Anise liqueurs and spirits have a subtle to not-so-subtle licorice flavor. Usually made from aniseed, these drinks rim the Mediterranean Sea and are imbued into local cultures with deep flavor and a heady aroma.
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.
Our guide to wineglasses. How the shape of wineglasses are designed to enhance the aromas and flavours of individuals 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.
Don’t know “skinny” from “with wings”? Learn the lingo of your barista with our guide to fancy terms for how to order coffee.
Rich in Flavour and Tradition from the days of the Ottoman Empire, coffee has played an important role in Turkish lifestyle and culture.
Tea gets a flavour boost from spices.
A quick reference for flavor notes, countries of origin and points of interest