The upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle was preceded this past weekend by the annual open house for the British Embassy that featured tours of facilities, a chance to peruse the collection of British ultra-luxe cars (including Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin and Lotus) as well as opportunities to sample British food and drink.
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There are few wineries that so intimately demonstrate the notion of wine making as art than the Hess Collection.
The first Argentinian vineyards were planted in the mid 1500s by Spanish conquistadors. Winemaking became increasingly popular in Argentina over the ensuing centuries but the quality didn’t keep up with the quantity. The 1990s saw a dramatic improvement in their wines and now Argentina is now among the world’s leading wine exporting countries.
The Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend is Grapelines 2017 Whiskey of the Year.
Orange wines have become conspicuously less visible on wine-lists and retailer shelves over the past several months. These darlings of the uber-sommelier set were extolled as the “next big thing” in dozens of articles while being predicted to supplant rosés as well as deserving of their own chapter in wine encyclopedias.
Beyond the Memorial Day barbecues are several months of warmer weather that call for a different wine drinking strategy. Cellar those big Cabernets and move to a lighter style with bright fruit and crisp acidity for balance that will work well with the typical summer foods and as a sipper to enjoy on the deck
It is not particularly remarkable that a state with 90 % of its land devoted to farming would have a portion of its agriculture end up in distillation columns.
All good magic tricks occur in the mind. Like watching Penn catch a bullet in his mouth shot from a pistol Teller is holding on the other side of the stage. Rationally you know that it cannot be true, yet there is still a part of you that wants to believe that it really happened.
Chef Paul Prudhomme was among the first American cooks to embrace their food heritage.