Showdown at Bourbon Corral

by Pete Ricci

Showdown at Bourbon Corral! I love this part of my job! Tasting wonderful foods and awesome libations and sharing my experience! This time I had a couple of friends help out with the blind taste test - Chris & Tony. And it's only fair because it's Chris' Bourbon! Pennsylvania Bourbon Resurgent Bourbon 100 Proof Custom Cask Made in the style of Kentucky Bourbons with a few exceptions: One, it's from Pennsylvania, two it is made from virgin oak and three it's white oak. I am happy there is such a nice spirit coming out of The Brandywine…

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3 Dirty Secrets of the Wine Industry

by Mark Aselstine

Every industry, has its own set of dirty little secrets. My dad owned an ice cream franchise in a mall, the common drains had to be covered up because the rodent problems were so bad. Gross right? Likewise, I worked at a defense contractor for a summer. Some of the reported successes of their technology, didn’t match what we were seeing. Unfortunately, the wine industry has its own set of issues. Here’s 3 of the dirty little secrets of the wine industry. People Make Nothing. Literally Nothing. You know the tasting room staff that you adore at…

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3 Rules for Christmas Dinner Wine Pairings

by Mark Aselstine

So one interesting part of Christmas dinner, when compared with say Thanksgiving, is that so many different people eat different things. At Thanksgiving, even if you’ve never met your neighbors, you have a pretty good idea about what’s on the table: turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Sure, the other sides change but over the years, the basics have been remarkably stable. Christmas is an entirely different thing. Some families circle back to turkey. Others have roast beef or ham. Heck, in my house we even mix in tri tip in some years if the weather…

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2019 anniversary wines: 2009, 1999, 1989, 1979, 1969, 1959, 1949... 1869

by Stuart George

On the whole, 2018 was a year to forget. It saw a dreadful accident in Genoa and the ongoing tragedy of Syria. The Skripal poisoning in the usually benign English city of Salisbury caused relations between the British government and the Russian President Vladimir Putin – who was elected for a fourth term – to hit their lowest point in many years. The journalist Jamal Khashoggi went inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and was never seen again. There was an unexpected summit in Singapore. A man widely regarded as a dangerous lunatic who has a nuclear fixation…

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Visit 5 Ideal Destinations

by Porto Planet

The mild sweet climate of fall in Greece is what makes short journeys to the sea and the mountains so tempting. The country’s landscape is in transition, from its summer to its autumn look. Read up on the renown destinations that we gathered just for you and plan your trip to our Greece. Chania As summer in Crete lasts a bit more than anywhere else in Greece, you will enjoy the sea and the wonderful mainland throughout October on this island. An excellent place to choose for your upcoming autumn holiday in Chania. Don’t miss out on:…

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Crete and Cretan vegetarian diet

by Porto Planet

Historical evidence and mythology have extensively proved Cretans’ nutritional preferences throughout the centuries as well as their fondness for basic products. I would like to introduce you to one of the tastiest and healthy cuisines in the world but also to a magnificent ancient civilization. Learn about the art of Cretan vegetarian nutrition and cooking. Their diet is typically based on products that originate from the island’s farmlands and mainly includes plates of raw or home cooked greens, grains, pulses, vegetables, olive oil, and fruits. Cretan diet is based on fresh and natural products that are cooked in…

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The Benefits of Wine

by Porto Planet

We have all heard that ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’, but lately, more and more studies show that wine can bring many benefits to the body and make a significant contribution to maintaining our good health. So how can wine help us when we drink it regularly, but in moderation? Let’s see in detail! 1. LIVE LONGER! It is known that in Ikaria people live longer than anywhere else in the world. Daily consumption of wine is part of a diet that can enrich the lives of those who follow it because it is…

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Top Wine Tasting Destinations in Greece

by Porto Planet

Sunny valleys rich with volcanic soil, a Mediterranean climate of mild breezes, Greece has ideal conditions for making wine. It’s no wonder that vineyards have been thriving there for thousands of years. Despite its long history of grape cultivation, Greece was long overlooked by traveling wine connoisseurs. The country has finally begun to take its place as a world-class wine destination. Here are some of the top wine tasting destinations to visit in Greece if you enjoy wine. Nemea and Nafplio in Peloponnese The region around Nemea is a classic destination for wine enthusiasts. The mountains and valleys…

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