Of all of the culinary marriages in this world, there are few that have stood the test and time quite like wine and cheese. Simple, rustic, artistic, and sophisticated, all in equal measure. The myriad combinations of wine and cheese can always guarantee a decadent and delicious evening. However, simple as they may be, pairing them correctly can be intimidating for the uninitiated. You don't need to consult a wine and cheese pairing chart to master the ancient practice. Whether you're shopping for vintages or making your own wine, read on to find out what you should know about wine [...]
Have you ever thought about brewing wine or beer? It’s not as difficult as it seems. In fact, if you have the basic ingredients, it’s fairly easy. Once you become more familiar with the process, you can even experiment with different spices and herbs. Brewing spices are elements you can add to wine, beer or cocktails that really kick things up a notch. Below we have provided 6 mulling spices that will really shake things up. 6 Spices and Herbs for your Brewing Repertoire Coriander and Sea Salt Coriander and sea salt have been staples in beer-making for a long time. [...]
When it comes to food, you want to be able to pair it with the perfect beverage. This may include wine or mixed drinks but one thing is for certain, there is almost always a great beer to pair it with. If you are working out your latest menu for friends and family, take a look at these ideal beer and food pairings that will be sure to wow your guests. Ale This is the perfect beer for burgers buffalo wings, and international food that is extremely flavorful. Think about your typical "beer food" and you will find the ale to [...]
The US is geographically the largest wine-consuming country in the world, and we are currently in the largest growth period of the wine industry in history! Are you interested in trying to make your own wine, but aren't sure how long you'd have to drink it? Find out how long homemade wine lasts in the following article.