Satisfy Your Wine Desires - Join a Wine Club

If you are a wine fanatic, you have many options to satisfy your thirst. But before you choose an option, you should know how to taste wine. In order to do a proper wine tasting, you need to swish the wine around your mouth. This helps get the most out of your taste buds. Here are more tips in order to taste wine. Look at the wine color. The more color a white wine has, the more flavor it has and the older it is. You can approximate the age of a red wine by titling the glass and looking at the ...
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Posted on August 2nd, 2015

Tasting wine, the basics for beginners.

Your tongue is covered with over 10,000 individual taste buds. These receptors enable us to detect the presence of certain compounds in our food and drink. Yet for all the adjectives we have to describe flavors, there are only 4 basic flavors the tongue can detect, with a fifth having been described in Asian cultures and only recently being accepted in the west. The four we commonly think of are sweet, sour, salt, and bitter. The fifth flavor perception has been named by the Japanese as ...
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Posted on August 1st, 2015

Best Recipes

Got any ripe bananas sitting around the house? Great. Then instead of letting them get too ripe to eat, make yourself a nice, cold delicious banana chocolate milkshake. It’s fun and easy to do. All you do is slice up the banana and add it to some cocoa chocolate and milk and you’ve got yourself a nice afternoon snack. This milkshake will also give you a real boost of energy too. Now you know you’ll never have to waste another banana again. Banana Chocolate Milkshake 1 cup skim milk 2 ...
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Posted on July 31st, 2015

Best Recipes

Our old favorite sandwich standby: peanut butter and jelly, has got a new twist! That’s right. Now you can have your peanut butter and jelly in a glass. Got milk? A little ice cream? Good. Then you’re ready to have a yummy taste treat that will really satisfy all your PBJ desires. Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake makes a great afternoon snack for kids and adults. Now all you’ve got to do is decide what kind of jelly you want with that milkshake. I know. Decisions like this can be so hard ...
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Posted on July 30th, 2015

Best Recipes

There’s nothing more delicious and nutritious than strawberries and bananas together. Now you can have these two delicious fruits in a scrumptious milkshake. Strawberry Banana Milkshake is a great drink to have any time of day. Bananas and strawberries are good for you and go perfectly with milk. You’re probably used to having them on your cereal, but now you can see how delicious they are in a tall, frosty glass filled with this wonderful milkshake. Enjoy. Strawberry Banana Milkshake 2 ...
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Posted on July 29th, 2015

The major flavor components in wine

There are only a few flavors your tongue is actually capable of tasting in wine, yet the overall impression of a wine in your mouth is much more complex than the four simple flavors of salty, sweet, bitter, and sour. This is because of the involvement of your nose and other aspects of wine that add to the overall mouthfeel. It is the interaction of these flavors, aromas, and sensations that build the overall taste of the wine. Sweetness Grapes are a fruit and as such they contain large amounts ...
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Posted on July 28th, 2015

Italian Cuisine

When an American conjures up an idea of •Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ a tomato the way that Italians can. However, there are so many distinct styles and trademarks within the different regions of Italy that it is hard to lump together all Italian regional cuisine into one general type of cooking. In reality each ...
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Posted on July 27th, 2015

Have a Wine And Cheese Shower or Party

A wine and cheese party can be a great way to get together with friends or for a special bridal or wedding shower, birthday party or other celebration. It be easy to put together with a minimum of work even if you don't know much about wine or cheese! You can throw together a simple but elegant party without a lot of fuss and have an interesting theme to boot. You can setup your room in a couple different ways which really depends on how much room you have and the shape of your room or rooms. ...
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Posted on July 26th, 2015

Those Elusive Coffee Beans!

With the spread of various coffee beans into our lives, it can be more and more difficult to discern what you’re buying at the market. And that’s not surprising given the sheer numbers game. From what we know, there are more than 6,000 types of coffees beans in the world, with at least 25 major types of beans underneath that. When it comes down to it, though, the three most commercially important types of beans are Arabica, Robusta, and Kona. Kona is extremely small commercially compared ...
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Posted on July 25th, 2015

Grandma's Sour Cream Cookies

These cookies are my personal favorites. You really do have to refrigerate them for one hour before cooking. It’s Grandma’s secret tip for making them turn out right. Also, you need to sift your flour first and then measure out your three cups. Ingredients: 3 cups sifted all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup soft butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping: 1/2 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ...
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Posted on July 24th, 2015