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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wine Making Made Simple

“Homemade Wine” As a Senior Citizen I get more fruit juices from Government Surplus than I can possibly drink. I found a simple way to use this juice to make a very tasty wine that is very simple and easy to make. I use an empty, plastic 2 litre soda bottle. Wash the soda bottle … Continue reading »

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The most Decadent Dessert Wines and Dessert Wines for Everyday Enjoyment

When speaking of dessert wines, the word “decadent” comes to mind. Some of the rarest and most expensive wines in the world happen to be sweet dessert wines. As a matter of fact, the most expensive white wine in the world according to WorldRecordAcademy.com is a 200-year-old bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, a sweet wine … Continue reading »

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How to Pair Wines with Food

Does it ever occur to you that wine – food pairings resemble relationships? It’s like people meet, become friends, and throughout their friendship, they conjure the best qualities of each other. With food and wines as with friends, one must be careful in the process of making the right choice. Going beyond the routine when … Continue reading »

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Bordeaux 1855 Classification

They will be Bordeaux, and to know them we must master the famous “1855 classification.” Think how fun. All wine books summarize the classification nicely. In that year, Emperor Napoleon III asked the authorities in Bordeaux to draw up a short list of the district’s finest wines in preparation for an Exposition in Paris. Different … Continue reading »

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Wine with Lamb

Although mild in flavor when compared to venison or full-grown mutton, lamb has a “gamy” flavor, considerably stronger than beef or even bison, that demands pairing with a strongly-flavored red wine.  With only a couple of exceptions, white and rosé wines are out of the question.  A meal of lamb is an excuse to serve … Continue reading »

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What to do with Leftover Bread

Leftover bread, why waste it? Of course, you can toss it outside for birds to enjoy, but since it is becoming more expensive to purchase, why not explore other uses for it. Bread cubes could be substituted for most recipes that call for rice or oatmeal.  If the bread has not previously been stored in … Continue reading »

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How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

Ten Tips to Look for in a Restaurant to Assure Good Wine Service 1. The size of the glass matters.  Short, cylindrical tumblers are not wine glasses unless you’re drinking house wine or table wine in a family-style Italian restaurant.  For any other restaurant, even casual dining, the glass should be at least 12 ounces. … Continue reading »

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A Guide to Enjoying Summer Wines

When I think of summer wines, I think of sipping chilled Pinot Grigio paired with brie and crackers at a summer concert in the park. White wines seem to be synonymous with the lazy days and evenings of summer. As a long time, dedicated red wine drinker, I have shied away from the chilled summer … Continue reading »

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Uses for Leftover Bread

Whether you have leftover bread or find a great deal on day old bread, there are several ways to use up leftover bread. By finding ways to use up leftover bread, you will be able to save money on your grocery expenses.  Fresh baked bread typically goes stale faster than store-bought bread since it doesn’t … Continue reading »

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How to Find a Good Wine

Wine can be one of life’s great pleasures. But finding the right wine is an obstacle that stops many people from enjoying this pleasure. Walking into a wine store “cold” can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. A wine “newbie” is likely to grab a bottle based on price, reputation, or an attractive label. Even … Continue reading »

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