Friday, August 02, 2013

Don’t Be Afraid to Let Your Taste Buds Tingle

 

Wine

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Tips for the Wine Lover

 

Summer is one of the main seasons that most of us in the UK look forward to  planning our vacation. With the children out of school for a while, and companies allowing time off to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday business activity, it provides a perfect opportunity for everyone to make a break for it. People tend to head off into the direction of their choice and pursue the interests that most appeal to them. For some, this could mean a few weeks at a beach somewhere, for others a cruise to some exotic destination and for others, a chance to indulge in one of their favourite relaxations: wine tasting.

 

Looking for the Perfect Cork

As most aficionados know, the Northern Hemisphere offers a wide variety of choices for wine-related vacations. Arguably, some of the best wines in the world are produced north of the Equator. Undoubtedly, folks in Australia, Chile and even perhaps Argentina would protest this particularly harsh qualification. It is true that the Southern Hemisphere does produce some excellent wines of its own. But it is hard to argue with the choices that are offered by California, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Germany. As a result, folks in the UK tend to travel close to home, preferring European sites which offer a wide variety of choices, rather than trips which will take them halfway around the world. But there are those that are adventurous enough to journey to places like California or even Australia in search of the perfect bouquet.

 

Make a List, Check It Twice

For wine lovers in the UK, it appears that, according to a recent poll, some of the favourite vineyards and locations are within just a few hours plane ride, at most. Among the most popular are:

 

Catalonia, Spain. There are many vineyards to choose from and almost all of them sit on steep and rocky slopes which create a striking visual impact, besides some extremely delicious wines.

 

Douro Valley, Portugal. Nestled on the slopes of a river which winds its way from the Atlantic into the northwest part of the country, the region provides tranquil and pleasant accommodations and a leisurely pace which is often perfect for a relaxing vacation.

Sonoma County, California. Sometimes overshadowed by its larger cousin, Napa Valley this adjacent county provides much the same soil and terrain but with less of a sense of commercialism. It is almost as if a good part of the region was still run by aging hippies, more interested in quality and keeping it real than profit.

 

Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

Few investments provide investors with as much pleasure as fine wine. Stocks and bonds are great, mind you, but they have no intrinsic appeal of their own. Fine wine however, is an investment that can be made purely to produce a profit, or it can be an investment with a long-term expectation of enjoying uncorking the investment itself. It really is up to the individual to decide what to do with their holdings. It is good to remember that astonlovell.com are a fine wine investment company. They can provide advice to those just starting out in this exciting world, or provide experts with their unique trading platform that makes investments quite simple and rewarding.

 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Green Wine

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Finally!  An understandable infographic about green wines.  This green wine infographic shares with you the differences in all the earth friendly wines.  There are a lot of wineries that are doing what they can to make our world a more natural and green world.  The leader of these being Wine.Com
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

How To Match Food and Wine

 

How To Match Food with Wine

 

A good bottle of wine is enjoyable in itself, but match it with the proper food pairing and it transforms into an unforgettable dining experience. Choosing wine can feel like a daunting task so follow these simple guidelines to properly pair food with your next bottle of wine.

Matching Food With Wine

Matching Food With Wine

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Match the color of the meat with the color of the wine
This is a basic rule of thumb with plenty of exceptions but for someone new to the world of wine, this is a great guideline to help you choose the correct wine for the food you are eating.

   
Match the flavor strength
The stronger and richer the food is, the stronger and richer the wine should be. If the wine is too mild it will be over powered by the food. For example if you are eating a steak with a heavy sauce, a bold wine like a Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon would stand up well to the dish. On the other hand, if you are eating a salad or light seafood dish, a Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc would pair well.

   
Dessert Wine
A dessert wine is usually a sweet wine with a high alcohol concentration. It pairs well with fresh fruit or other light desserts like bakery sweets. Desserts that have a slight bitterness to them also pair well with the sweetness of a dessert wine as well. But keep in mind dessert wine pairs less well with heavier, chocolate or toffee based dishes.

   

 

 

Wine and Food

Wine and Food

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Pick something you like
When in doubt about what wine to choose, just pick one that you like.

   
Do your research
There is plenty to read about wine online. You can easily read up on the different types of wine, what they taste like, and the different wine producing regions. Within each bottle of wine are the unique flavors of the vineyard and the region it came from. Wine tastings can be a great way to sample the different flavors from around the world. Use wine tastings to discover a few wines that you like. Better yet, discover a couple of regions whose wine you enjoy. This way no matter how extensive or limited the wine selection is you will always have a good idea of what you can expect from a wine from a specific region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, a simple guide to choosing wine. The bottom line is to let your taste preferences rule and simply use these tips as guidelines.

 

 

 

 

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