Discovering the complex aromas of our favorite imbibe Like cannabis, there are specific organic compounds that contribute to the aromas and flavors of our favorite wines. If you are familiar with reading wine reviews or tasting notes, you’ll most often see descriptors such as strawberry, pear, cassis, blackberry, wet wood, forest floor, bell pepper, and more. What factors contribute to these characteristics? Meet the five essential aroma and flavor compounds that are naturall
Plants are powerful. As humans, we are so blessed to be surrounded by living organisms that can provide us with nutrients, sustenance, and natural medicine - all powered by the sun and the will to grow. For centuries, our ancestors incorporated flora into their daily lives, using different herbs for healing and wellness. Cannabis was among those sacred plants that provided relief for a variety of ailments. As they knew long ago, plant based medicine brings us strength, vitali
Cannabis is known for its many different scents. From citrus, to pineapple, to pine tree, there is a vast spectrum of aromas that are produced by the plant chemicals known as Terpenes. Terpenes are magical. Think back to your very first experience with cannabis. Do you remember the sumptuous aromas and flavors that came from the flower? Due to terpenes, that powerful smell is something most people never forget. As the world of cannabis continues to enhance the aroma spectrum
Tap into your senses to create the perfect cannabis, food, and wine pairings **As a disclosure, this post may contain affiliate links. One of our greatest gifts is our ability to use our five senses to interpret the world around us. Sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch all work harmoniously together to shape what we perceive. These important senses allow us to gain knowledge, to protect ourselves, and to enjoy the things we love.
While we unconsciously use our senses on a d
(Photo credit: Monica Lo of Sous Weed) On Saturday, February 10th, TSO Sonoma and The Herb Somm hosted Herbal Romance - an evening of bites, bubbles, and buds. This special event was created with the vision of bringing together some of the Bay Area’s best purveyors in the cannabis space including Pot d’Huile, Higher Confections, Flow Kana, Kiskanu, Chron Vivant, and Kikoko. Guests also enjoyed elegant bubbles provided by Laurent-Perrier Champagne, local wine produced by Ellip
The first-ever High Times Top Chef shares the ins and outs of cooking with cannabis (Photo Credit: Chloe Hom) Meet Brandon Allen, the first-ever High Times Top Cannabis Chef, certified Interpener, cannabis educator, and guru of paleo and ketogenic cuisine. As a leader in the canna-culinary industry, Chef Brandon’s long list of accomplishments is impressive and well deserved. After our first encounter with this prestigious chef, his passion for cannabis was contagious. We imme