It's more than just fermented grape juice: Musings about the history of wine and a deep dive into reds, whites and regions that will make any wine lover drunk with happiness.
While wine does have a surprising number of health benefits, it can negatively impact your waistline. If you feel guilty opening your favorite bottle of wine or accepting a glass of wine at a party, you shouldn’t.
This has been a year where wine is a must have so I would like to share three of my favorite wines that can be purchased at your local wine stores or ordered online. First let's start with what type of wines I enjoy. I love a full bodied wine that is sweet and smooth. I am also a fan of sparkling wines once again if it is sweet to the taste. So the first wine on my list for 2020 favorites is the Caposaldo sparkling peach, this wine is produced in Italy where the grapes used are grown on the cool hilltops of northern Italy’s Lombardy region. You can drink this for a special occasion of any kind and would pair perfectly at bridle showers, weddings, birthday parties and dessert tastings. It is super versatile in a celebratory setting and its priced very well under $15.00 USD a bottle. I love the pop cork that does not require a wine cork opener and the exciting pop you get as you lightly twist the cork. I'm quite sure if you shake it up you will get a surprise burst of wine from the bottle so be careful or shake up and celebrate. I really loved how the peach flavor is strong and the aroma lingers on the cork. With this wine you are sure to be pleased and it is packaged in a lovely clear bottle showing off it bold peach color with decorative peach colors and shimmering golds. This is a great gift wine or again perfect for celebrations.
Personally, I can't stand traditional red wine. No matter how expensive the bottle or what brand, it just tastes like rancid juice to me. I grew up watching my mother enjoy a glass of red after work, typically a merlot, and she seemed to savor every sip as if she were drinking the nectar of the gods. I imagined that I too would grow to love the taste, but I'm now in my twenties and it still hasn't happened; I'm not holding my breath that it will either.
When the new kosher Israeli grocery store opened, I was in heaven. Before, there had been plenty of kosher food that was available at different places, but nothing out of the ordinary. This store was gourmet.
There is a fairly strong divide between beverage professionals and those who work in the service industry. Is it okay to drink on the job? Some people and companies are staunchly against it, while some bartenders will down a shot every now and then when they’re “in the weeds”. That being said, everyone usually comes together to tip back a few drinks together after closing. If you’ve had a good night, maybe just a glass of wine after your shift. If it’s been a bad night, you might choose something stronger. For me? I would always go to the bar next door, sit at the bar, and order a glass of blanc de blancs champagne (we should note this establishment added this to their glass pours solely because I came in at least five evenings a week to imbibe and wind down).
I am not a fan of hookah. It makes me lightheaded and in public places being lightheaded is the last thing I want to happen. Recently though me and friend missed the liquor store by 5 minutes. The night was young and we had just threw down on some boils at the Crabby Shack. So naturally we want to enjoy the rare night off. No boyfriends, no girlfriends, no work, no kids, no worries, just a good chill night.
Sit tight! Your taste buds are about to illuminate. Your mouth and mind will be topped up with flavour and endless taste you can’t escape.
Chocolate covered cherries and red wine are the perfect pairing. This is a spin on the classic chocoate covered strawberries. We all know that strawberries are an aphrodisiac, so it's a pairing that I offten have with wine. Chocolate covered strawberries are a staple for Valentines's day as a gift of love an admiration, It's romantic! Is chocolate also an aphrodisiac ? no. But is is so tasty you can cover almost anything in chocolate and make it twice as delicious. No wonder we have fountains dedicated to chocolate, and again it's a romantic sweet treat that we can enjoy to sweeten our world. We can all use more romance in our lives after-all.
If 2020 did one thing right, it was give us all more time to appreciate a lot of the things we often took for granted before. For me, the two main things I most definitely took for granted would have to be Spotify and fine dining.
A Brave New World The Odyssey is one of the longest standing epic poems, which is deep-rooted into Greek literature. The tale tells of a man, Odysseus, who battles his way home after enduring one decade of the Trojan war. I often note that Odysseus was depicted to be incredibly strong, but his greatest strength was found in his cunning and wits. Those brilliant attributes are some of many carried by his author, Homer. As one of the greatest epic poets in the world, Homer ultimately echoed many of the Greek values that the aristocrats wanted to reflect. He pridefully wrote about the nobility of greek heroics, but above any of his most commended accomplishments, he perfectly paired the battles of life with the finest sophistication.
First off, wine is amazing and will always be the best thing. I love wine on a good day and the worst days. It just brings the best out of me and will always know its place in my heart. So I hope to share the love of wine in my list here below. Also, give you all a chance to love wine as just as much as I do. Here is my list of the things it goes with both practical and a moment in time.
What makes Christmas, well, Christmas? Is it the presents? The warm, open fire? Maybe it’s the fine dining with family and friends?