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If you are amongst the majority of the population, your holiday shopping is probably still going strong. Not to worry though, there is time left and if you're in the midst of looking for that great gift for the wine lover in your life, look no further. From beautiful stemware and decanters, wine racks and holders, corkscrews and stoppers, wine coolers and so many more perfect wine accessories, Better Living Through Design has the coolest of the cool ideas for any wine lover on your list.
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is this amazing wine cellar!
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The colder weather generally brings on traditional comfort foods like roasts, stews and hearty soups. Therefore our wine pairings with these dishes naturally adapt to the change of pace. Much as you might enjoy a glass of Rose with your Summer BBQ to cool things down, there's nothing like a full bodied rich red to heat things up during the cooler temperatures. But by no means does that mean the exclusion of our beloved white wine. There is one beauty that can hold up to all of these wonderful reds.
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As you may know, wine barrels are used as containers in which wine is aged but they don't serve that purpose forever. Being that barrels are a natural product means that they do have a shelf life. But wine barrels can be expensive so in an attempt at revenue return and for eco-friendly purposes, many furniture designers are happy to take those amazing barrels off the hands of Winemakers.
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Opening a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine may seem like common knowledge to a wine expert but it's not the case for everyone. Actually it can be quite intimidating for a lot of people. There's no reason intimidation should dissuade anyone from enjoying a fabulous glass of bubbly. The video below demonstrates how to easily open and serve a bottle of sparking wine.
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Why should the kids have all of the fun on Halloween? Let them have their candy and this Halloween make sure the adults have their fun too by hosting a Hallo-Wine Party! Decorate your house in a spooky theme, invite your guests to dress up, sink your teeth into sinfully delicious appetizers and indulge in some deep, dark, wicked red wines.
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The holiday season is upon us again and that means, lots of food, wine and celebration. If you are the hosting type, you'll likely be planning your upcoming parties and guest lists already and beyond that, your menus. While there are no ironclad rules where food and wine pairings are concerned, there are certainly some simple guidelines that will help make your dinner parties easier and assist in a seamless party season.
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Selection Limited Edition Series features a limited number of outstanding unique varieties from around the world that are released annually from January through April. These special wines are only available during their month of release and are immensely popular, so pre-registration is strongly advised. Winexpert's Limited Editions have won numerous awards at various amateur winemaking competitions and continue to be a highly sought-after offering. In fact, wines made with Selection Limited Edition series wine kits consistently win medals at the WineMaker competition, which speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce. Ask your Winexpert Authorized Retailer for more information.
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From October 7-10th, New York City will be abuzz with the Food Network New York City wine & Food Festival. This festival will feature such culinary heavy hitters like Booby Flay, Ming Tsai, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence and hundreds more. As well as appearances and seminars with wine experts such as Shelley Lindgren, Richard Betts, Francesco Marone Cinzano and many, many more pros.
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Ask The Vintner
Almost all wine served in North America is served at the wrong temperature, which impairs flavour and deprives the drinker of the ful expression of its character.
This recipe for the spicy meatballs that was paired with the Italian Primitivo, was created by Chef Nash of Fine Balance Catering, Airdrie. It was the right balance of fennel seed that did the trick!
Wine making has come a long way from the plonk your grandpa made