Month: February 2014

Chocolate trivia
Food

Chocolate trivia

• Chocolate sales peak just before Valentine’s Day, and is said to be the best food for couples • Archaeologists claim that around 4000 B C; cacao trees were growing in the Orinoco Basin (Venezuela) and along the Amazon Rivers. • Mayans were the first to cultivate the cocoa tree, […]

Tenuta dell`Ornelaia – Tuscany
Wine

Tenuta dell`Ornelaia – Tuscany

Marchesi Ludovico Antinori, of the well established Antinori family dreamed for a long time to start his own estate, independent of the famous family enterprise. When he inherited a tract of land in Bolgheri (Maremma region close to the Tyhrenian Sea), he decided to plant vines and establish his dream […]

Rules of wine collecting
Wine

Rules of wine collecting

Many wine drinkers have a collection of their beloved alcoholic beverage. Most collect to show their wealth and presumed knowledge of wine, but really fail to appreciate the joys of enjoying this noble beverage. Wine is meant to be enjoyed, shared with family or likeminded friends with or without food, […]

Pinot Noir
Wine

Pinot Noir

(Pinot noir caresses the tongue like no other) Pinot noir is the indigenous red grape of Burgundy and has been responsible for the worldwide fame of the specie. Romans already knew about pinot noir’s delicacy and planted it in Burgundy and as far north as Champagne. But the good monks […]

Indulge in a cheese tasting
Food

Indulge in a cheese tasting

You are planning a party. You may want it to be fun and educational, less expensive than a sit-down dinner. Try a formal cheese tasting. More and more people are discovering how delightful artisanal cheeses taste, and seem to be willing to seek them, even if they are more difficult […]

Beringer Winery – Napa Valley, California
Wine

Beringer Winery – Napa Valley, California

In 1876, brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer established Beringer Vineyards and dreamed making wines that rivalled the finest first growth properties in Bordeaux. Since 1876 Beringer has been a pioneer in California winemaking. It was the first winery to experiment with gravity flow and chilled cellars into mountains to achieve […]

Origin of Pilsner Beer
Beer

Origin of Pilsner Beer

Knowledgeable beer drinkers know that Pilsner-style means fine lager. This style of beer originated in the Bohemian town of Plzen, population 165,000in the Czech republic. Plzen is well known for its abundant and suitable brewing water and has been brewing since 1295 when Vaclav II, King of Bohemia, granted the […]

California cuisine
Food

California cuisine

Of all the states in the U S A, California grows the most varied fruits ands vegetables. This beautiful and warm state enjoys an abundance of produce tat is the envy of all others in the union. Californians are adventurous and have appreciative palates. They seek the unusual experiment and […]