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Mam, may I taste your wine…..?!
 
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Here’s the answer…. http://www.wijngekken.nl/2016/04/30/jouw-kind-een-slokje-wijn-geven-kan-dat-kwaad/
 
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Unfortunately not a #winefestival for the books but a goodtime nonetheless with friends & a few great wines at the beautiful National Harbor in Fort Washington, Maryland! #springwinefestival #wine #winelover #winejourney #winetasting #winetime #vawinedown 
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Barry Rabinowitz says:
Great Ca Pinot Noir under $20
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Losing weight with a SMILE on your face…?
 
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Read on…. http://www.wijngekken.nl/2016/04/13/wil-je-afvallen-drink-rode-wijn-2/
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BottleNotes™ Series Part XVII: GUIDE TO SAKE #TBT EDITION

Sake is a Japanese drink that is made by fermenting rice. It is often referred to as a wine but is brewed quite differently. Also, the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) of sake is far higher than that of wine or beer. The sake rice is milled so that it mostly contains starch. To the rice mash, fungus is added and it helps convert the starch into sugar. Thereafter, the sugar is allowed to ferment in the presence of yeast.

A BREW LIKE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

The taste, aroma and quality of sake are dependent on the fermentation process. The amount of rice that is milled is one of the crucial factors that determine the type of sake that is produced. The more the milled sake rice, the more delicate and clear the flavor of the drink.

The addition of brewer’s alcohol to the fermented alcohol is another important issue. It is important to understand that such an addition need not take away from the special taste of the drink, but in fact adds richness to it. Furthermore, the brewer’s alcohol also improves the shelf life of the alcohol.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DRINK

Unadulterated sake contains ABV of 14% to 20%. It is usually bottled by manufacturers by diluting the drink with water. The taste and fragrance of sake is unlike any other drink. For the novice sake drinker, it is important to try many different types of sake until you can decide on the type that you favor most. When opting for a bottle of sake, it is imperative to pay attention to the details mentioned on the label. Fresh sake is usually the best, so unless you have a taste for koshu you may want to avoid it. Matured sake, koshu, is stronger and rougher than fresh sake.

The Nihonshu-do describes the sugar acid level of the drink. It is also referred as the SMV or the Sake Meter Value. An SMV of +5 is fairly dry, while -2 would be uniquely sweet. You can choose sake that suits your palate and preference. Sake is also used to mix cocktails. You may also be interested in flavor infused sake that may offer a fruity or spicy note.

SERVING SAKE

Sake is served out of porcelain flasks that are known as tokkuri. It is poured into small ceramic cups called sakazuki or choko. Chilled sake may also be served in small glass cups or wine glasses. For special occasions and rituals, the drink is poured into cups that are saucer like. An interesting way of serving this drink is in a masu. Masu is a small box that is used to measure rice. The cup may be placed inside the box and sake served in the cup. The masu may also be placed on the saucer like cup. To indicate generosity the sake should be poured in a manner that it fills both the containers.

Sake may be served at room temperature, warm, hot or chilled. This often depends on the season, the quality of the alcohol and the drinker’s preference. On cold winter evenings you may prefer hot sake and on hot humid days chilled sake would be enjoyable. Top quality sake is not served hot, as the heat causes loss of flavor and aroma. It is best to store bottles of sake in cool, dark and dry area and it is best to finish an opened bottle of the alcohol.

DRINKING SAKE

If you aren’t drinking alone, sake should be served to you and vice versa. When your friend or the server pours the sake do hold your cup slightly ahead. Similarly, if you wish to request a refill, hold out your cup, slightly. Don’t forget to return the favor for your dinning partners. Kampai is the toast that usually goes with drinking this traditional Japanese brew. Hold the cup close to your face and take in the aroma. Take a small sip, and let it linger in your mouth before you swallow it.

If you wish to warm your sake, simply place the tokkuri in a pan of boiling water. About 40-45°C is a good temperature to enjoy this drink. Some people like to mix their sake with fruit juices and with other liqueurs. It is important to note that it is a potent alcohol and you need to be sure you can consume and hold your drink. This is especially true of sweet sake, that you may enjoy consuming quickly.

Sake is quite enjoyable with food. Some people think that it should not be served with sushi because of the presence of rice in both, food and drink. However, there are no rules to suggest that you cannot enjoy your brew as you relish your sushi. The drink goes down particularly well with spicy dishes. The contrast in flavors is rather interesting and pleasurable. Experts recommend Junmai with seafood and sushi, while Junmai Daiginjo goes well with meats.

Today's Selection: KUBOTA MANJU JUNMAI DAIGINJO “10,000 Ostentatious-nesses”

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This is one of if not the most sought after Daiginjo in Japan. This Daiginjo is sophisticated and yet very drinkable, perhaps too drinkable as the phantom finish leaves you wondering if you swallowed or not. The nose is a clever balance of honeysuckle and tuberose. The first sip spells the strength in clarity of this sake. Subtle flavors of fuji apple and tart pear dance through the cleanest mouth in the sake world.

◾Hot Word: Divine 
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◾Foods: Shellfish, light seafood salad, sushi/sashimi
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What should the wine industry do about it?
DHMO Is Common Beverage Additive
New revelations about Dihydrogen Monoxide and its use in the beverage industry indicate that nearly all beverages contain some amount of the potentially dangerous chemical compound.
A current study reveals that far from being uncommon, Dihydrogen Monoxide is used as an additive by  every major beverage manufacturer in the world. The study found that Dihydrogen Monoxide was never explicitly named on any beverage label.
DHMO has been found in beer, milk, baby formula, champagne, wine, distilled spirits, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, and even in “pure”
bottled water.
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Enjoying wines from Oregon. .. esp Willamette Valley! Cheers 🍷 
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Last January, the annual “State of the Wine Industry” report was released, which analyzes the US wine industry in relati…
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Eine neue Wein- Suchmaschine in deutscher Sprache. Recht bedienerfreundlich und unterhaltsam.
http://www.vinoa.de/
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Amphorenweine – nostalgische Verklärung oder geniale Wiederentdeckung? Häufig hört man in letzter Zeit von sogenannten Amphorenweinen. Die Meinungen der Kritiker reichen von kalter Ablehnung bis zu Lobgesängen in den höchsten Tönen. Einige Spitzenrestaurants haben sie au mehr » ...
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If you are heading out on your first sailing adventure or holiday to beautiful Croatia and are expecting nothing but rows of nightclubs and your typical bars filled with hard liquor and beers, then you are truly mistaken.

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who can give me the Vinexpo Hong Kong Invitation code?
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We love winemakers who break the mould and think outside of the box. As you can guess from the name - Tripe Iscariot is one such wine.
Tripe Iscariot is from a winemaker who prides himself on doing things differently. Made in Margaret River, learn the story behind this award-winning wine.
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Domain name extensions can tell your story. 
A blog about wine, wine education and wine history.
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🍷 Happy #WineWednesday!

#DYK? With every purchase of Fairtrade wine, you enable farmers to earn a fair price & invest in their community→ http://bitly.com/FairtradeWine 
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The conference about the history and the secrets of one of the best French wineries Domaine de Chevalier will take place on 21 March in Andorra La Vella. http://all-andorra.com/domaine-de-chevalier/
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