Alyson McRipley

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Australia's Largest Wine Producing Region Is Struggling

"They're telling us to diversify, grow something different. But people don't have the funds. You can't just go to the bank and grow something different."<p>Back in 2000, Sam Koutouzis bought a vineyard along the Murray River, in a part of South Australia known as the Riverland. He was going to grow …

Discover mencia: the Spanish red wine you need to drink

I'm in the wild hills of north-west Spain, first in Galicia, then just across the border into Castilla y Leon, and I’m tasting something new.<p>It’s mencia, a grape that creates wonderfully scented, deeply fruity red wines alive with strawberry, blackcurrant and mulberry juiciness. Mencia has …

The California wine region whose appellation got an upgrade

It was Thursday evening in Paso Robles, in California’s Central Coast area, and much of the city’s population gathered on the square to picnic, socialize and dance to the music of a honky-tonk band, part of a free summer concert series. I watched for a few minutes before joining my party across the …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

The Most Likely Person to Read a Book? A College-Educated Black Woman

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In its look at the adoption of electronic book formats, Pew Research stumbled onto an interesting …

Florida Voters May Decide On Medical Marijuana In 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Backers of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida announced Wednesday evening that they have collected enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot.<p>Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United for Care, sent out an email to supporters that organizers have …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

DIY Projects & Crafts

Artistic Functionality of Reclaimed Wood Stumps

Using leftover stumps helps refresh a room. They would also be a vivid reminiscence of our place in nature and our power to destroy and care for it. …

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

Guys, I'm kind of glad the holidays are over. January will be all about eating healthy... ish.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)<p>Apples<p>Beets<p>Brussels …

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

You can definitely teach an old gadget new tricks.

10 Simple DIY Ways To Get Organized In 2014

It's a new year, time to get your life together.

The 19 Best Horror Films Of 2013

In discussions of the year's best film, it's easy for horror to get overlooked. Here are 19 of the genre's best offerings in 2013.

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