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Washington Grows Nearly All of America’s Hops

As we touched on recently Hops growers thrived through Prohibition, because WWI had decimated the the hops-growing infrastructure throughout Europe. During this time farmland dedicated to Hops began to spread.

As it turns out Hops are particularly fond of the climate and soil conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Yakima Valley, WA contains 75% of total Hop-acreage in America.

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Ancient Roman Wine Additives

Wine played a big part in ancient Roman culture. Forensic analysis has shown that they liked to enhance their wine with flavorful spices like Frankincense, Myrrh, and Pine Resin.

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Here Is Why You May Be Allergic to Gin

Iris_PurpleOrris is a chemical found in the root of the Sweet Iris (Iris pallida) and is used in cosmetics and perfumes to make the scents last longer. Additionally it is an ingredient in most gins.

Since Orris is also a common allergen people who are sensitive to cosmetics and fragrances may also be allergic to Gin.

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