Most people love to throw dinner parties for their friends and family. But, they may avoid serving wine because they do not know exactly what to serve. Do you serve red or white with fish? Will Merlot be okay if you are serving a Mexican dish? Do not stress over it – there are some basic wine rules you can follow in wine and food pairings. (more…)
The Holidays are quickly approaching as we speak. For many people, myself included, memories of Thanksgivings, Christmases, and New Years Eves past cross their minds. Some of those memories are of a certain sparkling wine, called Cold Duck. As the old familiar songs play in the background, the winter chill whips though us and nearby homes are illuminated in their bright, colorful holiday glory, some of us will look back fondly on this beverage, remembering it from many special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and New Years Eve. You may even remember with nostalgia, the commercials from the 1970’s, of a happy couple toasting the holidays with a glass of Cold Duck, with a cheerful Christmas carol playing in the background.
Great news everyone! Are you planning to have a very special meal with that special someone or you are simply trying to treat yourself? Are you running out of options on what gift you should get for your boss for the holidays? Now you no longer have to spend a lot of time on your phone book or even drive to different specialty shops. Ordering gourmet food and exquisite wine is as easy as a click of your mouse. The Internet brings you the very best selections of the finest food and wines. Whether you are looking for unique gift ideas that would surely be remembered or ingredients for that special meal you have planned or just simply to give yourself a treat, buying online would be one of the best decisions you will ever make. The only problem you would probably encounter is how to arrive at a decision on which one to pick among the wide array of choices. (more…)
The matching of food and wine have been around for long period of time and at one time there was may rule to proper wine food pairing but these days with all the various types of foods those rule don’t all really apply. The old rules of wine food matching is primarily red wine with red meat and white wine with fish and poultry however they don’t take into consideration the complexity of today’s multi-ethnic and subtly flavored foods and the corresponding wide range of wines from around the world that are now conveniently available to almost everyone and the wine and food together will each heighten the enjoyment of the other. (more…)
Wine and cheese parties from the seventies are returning. They are easy to set up. You don’t need a reason for the party. They can be brought together at any time, no matter the weather and there is nothing like the pairing of cheese with wine.
Most people can get overwhelmed. To begin with there are a wide range of choices in wines and cheese. Then there is figuring out what wine goes with what cheese.