Buy Fine Wine at Great Prices- A Strategy

Some years ago in a book by Lee Iacocca, who was President of Ford Motor Co. prior to taking over Chrysler Corp. and leading them out of bankruptcy, I read that Mr. Iacocca’s boss, Henry Ford II, drank two bottles of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild every day. Two bottles per day is an awful lot and wouldn‘t be advisable, but I did like the thought of drinking fine wine every day. Today, depending on the vintage, two bottles of Chateau Lafite can cost upwards of $1,000 or even more. If your name ...
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Posted on July 3rd, 2015

Low Fat Salmon Recipes

/p> Finding delicious low fat salmon recipes has just become easier since you found our website. There are many wonderful low fat salmon recipes that will please your palate plus the palates of your dinner guests or family. This first low fat salmon recipe uses yummy ingredients such as low or non-fat sour cream and low or non-fat mayonnaise to create a delectable creamy salmon recipe that is perfect for any occasion. For this recipe you will need:
  • 2 pounds of salmon filets,
  • ¾ cup of low
  • ...
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    Posted on July 2nd, 2015

    The excellent French wine

    There are many reasons why French wine is considered to be among the most excellent wines throughout the entire world. France has been producing wine through its entire history, and has developed techniques and dedicated such a great amount of time in order to found fertile spots which are able to produce several different wines of a quality that could never be equaled at other places of the globe. Wine is part of the French culture and France cuisine would not be the same without this drink. ...
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    Posted on July 1st, 2015

    Barbeque Grilling has Reached a Whole New Dimension

    i>Grilling on the barbecue has never been more exciting. Not only do barbecues come in a myriad of designs and options, but also with the advent of popular cooking shows, cooking books and magazines’, grilling has reached a whole new dimension. Grilling is no longer just about steaks and burgers, barbecue grilling is full of adventurous and elegant recipes and menu plans. Some of the tantalizing grilling ‘recipes have names like grilled mango blossom, grilled portobello’s with avocado ...
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    Posted on June 30th, 2015

    What wine really is (just in case you thought you knew)

    Although millions of people across the globe enjoy wine, very few of them know exactly what it is about a particular wine that they enjoy. By understanding each of the different components of wine, you can quickly establish the parts you prefer, and therefore choose your next bottle with more confidence. Sugar Sweeter wines have more sugar than dry wines. During the fermentation process a lot of the natural fruit sugar is fermented. However, in some wines, residual (remaining) sugar may be ...
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    Posted on June 29th, 2015

    Olive Varieties

    Olives no longer come only in a can or jar waiting to be slid onto a child’s fingers or dropped into an awaiting martini. Gourmet olive varieties are widely available and come in an array of flavors. Here are ten of the more common varieties of olives and a brief description of each. Green olives with herbs de Provence: This vibrant citrus flavored olive is a good match with fish and in recipes calling for sweet spices. Herbs de Provence is a delightful blend of spices that can be used in ...
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    Posted on June 28th, 2015

    Olive oil, Extra Virgin or Pure

    Olives and olive oil have a long history. It has been suggested that olives and olive oil have been around as long a 6000 years. The Bible even references olive branches in the story of Noah’s Ark. It is unknown as to when people started to eat olives and their oil but its origins of use suggest that initially it was used in lamps as fuel as well as for cooking. There are two main types of olive oils, extra virgin olive oil and olive oil. The term extra virgin denotes oil that contains less ...
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    Posted on June 27th, 2015

    Why red wine is red and other isn't

    You remember your child asking, "Mommy, does chocolate milk come from brown cows?" Unless you had a particularly perverse sense of humor ("Now, Jesse, that is udder nonsense!") you gently set your child straight and provided him or her with one more piece of life information. So when people ask me whether white wine comes from white grapes and red wine from red ones, I have to smile my brown cow smile . Here is the straight information, from winemaker to you. The word "sometimes" is used ...
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    Posted on June 26th, 2015

    The Best of the Boutiques

    Here at the gateway to the California wine country, choices abound in wine. Many of the best never make it out of the Golden state (unless we ship them there.) And, many of the finest are small-scale, low-production wineries – often called boutique or •garagistes”, referring to vintners who make their wines in small quarters such as garages, rather than lavish ch•teaus. Norman Kiken, winemaker at Reverie, high atop Napa’s Diamond Mountain, puts it this way, •It’s ...
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    Posted on June 25th, 2015

    Water into Wine

    Winemakers are known for their craft of making grapes into wine but they are also very crafty people, cleverly using what is at hand to create whatever is necessary to complete their task. "Resourceful" would be another word you could use, but it wouldn't make that sentence as much fun as it is. We hold wine-related dinners in my winery as promotional events after work parties and, as you might imagine, copious amounts of wine are consumed. Many participants are attorneys, and it became ...
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    Posted on June 24th, 2015