Tips and tricks for choosing the best bud We’ve all had that moment. After purchasing your favorite cannabis strain, you finally open the jar and quickly discover something is wrong. Whether you detect an off-putting odor or the cannabis presents an unhealthy color, your senses know that your OG Kush just isn’t right. While stringent testing standards in California have helped with quality control, it’s important to know how to identify flaws in cannabis flower to ensure you
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
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
Welcome to the new era of gourmet dining (Photo Credit: Devika Maskey, TSO Sonoma) Earlier this week, The Herb Somm was invited to present at an event hosted by Eaze that highlighted the similarities between wine and cannabis. The evening’s discussion stemmed from the theme of normalization, and how modern day cannabis enthusiasts are incorporating herbal products into everyday life. After living in the Bay Area for almost five years now, it’s hard to ignore the booming culin
TIME magazine recently published a special edition editorial dedicated to the booming cannabis industry. The headline read, “Marijuana Goes Main Street." Written by Bruce Barcott, the publication covered a wide range of topics including the history of cannabis in the United States, the unfortunate prejudice and misclassification of marijuana, the beginning of legalization and the bright future of the industry that we are beginning to see today. Towards the end of the magazine