Month: April 2011

Good News for Wine Lovers Everywhere.
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Good News for Wine Lovers Everywhere.

Wine Lovers Studies indicate that the average wine drinker opens the bottle after 90 minutes after purchase. That means that shortly after purchasing and traveling the wine is in the glass ready to be consumed. Wine, being a living thing, requires a little care before enjoyment, as even a short […]

Book review: jamie’s Food Revolution.
Book Reviews

Book review: jamie’s Food Revolution.

Jamie Oliver is a young and unpretentious chef with a noble mission. He wants people of all walks to enjoy simple, well prepared, and natural food. His idea is brilliant and hopefully catches on. As he recommends in this book, everyone who prepares at least one recipe from this book […]

Barolo.
Wine

Barolo.

Barolo Tucked into the northwestern province of piedmont, the region that produces the famous Barolo is one of the most sought and reputable red wine appellation of Italy Barolo must be produced exclusively using the thin-skinned and temperamental grape variety called nebbiolo, that some connoisseurs liken to the pinot noir […]

Wine Tasting 401 – Sparkling Wine.
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Wine Tasting 401 – Sparkling Wine.

Wine Tasting Evaluating sparkling wines organoleptically requires different techniques to those for still wines. Sparkling wines have special characteristics that must be factored in to come up with meaningful evaluations. First, the wine must be evaluated visually, then aromatically, followed by flavor and overall. The visual evaluation includes foam (mousse), […]

Book review: Baking for All Occasions.
Book Reviews

Book review: Baking for All Occasions.

Home baking seems to be an activity practised less and less. For most homemakers, time is valuable and while baking may involve lengthy preparations, the results of practised baking are rewarding, and cost much less than store bought merchandise. Every day brings opportunities for baking something delicious, and this book […]

Bandol’s Big Reds.
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Bandol’s Big Reds.

Bandol ‘s Big Reds Located between Marseille and Toulon, Bandol is one of the best sub-appellations of Provence, which stretches from the port of Marseille all the way to the Italian border. Provence is more famous as the Riviera where the rich and famous gather to relax or conduct business. […]

Components of Wine.
Wine

Components of Wine.

Components of Wine Wine contains approximately 1000 components of which water is the largest, followed by alcohol (5.5 to 16.8 ABV), a variety of acids (tartaric 1.5 to 5 grams/L, citric .2 to .7, lactic .2 – 3, malic 4.5, sorbic, acetic .5 to .7, glucinic traces, succinic up to […]

Vintages Release Recommendations
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Enjoying Bordeaux While Relaxing.

Enjoying Bordeaux Americans are now enjoying more than ever before and statisticians forecast that the USA will be biggest wine consuming country in a few years. This will be the result of an ever growing population, helped by moderately increasing per capita consumption, but more importantly, concerted marketing efforts of […]