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  • Everything You Need to Know About Salting Your Food

    If you’re a human (and if you’re reading this, we certainly hope you are), you probably love salt! Sure, everyone has their preferences, but generally, most people crave salt at least some of the time. This is because salt, or sodium, is necessary for survival. Our bodies use sodium chloride to absorb essential nutrients, balance fluid, regulate blood pressure, and perform a host of other essential functions. As a result, we’ve evolved to love and crave salt!

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport July 2019

    • Posted: 6/20/2019
    • Categories: Wine

    The world of wine is ever-changing. So many new wines hit the market each and every week and for most of the mortal world, it can be quite a daunting task just to keep up! One such trend is rosé; you know, the pink wine. While most consumers are under the impression that pink equals sweet, the really great rosés are crisp, lively, and above all else, dry. The perfect rosé is refreshing, light, and easy-to-drink,

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated July 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: The Facts about Alcohol Intoxication: Staying Safe This Summer

    The sun is hot, the days are long, and opportunities for celebration abound. Yes, ladies and gents, summer is officially here! So, if partying is on your horizon (and I hope it is), I want to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a few tips to make us all happier, smarter, and more responsible party animals this summer.

    There is a widespread belief that mixing different types of alcohol or consuming various alcohols in a particular order is bad and that drinking numerous alcohols in other sequences is somehow safer.

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks July 2019

     

     

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  • Discover Ohio with Mackenzie Creamery

    Mackenzie Creamery is an Ohio-based goat farm located in Hiram, a village to the southeast of Cleveland. Mackenzie Creamery was started by founder Jean Mackenzie, who always had a passion for cheese-making. In 2007, after attending just two cheese-making classes, Jean decided to turn her favorite hobby into her life’s work, and founded Mackenzie Creamery. Fast forward ten years, and Mackenzie Creamery has become one of Ohio’s favorite local businesses! Their goat cheeses have won several awards,

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  • Discover Ohio with Local Favorites from the Buckeye State

    Mackenzie Creamery

    Mackenzie Creamery is an Ohio-based goat farm located in Hiram, a village to the southeast of Cleveland. Mackenzie Creamery was started by founder Jean Mackenzie, who always had a passion for cheese-making. In 2007, after attending just two cheese-making classes, Jean decided to turn her favorite hobby into her life’s work, and founded Mackenzie Creamery. Fast forward ten years, and Mackenzie Creamery has become one of Ohio’s favorite local businesses! Their goat cheeses have won several awards,

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 June 2019

    • Posted: 5/29/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    What could be better than a summer journey to France’s wine country? Well, probably not much. But this lineup comes in a close second! Add some savoir faire to your summer cuisine with these beautiful summer reds. The south of France (Languedoc, Southern Rhone valley) is Mediterranean; warm, breezy, and sunny, this area produces wines that are perfect for Cincinnati’s hot days. Bordeaux and Loire Valley are “Maritime” Atlantic coastal with big temperature changes (sun,

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks June 2019

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    Ah, summer… the sizzle, the smells, the flames, and the anticipation. It’s grilling time! How better to further build the anticipation than with rich and complex red wines to accompany your grilled masterpieces. Plump, yet crisp and spicy, with notes of herbs, these big fruit wines can handle the hearty flavors of your grilling and stand up to a full plate, including all of the accompaniments!

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  • Beer Department: What’s happening at the Jungle in June?

    June is my favorite month of the year! For one, Father’s Day is coming up and, as a dad, I love having a day to celebrate with my kids and family. But, June is also the month of our annual International Craft Beer Festival here at Jungle Jim’s! This year’s festival is happening Father’s Day weekend on June 14 and 15 and I can’t wait! From the firkin beer to my favorite brews or beers that I’ve never tried or haven’t had in some time,

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