Est Arivee Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

Beaujolais Nouveau celebrates the latest harvest and first wine of the year. The Gamay grapes that are harvested in Beaujolais in September go through a quick fermentation, they are then bottles and make their debut the third Thursday in November. This year’s debut of Beaujolais Nouveau is November 18th.   Beaujolais Nouveau is more of a marketing ploy to highlight the wines of Beaujolais and also increase cash flow while most of the wine ages in winery cellars. Beaujolais is located in the southern end of Burgundy. Burgundy, famous for it’s superb Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Grand Cru vineyards … Continue reading Est Arivee Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

“Uncorked” The quest to become a Master Sommelier

Lawyers who pass the Bar have a feeling of accomplishment of having passed one of the toughest exams known. So tough that most test takers fail it the first time they attempt it. There is one exam that makes the Bar exam look like child’s play, the test to become a Master Sommelier. For more than 40 years the Guild of Master Sommeliers has been testing prospective candidates who want entry into their very exclusive club. The three-part exam is so challenging only 230 individuals worldwide have passed the most grueling and comprehensive exam around. After passing several preliminary tests, … Continue reading “Uncorked” The quest to become a Master Sommelier

Celebrate National Cappuccino Day with Lavazza Coffee

Sunday November 8, 2015 is National Cappuccino Day. Lavazza, Italy’s most authentic coffee wants to help you celebrate this special day the right way! They have enlisted their brand ambassadors and stars of Food Networks, “Extra Virgin” Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar to explain how drinking cappuccino in Italy differs from drinking cappuccino in the USA. “Cappuccino 101”: -A cappuccino is made by brewing espresso and adding in milk -Go for a smaller cup: Italians drink their cappuccinos in 4 oz., while the American cappuccino is served in a 10 oz. glass -This delicious drink is never consumed after 11am … Continue reading Celebrate National Cappuccino Day with Lavazza Coffee