It’s not the fact that the beer has 55% alcohol or that it costs over $700 per bottle, rather it’s that I’ve had a long and unpleasant history with squirrels.
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I never anticipated that buying wine would have anything to do with homeland security technology.
Pennsylvania is testing out vending machines for wine. The bottle of Korbel I spied in the video doesn’t instill much confidence, though I’m all for making it more convenient for folks to buy and enjoy wine.
A few months back I tasted through some of our wines by the glass for a new-ish website called Brixr. The idea is to to be able to hear about a wine from someone’s who’s tried it before you decide to buy it.
After working at the FCI since 2006, I finally took my first culinary class this week; Knife Skills, Deboning and Filleting. I can jardinière, macédoine and émincer like nobody’s business, though, the cocotte is another story.
You may be asking what this has to do with a beverage blog. More professional looking drink garnishes and tastier meals to pair with wine are two things that come to mind.
To be perfectly honest, when I heard we were trussing chickens, a certain Fox newscaster came to mind and gave me an excuse (albeit imperfect) to post this video clip on my site.
I think his math is spot on. Don’t you?
The beginning of the grape ripening process is referred to as veraison and in the northern hemisphere, it happens in the summer.
The term comes from the French véraison and it is the time in the vine cycle when the vine’s energies are shifted from growing the berries in size to developing their sweetness and ripe fruit flavor. Before this process, the grapes’ color is dictated by cholorphyll. Depending on the variety, anthocyanins will make some berries red-black and carotenoids will make others yellow-green.
Prior to this period of time, the grapes are referred to as green berries and wouldn’t be recognizable to most folks. They’re hard, starchy, acidic and about half of their final size.
Most people wait to harvest their grapes until they are fully ripe. I came across a video, however, that shows how harvesting some of the grapes early can naturally promote acidity in wine (as opposed to adding tartaric acid later on in the winemaking process). The clip features my friends Tracey and Jared of A Donkey and Goat Winery, based in Berkeley, CA.
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This time I can’t take credit for the title of the post. I found it on YouTube and why mess with perfection?
Looking for something to do with that extra pecan oil and xanthan gum you have kicking around the house? Dave Arnold can help.