Discusses how to taste wines. From acidity to aftertaste as well as an outline of wines from various regions and matching with foods.
Arranges wines into a hierachy from lightest to heaviest to help with matching to foods.
Our guide to wineglasses. How the shape of wineglasses are designed to enhance the aromas and flavours of individuals wines.
Anise liqueurs and spirits have a subtle to not-so-subtle licorice flavor. Usually derived from aniseed, these drinks rim the Mediterranean Sea and are imbued into local cultures with deep flavor and a heady sweet fragrance.
There are over 2,000 traditional, indigenous grape varieties thriving in Italy. We know most of these wines by place names – Chianti, Barolo, Amarone, Valpolicella – but perhaps it’s time to introduce the grapes behind the wines.
Whether served as apéritifs, as dessert wines, or in cooking, fortified wines are back. Sherry, Port, Madeira and Marsala are the most common fortified wines.
With personalities that range from dry and fine, to smoky-caramel, to rich and raisiny and sweet, fortified wines add elegant distinction to all kinds of savory dishes and desserts.
The off-dry to semi-sweet Rieslings have great acidity, helpful with cranberry sauce; light sweetness, great with yams; deep mineral flavors are perfect with turkey and gorgeous fruit notes clean the palate of all those other flavors and get you ready for the next bite.
Don’t know your Café Freddo from a Doppio? Should it be skinny or with wings? Learn the lingo of your barista with our glossary of terms, types of coffee drinks and the fancy terms for ordering coffee.
Rich in Flavour and Tradition from the days of the Ottoman Empire, coffee has played an important role in Turkish lifestyle and culture.
Don’t know “skinny” from “with wings”? Learn the lingo of your barista with our guide to fancy terms for how to order coffee.
Coffee Regions of The World
Just like wine, a coffee’s flavor is greatly impacted by where it is grown. Besides location, other factors affect the quality and flavor of coffee including soil, climate, altitude, species variety, harvesting and processing methods. Learn the characteristics of coffees from countries in the three major growing regions: Coffees of the South Pacific, Coffees of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and Coffees of South and Central Americas.
A professional caterer’s recommendations to help you plan your next soirée. From dinner parties to big events this guide will be invaluable. Covered: what to serve, how much you’ll need, stocking a bar, wine selection, after dinner offerings, glassware selection, drink stations and more.