Month: January 2017

Certification Offered by the Society of Wine Educators

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Society of Wine Educators

Aric Keck, regional manager at Vectra Networks, has more than two decades of professional experience. Outside of his professional life, Arick Keck supports the Society of Wine Educators, a nonprofit group that has promoted wine education through certification, events, and professional growth opportunities since 1977.

The Society of Wine Enthusiasts offers a range of membership options for independent members and corporations, with perks including online prep classes, discounts on books, and free invitations to events and seminars. The organization also offers networking opportunities for wine enthusiasts around the world.

To better serve its members, the Society provides a variety of classes, seminars, and certifications. These certifications can be obtained by not only professionals in the industry but also those who simply love wine and want to share their knowledge with those around them. These certifications, which include Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Wine Educator designations, are highly regarded in the world of wine and spirits. Certification exams are held several times a year, both domestically and in many locations abroad.


Health Benefits of Tennis



A regional manager with Vectra Networks in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, Georgia, Aric Keck possesses three decades of professional experience in the tech industry. In his leisure time, Aric Keck enjoys playing tennis.

Tennis is not only a great leisure activity, but it’s also a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. Here are two of the benefits that playing the game can bring to a person’s overall wellness.

One of the most immediate benefits for players is an improvement in coordination. Because of the hand-eye coordination involved in playing the game, individuals can see an improvement in their fine motor skills. Footwork is also an underrated, yet vital element of the game that affects coordination. Moving across the court, starting and stopping quickly, and remaining on balance through the shot are all elements of footwork that develop as a person learns to play.

Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) also shows that regular exercise can have a positive impact on preserving bone mass as a person gets older. Because of the total body workout that tennis offers, the potential for increasing peak bone mass, and also reducing the rate of bone mass loss, is another benefit. So much so, in fact, that the NIH recommends tennis for this very objective.

Three Traditional Mexican Dishes to Try Cooking at Home

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An experienced sales executive, Aric Keck currently serves as regional manager at Vectra Networks. During his spare time, Aric Keck enjoys cooking and grilling dishes from a range of cuisines, including Mexican.

The culinary history of Mexico is storied, and the home cook can spend years exploring the many dishes available at their fingertips. Here are a few of the most popular:

1. Chilaquiles. This common Mexican breakfast food is a bit more spicy than one would expect breakfast to be. Red or green salsa is spread over a corn tortilla, with eggs, chicken, and a large smattering of cheese. As with many dishes from Mexico, refried beans are a welcome addition.

2. Chiles Rellenos. These traditional stuffed peppers are perfect for lunch or dinner and can provide a fair amount of kick. Hatch green chile is the most popular for the dish, but any medium-sized pepper will work well. Roast the peppers, and stuff them with plenty of pepper jack cheese and spices.

3. Pozole. There is no dish more historical than this soup, once used as a part of ritual sacrifice in pre-Hispanic Mexico. Often featuring chicken or pork, pozole is stewed overnight and made primarily with hominy corn, herbs, spices, and veggies.