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Selecting the right dessert wine for your next entertainment event could be a little challenging
I have enjoyed a good glass of table wine many times with my meals. Wine tasting parties have always been a favorite pastime, especially when combined with cheese. No, I am not from Wisconsin so I do not rate a "cheese head hat". Recently, after a pleasant dinner party with good friends, I was introduced to a new class of wines that I had never tried before. The dessert wine I was served turned out to be the fitting end to a fabulous evening.
Grapes used for dessert wines are not harvested in the same fashion and timing as your typical table wine grapes. The goal is to increase the sugar content of the grape by mainly harvesting them later in the season. Often in dessert wines a noble rot forms on the grapes before harvest. In another dessert wine type named ice wine, grape harvest is delayed until the first freeze. Some times these wines are developed by pausing the fermentation process.
Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit...They Really Are!
Beans are one of the healthiest foods that many Americans are not taking full advantage of in their diet! They are a great source of fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates and iron. The great thing about beans is that they go well in almost any style of dish: main dishes, salads, soups and dips. Read this guide to find out everything you need to know about these little legumes with big flavor.
The Azuki bean is grown widely throughout East Asia and the Himalayas. They are loaded with nutrients and are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and vitamin A. These beans are thought to treat kidney ailments as well as other illnesses.
Recipes for more healthful, yet full-of-flavor, fat-free and low-fat snacks and desserts
If You're like my two teens and me, you're hooked on Munchies.
OK, we both know... not the best idea. So a few years ago, I set out on a quest to do something about the way we ate. And to become more health conscious.
Simply put, I had to "prune the fat." No way around it. Thing is, we were reluctant to give up our favorite yummy desserts and snacks. Yes, I've been told there's such a thing as "will power." But... the kids wanted a goody. I wanted a goody. I was desperate!
Tips for selecting the right wine glasses for different types of wine
Our Family Gathers At Least Twice A Year For A Big Sit-down Dinner Together
Last Thanksgiving, it was my wife's and my turn to feed the clan, which added to 39 hungry individuals. By subtracting the kids and the beer drinkers, my task was to gather enough wine glasses for about 29 adults. After pulling our glass serving collection out of the cupboard, I counted 11-white wine, 7-red wine, 5-brandy snifter, 3-champagne and 2-pilsner beer glasses for a total of 28 glasses. The last person lucked out and received a small water glass to enjoy the wine. It is common for many of us in this situation to bring out a hybrid collection of glassware when we entertain large numbers.
Famous cocktails for ladies
OK Ladies; Let's get down to drinking business! Nights at bars and nighclubs always tend to have something to do with beautiful cocktails.
Those colourful, sweet, fruity and often creamy beverages that we sip on for hours really do make a great night out. We sip and sip and it isn't until we stand to head to the dance floor that we realize just how much alcohol was in our glasses.
Cocktails have certainly developed over time. Traditionally, these nice blends were a real treat to cover up the bad tastes of badly made beverages throughout the bars and clubs of the 1920's.