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White Wine and Food Pairing Tips

By Maria Rogerson

January 26, 2015Alcohol Food & Drink

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 [&hellip

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Barossa Valley is a famous Australian wine region where some of the finest and most delicious wines are being made. Located just 60 km from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of the richest wine producing regions and a popular touristic destination in Australia. The secret ingredient that makes the wines form Barossa Valley so unique are the perfect weather and climate conditions (especially for red wines): rainy winters and cool summers. With a perfect climate, the Barossa Valley is a home of some of the best red and white wines in the world. When it comes to buying a Barossa Valley wine, there are many choices to consider. The Barossa Valley is most popular for the production of red wines, like Cabernet, Shiraz and [&hellip

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The Riesling is one of the most popular white wines in Australia. You can find high-quality Riesling wines from special wine stores or from reputable online sites that are specialized in selling wines. Today it’s easier to buy Riesling wine online from the comfort of your own home. That’s quite handy especially when you don’t have the time, or when the weather conditions are not in our favor. However, you must do your homework beforehand. The number of online wine stores available today is big, however, not all online retailers are reliable and professional. You must be sure that you are paying for a good bottle of wine. Wonder how to do that? Simply follow our simple tips for buying good Riesling wine online. Once [&hellip

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Cabernet Sauvignon is often regarded as the “King of red wine grapes”. It has the privilege of being the most popular red wine in the world. The Cabernet Sauvignon grape requires warmer climates and the wine gets a perfect taste with aging, with five to ten years being optimal for the process of maturation to peak. Because this red wine variety require a little bit longer period to reach perfect maturation, allowing all flavours to mellow, it is ideal for mixing with other grape varieties, especially with Merlot. This mix softens the Cabernet Sauvignon, adding fruit tones without sacrificing on the grape character. Cabernet Sauvignon wines range from medium to full bodied and are characterized by the high level of tannin content which provides great [&hellip

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The wine-making philosophy of De Bortoli is that a great wine comes from a great vineyard. De Bortoli wines are considered as some of the best on the market, offering extraordinary fruit quality and amazing taste. This winery states that the focal point should be on high-input viticulture, vine maturity and careful site selection with a biological farming principles. All around the world, there is increased awareness for the De Bortoli wines. It is all about the season and site, making wines with detail, texture, interest and charm. The unique personality and the character of all De Bortoli wines is why these are not ordinary wines.   De Bortoli is a well-known wine making company established by Giuseppina and Vittorio De Bortoli in 1928. The [&hellip

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The most popular grape for producing white wines is definitely Chardonnay. Today on the wine market you can find around 34 different types of Chardonnay. This grape comes from crossing Gauais Blanc and Pinot Noir, which according to wine experts happened centuries ago. The Chardonnay grape is the 5th most widely planted grape in the whole world. Although France is the home of this grape varietal, high quality Chardonnay vintage wines are also produced in Australia, New Zealand, America and many other countries. Chardonnay vintage wines are known for their light green color and can be paired with different meals as they comes in a wide variety of styles, different levels of acidity, sweetness and different textures. Here are few of the best Chardonnay vintage wines [&hellip

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A romantic dinner is not complete without a good quality red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Being one of the most popular red wines in Australia, Cabernet Sauvignon features unique notes and aromas, ideal for heavy and fatty foods. What makes Australian Cabernet Sauvignon so special is its medium acidity and earthy flavour, that goes perfectly with high-calorie foods. Compared with California Cabernet, Australian Cabernet Sauvignon is far more fruity and easy to drink. The blackberry, cherry and currant notes make Australian Cabernet Sauvignon an ideal match with beef and lamb. Here are some unique food ideas you can pair the best Cabernet Sauvignon wine with. Meats and Fish – The first thing that you need to have in mind when pairing foods with wine, is [&hellip

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Our Tips For Best White Wine Blends

By Maria Rogerson

April 9, 2014Alcohol

With so many white wine blends available on the market, it is hard to choose the one that will best satisfy your taste buds. Depending on your personal taste, you can find different outstanding white wine blends that will satisfy your demands. Make your party a success with marvelous white wine blends. Whether you plan to serve salads, seafood, noodles or other types of food, you can pair your party food with different white wine blends. Here’s a list of the more popular white blends available in stores and online. Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 – If you are up for a lovely blend of citrus, lime, honeysuckle and stone fruits, choose this Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blank. From all white wine blends, this wine [&hellip

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Our Tips For Best Red Wine

By Maria Rogerson

December 24, 2013Alcohol Food & Drink

Ordering a good bottle of wine can be a challenge if you do not know much about wines. Yes, you most certainly know that red wine goes best with meat and white one is best when paired with fish. But how do you choose the right wine when it comes to texture, fragrance and bouquet. And because most people know almost nothing about wine bouquet, they usually rate the quality with the price. The more expensive the wine is, the higher the quality. But this is not always the case. It is always better ask the waiter for his opinion on which wine to choose. If you need to go wine shopping because you are planning a romantic dinner or simply having few friends over [&hellip

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The first thing to consider before buying wine glasses is the type of wine you usually consume, since glasses for white and red wine differ. The only common thing they share is the density of glass and material they are made out of. Keep in mind that wine glasses should be durable, made out of either glass or crystal and never serve red wine in glasses designed for white wine. Regardless of which type of glasses you buy, always purchase few extras in case of breakage. Browse online for many reputable retailers and specialty stores where you can find and buy many different glasses for wine online at affordable prices and without leaving your home. The glasses designed for red wine are usually larger than [&hellip

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