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Wine Box Ceremonies Are The New Wedding Trend You Need To Know About

We'll raise a glass to that. Most PopularEtsy/MulberryMarketDesign May 22, 2017 The moment you get engaged, the world changes: Suddenly, every wedding you're invited to becomes an opportunity for critical field research. The bridesmaid dresses, the centerpieces, the witty-asides-that-morph-into-tearjerking-stories during the vows — everything becomes something you dissect and consider for your big day.One of the trickiest parts, though, is figuring out how to put your own riff on the...

Customs Finds 7 Pounds of Live Snails in Box Labeled ‘Shoes and Honey’

Who hasn’t occasionally got a craving for a foreign delicacy? However, if you’re hankering happens to be for seven pounds of contraband Mediterranean snails, US Customs and Border Patrol wants you to know they have their eye on you.Earlier this week, CBP in Philadelphia announced that it had confiscated seven pounds of live chocolate-band snails in an express international parcel going from Italy to Hartford, Connecticut. The contents were labeled – of all things – as “shoes and honey.”...

Randall Murray: Wine to go, minus the bottle, a plus for picnics

It’s summer! And we’re all prepped to enjoy the glory of the season in Northeast Georgia. Let’s give a big cheer for heat, humidity and thunderstorms.And wine in lightweight, unbreakable containers.The summer picnic is not what it was just a few years ago. You still have to pack up the chicken salad in a cold container to ward off the joys of food poisoning. Lock up the chips and pretzels and crackers in airtight, sealed bags in hopes they won’t emerge with all the crisp crunchiness of...

Cider is (or can be, or should be) wine

We often get asked the question whether our ice cider is a wine or a cider. Ice cider seems to be an anomaly to a lot of people since it's not carbonated and therefore doesn't fit the general idea of what cider should be.Cider in general is associated with beer brewing rather than with wine making when in fact the production of serious cider differs not at all from wine making. You harvest once a year, crush and press the fruit, and ferment the juice. When people visit our cidery they are...