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Wine and fruit — what’s not to love? Red, white, pink, or sparkling, any bottle of wine can be made into a fruity, fun drink that’ll refresh you on the hottest of days. Sweetened with juice, spiked with booze, and decorated with fruit, this drink is just one more reason to be thankful for the long evenings of summer ahead. A pitcher of sangria made with white wine, fruit, and liqueur will get the party started. Here's a summer fruit sangria recipe that you can easily do at home. Enjoy!...

   

Think Tempranillo, think Rioja, think Spain - oh, and perhaps Australia.  The La Rioja region of northern Spain has been producing this tremendous wine since the 11th century, mainly from the early-ripening, black-hued Tempranillo grape. The wine is aged in French or American oak, adding a layer of vanilla to those characteristic dark fruit and cherry flavours.  Tempranillo is the grape variety that forms the backbone of some of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal. A thick-skinned variety with a high anthocyanin count that makes for deep-colored wines...

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from grapes; and depending on your definition of "made from grapes" there are at least two independent inventions of wine. The oldest known possible evidence for the use of grapes as part of a wine recipe with fermented rice and honey was in China, about 9,000 years ago. Two thousand years later, the seeds of what became the European wine-making tradition began in western Asia.   8000 B.C. - Residues on pottery sherds from the Chinese early Neolithis site of Jiahu have been recognized as coming from a fermented beverage made of...

An infamously meticulous craft, the production of high quality wine is dependent on a number of factors as it makes its way from vine to bottle. In the vineyard, however, climate in particular is highly influential, holding the power to make or break the style, quality and flavor of the grapes. So now, with the effects of climate change knocking on our door sooner and with more intensity than expected, the question must be asked; how will this influence the wine we produce? It has been noted at many wineries...

Lemon Marinated shrimp with spinach, cucumber, apple,cauliflower cream, trout roe and croutons. 4 servings Shrimp Salad 7 ounces shrimps 2.5 ounces cucumber 1 small apple 0.7 ounces spinach leaves 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil salt Cauliflower Cream 10 ounces cauliflower without stem 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk salt Sides ½ cup croutons 1.5 ounce trout roe Instructions: Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and boil it in the milk and cream, until soft. Blend smooth, season with salt and cool.Peel the apple and cucumber and dice into 1/4" pieces. Rinse the spinach...

    Christmas will pass us by before we know it and then we'll get right into the swing to ring in yet another New Year.  Are you ready?  Do you have all the details squared away?  Chances are, some of you do not.  Well, we hope you have checked out our Champagne review video to peak your interest.  If that wasn't enough, here are some other bubblies you can put on your shopping list for the festivities.  See one you like?  Just give it a click and it will...

    Happy Holidays to everyone!  It is my hope that you all have enjoyed the video featuring some wonderful wines for Christmas Day or to give away as gifts.  As done for the Thanksgiving Wine video, I've listed those shown in the video below and where you can purchase the wines.  The other lists are something a little extra I've done to suggest other lovely wines for the holiday season.  If one happens to catch your eye or interest you, simply click on it and you will be directed...

    Thank you everyone for joining us for our videos!  As promised in our special Thanksgiving wine pairing video, I have the details here for the wines I presented in the video.  In addition, I've also made another list of some other wines you might want to pair up for Turkey Day.  If you see a wine that interests you, just click on it and you'll know where you can purchase it. Have a great Thanksgiving!  Please do check back in later on, as I'll have more for you...

How do you successfully pair wine with candy? After a great Halloween dinner you will probably get an urge for something sweet. Since its Halloween its time to get some candy, maybe that fine chocolate you have been saving or just something sour. What wine do you choose to make a good pairing?The same way that wine pairs with food it works just as well to pair it with candy. You have just not thought about it, or it could be an horrendously bad combination that has put you off. Which makes it...