Sweet Side of Chocolate


Chocolate is sweet. Generally, it is made by processing Theobroma cacao (food of the gods) seeds. The chocolates available in the market are in the form of bar, paste or liquid at present. Various ingredients are used in the chocolates to enhance its tastes.

The origin of chocolate is linked with ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations—more than 3000 years back—in Central America. Cocoa was introduced to Spanish people by Aztec in the 16th century and they (Spaniards) took it to Europe. It was regarded as rich people food earlier because chocolate was very expensive then. European people used to drink chocolate until the technique for making solid chocolate was devised in early Victorian age.

Wine: A Toast to Your Health


Wine culture is an integral part of today’s modern world. It is a symbol of satisfactory lifestyle where people share happiness with a glass of toast. Wine is mandatory in many cultures. It is one of the sources of nutrition triggering healthy life.

The history of wine is pretty interesting. As per archaeological evidence, 8000 year old wine jars were found in Georgia, Caucasus then. Similarly, Iran and Armenia was also ahead in producing wine then. Around 7000 years old wine jars with wine traces were found in Persia, now Iran. As per evidence, Areni-1 winery of Armenia is regarded as first winery. It was established more than 6,100 years ago.