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Guide to Cooking with Wine

SOME HINTS ON COOKING WITH WINE There are scores of ways in which wine is useful in the kitchen, but very few of them indeed call for particularly good-quality wine, and no way is more important than that of refreshing … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by admin
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When to Drink Wine With Food

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FOOD AND WINE It is sad that people worry so much about matching wine with food, as it really matters so little. The only important aspect is that you enjoy it. Even the best-known ‘rule’, which dictates that you must … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by admin
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How to Drink Alcohol Safely and Sensibly

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SENSIBLE DRINKING Know what you’re getting A normal glass of wine or sherry, a single measure of spirits and half a pint of beer each contain about one unit, or 8g (1/4oz) of alcohol. A large glass of red or … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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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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Planning a Party: Good ways with wine

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White wine Chill all white wines to about 10°C (50° F) before serving. Don’t over-chill or the flavour will be lost; an hour in the fridge is usually enough. Serve sweet wines at a slightly lower temperature (6-8°C/43-46°F) than dry … Continue reading

13. October 2013 by admin
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Choosing Wines for Dinner Parties

THE FIRST COURSE It is traditional to serve a dry white with the first course as a prelude to a more concentrated red with the main dish; white Burgundy followed by claret is the archetypal, if predictable, pattern. It is … Continue reading

03. October 2013 by admin
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Party Wines: Types of Wine for Parties

PARTY WINES The thoughtful host has to remember when choosing wines for a party that his or her guests are likely to be drinking a fair quantity of wine without the softening accompaniment of food. Wines that are very dry … Continue reading

03. August 2013 by admin
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How Wines are Bottled and Packaged FAQs

THE PACKAGING Q. Why is wine put into glass bottles stoppered with corks? A. Glass imparts no flavour to the wine and the cork, if kept wet, provides an airtight seal that can last for at least 30 years (after … Continue reading

15. July 2013 by admin
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Wines from Italy

ITALY Italian wine is probably the most misunderstood in the world. Most of us associate it with basic everyday drinking -the very word vino is almost synonymous with ‘plonk’. We tend to overlook the great wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, … Continue reading

14. July 2013 by admin
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Wines from France

THE REST OF FRANCE The vin rouge in the French supermarket comes from France’s biggest, if least publicized, wine region: the Languedoc-Roussillon, or the Midi. This great sweep of land in the hinterland of the Mediterranean coast is still largely … Continue reading

14. July 2013 by admin
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