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Follow these wine home storage tips for the best results.
Wine storage, known as cellaring is the method of storing wine safely in a controlled environment. Since wine is extremely sensitive to its storage conditions it is important to create an optimal environment to ensure the wine matures safely and completely. Storing wine is a complex process that must be done correctly to maintain perfect-tasting wine. Follow these wine storage tips to become an expert in wine home storage. Wine requires an expert approach due to its nature and air conditioning or home refrigeration do not provide adequate solutions.
Tips for selecting and serving wine at your dinner party
Whether you are planning to host a small dinner party of 4-8 people or a romantic dinner for 2, the following suggestions can help you organize your dinner party and simplify your wine choices and serving needs.
Where to begin:
When planning or organizing anything you always need a starting point. When planning to host a dinner party usually the next decision to be made after determining your guest list is what to serve.
There are some basic guidelines to consider when determining what to prepare. For example consider the following:
- The time of year
- Your guests' food likes and dislikes
- Your budget, and just as important
- What you are comfortable preparing
Claims To 'Inventing The First Cocktail':
1. It was invented by Betsy Flanaghan in 1776, during the American Revolution and was a mix of rum, rye and apple juice. Betsy served this drink to Washington's officers and it was called a cocktail because she dressed it with a rooster's feather.
2. An apothecary called Antoine Amedee Peychaud, invented mixed drinks in New Orleans around 1795. These drinks were made in an egg-cup or coqquetier in French.
English speakers eventually changed this to cocktay and then cocktail. The first known printed use of the word cocktail was in 1803; Farmer's Cabinet (Amherst, New Hampshire, April 28), "drank a glass of cocktail - excellent for the head."
Easy to follow steps for making perfect sushi
When it comes to preparing something delicious, inexpensive, and relatively good for you, I really have to recommend sushi. Sushi is a delightfully delicious bit of Japanese cuisine that can be really intriguing and satisfying to prepare yourself. Going out to sushi bars can be fun, but pricey. If you learn how to prepare your own sushi, you'll be able to save money, eat great and keep the kitchen cool in the summer, because don't forget-sushi uses RAW fish. That means no cooking, which means a nice cool kitchen :)