Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pour tous les amateurs de vins et de cigares...

Le cigare est depuis longtemps considéré comme un luxe de l'abondance ainsi que hautement efficace.


Si vous êtes intéressé par les cigares et que vous souhaitez vous détendre avec un cigare et une boisson alcoolisée après une longue journée de travail, voici quelques conseils pour vous...

En règle générale, le cigare a été effectivement jumelé avec une boisson forte. Des spiritueux populaires comme le rhum, le brandy,  et le whisky. Certains suggèrent qu'un cigare vraiment bon devrait toujours être associé à un verre robuste qui a un soupçon de goût sucré.  

La combinaison d'un très bon cigare avec un excellent vin n'est pas une réalisation simple. Une grande partie de l'appariement a trait à votre degré d'expérience. Si vous êtes un débutant, vous aurez probablement besoin d'aide pour combiner votre cigare particulier avec un vin approprié. Si vous avez un palais encore plus expérimenté vous vous rendrez compte aussi de ce que vous aimez. Et, vous pouvez éventuellement faire des combinaison entre les variétés particulières des cigares et des vins.

Donc, parce que les cigares sont vigoureux et savoureux, un des critères d'appariement  est de trouver un vin qui complète l'intensité de la plupart des cigares. De nombreux cigares s'associerons bien avec un bon vin. Si votre cigare pourrait être décrit comme boisé, épicé, avec des notes de cèdre, tenter de le jumeler avec un vin fruité comme le Rosso di Montalcino. Il va se complémenter parfaitement avec votre cigare de saveur épicée.


Le Rosso di Montalcino: est un vin DOC et à partir du millésime 1984, il est produit avec uniquement des raisins Sangiovese. 
C'est un vin doux et fructueux.



Cigare, un café espresso et de câlins!


 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Drink Responsibly...

by PatrickBroders, 3
keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk 

Alcohol in the form of beer, wine, spirits, is consumed by many North Americans and by people in many other cultures around the world.  Drinking, like eating, has some guidelines to help us get more enjoyment out of the activity. Responsible drinking means that we never have to feel sorry for what has happened while drinking. A few hints to help us drink responsibly and derive more enjoyment and pleasure from drinking if we choose to consume alcohol.

«Moderation has much better taste.»
We do not repeat it often enough. But deep down what is moderation? According to the organization "Éduc'alcool", making it its main battle horse, it is about alcohol and knowing yourself. So why not test our knowledge of the subject matter to be fully prepared to cope with the new year!


Eat food while drinking. It is particularly good to eat high protein foods such as cheese, which help to slow the absorption of alcohol into the circulatory system. Many cultures (like us Italians) consume alcohol only with food to prevent various problems...

Question: Which of the following three drinks contains the most alcohol?

1) One glass of beer (341 ml with 5% alcohol;
2) One glass of wine (142 ml with 12% alcohol);
3) One glass of liquor (43 ml with 40% alcohol).

Answer: these three drinks, which are defined as a "consumption" have exactly the same alcohol content!

Photo: Blueyeda73 / Flickr

Do you know the alcohol content of your favorite consumption?
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Simple words reflect great thoughts, warm and heartfelt wishes for the new year to all from our team!






Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Negroamaro

Negroamaro which means "bitter black"... 
The word "bitterness" often scares in that it evokes unpleasant memories. However, the bitter taste holds a position of great importance in the art of gastronomy. It contributes, among other things in extending tastes in our mouth. It is in particular at the origin of the aromatic persistence of honey, maple syrup, coffee, certain nuts, dark chocolate... and yes, wine.

The bitter components perceive themselves on the tongue, on the back of the throat, and evoke the white skin of a grapefruit. Contrary to the sweet taste, which is innate, the appreciation of bitterness is acquired over the years.

Today, bitterness is virtually absent from the landscape of the food industry, which relies more heavily on flavors easily appreciable such as savory and sweet. Through my recent experience in Florida, our American neighbors rarely have the opportunity to experience this taste sensation. Obviously, the wine industry is not immune to the lure of sugar and we have been witnessing for some ten years the proliferation of sweetened wines, made to appeal to a wide public. Fortunately, in the margins, a lot of growers remain committed to the many organoleptic virtues of the "noble bitterness" which stems from the soil "terroir" and gives the wines of Piedmont, Apulia and other wine regions brightness, relief and depth. To make you enjoy bitterness rather than sulking it, a suggestion of wine, and many other good arguments...


2004 Cosimo Taurino, Notarpanaro, Salento, Apulia

Composed primarily of the Negroamaro grape variety, the Notarpanaro glitters by its originality and generosity. Relieved from good flavors of cherries and spices with its profile simply quite rustic, which gives it a good personality. 
All the great taste of southern Italy bottled!