Ice wines are a luxury that many of us reserve for special occasions, so why not indulge a little during this wonderful Festive Season? Here, we provide some basic information about the making of these delicious international palette pleasers.
Germany and Canada are the leading producers of traditional ice wines, but Austria, Switzerland and the United States, particularly Michigan and the Finger Lakes region of New York, also produce offerings.
Through December—and sometimes into January or February—ice wine grapes will shrivel and freeze, concentrating their sugars, acids and fruit essences. Shrouded under nets that shield from hungry birds and weather, they hang...
Yes, it actually can ... as long as it's a delicious cocktail and not one of the public figures who are currently being outed for their despicable behaviour!
The crew here at Whiskey2Wine Designs has recently come across an oh-so-simple yet oh-so-tasty cocktail recipe that we can't wait to share with you.
Whether you're relaxing poolside in the summer months or snuggling in front of the fireplace during the wintery ones, this yummy concoction will pamper your palate with its smooth texture & delectable flavor.
1 oz Whiskey (your preferred brand)
1 oz Kahlua
Simply put a few cubes in the bottom of your glass and pour equal parts Whiskey & Kahlua over them. Give it...
We found some lovely wine suggestions for the big feast this November 23rd!
A good and simple strategy for Thanksgiving wine is to select at least one good label of white and red, offering guests their choice.
In order to taste good with the range of flavors turkey and all the fixings include, wine (red or white) needs to have generous fruit flavors. Happily, this gives Westerners the perfect excuse to drink local, because our regions tend to get a lot of sun, and consequently our reds and whites ooze fruit compared to, say, their Old World counterparts.
The other general character a good Thanksgiving wine needs is a lack of tannin, that drying, astringent texture you feel when you’r...
November 23rd will mark Thanksgiving Day in the United States, so we thought you fabulous peeps out there might like to check out some groovy gift ideas for the brave souls who are hosting this year. : )
We'll post more awesome hostess/host gift ideas over the next couple of weeks.
First & foremost, an important reminder:
Select the Gift with Your Hostess or Host in Mind Don’t assume that your hostess or host loves the same things you do – unless you already know this. For example, the gourmet cupcake tins you present as a gift may become next year’s garage sale fodder if your love of baking isn’t mutual.
Make it a point to learn what you can about the recipient before yo...
For many wine lovers, the release-day of the new Beaujolais red wine is a delicious reason to celebrate. Below, we share an article* which we think explains is all very nicely.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season.
Here's some very good news - Beaujolais Nouveau is a great wine to serve with your Thanksgiving turkey dinner! Cheers!!
Beaujolais Nouveau – that much-ballyhooed cherry-red colored vi...
You don't have to be a witch to enjoy truly great wines this Halloween ... but it definitely helps!
Just ask The Grape Witches - a pair of wine savvy, spell-casting business babes located in Toronto, Ontario. Nicole Campbell, a 2nd generation vintner,and her partner, Krysta Oben, have conjured a company/wine club witch - er, 'which' - allows them to combine their mutual passions for clean, biodynamic wines, magic, opulence & dancing. Pretty cool, right?
We can't help but think our Whiskey2Wine Designs earth & health friendly, unbreakable stemless wine glasseswould be a welcome addition to these bewitching wine club events - after all, no one wants...
However, we aren't suggesting you waste perfectly good vino by smashing a bottle on the side of the box your glasses came in. That would just be wrong.
Instead, why not stick with another great tradition & simply splash a favorite vintage into your new, unbreakable, BPA/EA/AA-free, dishwasher-safe, stemless wine glass, sit back & relax; safe in the knowledge that, should a free-wheeling munchkin happen by or if the family dog walks past the coffee table tail a-waggin', your glass will easily survive the encounter.
Sorry, we can't guarantee the same for your carpet.
We thought we'd publish a recipe for Sangria before summer is officially over, since many of us generally associate this yummy wine-based cocktail with warmer weather.
We also want to share some good news for Sangria lovers: it's not just for summer sipping any more! :)
One of the great things about Sangria is that it's a deliciously versatile potable, which compliments such a wide variety of international cuisines that it can be enjoyed year round; like while snuggling around a crackling fire with your favorite tapas & finger foods or enjoying a special meal at your festive winter dinner table .