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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 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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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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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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Of Beer, Ale and Lager

An awful lot of ale, beer, lager, stout and what-have-you has been swallowed since William Shakespeare said that ‘A quart of ale is a dish for a king’. And come to think of it, an awful lot was poured down … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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About Stout and Cider, etc

STOUT In Ireland they drink pints of stout, one after the other! Not only in Ireland now, in fact, because the famous Guinness is drunk almost all over the world. Stout is a dark, heavy ale, often slightly sweet with … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Let’s Have a Party

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Do it your own way for a relaxed and happy party. There are some general guide-lines, however, and the first is to plan well in advance. That means listing in detail all the things (gadgets and supplies) and also listing … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Tips for Entertaining

Mixed Drinks For most gatherings it helps if the mixed drinks are made in quantity, to be poured from large jugs or ladled from fat-bellied wassail bowls. Punch bowls can sometimes be hired, complete with goblets, but a substitute punch … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Dips Recipes for Parties

Pretty presentation is essential — vegetables must he as crisp, and fresh as possible, while biscuits should b e spread at the last minute so that they don’t become soggy. DIPS Here are a few suggestions for things to serve … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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