This Saturday is July 4th, aka Independence Day, aka America’s b-day. It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate by indulging in some cuisine from the U.S. of A. Whatever you think about their food, you can’t deny that it’s hearty, heavy and – often – pretty delicious. Check below for a list of some of America’s finest contributions to the culinary world; and a few ideas for the wines that we think will pair with them best.
Though you think you might know exactly how to open a bottle of Champagne, it turns out that you’ve probably not got it quite as right as you think.
Champagne is rightly associated with celebration, and if the occasion calls for it then we often like to pop bottles as dramatically as possible. But really, opening champagne the boring way is actually the preferred method. In fact, it’s better to slowly twist the cork out rather than letting it fly; if you do it right, you’ll hear a soft sigh rather than a loud pop.
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 officially summer, which means it’s finally time to fire up a grill and throw something over the coals. You’ll need wine to help with all that BBQ-in’.
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.