Monthly Archives: March 2022

  1. Wine Basics: 7 Wine Storage Tips

    wine storage racks

    Storing wine properly ensures that when you pop the cork and are ready to drink it, it delivers the flavors and aromatic notes you were waiting for. The temperature at which it’s stored, bottle positioning, humidity, and light can all affect the taste of your wine. Follow these seven basic storage tips to ensure your wine remains wonderfully drinkable.

    Red Wine Storage Temperature

    If you’ve invested in a bottle of fine red wine that you plan to allow to age before drinking, you’ll want to make sure you’re storing it correctly. Ideally, red wine should be stored at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You should never store red wine at temperatures below 25 degrees because it could freeze, while storing it above 68 degrees will speed up the aging process.

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  2. Irish Whiskey: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Irish Whiskey

    Irish whiskey is one of the most widely consumed alcoholic drinks globally. Its light, fruity, oaky flavor is beloved by cocktail lovers and whiskey enthusiasts alike.

    How Is Irish Whiskey Made?

    Irish whiskey is primarily made from water, barley, and a yeast strain called saccharomyces cerevisiae. Barley is used to make most kinds of whiskey because it’s easy to ferment, and it happens to grow in abundance in Ireland. 

    The barley is first malted, a process of soaking, heating, and kiln-drying that causes the grains to germinate. However, some Irish whiskeys use a combination of malted and unmalted barley. It’s then ground into a coarse powder called “grist,” added to water, then heated to 60 degrees Celsius. The resulting sugary liquid mixture is filtered and introduced to the yeast, resulting in a frothy, beer-like liquid. It’s then distilled

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  3. The Most Pleasing Pair—Chocolate and Wine

    chocolate and wine pairing

    Whether you want to create a special gift basket or you’re planning on hosting a tasting party, choosing the right wine to go with the right chocolate is key. If done correctly, the pairing will enhance the flavors and sensations of the wine and the chocolate, allowing you to experience both in a completely new way.

    Chocolate and Wine Pairings

    A good rule of thumb for chocolate and wine pairing is to match the sweetness of the wine with the chocolate. Lighter chocolate is typically sweeter, while sweet wines are usually ripe with fruit-forward flavors.  If the sweetness level is mismatched, your wine will taste sour.

    White Chocolate

    White chocolate’s buttery, creaminess is an ideal match with sweeter dessert wines. Serve a white chocolate mousse with a sweet (not dry) Riesling, white chocolate fud

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