Jul 26 2016
There is nothing more perfect and refreshing than popping open that soothing, sparkling goodness known as Cava. Whether at the beach, after work in NYC or following a great hike with my wife, sipping Cava is kick back relaxation in a glass. If you aren’t familiar with it, then yes, you are missing out on something good.
To clarify, Cava is the Spanish cousin to France’s Champagne and Italy’s Prosecco. It is made in the champenoise traditional method closer to the way Champagne is made. Cava comes in two styles white and rosé. It’s taste ranges from dry to tangy to sweet in more or less this order: brut nature, brut reserve, seco, semiseco, dulce. It’s an anytime libation that makes any occasion seem, well…better! Cava’s acidity and bubbles complement almost every dish. Enjoying a spicy chicken curry? A good bottle of Cava is your go to. Also Cava has less residual sugars and tends to be less sweet thereby having less calories than most other wines. What’s not to love?
I admit I was practically weaned on Cava, thanks to my dad who kept an
Jul 26 2016
The Princeton Review recently released its 2016 College Hopes & Worries survey, and, not surprisingly, money dominated the worries list. While students cited their future debt load as the top concern, following closely behind is the fear of getting into their top choice … only to find that they can’t afford it.
In fact, almost 9 in 10 college hopefuls said in the survey that financial aid will be “very” or “extremely” necessary to pay for college.
In a politically tumultuous year, lawmakers are uniting behind bipartisan higher ed legislation aimed at addressing many challenges, including financial aid. One key bill up for consideration in the House addresses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), long known to be confusing and time-consuming. The Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act seeks to make FAFSA more user-friendly. It would require that the application be available via mobile app, and all versions – print and digital – would need to be consumer tested for ease of use. That’s not particularly contentious.
However, this act also would help put into practice an executive order allowing…