If you’re looking to start cooking with wine, marinades are a great place to start; both reds and whites can be used to add depth, flavour and texture to a whole variety of ingredients, (if you’re feeling up for a little forward planning in preparation for dinner).
It’s July! Which means it’s finally time to venture out of the house, fire up a barbecue and throw some meat, (or fish, or vegetables, whatever), over some coals. While most people see barbecues as having a vibe that’s more beer-friendly than wine-friendly, sipping vino over the grill is becoming ever more popular. If you feel like switching it up this summer, here’s a short little introduction to the basics of wine and BBQ pairing.
It’s Shanghai’s rainy season right now, and it doesn’t feel much like summer. You’re likely going to be spending a lot of the next couple weeks indoors, which is the perfect time to cook some of those dishes you’d never have time to otherwise.
Around the world there are an awful lot of different ways to drink wine; and some of them are downright odd. We’ve got a little roundup here of some of the world’s weirdest, wildest ways of drinking wine. Who knows; you might learn to love one of strange wine habits yourself.
Everyone knows the rough facts of what temperature to serve wine at, don’t they? Red is for the cellar, white is for the fridge, right?
Kind of, yeah; but as always seems to be the case with wine, it gets a lot more complicated than that when you really try and do things right. This is basically because different types of reds are better at certain temperatures, as are different types of whites. There are still, however, some general principles you can follow to make it easier on yourself when it comes to actually pouring any out for guests (or yourself).