Plenty of people are intimidated at the thought of buying wine, because 'wine is so confusing'. That is not too far from the truth, because the sheer variety of wine can certainly be bewildering. Therefore, most wine buyers, unless they are experts, prefer to stick to tried and tested brands and vintages. However, you can be a little adventurous when you choose your next bottle of wine. Don't believe us? Here's how: First up, trying new wines is not as risky as you think. Sometime ago, the Wine ...
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Posted on October 9th, 2015

Tesco gears up for another Cloudy Bay rush during their bi-annual Wine Festival

Tesco Wine Club is offering the renowned Cloudy Bay mixed wine case in time for their bi-annual Wine Festival. With the Wine Festival having just begun this week, Tesco Wine Club are anticipating another roaring success - and the celebrated Cloudy Bay mixed wine case offers one more reason to raise a glass. The mixed case of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines - including the legendary Cloudy Bay case - is set to be a best seller once again; last spring, it sold out in a mere four hours. So, ...
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Posted on October 8th, 2015

The Origins of Wine and Winemaking

Wine has a long and venerable history, with references to its use cropping up in ancient texts from thousands of years ago - not least, of course, in the Bible. We know for a fact that it was firmly established in the Middle Eastern culture of around two thousand years ago, and for it to be so commonplace at that time it must have been around for quite some time before that. Viticulture was certainly a large part of the economy of the Roman Empire, and the spread of Roman civilisation included ...
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Posted on October 7th, 2015

The Alsace Wine Region Of France

The Alsace region lies in northeastern France and is an area of land approximately 50 km wide and 190 km long running along the border between France and Germany and which has been producing wine since the Romans first occupied the area in about 12 B.C. The principle city of the region is Strasburg, the home of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights, which lies on the banks of the Rhine and is often mistakenly thought by many to be a German city. Approximately six ...
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Posted on October 6th, 2015

Wood Wine Racks Are Very Modular

When choosing the type of wine rack you need to consider the following, do you want a freestanding, wall mounted or table top wine rack. For example, one popular choice for wine racks is steel, since this material can be heated and made into beautiful artistic pieces. Wine racks can be made out of several materials. Today you can find any type of wine rack on the internet there are tower, table and wall mounted wine racks. You can use tall wine racks and great a bar, the way to do this is to ...
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Posted on October 5th, 2015

Avocado Dip Recipe

This easy avocado dip uses all raw ingredients and no dairy and is therefore suitable for almost everyone, including those on a raw food diet and vegans. It's always great to have something on hand at parties that everyone can enjoy. 2 very ripe Hass avocados 2 cloves garlic, crushed or diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine 1 tsp. lemon juice Dash cayenne pepper (optional) Dash sea salt, to taste Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Mash the avocados with a ...
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Posted on October 4th, 2015

Many People Today Have Wine Cellars

Consider the space you have to work with, the size and weight of the unit and make sure to add the additional weight for the wine which averages about 3 pounds per bottle. When building a new home the best time to think or install a wine cellar would be when the home is being built, make sure the specs include such things as a cooling system, shelving and storage, if you live in an existing house find a space and make sure you plan it out well. The degree and the speed of the temperature ...
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Posted on October 3rd, 2015

Vegetarian Potato Soup

Traditional potato soup recipes often include bacon, sour cream, and other animal products. For vegetarians and vegans who want a hearty potato soup, this recipe is the answer. Kids and adults alike love this nutritious, satisfying soup. 3 med potatoes, skinned and cubed 1/2 lb. tofu 4 cups water (you can substitute one cup of water with vegetable broth) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 T. olive oil 1/4 c. chopped parsley black pepper to taste Directions: Fill a large pot with ...
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Posted on October 2nd, 2015

Your Wine Collection is Who You Are

What is in your wine cabinet or wine cellar? What do you collect and how many bottles of wine do you collect? Wine collecting and drinking can be a form of art that many people take seriously as well they should. Think about how many hobbies exist in the world is wine drinking any different? Yes and no would probably be the most appropriate way to answer that. Wine collecting is a hobby but it also represents a life style and that life style is what you make it. Your wine collection defines ...
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Posted on October 1st, 2015

How To Choose The Best Knife Set

Knives are the most important and most frequently used kitchen utensils. In choosing a new knife set, the main considerations are which knife set to purchase and which knife is used for what purpose. Buying a knife set is an important decision. The knives you choose should last a lifetime. After you purchase a good quality knife set, you should never have to replace them. A good rule is to buy the most expensive set of knives you can possibly afford, because they should last for the rest of ...
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Posted on September 30th, 2015