Healthy Living: Good to the Last Drop

Posted by jakeharris - August 31st, 2015

Since ancient people discovered the taste and energy derived from the little coffee bean, we have been cultivating coffee plants and roasting the beans to satisfy just about any discriminating taste. It is often the first thing we reach for in the morning, and we sip on a flavorful cup of java throughout the day.

As a coffee fan, I enjoyed reading an article that was published recently on prnewswire.com. According to the article, Organo Gold established a new operation in Turkey. Organo Gold is a gourmet coffee company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia and now serves nearly forty countries. This company has flourished under its CEO, who founded it seven years ago.

Of course, Turkey is well-known for its love of coffee and established one of the world’s first coffee houses back in the 1400s. It is a cultural icon for the Turkish people, so Chua so it as a prudent investment of time and resources. According to the article, he sees the markets in Europe, Asia, and Africa united through a program Organo Gold calls the Global Footprint Initiative. Chua and his company are working globally for responsible harvesting and using renewable energy resources. He reaches out to other companies to encourage them to be eco-friendly and globally responsible.

Like most people around the world, Turkish citizens are practicing a better lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and consistent exercise. Chua hopes to take his product and enthusiasm for healthy living to the people of Turkey. Not only does Organo Gold make and sell premium coffee, but they also market their own brands of teas and personal care products.

The article mentions the fact that this special coffee comes from a blend of a certain Chinese mushroom, the Ganoderma. Ancient Chinese herbalists wrote about this mushroom and its beneficial properties. Many people enjoy the many health benefits that Organo Gold coffee offers and they love the taste.

Bernardo Chua and his team are proud to see the growth of his gourmet coffee company. In 2008, Chua founded the company as a network marketing corporation, says the article. He has won many awards, such as the Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Metal. His company uses multi-level marketing to get others involved in the gourmet coffee business. People are finding success in working for Organo Gold. Chua is enthusiastic about their new market in Turkey and hopes to continue to spread their love of flavorful coffee and healthy living.

Don’t Waste Your Calories On Soda

Posted by jakeharris - March 17th, 2015

Now with all of the evidence about the dangers of soda pop for a person’s health, all parents do well to help their children to avoid soda completely. It has been known for quite some time that soda has huge amounts of sugar and that the carbonation is also not good for the human body, but now there was a study that was done by The Journal of American Geriatrics Society that proves that people that drink soda will essentially triple the amount of weight that they will store over their belly. Everyone knows that belly fat is the worst kind of fat that a person can have, because belly fat means that a person has a higher risk for developing heart problems and heart disease.

It is really sad when a person thinks about the way that many people in the world and Americans in particular choose to waste their calories. Not only is soda pop void of any nutritious value, but it actually is harmful. CNN tells us that parents need to teach their children that drinking soda pop is kind of like taking drugs or smoking a cigarette. It will only give them temporary satisfaction, but the end result is horrible. There is really no reason to drink soda pop considering all the horrible things that it does to the body. Once a month is fine, but beyond that is worthless.

Do All Your Holiday Shopping with Eater.com

Posted by jakeharris - December 18th, 2014

Holiday shopping often gets a little stressful, but with Eater.com, you can find great gifts for your friends and family that will truly make the season bright. 

If you have a friend who loves edible gifts like Dr. Daniel Amen, you may want to purchase the mini short bread cookies created by chef Carla Hall. The large canister makes for great presentation, and you can even include these treats in your holiday spread. Flavors like lemon black pepper and black forest crinkle are available. 

The Egg Minder is also a great gift if you’re shopping with a baker family member or friend in mind. This app lets you know when eggs are going bad, and even sends a notification when the eggs in the carton are running low. 

Other foods related gifts include a pepperoni pizza sweatshirt from Beloved and phone covers that are shaped like French fries and Popsicles from Gap Kids. 

Check out Eater.com for more inventive gift ideas.

Eater.com’s Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by jakeharris - December 12th, 2014

If you’re not quite sure what to get your family and friends like Vijay Eswaran this year, just think about their favorite foods. Even if you don’t have the time to bake a fresh batch of cookies, you can still give your relatives food-related gifts that they can use all year long. Here are a few suggestions, courtesy of Eater.com. 

One of the most unique gifts on the list is savory teas from Numi. These teas feature flavors like tomato, mint, spinach and fennel and have a rich flavor that is similar to vegetable stock. This gift is perfect for a relative who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but loves great food. 

Salt and pepper shakers in the shapes of toast and eggs make a cute gift, and can make breakfast just a little more exciting. If you have a family member who loves pizza, a sweatshirt that features a vivid graphic of a pepperoni pizza makes a gift that will definitely stand out. 

For the foodie who loves technical gadgets, there are phone cases that are shaped like a Popsicle or an order of fries. 

For more great gift ideas, visit Eater.com.

Taking a Look at the Offerings of the Antique Wine Company

Posted by jakeharris - December 3rd, 2014

The antique wine company is a wine company located in London. The merchant specializes in rare and finest wine collections. Stephen Williams is the founder of this company. It started its operations in 1982. Since then, the company has grown immensely. Today, the company serves more than 45,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Holding over 10,000 bottles of fine wines, this company has one of the best wine collections in the world. The merchant is well-known for its record-breaking fine wine collections and events. Antique Wine Company provides a range of services including cellar planning, sourcing fine wines and private wine master classes, including public ones too that allow people to check in on Foursquare to share their love for wine.

Grand Cheteau Series

This series was created by the company with the help of Viscount David Linley. Grand Cheteau series is a collection of handcrafted wine cabinets. These cabinets have architectural design that is similar to the top nine Chateaux in Bordeaux. Each cabinet contain 18 bottles from the corresponding estate. These collections were produced during the 20th and 21st centuries. The Château d’Yquem model also includes a vertical collection of Chateau d’Yquem. There are also several memorabilia and letters from the Chateaux archives in this collection. This collection is values at £1m while other Chateaux are valued at £149,000. The company sold a 135 year old vertical collection in 2006 at a price of $1.5 million. This represented one of the highest prices for a wine lot, and you can browse more of the classic vintage on the site.

World Record Wine

This Antique Company broke the wine record when it sold an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem for £75,000. This wine bottle was sold in 2011 to former sommelier, Christian Vanneque. Vanneque said that he will never resell the bottle of white wine. The bottle was to be displayed in one of his restaurants in Bali. After the display, Vanneque plans to drink the wine because he doesn’t believe in making money from collection, which Facebook friends of AWC found to be pretty down to earth, and respectable.  Why not drink your really expensive bottle of wine?

Purchase of Hospices de Beaune

In 2011, the company purchased La Pièce de la Président, one of the best lots at the Hospices de Beaune wine action. This auction was in Beaune, France. The contents of the lot were 460 liters of red wine. This lot was sold to the company by model Inès de la Fressange and actor Christian Clavier for €110,000, which almost broke Twitter when the announcement was made.  AWC has been making waves that big.

About the founder

Stephen Williams is the CEO and managing director of this company. He formed his company in 1982 and has led it to grow over the years. This has earned him recognition as one of the experts in fine and rare wines industry. Stephen is known for buying and selling some of the finest wine collections in the world.

His experience in wine business has led him to become on e of the most popular wine commentators on the industry. The international press finds it hard to talk about vintage wines without mentioning his name. He is also a presenter in popular wine programs on Monaco’s Riviera Radio. Stephen also has a popular blog that gives readers an insider view of the fine wines business.

He travels around the world in search for the rarest and most sought wines. And even writes about the subject, and has a popular podcast. Stephen has two homes, one in London and the other in South France. Stephen is also passionate about aviation. He regularly flies his family around Europe in his light aircraft.

The 2014 Midterm Elections Will Impact the Restaurant Industry

Posted by jakeharris - November 6th, 2014

Although the 2014 midterm elections are over, their impact is not. And while the political process affects every aspect of our daily existence, the impact that it will have on the restaurant industry is particularly important. Covering the issue in an article entitled “How the 2014 Midterm Elections Impact the Restaurant Industry,” writer Erin DeJesus notes that several of the voting outcomes will affect important matters such as minimum wage. LA Times reporter Tom Rothman wrote that the results will also affect food/booze ratios for restaurants and bars.

With respect to minimum wage measures, voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota all determined to give minimum wage workers a pay increase. (Many of these individuals are servers, cooks, and fast-food employees.) Once these minimum wage increases take effect in 2015, 29 of the country’s states will be offering minimum wage rates higher than the current federal mandate, which is $7.25.

The recent election is also affecting food/booze rations-in Minneapolis, to be precise. Specifically, a voter referendum in the area eradicated a law that was ratified back in 1983 and subsequently amended in 1997. The law limits liquor sales in restaurants and bars. Before, restaurants located within a 500 feet vicinity of a residential area had to cap their alcohol sales once they reached 30% of total incoming revenue. Now, however, voters have put an end to this restriction, apparently under the premise that the law was adversely affecting small business.

Red Bull Hands Out Beverages While Settling Lawsuit

Posted by jakeharris - October 6th, 2014

Have you had a can of Red Bull any time in the past ten years? While I’ll be the first to admit to my snobby discerning palette, all of us have at some point needed a quick jolt of caffeine to get our brains out of bed after our physical selves roll out of the covers. If you’re part of that understandably large crowd, you could also be the proud owner of a ten dollar reimbursement by Red Bull…or the recipient of two more Red Bull products, if you’d rather fuel that addiction (yeah I’m talking to you, Jared Haftel).

Why is Red Bull handing out these freebies so generously? Like any large company attempting damage control, Red Bull is under class-action lawsuit fire. The plaintiff representing the suit, Benjamin Careathers, alleges that Red Bull’s marketing campaign contains false advertising.
A major claim cited is that the company’s slogan “Red Bull gives you wings!” is more than fluffy words – it could be deceptive and fraudulent given the product’s lower-than-advertised caffeine content. Despite being marketed as a better-valued beverage than, say, a cup of Starbucks coffee, the amount of caffeine in an 8 oz. can of Red Bull does not hold up to the competition like the product’s prolific advertising touts it to.

Red Bull denies these claims of wrongdoing, yet has no interest in taking this issue to the big court. The company agreed to settle for $13 million – half of which is to be used to reimburse or send “apology packages” to its customers. Whether the allegations are true has yet to come to light, but one thing’s for certain: Red Bull has been given a jolt in the wallet.