Wine Pairing Suggestions for Thanksgiving Dinner

One of the most relied-upon "rules" of wine and food pairing is "if it grows together, it goes together." Food that traditionally comes from a particular region tends to go well with grapes that comes from that region. For instance, fresh, crisp whites often come from warmer-climate areas adjacent to the sea and are usually the best bet with sea food. Dark reds, on the other hand, are better for heavy steaks. Now most Thanksgiving tables have very little fish or steak, turkey is the star after all, so what wines are you supposed to serve when you've got savory and sweet dishes, heavy and light flavors, on the table at the same time? 
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Chocolate Fun Facts

As you’d expect on a day as special as National Chocolate Day, we’ve been celebrating accordingly. Wrappers discarded from gourmet truffles litter desks in our office and lunchtime was brought to a close with a slice of our chocolate cheesecake sampler. But we wanted to have our chocolate and learn about it too. So we did a little research and thought you might find these fun facts delicious (but maybe in a different way) too:
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Why Do We Eat Turkey at Thanksgiving?

You may not have learned this in elementary school, but at the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims were probably eating more wildfowl, like goose or duck, than turkey. And if Benjamin Franklin had his way, the turkey would be the national bird of the United States, not the bald eagle! So if turkey wasn't served at the first Thanksgiving and it almost became our national bird, how did the turkey come to grace every family table on Thanksgiving?
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Last Minute Halloween Decorations

Most of us are never going to create Martha Stewart worthy Halloween decorations. And while we may all want to spend weeks preparing for a Halloween party, we only have so many hours in a day and your guests would rather have food than decor. But let's be honest, Halloween does give us the opportunity to go a little crazy with the decorations! If you've decided to throw a Halloween party this weekend, here are 6 last-minute decoration ideas to spook up your house:
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