Posts tagged: Tips

Name a More Iconic Duo

Name a More Iconic Duo

Apricot and wine may not be the first pairing that comes to your mind! When we think of wine and food pairings, our thoughts may wander down the line of steak and Cabernet Sauvignon, lobster and Chardonnay or dark chocolate and Shiraz. However, the humble yet tart apricot can provide...

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How to choose the right wine fridge

How to choose the right wine fridge

Buying a wine fridge is a relatively large investment, and you need to get it right the first time. A small amount of time spent doing your homework first will be well rewarded. To assist selecting the wine fridge that best suits your needs, consider the following 4 key factors:...

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What is the right temperature to serve every type of wine?

What is the right temperature to serve every type of wine?

When it comes to serving your favourite bottle of wine at the correct temperature, ideally it should be just right. Too hot and the wine’s alcohol will be emphasized, leaving it flat and flabby. Too cold and the aromas and flavours will be muted and, for reds, the tannins may...

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How to remove wine stains: A guide

How to remove wine stains: A guide

We all love drinking wine, but let’s face it, spilling it all over yourself or the furniture is everyone’s worst nightmare. This is easy to do, especially after you may have had a few and are having too much of a good time! Notorious for being a tough stain to...

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Five Wine Flaws and How to Spot Them

Five Wine Flaws and How to Spot Them

It’s a sad fact of life: from time to time, just like any other product made from natural ingredients, wine does occasionally go bad. However, a large proportion of consumers and even plenty of regular wine drinkers aren't able to spot flaws in their wine. It’s totally possible that many...

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What happens to wine when it ages?

What happens to wine when it ages?

The saying ‘aged like a good wine’ is around for a reason. This expression is regularly used to describe something that improves with ages and that develops better characteristics as time goes on.  Many wines do benefit from aging, but it is a myth that all do. If you are...

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Delicious dishes to make with wine

Delicious dishes to make with wine

Adding wine to a dish can give it the surprise flavour hit it needs. You don’t need to use high quality wine in cooking, so put those cheap bottles of wine that you bought because they were on sale to use now and give your dishes extra flavour and moisture....

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The Benefits of Climate Controlled Wine Storage

The Benefits of Climate Controlled Wine Storage

If you love wine as much as I do, you’ll appreciate how important proper storage is. For any wine collector, the day a beautiful bottle of red turns brown or tastes like paint thinner, is a sad day indeed. If you are not taking the effort of storing your wine properly, you...

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Is Frozen Wine Salvageable?

Is Frozen Wine Salvageable?

We’ve all been there – you’ve popped a bottle of Savvy B or Rosé in the freezer to chill for a few minutes before pouring yourself a glass, only to absent-mindedly leave it there overnight. Upon retrieving it the next morning, you realise you are now in possession of a...

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10 wonderful reasons why wine can be good for you

10 wonderful reasons why wine can be good for you

If you love a small glass of wine with your dinner after a hard day’s work, then this will be music to your ears. Not only does a glass or two taste rather good, it's remarkably healthy, too, protecting against a whole range of diseases. Numerous health studies have shown...

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Top 6 Tips on Drinking Wine Like A Pro

Top 6 Tips on Drinking Wine Like A Pro

Buying a decent bottle is key, but improper serving and storage techniques can turn that ripper Bordeaux into money down the drain. For an optimal tasting experience, heed these Top 6 tips. Temperature Serving a wine too warm will accentuate the alcohol and the oak. Serving it too cold will...

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5 Tasty Wine Cocktails to Try

5 Tasty Wine Cocktails to Try

Feel like getting a bit creative with your wine collection? Check out these fab wine-based cocktail recipes and impress your guests the next time you throw a dinner party. The Stargazer: A soft and sweet summery drink 4 tbsp chardonnay 2 tbsp dark rum 1 tbsp vanilla syrup 1 tbsp...

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Wine Storage - Some Helpful Advice

Wine Storage - Some Helpful Advice

Have you bought some nice wine that you are planning keep for a special occasion or maybe you wish to start your own wine collection. What are the best tips for successfully storing your wine? Firstly, it’s useful to remember that only a small percentage of fine wines on the...

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Why you should buy a Wine Fridge!

Why you should buy a Wine Fridge!

It's a hot summer night and you're out on the back verandah. You have some prawns and a whole snapper sizzling away on the barbie, and a freshly chopped salad just waiting to be tossed. The only thing you need is a fine glass of honeyed, toasty chardonnay with a...

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Outdoor Living Trends 2017

Outdoor Living Trends 2017

If your idea of the great outdoors is to cuddle up with a cold beer while the barbie comes up to speed, you’re certainly in good company. Today, more Australians than ever are taking advantage of backyard outdoor living, bringing their culinary skills — and just about everything else with...

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