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There’s no getting around the fact that winter is finally upon us. Once the temperature is cooler and the days become shorter, we find ourselves turning from the pleasures of summer to the comforts which will keep the chill at bay. As soon as the temperature drops, there is something a lot less appealing about light summer meals. Instead, we replace them with heavy, warming foods like stews, pies and roast dinners. Hot Drinks We do the same with our hot drinks. The lemonades and ice teas don’t seem very appealing when the cold arrives,...

Around The World In 21 Craft Gins In the global scheme of things, there seems to be a constant stream of new food and drink trends which tend to go from relative obscurity to gaining international popularity in no time at all. Let’s begin with the world of food. If you entered almost any restaurant five or ten years ago (especially outside of the United States and ordered pulled pork, you’d end up leaving hungry and empty handed. However, now you literally can’t avoid it. This really interesting article from The Guardian delves...

Around the world in 15 National Spirits When we think of ‘culture’ we all too often use it as a synonym for music, film and the fine arts, but a true look into a nation’s soul requires contemplation of everything the people cultivate – from language and gestures to food and drink. Of course, you won’t learn everything there is to know about a country by sitting at home with a bottle of tequila and a sombrero, but enlightening yourself on the drinking preferences of far-flung places can provide a little window on the world and...

Posted on Oct 12 2015 - 10:49pm by Kate Flannery
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True wine lovers and aficionados know what the world has to offer. Countries such as Spain, France, California, Australia, Argentina and Chile are just some of the largest wine producers and exporters in the world. These areas have the perfect grape-growing climate and long traditions in winemaking, with billions of liters produced each year. Other countries, unlike these traditional produces, are able to provide only small supplies of domestic wines, not enough to quench the world’s thirst. If you find yourself in a local retailer’s...

Any spirit lovers will not pass a chance to try a glass of cognac, the signature French brandy. Made in the city of Cognac from specific type of tart grapes with unique distillery mechanism, French cognac provides wide variations of flavors depend on the brands, creating rich drinking and tasting experience for every connoisseur. Martell is one of the oldest and most famous brands of cognac France has even been proud of. Starting from a simple cognac house run by family, Martell is now one of the most recognizable cognac brands with wide...

A whiskey tasting shall not complete if you have not try Chivas Regal yet. The best thing about this liquor is that it is widely available and accessible in almost every continent – from Europe to Asia Pacific. You can enjoy the unique taste of this Scotch whiskey in a classy café or restaurant or order it from the shop, and enjoy it right in your home with the loved ones in a special occasion. The whiskey is produced in various ranges, which depend on the year of the production. Just like any other liquor, the older it is, the more...

Posted on Aug 19 2013 - 9:17am by TravelFore
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There’s more to Spain than Rioja, says Adam Lechmere – summer is the time to discover its fantastic array of white wines, from zippy albariño to the racy xarel-lo. A recent wine trip took me across the Pyrénées, from Roussillon to Catalonia. As I crossed the border, it struck me how much bolder and more imaginative Spanish winemakers are, next to their French counterparts, when it comes to grape varieties. French winemakers are hamstrung by strict appellation rules, of course, but it’s an article of faith for many that they will...

#Old ’76 House, Tappan, NY The oldest bar in the country was built by Dutch immigrants in 1668 and has been serving the public ever since. Because Tappan, in the Catskill Mountains just north of New York City, was an important place during the Revolutionary War, the Old ’76 House saw a number of famous guests, including George Washington himself. Its most notorious guest, however, was British...

London has two great attributes ­– history and beer. OK it has more, but those are the two we’re concerned with today. Many years ago, in the city’s most illustrious pubs, pirates and body snatchers did business, bloody, bare-knuckle fistfights took place and literary greats — including Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys — found their inspiration. Today people’s faces flicker less by the light of an oil lantern and more by the screen of an iPad, but they’re still there to enjoy the same things —...