Monthly Archives: May 2014

Everyday Garden Flowers That Make a Great Bouquet

It’s possible for you to have a spectacular bouquet created from just everyday garden flowers. The unique arrangement of flowers, ferns and wispy blooms along with different shapes and colors are what makes a bouquet a thing of beauty in the eyes of the recipient, not the rarity and cost of the blossoms themselves. Certain garden types last longer than others and, therefore, will make the bouquet even more cherished.… read more

Love and Respect: Flowers for Mother’s Day

Around the world, a day of love and honor for mothers is commonly celebrated in the spring. In the United States, Mothers’ Day falls on the second Sunday in May, which in 2014 is May 11. First celebrated in the U.S. in the early 20th century, in 1914, the holiday was given official sanction by President Woodrow Wilson. Since then, the second Sunday in the month of May has been devoted to showering mothers with festive gifts and activities designed to make her smile. Typically, mothers are given flowers and cards, taken out for a special meal and pampered on this day.… read more

How to Identify Different Flavors in Wine

Wine tasting is the elaborate art of perceiving a myriad of tastes and sensations on your palate. It takes experience and passion to fully identify the multitude of flavors present in wine. To be an expert, it takes more than just an attentive and clever palate to sense aroma and taste. An expert must also have the intelligence and accuracy to be able to identify and describe in detail the compelling attributes of any choice of wine.… read more

How to Read a Wine Label

The ability to interpret a wine label is an important skill in order to be able to buy a decent bottle of vino at a good price. Labels are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department and because the industry is strictly regulated, the labels can be relied upon to give you the information needed to make a good selection for any occasion or gift.… read more