Shopping for a special dinner or a cocktail party can either be exciting or dreadful, depending on your approach. Are you the one who’s standing in long lines at the mart, lugging big boxes of wine in and out of the car, not, of course, before you’ve laboriously pored over every option? Then do you get home, only to start cleaning and prepping? 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
Ever since that Benedictine monk Dom Perignon perfected his method of making sparkling wine in the 17th century it has been a source of special happiness to men and women. Indeed the happier the occasion, the greater is it enhanced by sparkling wine. This is an established must for celebrating weddings, christenings, anniversaries and all new ventures. It is increasingly popular for receptions of countless kinds, and it can be equally enjoyable at home. It can be still more enjoyable if you have made it yourself!
Wine bottles come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but what is important is how you handle the bottles of wine after you purchase them. If you are not careful you can spoil your wine and ruin the party. If you do it right, however, your wine bottles should be able to hold your wines and their flavor for many years to come.
Wine bottles can be affected by:
* Lights or the sun – Keep your bottles in a brown bag until you get home.