Food And Drink Articles
  • Completing Your Wine Cellar With Wine Of The Month Clubs
  • by Jack Terry
  • Wine of the month clubs get a bad rap simply through guilt by association. Many people think of any monthly club as having the connotation of a discounted product of inferior quality, like a book of the month club trying to unload titles that did not sell through conventional means. The truth is, wine of the month clubs are just about the best invention out there for people who truly like wine.
  • The Truth About Wine Tasting
  • by Jack Terry
  • There is a reason why, when you go out to dinner and someone orders a cocktail, they do not first ask to sniff the cork, see the bottle and sample the spirit like they do with wine. The distillation process in spirit production effectively neutralizes what is happening and creates a stable product. Wine is far more susceptible to time and aging, even after it has been bottled. This is why it is important to taste wine before accepting it.
  • Let A Wine Of The Month Club Introduce You To The Wine Lifestyle
  • by Jack Terry
  • It may be hard to learn everything there is to know about wine, but it is very easy to join in with the popular wine lifestyle. By finding the wine of the month club that feels right to you, you can begin a new journey of enjoyment in your life.
  • Finding New Wines For Your Collection
  • by Jack Terry
  • With more and more people discovering the joys of drinking wine, it is becoming imperative to make sure there is a decent collection of wine around the house for when friends come over. There are certainly a few solid selections that are always safe to go to - a good Merlot and a middle of the road Chardonnay will be fine for most people - but it is always nice to be able to offer something that is just a little more special.
  • Discovering Wine One Region At A Time
  • by Jack Terry
  • If you ever talk to anyone who claims to be a fan of barbeque, inevitably the talk will come down to Texas versus Carolina versus Kansas City and so forth. Each region has its own identity, and it can be exceedingly difficult to feel like you know a lot about any of it, much less all of it. The world of wine is just like that, except on a scale that is many thousands of times larger.
  • Let The Professionals Pick Your Wine
  • by Jack Terry
  • The perfect solution to this overwhelming amount of wine choices is by enrolling in a wine of the month club. Hundreds of these monthly wine clubs now exist and offer their customers the opportunity to be introduced to new wines while still guaranteeing the quality of the selections. The only major choice the customer has to make is which type of club to join.
  • Let A Professional Wine Club Make This A Year To Remember
  • by Jack Terry
  • Small batch wineries seem to be sprouting up all over the country. It can be hard to keep track of all the new wines and wineries that are coming on the market. It can get quite expensive gambling on buying multiple bottles, only to discover that the wine is not up to your standards. That is a risk most people are unwilling to take. Thankfully, thanks to the number of wine of the month clubs out there, that risk can be almost eliminated.
  • Giving The Gift Of Wine Every Month
  • by Jack Terry
  • There is always going to be a reason for giving someone a gift. Problem is, it can get to be pretty challenging to find a gift that is unique from the others they will be receiving and also reflective of who they are and what they like. A perfect solution is giving the gift of membership in a wine of the month club.
  • White Wine Can Be The Right Wine All The Time
  • by Jack Terry
  • A lot of people are put off by wine because of all the restrictions and rules they think it has. It is true that some wines are better suited to particular foods than others, and there are a very few specific wines that either should be opened and enjoyed right away or should continue to age for several more years, but these should be considered exceptions to the rules.
  • Making Wine An Everyday Occasion
  • by Jack Terry
  • Wine is certainly the preferred beverage of choice when it comes to celebrating big occasions. It is what people drink on holidays, it is what they toast with for the first kiss of a married couple or the last seconds as the old year passes away and it is what is shared when old friends visit and join together for a meal. That does not mean wine should only be brought on the big days, however.
  • Learning About Wine One Month At A Time
  • by Jack Terry
  • Being a member of a wine of the month club is like having a personal wine shopper help make your wine purchases each month. If your New Year's resolution was to become more knowledgeable about wine, joining a club is the perfect way to make that resolution stick.
  • The Great Philly Cheesesteak Debate
  • by Danny Hizami
  • There are just famous foods in the world that only works when it's done a certain way and only with the right ingredients. The Philly cheesesteak is one of them. There has been much debate in Philadelphia, the birth place of cheesesteak, on which restaurant serves the best cheesesteak in the word. Is it Pat's or Geno's?
  • Creating a Complete Wine Collection
  • by Jack Terry
  • Regionalisms abound in every aspect of American consumerism. What people in one part of the country call a grinder, somewhere else they call it a hoagie, and other places a sub. Wine is no different. As the popularity of wine continues to grow in America so too does the regionalization of it. That may be okay for sandwich lovers but not for wine lovers.
  • Recognizing Your Red Wines
  • by Jack Terry
  • Many experts will tell you that all wine comes from the 7 Noble Grapes. Much like anything else that includes thousands of years of history mixed with alcohol, there is no way to know for sure that this is certain. What is certain, however, is that the four red varietals that are on that list continue to be four of the most popular red wines in the world. There are so many more to choose from.
  • How To Wine On A Monthly Basis
  • by Jack Terry
  • Wine of the month clubs have been around for several decades, but it is only in the last few years that their popularity has started to take off. This is due to a few important factors. Number one is that many states have loosened their restrictions on delivering alcohol to private residences. Now it is possible to get wine and spirits shipped directly to your door in all but a handful of states.
  • The Unexpected Surprises of Joining A Wine Club
  • by Jack Terry
  • It is hard to be surprised anymore in this world. People are so connected to everything that is going on around them that even something as special as a live television event usually has already been spoiled by some leaked information. One thing that can be counted on to not only still pack a surprise, but also always be a good one is by joining a monthly wine club.
  • Big Wines Come In Small Packages
  • by Jack Terry
  • Many wineries are getting away from that look of uniformity in a couple of different ways and for a few different reasons. Whereas fifteen years ago the idea of wine in a box or carton was thought of as something only the cheapest, least desirable wines would use, now some highly rated wines and wineries of California and other places are exploring these options as a way to control costs while helping the environment.
  • The Joys Of Rediscovering Your Local Wine Store
  • by Jack Terry
  • What makes for a truly great wine shopping experience is the understanding that these stores are not just randomly choosing bottles to fill orders. They are selecting highly rated, award-winning wines that they want to share with their clients. This means they will be more knowledgeable about the wines.
  • Make 2015 The 12 Months Of Wine
  • by Jack Terry
  • One of the elements of wine that separates it from other alcoholic beverages is the sheer breadth of what is available out there. Many people who have a favorite spirit or beer rarely venture outside of that comfort zone. By enlisting the help of a wine club expert, this could be the year that, as the calendar pages change, so does the wine in your glass.
  • Taking Wine Outside Of The Dining Room
  • by Jack Terry
  • One of the reasons people feel so limited when it comes to drinking wine is that they feel it is something that can only be enjoyed with a meal. Certainly, there are many wines that may taste good on their own but seem exceptional with a meal, but that doesn't mean that is true for all wines. There are many that are designed to be consumed all on their own
  • Choosing The Right Wines To Just Have "Laying Around"
  • by Jack Terry
  • It may not be New Year's Day anymore, but now is the perfect time to pick a resolution you can stick to. This resolution is making your own special wine cellar to hold your stash of wines you've been accumulating for a rainy day, not to mention showing off your cellar proudly to your friends.
  • Finding Old Wine In Seemingly New Places
  • by Jack Terry
  • One of the things about wine that is both a blessing and a curse is that it elicits different opinions about everything. Get any two wine drinkers in the same room and the only thing that they might agree upon is that wine is good. This even goes to determining how many varietals there are in the world.
  • Spring Spring Early With Some Stellar White Wines
  • by Jack Terry
  • Depending on where you live, spring may seem like a distant memory and a cruel tease, but the calendar does not lie. It is less than a month away, and now is as good a time as any to begin planning for it - and dreaming about it - by starting to collect and taste some exceptional white wines coming from the Santa Barbara wineries.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Asian Noodles
  • by Allen Levin
  • If you're thinking of going out and eating at a noodle shop, you might want to learn the various styles of noodles that are available out there. Here's a list of the most common noodles available in Asian groceries in the U.S.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Ordering a Thai Noodle Soup Dish
  • by Allen Levin
  • Thai noodle is one of the dishes in the world that has a lot of variants. Beginning from the type of noodle itself to the style of serving you want to eat it. You can mix and match according to your preference. Here are the four things to consider when ordering Thai noodle dish.
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