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If you are a beer lover and you’ve been considering for some time to try to brew your own beer at home, we encourage you to simply do it. The process of beer making and its history stretches back to the Neolithic period, which encompasses 9, 000 years of tradition. It’s simply considered a special form of art and science combined together

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Home distilling and home brewing have become quite popular hobbies worldwide. The most obvious reason for this is the love for alcoholic beverages or the love for experimenting and inventing new things. However, there is more to the love about home distilling. For one, more and more people are starting to support smaller businesses. Moreover, do-it-yourself projects, sustainable living, reusing, reducing waste and one’s own carbon footprint have become something many people strive for

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The first wine club was opened in 1985 in Los Angeles, and since then, wine clubs have been popping up everywhere, especially here in Australia, a land with a rich wine culture. These clubs are designed to provide wine lovers with fine bottles of wine on a monthly or quarterly basis so they don’t need to look for and purchase it on their own

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Australian gin is booming in the past few years. Crafting new gins is an ongoing trend in Australia these days and doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon. The gin production in Australia has seen a whole raft of new botanicals added to the traditional juniper focused spirit. Australian distillers have further explored the use of native botanicals to boost versatility in the gin craze and catch the interest of consumers

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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 [&hellip

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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, [&hellip

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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. [&hellip

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Wine as a Gift: Tips & Tricks

By Maria Rogerson

May 14, 2015Alcohol

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 [&hellip

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