According to the oracle of information – wikipedia, July 2nd is the actual day that the thirteen American colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Did you know that Alexander Hamilton was only around 21 when he signed the Declaration of Independence? Truly amazing. This young country (with all its faults) continues to inspire the world. We are particularly partial to America’s original foodie – Thomas Jefferson. His love for fine wines, amazing produce (including his meticulously gardened Monticello plantation) and a healthy diet are as timeless as ever. He would fit right into today’s world. We are just grateful that his beautiful declaration was not written in 140 characters or less.