Month: August 2013

Vintages Release Recommendations
Wine

Professor B’s Vintages August 31 Release Recommendations.

Spirit Corryvrechan Single malt, Ardberg A powerful, well-textured and deeply flavoured Scotch. Smells of smokes seaweed. Dark chocolate, and olive aromas are detectable. A fine whisky for the connoisseur. 92/100 0211730, $ 183.95 Liqueur Licor 43, ZM Distillery, Spain The name reveals that the secret recipe contains 43 ingredients. This […]

Italian Food Specialties
Food

Food, glorious food

Food, good and tasty food, has become for some North Americans, and obsession! Millions spend untold amounts for obscure foods, others buy vegetables they really don’t know to prepare. The ordinary North American follows food trends – some clever entrepreneur wants to sell a lot of something he/she has seen […]

Carmenere – Chile’s exciting red grape
Wine

Carmenere – Chile’s exciting red grape

Originally from Bordeaux, the noble carmenere fell out of favour in the 19th century in France. It failed to ripen fully in Bordeaux’s, occasionally cool to warm climate. It was around this time that Chile began importing cuttings of vines including carmenere. As the story goes, once in Chile, it […]

The Macallan 1824 series of Scotch Whiskies
Spirits

The Macallan 1824 series of Scotch Whiskies

Macallan is of the legendary Scotch distilleries in the Speyside where 107 other establishments produce the best export value of the land. In the past Macallan labelled all of its whiskies by the number of years they were aged in a blend of second fill American whiskey barrels used for […]

Before you visit Paris READ this
Travel

Before you visit Paris READ this

Paris, the capital and biggest city of France, attracts 33 million tourists annually, whereas France, world’s most popular tourist destination 83 million. Paris, and France in general, is known for its gastronomy, rude cafe servers, aloof, if not outright unfriendly citizens, yet tourists love the wide boulevards, the hustle and […]

Beer cocktails
Beer

Beer cocktails

Beer aficionados like to drink their favourite libation pure as created by the brew master. Some like lagers, other ales, yet others stouts, but prefer their beer served in the proper glass to enjoy it at its best. Yet there are also people who like to create their own cocktails […]

Wine labels
Wine

Do wine labels provide sufficient information

Historically, people prepared food, and drank local wine with whatever they cooked. There was no fuss about grape variety, clones, vineyard location, soil composition and climate. People drank wine when available, and often it was a “field blend” of various grape varieties. Growers never worried about buying vines from nurseries, […]

Charming Eouropean Tourist Destinations
Travel

Charming Eouropean Tourist Destinations

Tourists, at least those who like small, quaint, old towns full of historical buildings and cultural treasures, are always drawn to these rare and stimulating destinations. Many are in Europe, and easily accessible, but there are hundreds, if not thousands, elsewhere in the world that qualify as charming and of […]