The new Austin wine bar scene

Austin will never be the same with its upswing economy. Young professionals and businessmen work hard during the day and expect to even play harder during the evening. The night life is evolving to suit these changing crowd and the shifting tastes. This saw the rise of wine bars, some of which have been around the block longer, while others are newer hipper upstarts and alternative watering spots. The warehouse district, popular for its classy bars and bistros, has seen the emergence of newer ...
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Posted on February 12th, 2016

Homemade wine recipes

You will not believe it, but it’s possible! Get rid of cellulite, biliary problems, constipation, pain, throb and many other diseases, just by drinking a little wine.Have you ever thought that you will be given advice to drink? You are wrong, because we are talking here about wine varieties that provide health and vigor, and can replace successfully some drugs. The important thing is quantity, only the right one is a cure.Before reading about the wines, you have to know the rules for ...
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Posted on February 11th, 2016

Varieties of Gourmet Olives

The history of olives and olive oil can be traced back to at the least biblical times. When the waters of the great flood subsided and Noah sent forth a dove it was an olive leaf she returned carrying in her mouth. It is known that as long as 6000 years ago olive oil was used as fuel in lamps. Maybe it was this olive oil that created such a beautiful Genie for Major Anthony Nelson to rescue in the popular television sitcom I Dream of Genie. Today in modern grocery stores there are dozens of ...
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Posted on February 10th, 2016

Choosing the Right Wine Tote or Wine Carrier

Choosing the right wine tote does not have to keep you up at night, but it does require a little thought. Let's go over the different types of wine totes & carriers and where they are best used. First, if your looking for a quick answer here it is... Get two! One that holds one bottle of wine and one that holds two bottles of wine. There are many occasions that call for both, so by having both at your finger tips, you can avoid having to "brown" bag it. It is very classy to show up at a ...
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Posted on February 9th, 2016

Tips on Choosing a Good Dessert Wine

For people who love sweets, a meal is not completely satisfying unless it finishes off with a sumptuous dessert. Some of the most popularly sought after desserts include cakes, pastries, fruits, pies, nuts, sorbet, breads, pudding and chocolates. While they are great on their own, their flavours can be enhanced and complemented by the perfect wine. But how does one know what wine to match which dessert? A good dessert wine serves to bring about the best in every dessert. The popular notion of ...
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Posted on February 8th, 2016

Napa Valley And Wine

The Vikings were the first to notice the USA's potential as a wine-producing nation and since then things have developed and changed. The USA is now making wine from Hawaii to Texas, but most of the decent stuff comes from California and in particular the Napa Valley.The Napa valley is located in Napa County in California. It is a great place to grow wine due to a number of factors. The climate is very Mediterranean in its temperature and so grapes that do well in those countries do well here ...
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Posted on February 7th, 2016

Loire Valley And Wine

When you think about wine the place that your mind first strays to is France and French wine. Often seen as the King of winemaking French wine has lots of history and prestige associated with it. There are many regions of France that produce wine – and of course it doesn’t stop at wine either. France also produces Cognacs which has recently become one of the coolest drinks to be seen with. In fact France produces all of the wines that people see as sophisticated, Champagne, Bordeaux, ...
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Posted on February 6th, 2016

Cooking Barley and Some Facts about Barley Wine

Barley is one of the top five cereal grains in the world. Not much of it is used as human food though, only ten percent. Most of the barley in the world is used to feed livestock. Like most grains barley can be used for many things. Most barley used in cooking is put into soup and it is the pearl barley. This type of barley has been processed to remove the two outer hulls and the result is uniformly sized ivory grains. The flavor of the pearl barley is mild and nutty. You can put into your ...
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Posted on February 5th, 2016

Information On Wine

Then, we are there to help you. Do you know what exactly wine is? Wine is the alcoholic beverage which is produced by fermenting the juice of grapes. The grape juice has a chemical balance by which even without adding acids, enzymes, sugars or any other nutrients, it ferments. Do you want to know how wine is produced? Then let us go. The crushed grapes are fermented using yeasts which absorbs the sugar. This will lead to the conversion of the grape juice into the alcohol known by the name of ...
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Posted on February 4th, 2016

The Latke

Put on your comes Hanukkah! Okay. It's official. This calendar year, the eight-day winter festival begins on the same day as Christmas. Here's a hint. No matter which holiday you celebrate, choose high fiber foods if you want to control overeating. Eating high fiber foods will satisfy your hunger and make you feel full. By selecting high fiber recipes for Hanukkah, you can offer foods that could likely lower the absorption of fats. That, my festive friends, is a great advantage ...
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Posted on February 3rd, 2016