Choosing a Wine Gift Basket

During the holiday season, most of us are in a frantic search for presents for loved ones and friends. Next time, instead of the usual hassle of selecting a gift which will suit him or her, try sending a wine gift basket instead. Wine gift basketsare a perfect present for... Read More

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no way a wine snob. I do not believe that there is an ultimate right and wrong way to pair wine with food. It all boils down to your personal taste and the tastes of your guests. Most people like to... Read More

Red Wine Compound May Extend Life

Good news! A recent study suggested that resveratrol, a red wine compound, may extend our life.The study was conducted on fries and worms to see if resveratrol can extend life in these creatures. Previous studies suggested that yeast life can be extended with resveratrol.It was found that worms and fires... Read More

Wine and Your Health

During the 1990s, a physician voiced on a national TV show that drinking red wine reduces heart disease. It made all the headlines. He cited the relatively lower levels of the disease in France despite their ever so famously high fat diets. Since that program, it seems that red wine... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American drink.Its origins are murky, but the most common accounts name one Antoine Amedee Peychaud, a young Creole from a distinguished French family, as the originator of the drink.Peychaud, along with wealthy plantation owners, fled his home in the French controlled... Read More

How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Ordering wine in a restaurant is not much different than buying it in a wine store. The main difference is that you have an audience. Yet ordering wine in a restaurant can be intimidating especially if the wine list is extensive.Experiment or Homework Keep in mind that even the... Read More

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Like many mixed drinks, the Old Fashioned has a number of variations and a history.It is one of the few cocktails that survived from the days of the Martini and the Manhattan. When prepared well, it is a full-bodied, delicious drink. It was one of my mother's favorites as a... Read More

Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Component I: LookThe first step you have to undertake in wine tasting is visual.1. Fill up the glass up to 1/3 of its volume; never fill it more than half;2. Hold the glass by the stem. Initially you may find this too pretentious but there are good reasons... Read More

An Idiots Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a spot of the old wine tasting malarkey? You know the form ? sip, swill, spit. Yuck! Well this information has been written to help you understand the form should you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to... Read More

Alchoholism, A Major Diesease?

Alcoholism can be given a lot of definitions and all of them stress the fact that there is a terrible disease that involves addiction to spirits. Apart from the physical dependence on alcohol, there are other psychological, genetic and social factors that may play a role in the development of... Read More

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What is Corked Wine?

Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important... Read More

Gewurztraminer Wine

Gewurztraminer is an excellent and unique grape variety that is... Read More

Guide To Tasting Wine

The basics of tasting wine are relatively simple to learn.... Read More

Alchoholism, A Major Diesease?

Alcoholism can be given a lot of definitions and all... Read More

How Sparkling Wine is Made

There are three methods that may be used to make... Read More

White Zinfandel Wine

White Zinfandel wine is a blush wine made in California... Read More

Wine and Your Health

During the 1990s, a physician voiced on a national TV... Read More

Food - Wine Pairing Tips For French and Italian Wines

Many people are intimidated by the task of selecting wine... Read More

The Harmony between Wine and Food

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

Beer, Wine and Your Bones

If you like the taste of a good brew, then... Read More

Choosing that Perfect Wine for a Dinner Party

So, you find yourself having been invited to a dinner... Read More

Tequila

It was once a ritual usually performed by a man.... Read More

Who Made the First Wine Anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around... Read More

The Harmony Between Food and Wine

Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in... Read More

The Origin of the Cocktail

The cocktail has the distinction of being an original American... Read More

Australian Wines

Australia's wine industry has boomed in the past ten years.... Read More

The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Like many mixed drinks, the Old Fashioned has a number... Read More

Ideal Wine Temperature

The ideal temperature to store wines is between 55?F and... Read More

Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape responsible for the wines of... Read More

Enjoy Your Favorite Wine - But With Some Rules

The mere mention of etiquette brings to mind various images,... Read More

Counting Carbs With Wine

The recent health claims that wines have antioxidants... Read More

Pairing Food and Wine is a Matter of Taste

First off let me say that I am in no... Read More

An Introduction to Wine

What is wine?Wine has been made for centuries from just... Read More

Red Wine Compound May Extend Life

Good news! A recent study suggested that resveratrol, a red... Read More

Whisky Syndicates

Whisky syndicates are groups of private owners and many have... Read More

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