Beverages

Most delicious beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Italian Wine Styles

Red or Rosso Rosso is Italian for “red.” According to DOC law, Rosso indicates the wine was made from specific, approved grapes. This varies from zone to zone. White or Bianco Bianco is Italian for “white.” According to DOC law, Bianco indicates that the wine was made from specific, approved grapes. This varies from zone to zone. Pink or Rosato Rosato is to Italy, as …

The Albana, Aleatico and Arneis – italian grapes for wines

Albana italian grapes has been grown in the northern region, Emilia-Romagna, since the 13th century. It is also found in the vineyards of Liguria, Lombardy and Tuscany. All together, Italy harvests about 30 million kilos of Albana grapes each year. Albana di Romagna DOCG is in southeast Emilia-Romagna. It gained its DOCG status in 1987 and is Emilia-Romagna’s only DOCG zone. Albana di Romagna DOCG is smooth …

Barbera grapes for wine the one of the world’s most grown

In Italy, it is more widely planted than Sangiovese and Nebbiolo and in California the acreage is comparable to Merlot. Barbera grapes and its high acidity thrives in warmer climates. Low tannins is another characteristic of Barbera wines, but they are higher than Piedmont’s other “cheap” grape, Dolcetto and much lower than the prized Nebbiolo. Barbera ripens about 2 weeks after Dolcetto, but is still …

Italian wine grapes: Berzamino, Bonarda, Bombino Bianco, Bianchello

Berzamino or Marzemino italian wine Berzamino is another name for Marzemino. This late ripening grape is mostly grown in eastern Lombardy. Marzemino is sometimes blended with Groppello italian wine to produce a vina da tavola called Ronco di Mompiano. It is also DOC in Trentino where the riserva must be aged for 2 years. Bonarda italian wine the short for Bonarda Piedmontese Bonarda used to …

Organic Wines – Growing organic wine grapes

Wine appreciation starts not in the glass but at the vineyard. To my mind, the more you know about a wine—where the grapes grew, who tended them, and how they ripened—the more you will appreciate and remember its taste and the pleasure it brought you. So the trend toward organic vineyards is doubly appealing. Not only are these wineries taking a more responsible, healthy approach, …

Spirulina Smoothie

This is a little sweet because of the fruit but makes a wonderful breakfast drink. Smoothie: 1 Banana ½ Papaya 1 Tbsp Spirulina 1½ Cup Unsweetened rice, soy or grain milk ¼ tsp Cinnamon Put everything in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Also try adding your favorite berries, frozen or fresh!

Seed Wonder

This drink can be used as a substitute to a meal. Try to avoid other foods other than fruit for at least one hour after consuming and this drink is best consumed on an empty stomach. Blend all Ingredients together. Ingredients: 2 Cups Multi grain milk ¼ Cup Protein powder 2 Tbsp Green powder of your choice or 1 oz e3live ½ Large Banana 1 …

ROSE PETAL TEA

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, “The Portrait of a Lady” The tea manking it usually it’s an opportunity for a ritual in our lives, a ritual meaning that we need to release ourself and observe our reactions when we act. Rose tea is a wonderfullly calming, and refreshing springtime …

Ginger Tea

Ginger is one of the most diversely consumed herb in the world. Not only is it enjoyed as a beverage but it is eaten in many forms world-wide. Ginger slices from the fresh root purchased at the grocery store will do for an introduction to the tastes and actions of Ginger in general but older roots that have been cured are considered the best form …

May Wine “Punch”

15 sweet woodruff springs 2 pints strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 quarts Rhine or Mosel wine Optional garnishes include edible flowers such as borage, violets, or roses. Heat 4 woodruff springs in 200 deg. oven for 5 min. Rinse and hull 1 pint of the strawberries, then place in large pitcher or crock and mash together with sugar. Add the heated woodruff sprigs plus …

Pulp Facts

News alert: Don’t juice vegetables and then discard the pulp. In the garbage goes most of the fiber. Even worse, according to a new study, you waste about half of the fabulous vitamins and phytomins. Researchers first measured levels of two phytomins: lycopene (a possible colon-cancer fighter) in tomatoes; and sulforaphane (a possible breast-cancer fighter) in broccoli. They also measured a vitamin, beta-carotene (a possible …

Hababeri Sherry

The habanero pepper is 30-50 times hotter than a jalapeno. The flavor, if you can get past the heat, is fruity and distinctive. This “cooking sherry” brings forth the flavor and reduces the incendiary impact to provide a delicious seasoning. 1 bottle sherry 1 fresh habanero pepper The selection of sherry is important. Christian Brothers Golden Sherry or Hartly & Gibson Amontillado are two which provide good results. Preparing the …