The Green Wine of Italy

Tocai is an aromatic dry white wine that is made from the grapes of the same name. It is grown in the Fuilia area of Italy and it is named after small eccentric glasses it is served in Italian taverns. The glasses are small and look like juice glasses. The grape is also sometimes known as Sauvignon Vert which translates to mean "green wine." It is also grown in Chile and France. The name is pronounced Toe-Koi. Tocai is not to be mistaken for a Hungarian wine called Tokay. These two wines are ...
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Posted on November 29th, 2015

Wine Options for Thanksgiving Fest

Wines are one of the best options to be given for the most rejoiced festival thanksgiving. With the thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s the time that you start planning for you’re the dinner menu and the ecstatic wines that you would be serving. They are one of the best options that can complement the dinner. Historically the week before is one of the best times to buy wines as the merchants sell special wines. But here the big question is to go in for which flavors, tastes, aromas that ...
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Posted on November 28th, 2015

Is it a Good Idea Buying Wine Online?

Wine can be defined as an alcoholic beverage which is made by process of fermentation. Wine is generally made from fruit juices such as grapes, apple, berries, etc. Wine is primarily classified into red wine and white wine. The classification is required because the number of varieties is extremely large and to bring some organization in the wine industry, a standard classification is an absolute must. In Europe, wine was probably introduced in 4500 BC. Through out history wine played very ...
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Posted on November 27th, 2015

Homemade Baby Food

You may be thinking, "My baby is still just a tiny newborn - why would I be thinking about making baby food?" But, you will soon find that time flies and it's not long before your beautiful newborn is ready for real food. When I was pregnant, if you had told me that I would be making my baby's food by hand one day, I would have laughed my head off! Never could I have predicted that I would be advocating making your own baby food. I was a career driven, professional woman who believed that ...
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Posted on November 26th, 2015

Christmas Recipes

Christmas recipe makes 8 slices calories per serving: 720 cals Preparation time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Not suitable for freezing Christmas recipe ingredients: * oil for greasing * caster sugar, 125 g (4 oz) * flour, plain 75 g (3 oz) * eggs, 3 * cocoa powder, 30 ml (2 tbsp) * chestnut paste, can of sweetened 440 g (15.5 oz) * icing sugar * decoration, holly sprigs Christmas recipe instructions: 1. Prepare a swissroll cake tin, about 13 x 9 inch, inserting greaseproof paper into ...
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Posted on November 25th, 2015

Give a Fondue Party

A Fondue Party is ideal for an informal evening with friends. This popular dish comes from Switzerland where villagers in the mountains had to rely on local produce, like cheese, wine and home baked bread during the long winter month. The name fondue comes from the French word "fondre", which means to melt or blend. Fondue meaning melted cheese in wine. You will need a chafing dish over a spirit stove and long fondue forks. Place the heated fondue dish on the spirit stove in the center of ...
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Posted on November 24th, 2015

Christmas Recipes

Christmas recipe serves: 16 calories per serving: 495 preparation time: 25 minutes cooking time: 1 hour 40 minutes Suitable for freezing after step 5 Christmas recipe ingredients: * oil for greasing * white chocolate, 125 g (4 oz) * milk chocolate, 125 g (4 oz) * plain chocolate, 375 g (13 oz) * softened butter, 175 g (6 oz) * caster sugar, 175 g (6 oz) * ground almonds, 175 g (6 oz) * eggs, 6 separated * breadcrumbs, fresh brown 75 g (3 oz) * cocoa powder, 45 ml (3 tbsp) * orange, grated rind ...
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Posted on November 23rd, 2015

How to Start Your Day with the Best Espresso

Starting the day with well made espresso can make the difference between a nice and successful day or a boring and sleepy one. While making a good espresso is not a form of art, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to make your espressos even better than before. If you are using a super automatic espresso machine, you should try to adjust the settings for fine grinding. The trick is not to go for the lowest grinding number because you want the grinder to still keep slightly larger pieces ...
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Posted on November 22nd, 2015

An Informational Guide to Wine Tasting

Think that you aren’t sophisticated enough or don’t fit in the right income bracket to enjoy wine-tasting? Think again. These tips will help you fake your way through a wine-tasting session - or develop a lifelong Epicurean hobby (the finest pleasures, not the most!). Supplies - All you really need is a good wine glass, some wine, and preferably some good company. Glasses - Obviously if you are at a wine-tasting party or tasting the wares at a winery you won’t be bringing your own glass ...
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Posted on November 21st, 2015

An Angel of an Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream cakes are always something special. They are a perfect blend of rich and creamy ice cream with moist cake and smooth frosting. These dessert delights are easy to make when you utilize store bought ingredients and a bit of imagination. First things first write out your shopping list. You will need; 1. Angel Food Cake 2. Your Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream 3. Frozen Whipped Topping 4. Fresh fruit or chocolate as garnish When you bring home all your ingredients place the cake and the ice ...
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Posted on November 20th, 2015