Wine complements the finest treats especially when matched expertly to complement the spirit and essence of the sensory banquet. The Nika resort in the Maldives has extended this concept to new extents (or depths) with their innovative “Coral Pairing” “Nika Island Resort and Spa has hosted an original experiment, pairing an array of native corals with wine. Titled “Metafore” and held with the technical support of leading winer supplier Grape Expectations, the event witnessed
Whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all wine lovers have that very special wine that they always mean to open, but never do. This is why “Tastings” columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher invented Open That Bottle Night, the world-wide celebration of friends, family and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open. On OTBN, which is celebrated on the last Saturday of
Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Science Diet has voluntarily recalled select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is essential for dogs, consuming elevated levels can lead to potential health issues such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at extremely high levels, can lead to renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed a
Pop star turned winemaker Pink has revealed that she will be releasing her first commercial wines under the label Two Wolves, having bought an 10-hectare vineyard in Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara, five years ago. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage) Pink revealed her passion for wine and vinegrowing last year in a podcast produced by UK wine presenter and writer Olly Smith and wine writer, educator and consultant Richard Hemming MW. Speaking about the project at the time, Pin
Working canine mothers and fathers hustle each day to accommodate their fur babies. Unfortunately, that implies leaving those cute bundles of fur home alone for the greater part of the day. The guilt is genuine, and few supervisors will acknowledge, "But my pup is depressed!" as a reason to take the three day weekend. Some puppies handle the solitude during the work week better than others, however that doesn't make leaving any simpler. What makes it somewhat better is realiz
Thanksgiving! It's the one day of the year when more often the not, wine will show up on American supper tables. Choosing which wines will best complement your menu and impress your visitors whom have individual taste inclinations is inherently somewhat difficult. Turkey is a standout amongst the most flexible of meats with regards to wine. The white meat is light enough to deal with white wines, yet sufficiently delightful to deal with lighter more sensitive reds. The dark
I’m really excited to celebrate football tailgating with all our Winey friends, family and our furry mascot companion (Jazzy). It's amazing how these festivities and football brings us all together. Whether it's tailgating at the stadium or our backyard by the pool! Typically where there is football, there is beer. Don’t get me wrong, this girl loves a good brewski. But this is WineyBitches Territory. Which means wine, lots of wine! Yep, you read that right, wine pairings to
Trumping even our love for Netflix binges and Seamless takeout, nothing quite hits the spot like a glass of red wine. If we could bathe in the stuff like Cleopatra, we would...and now we can. The Yunesson Spa Resort of Hakone, Japan offers the stuff of dreams—and by that we obviously mean a giant outdoor pool filled with Merlot. Rather than ask, um, why?, the real question is: How do they get that much wine in a pool? By pouring it from a 12-foot-tall bottle, of course... Get
Aside from being the world's most notable fortified wine, Port generously offers a remarkable history and much-needed geography lesson, all in a single glass. To understand Port, it's mission critical to know a bit of its compelling history, along with what it is and how it's fortified. Snagging a basic knowledge of the various types of Port (i.e. Ruby, Vintage, LBV) and best bets for serving and pairing it with food only add to a stellar Port experience. Add in a few consist
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are two wines that share many similarities but are also extremely different. For less seasoned wine drinkers, selecting the perfect bottle and making the distinction between similar types can be difficult, but if you understand the subtle differences, you will be able to make the right decision. Where Each Is Grown Both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot originated in the Bordeaux region of France in the 15th century; however, the grapes that are used
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor. As with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannin. Rather than complicating the topic with exotic matches like Garrotxa and Meursault, we have broken the art of wine and cheese pairing down, so you can create your own. Wine and Cheese Pairings The wine-cheese pairing possibilities are endless, bu
Don't let matching wine and food leave you feeling glass-half-full. You may know the old saying “red with meat, white with fish/poultry.” And sure, there is some truth to that. But that’s just skimming the surface of all the myriad possibilities when it comes to pairing wine and food. Now, you may be starting to conjure up images of that one bottle of cheap red wine you have saved in your pantry for a rainy day, and asking yourself why you need to care about wine pairings whe
Wealthy middle-aged women - the biggest wine-drinking demographic in the US - say their cannabis use would increase if the federal government legalised the drug.
US consumers could turn away from wine in favour of legalised marijuana, according to beverages analyst Bourcard Nesin at food and agribusiness financial services provider Rabobank.
Marijuana is currently legal in nine states, while Canada looks to legalise the drugs in the summer and Michigan will likely legalis
From freshly-cut hose to tennis balls, the wine world has always been full of colorful tasting terms. But not all tasting notes are equal. Here are seven commonly used, but incredibly vague, wine terms and what they really mean. Tasting notes can be a helpful tool when picking a new wine to try. But the wine world is full of insider terminology that is often purposefully ambiguous.
The good news is that if you still feel lost after reading a wine review, the fault may not b
Wine has been around for centuries. It’s a complex drink that can take years to perfect. There is history and science inside every bottle. 1) Red Wines are well attributed to positive health benefits. It lowers your chances of having a stroke compared to nondrinkers. For men and women who drink moderately, it lessens their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 30% 2) Believe it or not, there are some people that have a fear of wine. It’s called “oenophobia”. 3) How do you h
Hover over image for more information. One quick browse through most Instagram or Facebook feeds and one thing becomes clear: there are a lot of people who love wine, and dogs (and their kids). Thankfully, if you visit Wine Country, you don’t have to choose between the two (or three). A number of Sonoma wineries are now allowing visitors to pair vino with Fido in ways which both dog-owners and dogs can appreciate: fine wine and artisan bites for “Mommy” and “Daddy,” endless b
It’s no secret pet owners are inseparable from their four-legged friends: They eat together, exercise together and probably sleep in bed together. Now they can have a drink together, too, thanks to WineyBitches.Co. The company first introduced wine for cats, like Pinot Meow and MosCATo, earlier this year. But, of course, the company didn’t want to leave out our other furry friends, sparking the addition of ZinFanTail and CharDOGNay for dogs. We know what you’re thinking: anim
Here's what we found out... Q--My dog is crazy, so every now and again I offer a sip of wine to calm him down. It works. Is wine dangerous for dogs? A--Wine or beer in moderation won't hurt a pooch, according to veterinary nutritionist Dr. Jim Sokolowski, professional services manager at Pedigree. Just be aware that dogs can get drunk, and remember it takes less alcohol because their body weight is much less than a person's. Sokolowski remembers when his father-in-law inadver
Tonnage approaching balanced supply as premiumization and deals continue, according to experts at Unified Symposium
Sacramento, Calif.—Economist Mike Veseth opened the general session of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium on a very positive note, telling the audience of several hundred that despite challenges including a severe labor shortage and increasingly fierce competition from imports and within the United States, “The state of the wine industry is strong. It is movin
A Acidity A naturally occurring component of every wine; the level of perceived sharpness; a key element to a wine's longevity; a leading determinant of balance. Alcohol The end product of fermentation; technically ethyl alcohol resulting from the interaction of natural grape sugars and yeast; generally above 12.5 percent in dry table wines. Alsace A highly regarded wine region in eastern France renowned for dry and sweet wines made from Riesling, Gewuerztraminer, Pinot Blanc