Flower Power

“Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness,” reports Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Rutgers University and lead researcher on a 2005 study: The Emotional Impact of Flowers. They also have a long-term positive effect on moods and help [...]

Fun Facts About Virginia Wine

Virginia Wine Grapes According to the Virginia Wine Marketing Board’s “Virginia 2012 Commercial Grape Report,” the most widely planted red grapes are the Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Tannat, in that order. The only [...]

Treat Yourself to a Little Bubbly from Virginia

With the holidays approaching quickly, it is time to “break out the bubbly”…Virginia sparkling wines, that is. Very much like Champagne, Virginia’s products are called sparkling wines because only those produced in the Champagne region of France are entitled [...]

Long May She Wave

Celebrating 200 years of the Star-Spangled Banner If you thought Betsy Ross was the maker of the Star-Spangled Banner you would be wrong, but it would be a great place to start learning about the history of our American [...]

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