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Olive Oil for the Soul

Olive Oil for the Soul

January 10, 2016

The benefits of olive oil are seemingly endless. From beauty purposes to health remedies, olive oil has been used for numerous different purposes and has long been touted as one of the healthiest oils that could substitute the regular fats that we consume in our daily lives. However, do we actually know why olive oil is so beneficial for us? Beyond the wonderful flavor, olive oil is known to be naturally free of any trans-fat, cholesterol, salt, sugar or gluten. It is essential for those who want to have a balanced diet without having to miss out on the wonderful… read more
Classic Treat: Cooking with Wine

Classic Treat: Cooking with Wine

January 1, 2016

Most enthusiasts prefer enjoying their wine in the purest form; in a crystal wine glass, swirling it, taking in its color;reveling in its sheer intricacies and exquisite taste that assaults your palate in the most appealing way. But ever so often, we come acrosswineconnoisseur, who also happens to have a passion for food. And so, from there,comes forth the use of wine in food to prepare something unique and flavorful that completes your meal! Using wine in food preparation is no new concept; however, it is an art not all have mastered. Theuse of the wrong wine or adding the… read more
Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’

Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’

December 9, 2015

You don’t have to be passionate about wines. You need not be a connoisseur with a skilled palette that could determine the exact make, region and kind of wine with a single whiff. However, even still, life is too short to never give Italian wine a try. The sheer intricacies and aroma of the Chianti Classico Riserva; the full-bodied Chianti Classico… In the midst of the Tuscan wine allure, have you found ‘The One’? If not, here are five characteristics that could be your guide to finding the wine that is meant for you: 1.The Sweetness Your ability to judge… read more
A Little Italian Wine Knowledge Can Go A Long Way: Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

A Little Italian Wine Knowledge Can Go A Long Way: Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

December 1, 2015

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” Louis Pasteur Italian wine isn’t just the pride of the nation; it’s their passion too. If you’ve never tried out Italian red wines, you’re missing out on some of the simplest and most beautiful pleasures of life. You’re missing out on life! To help enhance your wine tasting experience, we bring to you some things that everyone should know about the most exquisite wines in the world. Here are 5 things: 1. Decoding Italian Wine Labels At first, Italian wine labels many come across as confusing.… read more
Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Just Be The Healthiest Addition To Your Diet

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Just Be The Healthiest Addition To Your Diet

November 19, 2015

Olive Oil vs. Extra Olive Oil – The Healthiest Fat On Earth Olive oil is typically that which is extracted by applying pressure on the olives. It is this extraction method thatseparates conventional olive oil from the extra virgin form. While olive oil can be generated using unnatural and chemical means, extra virgin oil is extracted using only the most natural methods. The oil is then standardized for purity and some sensory features like taste and smell. As a result, extra virgin olive oil has a distinctive and exceptional taste, high in phenolic antioxidants – one of the primary reasons… read more
Buying Your Christmas Wine: What To Get & How Much?

Buying Your Christmas Wine: What To Get & How Much?

November 1, 2015

It’s almost that time of the year when we begin the preparation for everyone’s favorite holiday of the year. While you create a Christmas party checklist, one of your concerns might be the choice of wine. After all, what’s Christmas if you can’t enjoy a delightful and elite class of wine, surrounded by close friends and family. Your wine might just be the highlight of the night. It’s a great idea to find the wine that can appeal to your guests’ palette and complement the night. Here are some tips: What Kind of Wine Should You Buy? Start off the… read more
Foods That Should Never Be Paired With Italian Wine

Foods That Should Never Be Paired With Italian Wine

September 12, 2015

“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine seems tragic to me somehow.” ~ Kathy Matea Some people consider wine to be one of the greatest gifts from God. Pair a superior wine like one Chianti Classico Riserva with the right food, and you cannot help but marvel at the spicy scent, with a hint of wood; the overwhelming rich texture and flavors of floral notes that is an ideal balance of fruits and tannin. Pair it with the wrong kind of food, and you not only fail to really indulge in the true wine experience, but also guarantee a… read more
Food and wine pairing fundamentals

Food and wine pairing fundamentals

August 6, 2015

Most people get confused when they are pairing wine and they don’t understand where they should start. They get stuck between whether they should pair food to the wine or they should pair wine to the food. I agree, it can be a little confusing when you don’t know a lot about food and wine pairings. Frankly, it is a fair shake. You should start with whatever inspires you more, whether it is the wine or the food. Always remember, “Cooking is basically a proper balance of acid, fat, sweet and salt.” So it is the balance that really matters… read more
Beginner’s Guide To Wine Tasting

Beginner’s Guide To Wine Tasting

August 3, 2015

Not everyone is a professional wine taster, and if that is the case for you as well, tasting wine and trying to pick the right one for the right occasions can be a rather daunting task. When learning how to better taste wine, appreciating the differences in alternate varieties can help you not only pick different wines, but also better understand your personal preferences. With a little preparation and the right tools you can be right on your way to be a more knowledgeable wine enthusiast. 1. Appearance The first thing to note, when tasting a wine, is the appearance.… read more
Guide to finding the best quality organic extra virgin olive oil online

Guide to finding the best quality organic extra virgin olive oil online

July 30, 2015

Are you looking to buy extra virgin olive oil? If you are, there is one thing you should never forget: all extra virgin olive oils are not the same. Thus, you should be careful when making an online purchase because you don’t want to end up paying for something that is not worth it. 1. Check Online Reviews Even if the label of the bottle says that it is extra virgin olive oil, do not delude yourself into believing that it actually is extra virgin olive oil until you have done some authentic research. A lot of times, companies pack… read more