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).
In terms of beach bars – hell, maybe just bars and beaches in general – few have stories like those of Saint-Tropez and the legendary spots lining the idyllic Pampelonne beach. Along with luxury, glamour and celebrities, the area and its lifestyle have become synonymous with rosé wine.
Summer is here, which means it’s time for picnics, terraces, whatever; we all know that the best thing about this time of year is that you get to drink during the day, out in the sun. It’s the perfect time to brush up a little bit on how to pick the right wine for the occasion. If you’re going to be tipsy outside by 16:00 in the afternoon, you might as well do it right.