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Planning a Party: Serving Drinks

Non-drinkers Don’t forget to order soft drinks for non-drinkers. Fresh fruit juices and cordials mixed with mineral water will go much further than fizzy drinks as they tend to be more refreshing. Don’t be caught short To be on the … Continue reading

13. October 2013 by admin
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Wine Bottles and Bottle Stink

Wine Bottles Although up to the present time the choice of a bottle for a particular drink has enabled a huge variety of shapes and colours to be put on the market, the situation tends to be towards standardisation, both … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Champagne

The wine that comes from a defined area in the north of France, around the valley of the River Marne and Reims, Epernay and Ay. It has a proud history, and it was the wine offered to the Kings of … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Wine Corks, ‘Corked’ and Corkscrews

Wine Corks The cork oak, Quercussuber, source of the best cork for sealing bottles, has flourished in parts of Europe for thousands of years, and in fact the use of cork for stoppering bottles or wine containers was known to … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Carbonated wines

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Wines made sparkling by pumping carbon dioxide (C02) into them. In past times, they were rightly considered of poor quality, the bubbles being large, rising slowly and not for long and, because the base wine was usually poor, they were … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Summer Drinks Recipes

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Vermouth Cassis 1 measure of Cassis syrup, 2 of dry Vermouth, topped up with soda-water. Any other fruit syrup can be used — grenadine (pomegranate) or/raise (strawberry), for example. And if you like it stronger, use a liqueur instead of … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Super Soft Drinks Recipes

For most cold, fruit-based drinks, whether pussyfoot or alcoholic, sugar syrup is worth making, since sugar doesn’t dissolve all that easily in cold liquid. SUGAR SYRUP Put 1 lb. Of sugar and 1 pint of water in a saucepan. Dissolve … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Tea, Coffee and Milk Drinks Recipes

Hot or cold, these are among the loveliest thirst quenchers. You can always dilute, but never be mean with the quantity that goes into the brew. Ways of using either are as diverse as their varieties. Iced tea Delicious if … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Wine and Cheese Parties

Among buffets a wine and cheese party is among the easiest, and also the most economical. Apart from getting the house ready, you need to make minimum preparation. Allow about 4 to 6 ounces of cheese per person, a bit … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Choosing the Right Glass

The first requirement of a modern glass is that one should be able to see through it in order to enjoy the colour of the liquid. This rules out ruby-bowled hock glasses and the heavily decorated variety. Bertrand Russell, at … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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