Food And Drink Articles
  • California Cabernet For Summertime
  • by Jack Terry
  • There is a generally accepted rule that white wine is for the warmer weather and red wine is for when it cools off. On some level, it makes a little bit sense - after all, it is the same logic that has people drinking iced tea in the summertime and hot chocolate in the winter - but it is a belief built out of misconception.
  • Discovering Wines And Wineries Of California That Are Off The Beaten Path
  • by Jack Terry
  • California produces so much wine that if it were its own country - which sometimes it seems to think it is - it would be the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. The good thing about being that big means there is room for all kinds of wine, and over the last three decades, that growth has really started to take off.
  • Forget The Dance Club And Go To The Wine Club
  • by Jack Terry
  • It might be hard to say that something that has been around for over 7,000 years is finally having its moment in the sun, but wine today continues to reach new levels of popularity and accessibility. The two distinct parts that make up the history of wine, especially in modern times, are finally coming together, and the best way to be part of that is to join a wine of the month club.
  • A Personal California Wine Experience
  • by Jack Terry
  • Most people who enjoy wine dream of a trip through California wine country. Even if the budget does not have room for airfare and hotels, today's wine of the month clubs can give people that same personal experience from the comfort of their own home.
  • How The Spanish Helped Make California Chardonnay A Possibility
  • by Jack Terry
  • Every wine making region in the world typically has one or two styles of wine that they are known for. In some cases, they may produce a dozen or more other varietals as well, while other places are perfectly suited for their one signature wine. California, thanks to its size and variety of terrain and weather, certainly fits into that first category: more than 80 percent of all known commercial varietals are grown somewhere in the state.
  • Asian Noodles... Different Strokes for Different Folks
  • by Allen Levin
  • Asian noodles have taken a lot of people in Los Angeles City by storm. Nowadays, you can easily find soba, udon, ramen, or any other kind of Asian noodle from nearest Asian grocery store. Similar to how pasta are cooked, Asian noodles are generally cooked in a boiling water with a little bit of salt until the pasta is al dente. However, a few types of noodles do only need to be soaked in hot water such as the rice noodles and cellophane noodles.
  • What Makes Thai Food One Of The Healthiest You Can Eat
  • by Allen Levin
  • It's been well-known that the fresh herbs and spices used in Thai food have extraordinary health benefits. The fresh chillies, turmeric, galangal, coriander, and lemongrass that are often used for Thai dishes contain large quantities of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that boost the immune system.
  • It Is Never Too Late For Spring Break In Key West
  • by Jack Terry
  • The ironic thing about this year's calendar is, thanks to Easter being early, most colleges and schools will finish their spring breaks before spring has really sprung. This is good news for people who want to take a tropical island vacation before it is too late. Now is the perfect time to visit Key West, Florida and take advantage of all the wonderful things it has to offer.
  • The Truth About Arsenic And Wine
  • by Jack Terry
  • Big news was made last week when it was announced that independent lab findings reported possibly unhealthy levels of arsenic in many well-known wines. This created a lot of confusion for people and led to some questions that need to be answered. Arsenic is a naturally occurring compound. It is found in trace elements in soil and water. The important point to notice here is the word "trace."
  • The Seven Wine Wonders Of The World
  • by Jack Terry
  • Seven is a pretty common number when it comes to categorizing things. There are the seven wonders of the world, both ancient and modern, the seven deadly sins, the seven samurai - and their American counterpart, the magnificent seven - the seven habits of highly successful people and of course, lucky number seven. So why should wine be any different?
  • Making The Most Out Of Wine By The Month
  • by Jack Terry
  • Many states these days now allow for the purchase of wine and beer inside grocery stores. This certainly has made it easier for people when they are shopping to add it to their weekly list, but the downside of this new trend is that it ends up actually limiting people's exposure to wine.
  • Wine Clubs Bring The World To Your Door
  • by Jack Terry
  • Everyone has that one vacation they have always wanted to go on; the "put it on the bucket list and hope I win the lottery" trip that has fascinated them their whole life. For people who love wine, that vacation may be through the Loire Valley of France, or a trip to experience the wines and wineries of California. Those trips far too often remain only a dream for people, but today they are finally able to do the next best thing.
  • Big Wines Come From Little Wine Makers
  • by Jack Terry
  • Most people are hesitant to try something new that they know little, if anything, about. This can be especially true when it comes to wine. A bad experience in the past ordering a varietal they have never tasted or buying a bottle that was one sale will make them less likely to be adventurous in the future. That is too bad because these days, there are more great wines coming from all over the country than ever before.
  • Keeping Your Opened Wine Fresher Longer
  • by Jack Terry
  • It is not always practical to finish every bottle of wine the same time that you open it. Maybe you just want one glass when you come home from work, or during a dinner party, there was a special bottle that you wanted some people to taste. Whatever the reason, now that the bottle is open, you are working against time to make sure that the wine stays fresh.
  • Wine Clubs Bring The World Of Wine To You
  • by Jack Terry
  • Part of the allure and mystique about wine comes from the fact that, for as popular as it has been for thousands of years, it was challenging to get wine from anywhere other than the region you lived in. In regard to the history of wine, the use of wine bottles is a reasonably new invention, and wine was mostly stored and transported in wooden casks, and clay pots before that. Both of these allowed too much opportunity for the wine to go bad.
  • Having A Wine Professional Do Your Shopping For You
  • by Jack Terry
  • Most people think personal shoppers are something that only the truly wealthy can afford. In most cases, they are right. If you think about it though, there are some things that everyone uses a personal shopper for. Most people would not buy a house without using a realtor, for instance. Now you can add buying wine to the list of personal shoppers for everyone, thanks to wine of the month clubs.
  • Finding New Wines For Your Collection
  • by Jack Terry
  • The beauty of so many small batch wineries opening up across the country is that it allows master winemakers to focus on creating the wines they have always dreamt about. Many people do not understand how different two bottles of Merlot may be simply because of a change in elevation where the grapes were grown or the amount of time they are aged before being bottled.The opportunities to discover these new wines are now greater than ever.
  • What Red Wine And The Gym Have In Common
  • by Jack Terry
  • Thanks to the internet, it seems like no matter what position a person is looking for on an opinion, somewhere out there they can find the "facts" to back them. Wine is certainly one of the most talked about items when it comes to discovering new medicinal benefits. The latest story reports that a glass of wine is going to be as beneficial to a body as a trip to the gym is. It sounds almost too good to be true. So, is it?
  • Discover New Wines One Month At A Time
  • by Jack Terry
  • Taking the guesswork out of anything always feels like an accomplishment, but it does come with one potentially dangerous side effect: can you trust the person who is now doing the guesswork for you? You can if you have a professional doing it for you. Best of all, when it comes to wine, all you have to do is make one effort and the results will continue to pay off month after month.
  • Old Wines Are Now Reaching A New Audience
  • by Jack Terry
  • The calendar may say that the new year started a couple of months ago, but most people do not really feel like it is a new year until spring has sprung. Now that daylight savings time has given back that extra hour of sunshine in the afternoon and evening, people are starting to get ready for the beginning of a new season and new year. What better way to celebrate that new season by trying some new wines.
  • Planning The Wine List For A Spring Fling
  • by Jack Terry
  • ne of the best ways to get through a long, cold, snowy winter is to think about all the fun things there will be to do when winter is gone and spring has sprung. The view out the window may say otherwise, but the calendar shows spring is right around the corner. Make it a truly memorable party by offering a unique, spring themed selection of wines for the guests to choose from.
  • Finding The Right Wine Club For You
  • by Jack Terry
  • One of the downfalls of anything becoming popular is that soon the market is quickly overrun by shoddy knockoffs. Thanks to changes in regulations when it comes to delivering wine and the explosive growth of small batch wineries across the country, wine of the month clubs have become a fast growing industry. The question is, how do you find out not only which wine clubs are legitimate, but also which one is going to be the right one for you?
  • Wine Of The Month Clubs Are Not Just For Beginners
  • by Jack Terry
  • Most people tend to look at wine of the month clubs as they would other monthly membership clubs. They serve as a great introduction into a particular world - think book of the month clubs, that tend to offer general categories to appeal to the most people - but not something that is practical for people with a more advanced knowledge of the product.
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