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When it comes to environmental consciousness, 70% of companies now have some form of governance of sustainability in place, according to a 2021 McKinsey study, and it’s likely you’re hearing more about Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, or ESG, than ever before.  More businesses are going green because more of today’s consumers demand it. Here’s a look at what business sustainability is, and how it can help your brand and your bottom line.  What is Business Sustainability?Also referred to as corporate sustainability or green business, business sustainability initiatives usually address the three pillars of sustainability.  Environmental PillarInitiatives that reduce the…

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Myths And The History Of Screw Caps 

Have you ever turned down a bottle of wine simply because it had a screw cap?  The Myths  More and more wines are opting to use screw cap closures over traditional corks. So why is that? And are there any benefits to using one closure technique over the other?  Since screw caps were invented for wine in the late 1960s, there’s been a belief that the screw cap is inferior to the traditional cork. But this belief mythical than reality.   Many believe that a screw cap is a sign of low-quality wine. Most likely because overtime, screw caps had…

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Saperavi, An Ancient Grape That Thrives On America’s East Coast

  Do you know about the origins of Saperavi?  Saperavi is actually the Georgian word for “dye.” The grape is grown throughout the Caucasus — the area between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea — where winemaking began at least 6,000 years ago. The region has a moderate climate and is believed to be the original home of vinifera, the species of grape that includes classic European varieties like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Hardy and late-ripening, Saperavi thrives in the cooler, moist climates of eastern Europe, so it’s no surprise that Mid Atlantic winemakers see its…

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini from Olive & Basket

This recipe is by Olive & Basket in Frederick MD. Find more at Ingredients 1 Baguette, cut in 1/2 inch slices 1 pint Strawberries, fresh, sliced Goat cheese (ricotta or mascarpone cheese are great substitutions) 3 Tbsp. ( 1 Tbsp for bread, 2 Tbsp, for Goat Cheese) Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Basil EVOO Traditional Balsamic Reduction Vinegar Basil, fresh, chopped Black Pepper Directions Preheat broiler and position oven rack to highest position. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Toast under broiler, watching closely and rotating pan as needed for even browning, about 2-3…

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Quinoa Vegetable Meatballs from Fresh Balance Nutrition

This recipe is by Nutirtionist Jennifer Cohen Katz RDN LDN CC. You can find more about it at Ingredients 1 ¼ cup cooked quinoa, divided 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 8 ounces container bella mushrooms, sliced 1 cup spinach, sliced 1 egg ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup chickpea flour ⅓ cup fresh dill 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons tamari ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms. Sauté 5-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat the oven to…

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