Archive for October, 2013

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Sangiovese From Abruzzi, Italy

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Sangiovese is a quite popular red Italian grape that is used to make both plebian and upscale wines. It's grown in Tuscany and lots of other places including the Abruzzi region of central Italy, home to the Casal Thaulero family since the Sixteenth Century. They have a 1738 marriage contract, which shows that a local property was brought as a dowry. Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wines – A Kosher Italian Chianti

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Today's wine is a Kosher Chianti. An increasing number of Italian wine producers are entering the Kosher wine market. Chianti is traditionally a Tuscany wine, carrying the sometimes prestigious DOCG wine designation whose G stands for Garantita. Life offers only two guarantees, death and taxes and the DOCG designation does not run a close third. This Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Look At The Red Cabernet Franc Grape

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
The Cabernet Franc red grape was known in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France in the late the Eighteenth Century. In France Cabernet Franc is found in the Loire Valley, and in Bordeaux, especially in the prestigious St. Emilion and Pomerol districts. This grape is now recommended for planting throughout France. This variety is widespread in the Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – A Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay Blend Signed Italy

Monday, October 28th, 2013
I usually prefer single grape variety wines to blends. However, it's important to give blends a chance. Some of them such as fancy Bordeaux and Champagnes can be great. Today's wine comes from a wine producer located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy; the grapes themselves come from Sicily at the other end of the country. MGM Mondo del Vino was Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s View Of The Red Barbera Grape

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Barbera is Italy's third most widely grown red wine grape, coming in after Sangiovese and Montepulciano. It once held second place in the Italian grape hit parade but a mid-1980s scandal that involved some producers adding methanol to their Barbera wines killing over 30 people and blinding others not surprisingly lowered this grape's popularity. Plantings Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Review Of $15 Wines – A White Blend Signed Central Spain

Saturday, October 26th, 2013
I tend to prefer varietal wines to blends. But it's important to give blends a chance. Some, for example, Champagnes and fancy Bordeaux can be great. Today's wine comes from a wine producer of organic and kosher wines. The grapes originated in the province of Cuenca (Castile-La Mancha, Spain) of central Spain. As its Ribera del Jucar DO designation Read The Post [...]

Kiss The Cook: Best No-Nonsense Cooking Tips

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
By Wendy Miller Learning to cook seems like an impossible task to some but with diligence and practice anyone can learn to cook! There are many recipes in books, magazines and even online for every type of person from a beginner to a professional. There are many classes you can take as well at culinary schools. Read the following tips to improve Read The Post [...]

Cooking Tips That Work Well With Everything

Monday, October 21st, 2013
By Wendy Miller Cooking is an art form and like many others, it can always be improved. With new information, or just a few reminders, you can up your game significantly. If you are looking to improve those skills you picked up ages ago in college, or just want to try out something different, these tips will help you to do just that. When you Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s View Of White Chenin Blanc Grapes

Monday, October 21st, 2013
The Chenin Blanc grape is said to have originated in Anjou, in the Loire Valley of northwestern France where it was known as far back as the Ninth Century and later expanded into the Rhone Valley in eastern France. In addition to France, Chenin Blanc is grown in Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, etc. and in the United States, in particular in Read The Post [...]

Get The Most Out Of Your Wine Experience

Monday, October 21st, 2013
By Wendy Miller There is nothing that can compare to the delight a perfect glass of wine can bring to connoisseurs and novices alike. However, lacking a fair amount of understanding and knowledge of the topic can limit your ability to truly optimize the experience. Keep reading to learn some fantastic tips about how to enhance your enjoyment of wine Read The Post [...]