Food and wine have been paired for centuries, most likely because people believe some combinations just taste better when they are together than when served alone. Traditional rules of pairing are not often followed for modern meals, partially because people have found they prefer to rely on their individual tastes to decide which combinations taste the best.
Dessert wines, however, are almost always served with fruit or bakery sweets, although Continue reading
Early Australian wine production dates back to the 1791, when grapes were imported from Europe and wine was shipped back to the United Kingdom. Slowly but surely, Australian vineyards in New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia sprouted up.
The industry was furthered by the Land Selection Act, which freed up land that had been locked for gold rush mine development and the removal of trade barriers when the Continue reading
Austin is a great restaurant town, and one of the best ways to explore all the different possibilities is to take advantage of the many great happy hours. Some of the city’s finest establishments offer drink specials, discounted appetizers, and a great atmosphere to sample their fare without committing to a meal. Here are some of the best happy hour deals out there:
Manuel’s: With two locations, one downtown, and one in the Arboretum, Manuel’s is Continue reading
As people are discovering the health benefits of drinking wine, such as reduced cholesterol and anti-aging benefits, more and more people are bringing wine bottles into their homes. And they are not just buying one wine bottle at a time, some people stock up and buy many bottles of wine. As this happens, people begin to look for ways to make the wine fit in nicely with their interior decor.
The result has been the search for the perfect wine bottle rack, placed thoughtfully within Continue reading