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10 Outrageous Champagne Food Pairings | Wine Folly

10 Outrageous Champagne Food Pairings | Wine Folly
Love this article that I came across online recently from Wine Folly. Key takeaways are that you don’t have to fear the ‘bubbly’ with everyday snacks or party appetizers. Indeed, speaking from experience, I must say from time to time  I enjoy splurging on a bottle of wine, pairing it with something humble in nature (Crix and cheese anyone?), and in sum creating something that’s... 

ARTICLE: Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly

ARTICLE: Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly
  “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…”Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz … are winemakers actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no. The secret lies in aroma compounds. Curated from Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly   This article from Wine Folly explains the scientific... 

WINE FIND: KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc

via Instagram ift.tt/1xcEzfl KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc This wine is a great example of modern-styled, South African Chenin Blanc. The wine displays upfront tropical fruit and floral characters with subtle orange blossom and a touch of lime. PROFILE: This fresh and fruity wine is bursting with tropical fruit aromas, gooseberry and green apple with hints of minerality. The wine is soft and... 

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec
via Instagram instagram.com/p/xKcP6qOI5a/ Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec PROFILE: Opens with aromas of dried fruit, almonds and hazelnuts,. Finishes, with flavors of peaches and cream PAIRS WELL WITH: sweet & savoury combinations, South Asian cuisine, fruit and cheese plates (especially with French farmhouse cheeses like Soumaintrain and Bleu de Vacqueyras), mac and cheese/macaroni pie, desserts,... 

EVENT: Oyster Bay Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch)

EVENT: Oyster Bay Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch)
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Massy Distribution hosted the Trinidad & Tobago launch of  premium New Zealand wine brand, Oyster Bay, with an intimate wine tasting hosted at the Trinidad Hilton’s La Boucan Restaurant. Oyster Bay is currently the 7th most popular premium import brand on the US market and they are now expanding into emerging markets such as ours in the Caribbean. The tasting... 

EVENT: Kendall-Jackson Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch) and the rise of local wine consumption

EVENT: Kendall-Jackson Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch) and the rise of local wine consumption
January 8, 2015 saw the Trinidad & Tobago launch of Kendall-Jackson Wines. Hosted by Massy Distribution at Maraval’s Bottlestop, attendees were guided through a tasting of the following by Juan Maggi, Sommelier & International Sales Distributor of Jackson Family Wines: • Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay • Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir • La Crema Pinot Noir • Vintner’s... 
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WINE FIND: RICCI CURBASTRO Franciacorta Rosé Brut

via Instagram ift.tt/1CXttg8 Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made in a very similar fashion to Champagne. Although relatively unknown in global terms (compared to Moscato and Prosecco), Franciacorta is widely regarded as Italy’s finest sparkling wine. “The wines, made from chardonnay,... 
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Winetasting @ Lotus Wares

Winetasting @ Lotus Wares
On January 26, 2013 I attended a winetasting class (along with TriniChow) at Lotus. Led by Lisa Johnstone it was just what I needed to get over my jitters regarding terminology, food pairing, and get my feet (or palate) wet! On the table were the following wines: • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir • Casillero del Diablo Carmenere • Nederburg Winemasters Reserve... 

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Storing Wine: Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions
Over at SupermarketGuru.com you can find answers to frequently asked questions about storing wine. Questions include: • Should I be storing the wine I drink everyday in a special way or place? • Where should I store wine I don’t plan to drink immediately? • Where should I store wine after it is opened? • How long will an open bottle of wine keep? Thanks to their answers I have decided... 

BBM 2.0 – Belle Vue Extra Appel-Kers

BBM 2.0 - Belle Vue Extra Appel-Kers
“There is a small can of Belgian cherry beer – another thing Belgium is famous for.” With that one line, Eva’s letter attempted to prepare me for a new taste experience. I had never had cherry beer and had no idea what to expect! The can was tall and narrow (like Red Bull) and the packaging looked more like a soft drink to me than ‘beer’. I’m not a fan of... 

Wine Clubs in Trinidad and Tobago?

Wine Clubs in Trinidad and Tobago?
I am clueless about wine. Utterly clueless. In fact I only just realized that some is red and some is not…. (ok not -that- bad but believe me I’m pretty bad). Last year there seemed to be an explosion of niche wine stores and wine clubs here in Trinidad. I almost began to feel that maybe I could get the hang of this wine thing. Start saying things like ‘an insolent bouquet’... 

Gifts for the Wine Geek On Your List

Gifts for the Wine Geek On Your List
From the Northshore Outlook comes the following gift suggestions for that Wine Geek in your life Recommended suggestions include: The Danby 30 Bottle Wine Cooler Excerpt: One of the best wine gifts I ever received was a Danby Wine Fridge. It holds approximately 40 bottles. The temperature-controlled shelves make it easy to store reds, whites, icewine and bubble all in the same fridge and all at... 

deVine Saturdays @ MoreVino

deVine Saturdays @ MoreVino
Learnt about the following from Island Spice deVine Saturdays: Get in the spirit. Complimentary pastelles with every bottle of wine. Live Parang from Los Parranderos de UWI. @ MoreVino, Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain (Trinidad) I have mixed feelings about MoreVino. I love the location and the ambience, however the last time I was there the baba ganoush was ice cold and they brought the wrong drink... 

What to Bring to the Party – Suggestions for a Gourmet Lover

What to Bring to the Party - Suggestions for a Gourmet Lover
Holiday time is upon us and that means one thing. Entertaining. Whether you are visiting someone’s house for a few hours or a weekend it’s always good form to carry something in hand. But what do you choose that hasn’t been given 1000 times before? About.com‘s Brett Moore offers the following ideas. From About.com: by Brett Moore If you have been invited to dinner or a cocktail... 

Cooking Tips From The Pros

Cooking Tips From The Pros
From GlobalChefs.com (a culinary online magazine written by chefs) comes the following “Cooking Tips From The Pros”. Cooking With Olive Oil Do not saute (fry) food in good olive oil. High quality olive oils contain small particles from the olives that the oil was pressed from. When these are introduced to intense heat the particles burn and give the oil and the...