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I’m back….

After a lengthy hiatus in maintaining this blog due to lack of time resulting from other commitments, I’m happy to announce that I’m back and you will begin to see the entertainment gradually continue, so bear with me. Add your rating

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Wine Words – An Introduction

The world of wine is full of words that, when used correctly and within the appropriate context, can make you look like a proper wine expert or even a sublime wine snob. Words like “Aroma”, “Bouquet”, “Palate”, “Nose”, “Finish” would seem self explanatory, but in the world of wine, these terms all have a rather […]

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Diamonds in a bottle.

A few days ago we were sitting around with some friends and I decided to open an Austrian Trockenbeerenauslese. As this was a fairly old and expensive wine, I made a few remarks about it and one friend, studying the bottle, remarked “No wonder it’s expensive, it’s got diamonds in it!”. Well, these “diamonds” are […]

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How to eat a Dragon

You take a sharp knife, cut it in half and eat it by scooping out the innards with a spoon! Seriously! Don’t believe me? OK, here we go… The other day I was picking up some fruit at the local super market when my eyes fell on these pretty strange looking, bright pink, sort of […]

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Spinach & Carrot Salad vs. Dragon Fruit

I started to write about the “Spinach & Carrot Salad vs. Dragon Fruit” on http://www.juliemoorespa.com/zen_gourmand.html. Unfortunately, all the batteries for my digital camera died on me and I wasn’t able to download the amazing pictures for my “Dragon Fruit” essay. So please bear with me. I will have them (the pictures) and the essay, on-line […]

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Appassimento and wines called “passito”

The Italian word “appassimento” translates loosely to “withering” and refers to the process of producing “passito” wines. The Italian word “passito” translates to “raisin wine” and can be applied to both the method of producing the wine as well as the wines made by this method. The wines produced by the appassimento process tend to […]

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