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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3 Things You Need to Know to Talk Like a Sommelier

I freely admit that I know next to nothing about wine, but last fall I had the chance to go on a trip to Napa Valley, the wine-making capital of the United States. Included in my trip was a tasting event, with 30 or so different vineyards touting their wares. I had dozens of sommeliers talking to me about a wine’s notes of chocolate or berry, how rain changes a flavor profile, and why they only used bourbon barrels.
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