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Uh oh – A Wine List

How to choose from a wine list

It’s amazing how often you turn up to a venue only to be presented with a wine list that has nothing familiar on it. What do you do? First thing is to order a different alcoholic drink while you pour over the wine list. Vodka and tonic is always refreshing, with a fresh twist of lemon to cleanse the palate.

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Food, Wine and a Royal Barossa Visit

Barossa Valley Wine Region South Australia

Love them or hate them but one thing a visit from any members of the British Royal Family does is cause a stir..!! Today, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were treated to some of our country's finest food and wine whilst visiting the historic Barossa Valley

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Wine medals…what do they really mean?

Bottles of wine with Award Winning Medals

When choosing a wine do you find yourself looking at the medals? Ever wondered what they mean? You could be in for a surprise. While there are certainly some world class events that are worthy of their status, many are as useful as a cat at a dog show.

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How Old Is Wine?

Old Mammoth Grape Vine full of wine grapes

Depending on who you believe, wine originated between six thousand and twelve thousand years ago although fossilised grape vines date back sixty million years. [sip] What impressed on me the most was the fact that early adopters of wine believed that the mind-altering effects were a sign of bringing the partaker close to a level of spirituality. That begs the question why is wine not under the category of spirits? [sip] I digress.

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A Day in New York City

As a health enthusiast, I wanted to give my readers a guide to a day of eating and drinking in New York City, the way I would... That is mostly wholesome and healthy foods with a little bit of indulgence on the side. New York can be daunting and overwhelming - follow my guide for a stress-free and satisfying day in big the apple! The Butchers Daughter is a must for breakfast...

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Brand X Red Blend

Wine Grapes

I'll start with: what a great find! At a price point that places it in the young category typically against 2014 daily drink vintages, this 2012 blend is very drinkable now. It has the depth of a wine of this vintage (and even a bit older) without the tartness of younger wines. There's a pleasant berry finish which adds to the smoothness and the well-rounded blend on offer.

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New York City Wine & Food Festival

New York city scape

After seven successful years, the New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.

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Cheese

Cheese Board paired with wine and fresh fruits and nuts.

For all of the Cheese lovers out there, this is for you! We did some research on Cheese...Yep, that's right Cheese. Did you know that for every letter of the alphabet there is a type of cheese? No, well neither did we until we came across the very informative cheese.com, an entire website dedicated to cheese. In fact, they have listed over 1750 types of cheese from 74 different countries around the world. Who knew that there was that much cheese out there!!

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Natural Hangover Remedies

Natural Hangover Cures

Whether you are at a dinner party, out at a bar or shamelessly home alone on a Friday night, chances are we are not settling for that one wine we promised ourselves earlier. I present to you my tested and verified, go to, Natural Hangover Remedies for those unexpected and indulgent nights:

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Toronto Food & Wine Festival

Cochon 555

Over the course of three delectable days, the 2015 Toronto Food and Wine Festival will showcase the expertise and creativity of the best culinary talents in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Attendees will delight in programming that features fan favourite, local and international celebrity chefs, cooking classes, tutored tastings and special events that bring the world of food, wine and spirits to local palates.

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