The classic margarita has benefited from the added attention given to ingredients in recent years, especially to higher-quality tequila, Robert Simonson writes. A taste test finds enjoyable margaritas abound, with the best still being served on the rocks.
Target and Whole Foods are among the retailers celebrating National Wine Day today, as the stores will offer special wine cubes and 20% off all rose wines, respectively. Meanwhile, a number of AirBnB hosts will allow visitors to book Wine Experiences for just $1.
The dairy industry should reflect on how alternative dairy products have reached consumers in order to respond properly, according to a Rabobank report. "While it's not essential to diversify into dairy alternatives, it would be wise for the dairy industry to at least learn one thing from the success of dairy alternatives, which may be putting the consumer first and trading in the old grass-to-glass model for glass-to-grass," said Tom Bailey, RaboResearch senior dairy analyst.
Getting to know people and supporting that interaction with data helps leaders grow teams, writes S. Chris Edmonds. "As you embrace proactive relationship management, pay close attention to my 'big three' -- engagement, service, and results," he writes.
Starbucks will close its US stores for racial bias training on Tuesday afternoon, with a program that will include guidebooks and video content featuring CEO Kevin Johnson and rapper Common. Employees will be paid for their time, but the training isn't mandatory.
Under Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today, even small US restaurants, merchants and manufacturers must make changes to the way they collect and handle the data of European citizens. "Restaurants are not tech companies, but now they're being asked to manage [data] like they are," said Kinesh Patel, co-founder of reservation and guest information service SevenRooms.
A Georgia school district is planning to serve meals this summer at 25 sites across the community. Last year, the district served about 150,000 summer meals to students, and Blaine Allen, nutrition director, said the goal of their "seamless summer program" is to help prevent student hunger.
Rice could become less nutritious as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday. The study was conducted in China and Japan, and researchers found that rice grown in areas with higher levels of carbon dioxide had lower levels of vitamins.
Teens and young adults who liked, commented on and viewed alcohol-related posts on social media had increased odds of alcohol consumption and were more likely to report alcohol-related problems, such as feeling regret after drinking, having drinking-related injuries and blacking out, compared with those who weren't exposed to alcohol-related social media content, researchers reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The findings were based on a systematic review of studies involving more than 9,000 Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter users.
Among the snacking trends seen at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo were artisan salt, plant-based protein, dark chocolate and spicy flavors, writes Jim Dudlicek. Also on-trend at the show were mini-sized snacks and packaging in sharing sizes, he adds.