Archive for December, 2018

Dec
31

Taking a Look at The Ever Growing Popularity Of Wine In The United States And All Around The World As A Whole

Here in the United States, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is common in many settings, from enjoying one with dinner to drinking while on a night out, a night free from many of the responsibilities of everyday adult life. However, it is perhaps wine that is the most popular beverage of all, as wine is popular not only here in the United States but all around the world. And it’s got an incredibly long history to boot, first discovered back in the Middle East as many as 6,000 total years ago.

In the years since, of course, wine has spread all throughout the globe, and it has become more accessible than ever before. You can get wine grown here in the United States, of course, as the state of California, which shares a very similar climate to that of the Middle Eastern region of this world, grows the vast majority (around 90%) of all of the wine produced in this country. Drinking local wines can give you a view into local flavors, something that many people enjoy doing when vis

Dec
27

Learn More About Wedding Party Supplies and How Many You’ll Need

When couples plan to marry, there are quite a few items on their to-do lists. After choosing the date and venue, there are invitations to mail out, a menu to plan, and other important tasks. For these and other reasons, many couples may choose to work with a wedding planner to ensure that everything is ready for this memorable occasion.

Wedding Highlights

There are a considerable number of weddings held every year within the United States. On average, this amounts to 2.4 million of these celebratory events. While some weddings may be small and intimate, others are large affairs. On average, however, there tend to be 136 guests at a wedding.

The costs associated with getting married do vary. For traditional American weddings, for example, couples spend an average of $35,329.00. On an annual basis, however, Americans spend $72 billion on their weddings.

Wedding Party Supplies

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Dec
24

The History of Prop Money in Movies

Have you ever wondered about those film scenes where huge amounts of cash get blown up or blown around? Some of those scenes involve hundreds of thousands of bills: prop money for movies that has to look real while not being so real that it violates any federal counterfeit laws. Custom fake bills are important film props. Here’s how all this came about.

The First Prop Money For Movies

The first time that money showed up in a film was 1895. That date might seem hard to believe, but that was when Thomas Edison made his first kinetoscope film. In the bit, some men wager on a cock fight. Real money changed hands for that one.

The next time money showed up in a film was in the 1903 silent film The Great Train Robber and, again, real money was used.

A Screeching Halt

In a plot line worthy of Hollywood, the United States government eventually made laws banning the use of real money in any kind of photography—including film. The reason for this was the

Dec
03

Taking A Look At The History Of Wine And Its Continued Importance In The United States

From white wines to red wines to rare wines, wine is an incredibly popular beverage here in the United States, there is certainly no doubt about it. In fact, alcoholic beverages in general are quite popular, culminating in more than $219 billion worth of sales over the course of just one year alone. From wine to beer to hard liquors to ciders, the options of alcoholic beverages is more vast than a great many people realize. There is truly a type of alcoholic beverage out there for just about everyone who chooses to drink.

Wine just happens to be the most popular ones, with wine sales anticipated to rise by more than 10% by the time that we reach the year of 2020, now just over a full year in the future. After all, wine has been perfected over quite the long course of history, dating back as many as 6000 years in history. It was at this point that wine first originated somew