Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta: This easy, impressive party app highlights a versatile fig jam that can be made up to three days in advance. On the day of your party, top bread slices with fig jam, goat cheese, and a sprinkling of walnuts, and broil for about 2 minutes.
Which Wines Need Aerating? Young, tannic red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignons, Bordeaux, wines from the northern Rhône Valley, and many Italian wines, will taste better with aeration because their tannins soften and the wine becomes less harsh. Older red wines with sediment (8+ years) You will want to remove the sediment because it can taste a bit bitter. Tip: Don’t give old, fragile wines too much aeration. The flavors will start fading rapidly after 10-15 min. of being exposed to air.
Best Prosecco for Parties. Champagne's Sexy Italian Cousin, will liven your party. When choosing a good Prosecco look for the D.O.C. denominations: Prosecco di Conegliano or Prosecco di Valdobbiadene. These wines are always a good bet for quality. It is best to drink Prosecco within three years of its vintage to experience its peak freshness. This article lists 6 particular favorites http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703303904575293040043529462.html
How To Chill Wine Quickly. Simple tip: When chilling wine, add salt and water. The next time you need a bottle of bubbly to be cold quickly do what I do: add salt and water to the ice bucket. Simply layer ice with a couple tablespoons of salt and pour in water. The wine will chill in about 15 minutes, more rapidly than it would in the freezer. The addition of water creates a more chilly surface area and the salt speeds the drop in the water's temperature. The result? One cold bottle of…
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Lobster in White Wine Pasta With Beurre Blanc. Lobster makes a great special occasion meal, and here it is dressed up with a buttery lemon sauce accented with tarragon, Spanish saffron, and white wine and served in thin pasta. The wine makes the pasta light and elastic so that it stretches easily to wrap the lobster. Click here to view recipe: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/life/lobster-in-white-wine-pasta-with-beurre-blanc-167317.html
WINE SEQUENCE Not sure which wine should be served first? The classic guidelines are the following: White wine before red wine Light wine before heavy wine Dry wine before sweet wine Simple wine before complex, richly flavored wine.
Chocolate Covered Grapes. Looking for a light and fun dessert, don't go any further....These chocolate covered grapes are refreshing and a great conversation piece. This light dessert pairs well with an equally light dessert wine, such as one produced with the fragrant Muscat. http://www.recipebridge.com/g/108/1606868169/white-chocolatecoated-grapes-with-orange-curd