Then the aroma: spicy orange, blueberry…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc

Once the weather gets warmer, I like a nice Sauvignon Blanc. What I have found, however, is that many have no flavor or character whatsoever. The Crossings is a delicious exception, and delivers tons of flavor at a very reasonable price. If you’re going to try Sauvignon Blanc, make it one from New Zealand. This…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: The Count Red Blend

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: The Count Red Blend

In the colorful history of California, “The Count of Buena Vista” could be considered the founder of California wine. Agoston Haraszthy emigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in America. Following the forty-niners in search of gold in the hills of Northern California, he sought “purple gold” instead, and ultimately settled in Sonoma,…MORE

Gauge Brain Health: Stand On One Foot!

Gauge Brain Health: Stand On One Foot!

What if I told you that trying to stand on one leg for 20 seconds (or more) could help you gauge the health of your brain? That’s exactly what a new study published in the journal Stroke suggests. Researchers asked about 1,400 people (average age 67) to stand with one leg raised and their eyes…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

The curse of the humble wine enthusiast is this: as your appreciation for good wine grows, the cost to obtain “good” wine rises. As much as I would enjoy drinking fine Napa Cabernet or French Bordeaux every night, I am more than likely drinking a solid bargain wine instead. And that, in a nutshell, is why…MORE

How you eat a chocolate Easter bunny says a lot about you!

How you eat a chocolate Easter bunny says a lot about you!

Chances are you have a chocolate Easter bunny, maybe several, ready to be devoured this weekend. Did you know that the WAY you eat it reveals something about your personality? Ears First If you’re go for the ears first (like 75% of Americans do) you’re a practical, organized, and traditional person who values security. You…MORE

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Black Stallion Chardonnay

Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Black Stallion Chardonnay

Generally I am not a fan of California Chardonnay, because for such a long time every one I tasted from California was over-oaked. It was literally all I could taste, and I didn’t like it, so I basically wrote it off completely. This week’s featured wine is definitely NOT your typical oaky Chardonnay. The 2013…MORE

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