When Ancient Egyptians Felt Silly

When Ancient Egyptians Felt Silly

Fun factoid for the day: Ancient Egyptian royals avoided red wine like the plague, because they thought the liquid resembled blood.  Eeeew!  They believed it was the blood of those who battled the gods, and lost.  So not good.  For that reason, drinking wine made...
Safer To Choose Wine Over Water?!?!

Safer To Choose Wine Over Water?!?!

At one time it was safer to choose wine over a refreshing glass of water.   Before there were sewage treatment, or water filtration options, water could carry some seriously nasty bacteria.  When large groups of people settled in an area, if they did not take care of...
YumBui Knows Great Wine

YumBui Knows Great Wine

During prohibition in the US alcohol was illegal, although folks still found creative ways to either make or buy something they loved so dearly.  I mean, wouldn’t you?!?!? Sometimes things got pretty silly: grape juice mix was sold with the warning “After dissolving...
Raise Your Glasses!

Raise Your Glasses!

How often are you with your mates and raise your glass to salute them with the perfunctory “cheers?”  It’s such a fun and celebratory act!  Sometimes it’s so important, some meals couldn’t possibly start before everyone touched glasses… that’s pretty...
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