Food & Drink Archive

Calling all oenophiles: if someone asks you to describe how you would choose the perfect Chardonnay wine, what will your expert wine-lover answer be? I was wondering how wine connoisseurs pick their bottles; do they simply choose whatever they get their hands on and enjoy it (like all amateur wine drinkers do) or do they take this task very seriously and spend minutes of thinking and considering before they actually pick a bottle from the shelves? Here’s an answer from a wine specialist: Make a plan for the food you will eat with your chosen Chardonnay wine. Chardonnay is a white variety whose texture and taste tones go great with sea food and pasta. The fruit-driven ones taste perfectly well when paired with chicken or

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Imagine this: a perfectly warm, sunny day and a bottle of refreshing rose wine in your hands. Paradise. But beside being refreshing, this wine makes the perfect combination with almost any type of meal including appetizers, BBQs, picnics, brunch and even chic dinner parties. So, wherever you have planned to spend this beautiful day, grab a bottle of rose and have the time of your life. When pairing rose wine with cheese, know that there are some types of cheese that pair better than others with the bracing acidity and subtle berry flavours of rose

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Shiraz is an extremely versatile wine, and that makes it a great food wine. Its great versatility is mostly due to its many different styles. But before we start talking about pairing Shiraz and food, let’s clarify a common misconception – Shiraz or Syrah? What Is the Difference Between Shiraz and Syrah? Actually there is no difference between the two. Well, except for their names. Tests have proven that both grapes are the same varietal. However, wines made with Shiraz grapes are often lighter and have a more fruitier style than the more traditional Syrah wine, which has more body, acid and tannins. In Australia, Shiraz is considered the ‘national’ red wine and the Barossa Valley is the most popular wine region for its complex,

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The golden rule says: ‘The higher the price, the better the quality‘. We all know that and it is quite true. I mean, a luxury BMW and an economy Peugeot do not come with the same price tag, right. But, we also know that every rule has an exception, so there are times when you can purchase quality on a budget. This may not be the case with cars, but it surely is with wines. So how and is it even possible to purchase a cheap wine under 20, which tastes like 100 bucks? Believe it or not, it actually is. Here’s how. Consider the Region The region indicates the place where grapes used in the production of a particular type and style were grown

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Your loved one’s birthday is nearing and you don’t know what to buy her/him? Here’s an idea, how about a nice bottle of quality red or white wine. And you don’t even have to leave you home. With so many wine online gift options, you can purchase any wine in a matter of minutes. And it will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Whether a birthday, holiday, anniversary, wedding or engagement celebration or any other special event, wine is always an excellent gift-choice. But do you know how to find a special bottle of wine? No worries, we got you covered. Here are few tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect wine gift. Bottle (shape & size) Does Matter Choose a wine with

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Induction cooking and the use of special portable induction cookers is relatively a new culinary trend. This cooking method has been widely accepted among Australian consumers ever since it was first introduced. A growing number of homeowners switch from the traditional way of cooking using gas or electric stove tops to cooking with portable induction cookers, because of the many advantages it provides. The main benefits of cooking with portable induction cookers are: cost-efficiency; environmental protection; safer cooking; professional restaurant-quality cooking; fast cooking; reduced cleaning time. If you are not familiar with the induction method of cooking and haven’t tried it yet, we encourage you to try it and take advantage of all aforementioned benefits. Of course, you will need specially designed equipment, such as

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Buying wine sounds simple, right? You enter the store, grab a bottle, pay for it, and you’re good to go. Right? Not really. The real deal is how you can get better at wine shopping. Our goal is to help you get the best possible wine for the hard earned money you spend and also the most delicious one to enjoy. Got interest? Read our wine buying tips. Don’t Be Ashamed to Tell What Your Ideal Price Range Is Feel free to tell the sales person how much you’d like to spend on a bottle of wine. Let him/her know your ideal price range to be able to recommend the right wine. If this is too embarrassing for you, buy wine online. There are numerous

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It is the quality and the unique design that has lifted this brand to the very top. Bodum was dedicated in designing and making of high-quality drinkware and today’s industry reports show that the production of Bodum coffee glasses has outrun all other kitchenware brands. Thus, Bodum is definitely worth your money. But, the question is how to keep your Bodum coffee glasses in perfect condition for years? Simple. Just follow our cleaning tips below and your Bodum coffee glasses will be perfectly clean and shiny for years. Use Vinegar – Sometimes even when you take the glasses out of the dishwasher, they still look dull and cloudy. What should you do then? Use a clean dish rag sprayed with few tablespoons of white vinegar to

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Wine and food have always been very good companions. Red wines are tastier with fatty foods, white wines are exceptionally delicious with less fatty foods. Regardless of the grape variety, wine flavours are derived from sugar, acid, fruit, alcohol and tannin, while food flavour components are fat, acid, sugar, salt and bitter. When these components are randomly mixed, the result is an explosion of superior and delicious tastes, regardless of wine type. Although there are some basics when it comes to pairing red and white wine with food, it all comes down to creativity and taste preferences. When pairing white wine with food, the most important thing is to balance the flavours of the food with the wine. Sounds difficult, right. It really isn’t. Once you

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