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The New Taste of South Africa

The New Taste of South Africa | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it

In wine country, a group of innovative chefs have ignited a culinary renaissance—and restored cultural pride...

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Wine may limit sunburn damage and other excellent reasons to drink (in moderation) today

Wine may limit sunburn damage and other excellent reasons to drink (in moderation) today | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Booze news you can use!Flavonoids in grapes can stop the chemical reaction that causes skin cells to die when hit by UV rays - The Telegraph Wine may also help you unwind after a long day - The Awl Wine may also help slow your advancement toward decrepitude...
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Cultured Vulture: Italy’s Aglianico - FT.com

Cultured Vulture: Italy’s Aglianico - FT.com | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
There are some grape varieties that, like Cary Grant and Catherine Deneuve, exude class. Aglianico, a speciality of Campania and Basilicata in the hinterland of Naples, is one of these.
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At the Bar: What To Tip, Or What Not To Tip? That is the Question. | 7x7

At the Bar: What To Tip, Or What Not To Tip? That is the Question. | 7x7 | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Friday night. You and your friends order two beers from the taps, a glass of wine and the frou frou cocktail of the night—you know, the one the bartender has to whisper to before he pours it over the back of a spoon.
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London’s Pub Theaters Still Thrive

London’s Pub Theaters Still Thrive | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Pub theaters remain a beloved part of the play-making tradition in England, especially London.
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3 Cool Cucumber Drinks for Hot Afternoons | Juicy Spirits

3 Cool Cucumber Drinks for Hot Afternoons | Juicy Spirits | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Cucumbers lower your blood pressure, making you feel refreshed when it's hot out. Try these creative drink recipes to cool you from the inside out.
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JMS1 Group9's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:38 AM

With the summer approaching, we could all do with some tips on how to cool down. This articles can help you make refreshing drinks in a very creative and healthy way.

- Izelle

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Women, brewing and beer - Lager for ladies. Again

Women, brewing and beer - Lager for ladies. Again | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
A major brewer has designed a trio of trendy new lagers aimed at women, but why bother?
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Did You Know That Aubergines are Berries?! - Recipes and Wine Pairing - The Recipes Hunter

Did You Know That Aubergines are Berries?! - Recipes and Wine Pairing - The Recipes Hunter | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a vegetable ...
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A wine grown hot and high | iafrica.com | food | features | wine features

A wine grown hot and high | iafrica.com | food | features | wine features | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Kenya is known for its gorillas and its coffee, but the landlocked African country on the edge of the scorching hot Equator has unusually begun to produce its own wine...
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How to make sea buckthorn fizz | Life and style | guardian.co.uk

How to make sea buckthorn fizz | Life and style | guardian.co.uk | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
John Wright: Sea buckthorn bears a fantastically sour berry ideal for use in a champagne cocktail...
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ABCs of South Africa | Region Summaries | Learn Wine | Wine Spectator

ABCs of South Africa | Region Summaries | Learn Wine | Wine Spectator | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
South Africa now ranks as the ninth largest producer of wine in the world. Get the basics here. Among the country's key wine-growing regions, ...
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Top Five Summer Drinks (Adults Only) - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words

Top Five Summer Drinks (Adults Only) - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
There are few things more enjoyable than an ice-cold beverage during the dog days of summer, except for...
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Mojito with Basil: 1990s Recipes + Menus : gourmet.com

Mojito with Basil: 1990s Recipes + Menus : gourmet.com | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Adding another herb to this classic rum refresher isn’t just gratuitous...
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Odd Pair: Cheeseburger and Barbaresco - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words

Odd Pair: Cheeseburger and Barbaresco - Houston Restaurants and Dining - Eating Our Words | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
My friend and blogging colleague Franco Ziliani -- Italy's top wine blogger and veteran enojournalist -- is always astonished...
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12 Sips and Scenes from Tales of the Cocktail 2011 | Serious Eats: Drinks

12 Sips and Scenes from Tales of the Cocktail 2011 | Serious Eats: Drinks | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
[Photo: Warren M. Bobrow] It's been said that the sun should be warm over your toes before you have a cocktail—but here in New Orleans, at the site of Tales of the Cocktail, the cocktail shakers never stop making their...
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an honor.
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Provence: Its Transportive Rosé Wine

Provence: Its Transportive Rosé Wine | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
T+L find the best of Provence’s rosé, which transports us more than any other wine.
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Drinking Ernest Shackleton’s Whisky

Drinking Ernest Shackleton’s Whisky | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Could there be a dreamier dram than the mummified remnants of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s whisky stash?
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Fit for a queen - FT.com

Fit for a queen - FT.com | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
There’s something about climbing into a taxi and asking the driver to take me to Buckingham Palace that still gives me an absurd amount of pleasure, even in this, my seventh year, as a member of the Royal Household Wine Committee (RHWC).
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Martini - LA Times Magazine

Martini - LA Times Magazine | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Rather than one drink, the martini is now a set of variables and constants. Is it a vehicle for a preparation ritual akin to a tea ceremony or a simple two-ingredient cocktail? ...
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Pairing Food and Wine

Pairing Food and Wine | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Pairing food with wine is easier than you think!
Guests for dinner bring up that big question “Which wine should I pour?” Choosing the right wines to match ... Abcon International Wine Merchants
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The Rising Price of Bordeaux

The Rising Price of Bordeaux | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
After the price increases on Bordeaux wines in 2005 and 2009, many buyers and critics thought that prices couldn't go higher. But guess what? They have, and in some cases by nearly 40%...
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Chocolate Bonbon, Beer, Vinous Redemption and Weight Management (Really?)

Chocolate Bonbon, Beer, Vinous Redemption and Weight Management (Really?) | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Perfect morsel: Fine chocolate is a crotchety, cane-wielding, difficult creature. It fares poorly in humidity, deteriorates all too easily ...
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Tequila - LA Times Magazine

Tequila - LA Times Magazine | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Set aside, for the moment, the yellow Cuervo Gold of your youth. That drink of yore is “mixto” tequila, a distilled blend of at least half agave...
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Seasonal recipes: 5 watermelon cocktails

Seasonal recipes: 5 watermelon cocktails | @FoodMeditations Time | Scoop.it
Watermelon is one of summer’s biggest treats. It’s perfect all by itself, but it also is makes for a refreshing base for summer cocktails...
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