Wine and Food
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…)
Over the past few years the diet of the people living in Mediterranean area has come into focus and many people where surprised to learn the prominent role wine plays in keep us healthy. You can create a healthy gourmet wine gift basket based on the Mediterranean diet and give the wine lover on your list a taste of the wonderful assortment of Greek wines.
When you are looking for a wine gift, or a gift in general there is nothing else that creates such a sense of occasion than champagne. So why not put the two together and send champagne as a gift. Ideal for celebrations like weddings, christenings, birthdays, engagements or just to say ‘I love you’ at anytime of the year, champagne creates a fizz at any event and is always appreciated by the party host.
If there are persons on your shopping list who enjoy drinking wine, consider giving them a wine gift for this gift giving occasion. Wine gifts are a very thoughtful gift that the recipient can actually use. And depending on the type of wine or the type of wine gift, it is usually an inexpensive gift. Prices on bottles of wine can vary according to brand, the type of wine, and the year in which it was produced. However, there is sure to be a bottle of wine that is well within your budget.
The world of red wines is a heady, rich and wonderful world filled with everything from the nuanced subtlety of a gentle South African Merlot to the peppery richness of Sangre de Toro, “Blood of the Bull” from Spain. In general, many of the “rules” of wine drinking have been cast aside in today’s world, making it more accessible to every person, and with the increased demand supply has soared, allowing for inexpensive and very delicious wine available to all.
Most Americans would agree that nothing beats a perfectly grilled steak, a tender pork loin or a delicious cut of lamb – especially when paired with just the right glass of full-bodied wine.
Australians also share a genuine passion for barbecuing. While the folks down under are reaching for their “shrimp on the barbie” or their pork, ribs or steak, they also tend to reach for their favorite glass of wine. Quite often, that wine will be a Shiraz, the hallmark grape of Australia. Shiraz, with its rich fruit character, seems perfectly suited to take on any of the big, bold tastes coming off the grill. (more…)
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 four main flavors of wine are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. While this is the four flavors your tongue is really capable of tasting, the long lasting impression that wine leaves in your mouth is far more complex. When drinking or tasting wine, your taste buds and your sense of smell are involved, adding to the way you construe wine overall. The flavors, aromas, and sensations that wine is comprised of provide the interaction that you taste when you sample wine. (more…)
Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life …
A question of balance:
You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons. (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…)