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6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With A Straw

Spoon University | Posted 07.16.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Ketchup clogged? Cork floating in your wine? Need a quick and painless way to put cherries? All these problems can be solved with the simplest of culinary instruments: the drinking straw.

The Irish Heritage of the Remarkable Anne Meara

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller, her husband of 61 years, she brought smiles to all of us, but there was so much more to her career than many of us appreciated.

True or False: Cork Is the Greenest Wine Bottle Stopper

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Eleanor Shannon

Did you know that xork stoppers are made by stripping bark from Cork Oaks? Here is a tree that was recently stripped in the San Pietro Forest in Southern Sicily (Italy).

Top 10 Spooky Places to See in Ireland This October

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Count Dracula may stalk the Transylvanian countryside; but his origins are much closer to Bram Stoker's homeland of Ireland. As a frail child, Bram's mother whetted his appetite for the blood thirsty character by fuelling the author's imagination with supernatural tales.

Shall We Put a Cork in It?

Allen Balik | Posted 10.12.2014 | Taste
Allen Balik

Natural cork is the centuries-old stand-by that has come under relentless attack over the last couple of decades.

All The Things Kimye Might Be Doing On Their Honeymoon

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel

Cheers to Ireland! The charming isle, oft overlooked by travelers who fall for nearby England's glamor and glitz, is ecstatic to have been chosen a...

Driving the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland

Don Mankin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

Ireland hasn't changed much since I was last here in 1969. The scenery is still beautiful, the people friendly, the music lively, and driving is as harrowing as ever.

Keep Popping Those Corks: Forests Need More Wine Lovers

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarth When my phone rang two months ago, a stranger invited me to visit a Portuguese cork-oak forest. I'd never seen one, so I w...

One Company Is Making The World Greener One Cork At A Time

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you’ve been following Ecofabulous lately, you know that we’re wild about cork -- a sustainable, rapidly renewable material that has been used t...

Washington Post Food Editor's Top Vegetarian Picks In D.C.

Posted 03.13.2013 | DC

Last week, Washington Post Food and Travel editor Joe Yonan put out a provocative essay. It's about, as he put it, his "second 'coming out'" -- this t...

Cork vs. Screw Top Wine Debate Gets Scientific

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

The debate as to whether traditional corks or screw caps produce a better bottle of wine -- a controversial one that has divided the wine community --...

Screw Caps vs. Corks: What You Need To know

Menuism | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Menuism

The growing prevalence of screw caps as an alternative wine closure to corks has generated lots of dissent from savvy wine consumers who refuse to purchase wines sealed with screw caps,

Treehouse Built on Centuries-old Oak With Local Materials (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

When an extended Spanish family decided to build a treehouse for their five grandchilden on their estate in Extremadura, they knew they wanted to protect their beloved "encinas" (holm oak trees).

Greening the Grammys: It All Adds Up

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

By itself, the Grammys telecast does not instigate major ecological impacts. But each and every procurement decision, and all operations, are reviewed with an eye towards reducing the event's ecological footprint.

120 Years Ago: Ellis Island Opens Doors and Welcomes Annie Moore of Ireland

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Jan. 1 has long been regarded as a day of fresh beginnings, and never was that more appropriate than 120 years ago in 1892 when Ellis Island first opened its doors to hopefuls from around the world.

It's A Green Home If It Saves You Money, Right?

Courtney Cachet | Posted 09.28.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

There are some ways to go green that are so effortless, so easy, so less toxic and so less expensive that you'd be foolish not to do them. Here are four easy ways you can go green and save money without sacrificing a thing.

Don't Be a Cork Dork -- Recycle

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Mary Orlin

You know you can recycle wine bottles. You may not know that you can also recycle corks, but you can. And I'm not talking about home crafting them into coasters or bulletin boards.

Roots Travel In Ireland

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

On a recent trip to Ireland, I did something I've never done before: rented a private castle. I'm not kidding. 2010-08-25-castle.jpg

Screwcaps on Wine Are Here to Stay

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Imagine if we were just today inventing the idea of wine and of putting it in a bottle. Do you think we would stop up the end with chunks of Portuguese tree bark? Not likely.

John Spillane: From Cork to the Universal

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Rory Fitzgerald meets Cork singer songwriter John Spillane and hears about his new album, the art of songwriting and his hopes for a changing Ireland....

Jill Biden Savors Red Wine, Fries

Anne Schroeder Mullins | ANNE SCHROEDER MULLINS | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

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Life Cycle: Green Wine

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

It's all about how far your wine has been shipped, and the materials used to package it. Aluminum screw-tops are more likely to be recycled than natural corks, and they prevent wines from going bad.