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Blending has become some a popular concept
Blending has become a highly respected part of the process of winemaking. Many winemakers in fact view blending as a highly evolved art form. The basic idea of blending is to mix different wines in order to create a final wine that possesses a quality that is superior to that of each of the different components singularly.
The most common type of blending involves blending at least two different grape varieties of wine. Blending has become some a popular concept that many winemakers specifically plant their vineyards for the purpose of blending by growing a variety of different grapes in order to create a blended field. Another way of achieving blending is to combine at least two different varieties of grapes that have been harvested separately but then ferment them together. This process commonly involves at least one red grape and one white grape.
Korea's traditional food culture
As more people begin to turn toward healthier eating, kimchi has been growing in popularity the world over. Because of such increasing demand, this article will focus on ten popular Korean dishes.
Korea's traditional dishes include kimchi, bibimbap, traditional royal Korean dishes, galbi, bulgogi, samgyeopsal, samgyetang, naengmyeon, seafood and tteokbokki.
Undoubtedly, one of the most recognizable images of Korea would have to be kimchi. A fermented dish that is always served at every Korean table, kimchi is a health food that is quickly gaining worldwide popularity. Made with spicy red peppers, there are a surprising number of kimchi varieties available. There are also many dishes made with kimchi such as kimchijjigae,kimchijeon, and kimchibokkeum, to name just a few.
Surprisingly varied traditional Scottish food and drink
Despite its reputation for requiring a certain dash of bravery from its consumers, Scottish food is surprisingly varied.
Yes, you will find the wonderfully controversial 'haggis' on every Scottish menu (and in most chip-shops for that matter) but when it comes to Scottish food, haggis is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Scottish chefs typically combine a variety of seafood and Scottish meat produce such as Aberdeen Angus beef with a number of delicious local vegetables. Fruit is often used to create sauces, purees and sorbets to compliment these largely meat-based meals. Scottish cheese, especially goat's cheese is also a regular feature on Scottish menus.
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.