Nice to know when your bottle of wine is corked.

Corked wine

 

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Match food with wine

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Chicken – roast or casserole Chardonnay is an ideal match for roast chicken (and turkey), or if you’d prefer a red, try a Merlot. If the casserole sauce is creamy, try Colombard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beef – roast or stew Go for a medium or full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Curry – light, fresh Curries can be hard to match, depending on their spices and flavours. A chicken korma or Thai green curry goes well with a young ‘New World’ Riesling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get more matches and nice recipes at

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/match-food-wine

 

Few nice facts about wine you should know

Wine makes people happy, Its a known thing – but as it turns out, there are a few cool facts about this alcoholic beverage that you probably didn’t know.

1. The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other (bumping glasses makes the drink spill from one cup to the other). This tradition started even earlier in ancient Greece – where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests he does not intend to poison them.

2. And if we mentioned Rome – In ancient Rome it was forbidden for women to drink wine. If a husband found his wife drinking wine he would be allowed, by law, to kill her.

3. An ancient civilization that did not like wine was Egypt. The old kings avoided wine from the belief that the red alcoholic beverage is actually the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. This is why, according to the Egyptians, what makes people act irrationally while drinking it (alcohol).

4. Although the temptation is great – try not to keep your wine in the kitchen. The heat there is too much and may damage the wine’s quality. the fridge is no place for a wine either since it is just too cold. Find a cool dark closet somewhere in the house where you can keep all your bottles, or just get a wine cellar.

5. If you own a collection of bottles – don’t keep them standing up – this can cause the cork to dry, shrink and oxygen\air might get in the bottle. always keep the bottles lying down (Unless its an artificial cork.)

For more wine facts go and visit:

http://interestingthings.info/food-and-beverages/10-interesting-facts-wine-know.html

It is so interesting…

 

 

 

 

Funny Wine Tasting Notes

If you thought you’ve heard it all when it comes to wine-tasting, then you surely haven’t read all the funny tasting notes. we’ve found some on SillySide.wordpress.com

TASTING NOTE 1: This ruby rich delight is packed with mouth-watering sumptuousness with hints of bramble, blackberry, boysenberry, Don Cherry and Frankenberry flourishes. A treat to open tonight with beef testicles or lamb spleen escabeche. Also an ideal companion for manic-depression. Shows promise to last longer than your belief in an afterlife.

TASTING NOTE 2: Straw yellow colour, reminds of bottles peed in when too lazy to leave the couch. Wafts of apples, pears and armpits on the subway, this one surely won’t disappoint. Break the seal tonight to help you forget you have to repeat the same day tomorrow or save it for next year after you’ve realized anyone can do your job. Good with pork or pancakes, this stunner is ripe for self-medicating any time of day.

TASTING NOTE 3: Dark as David Fincher, this beauty unwinds waves of hovercraft oil, BDSM dungeon sweat and Fair-trade biodynamic hand-cultivated chocolate from a mountaintop parcel of land in a coastal rainforest. A brooding mistress of devilish wonder – uncork it for a seance tonight or pair it with freshly killed goat from a voodoo ritual. This one will make you wonder what you’re doing with your life.

Read more at SillySide.wordpress.com

What’s the funniest tasting note you’ve read?

Most Bizarre Flavors Found in Wine

It is time for the weekend and you have invited some friends over to try a new range of wines. But throughout the evening you find yourself tasting the most bizarre flavors, which makes you the laugh of the party…

Don’t feel alone! We’ve found some of the most bizarre flavor on WineFolly.com

  • Cedar Box
    A positive aroma associated with full-bodied red wines with moderate oak aging. Found in wines all over, but in particular Barossa Valley, Tuscany, Napa and Bordeaux.
  • Cola
    A popular flavor found on the finish of California Pinot Noir.
  • Jalapeño
    A very green herbaceous note associated with Sauvignon Blanc and occasionally Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Camenere from cool climates.
  • Mint
    A positive aroma of many fine red wines including Meritage (from California) and Bordeaux blends.
  • Nail Polish Remover
    A negative aroma that is an indicator of VA (volatile acidity) in a wine. Some tasters are more sensitive to VA than others.
  • Petroleum
    A positive aroma associated with aged Rieslings from the Mosel in Germany and some younger examples from Italy and Australia.
  • Tar
    A very rustic earthy aroma often associated with value driven wines from Tuscany, Bordeaux and La Mancha, Spain.
  • Wet Dog
    This is a commonly associated aroma with a wine that is corked (aka exposed to TCA taint).
  • Baby Diaper
  • A very funky oxidative smell from oak aged Chardonnay from Burgundy.
  • Cat’s Pee
    A negative aroma associated with white wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.
  • Cotton Candy
    A bizarre and fascinating aroma found in many lesser-known light red wine varieties from Alto Adige, Lombardy and Piedmont in Italy, such as Freisa, Brachetto d’Acqui and Schiava.
  • Licorice
    A primary aroma commonly associated with many Italian red wine varieties including Barbera and Nebbiolo.
  • New Plastic
    A chemical-like aroma associated with many high acidity white wines such as Riesling and Chablis. There is no actual presence of plastic. A more extreme version of this smell is Petroleum.
  • Pencil Lead
    A subtle and well-appreciated aroma commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux and some wines of Rioja.
  • Diesel
    A more rustic ‘petrol’ like aroma associated with Rieslings from Australia.
  • Sweaty Socks
    An aroma brought about from oxidation or a strong little yeast called brettanomyces and found in many red wines all over the world and a few whites including Savennieres from the Loire Valley in France.

Source: WineFolly.com