The name Champagne is so branded that it has become a catch-all for all sparkling wine, much to the great chagrin of France. They do have a point…Champagne is a place. If it’s not made in that place it’s not Champagne. Now there are a lot of “sparkling wines”, and some are very good, but the process of making real Champagne differs from them. Without going into the entire process, it involves a secondary fermentation
Eggnog is a holiday classic that is enjoyed at parties and gatherings throughout the Holiday season. But, did you know that National Eggnog Day is December 23rd? To celebrate the occasion we’ve created our very own Eggnog recipe to share with you. What You’ll Need 8 eggs, separated 1 tsp freshly ground Nutmeg 1/2 tsp Salt 1/3 c Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy whipping cream Your choice: bourbon
The exact origin of the sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris. The drink was directly named for the motorcycle attachment. What You’ll Need 1.5 ounces Cognac 3/4 ounces Cointreau 3/4 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice Sugar (optional) Directions If you’d like a sugar rim on your glass, coat the rim with lemon juice, place a small amount of sugar
The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is currently on display at the town’s Historisches Museum der Pfalz. More can be found in ‘Wine: the 8000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade’ by Thomas Pellechia. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006.
By Roger Wilco’s Wine Guy and Somm, Jimmy Quaile. Wine makes the perfect gift for a number of reasons. You can buy a good bottle to fit any budget. It has a wide age-range appeal. It’s the perfect “emergency” gift to have on hand in case you forgot someone and yet enjoy yourself if you covered all your bases. And lastly, one size fits all and doubles are fine! So whether you are invited to a
Answer: 2.4 pounds of grapes, or 39 ounces. Think about that next time you buy grapes! One Bottle of Wine contains: 750 ml of liquid 2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.) 25.6 ounces of wine (4/5 quarts) One Case of Wine Contains: 12 x 750ml bottles 30 pounds of grapes 307.2 ounces of wine One Barrel of Wine contains: 740 Pounds of grapes and 59 gallons 24.6 cases of wine (12x750ml bottles) 295 bottles of
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The Bee’s Knees cocktail was created during Prohibition and was one of the first drinks recorded to use honey, which was used instead of plain sugar because it covered up the taste of bootleg, or “bathtub,” gin. What You’ll Need: 2 ounces gin 3/4 ounces lemon juice 3/4 ounces mixed honey Garnish: Lemon wedge Directions: Fill a shaker with the ingredients and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wedge. Shared from The
Perfect to drink on a chilly winter night, this cocktail was made popular back in the 1930s. What You’ll Need 2 ounces Irish Whiskey 1.5 ounces Dry Vermouth 3-5 dashes of Pernod 3-5 dashes of Angostura bitters Directions Fill a shaker with ice and add ingredients. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass.