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Snickers Chocolate Opera Recipe

Food Recipes | 4 June 2018

Almond Sponge: 6 large egg whites 2 tbs caster sugar 2 cups almond meal 2 ¼ cups icing sugar 6 large eggs ½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tbs butter melted…

Tannins vs Acidity

Wine Wine Education | 3 June 2018

Tannins are a complex group of phenolic compounds which occur from the pips, skins and stems of grapes and to a lesser effect from oak. They play an important role…

Mouthfeel

Wine Wine Education | 2 June 2018

Astrigency Particulate =  Talc/Clay/Powder/Plaster/dusty/Grainy/Chalky/sawdust Surface Smoothness = Furry/fine Emery/Velvet/Suede/Silk/Chamois/Satin Complex = Soft/Supple/Fleshy/Mouth/Rich Drying = Numbing/Parching/Dry Dynamic = Pucker/Chewy/Grippy/Adhesive Harsh = Aggressive/Hard/Abrasive Unripe = Green/Sappy/Resinous Flavour = Lift/Activity/Concentration Acidity = Metallic/Steely/Sour/Soapy Feel Weight = Watery/Thin/Full/Viscous Texture = Syrup/Creamy Heat = Warm/Hot Irritation = Spritz/Prickle/Tingle/Pepper/Chili…

Wine Aromas

Wine Wine Education | 1 June 2018

Fruity Citrus = Grapefruit/Lemon/Lime Berry = Blackberry/Raspberry/Strawberry/Black Currant (cassis) Tree Fruit = Cherry/Apricot/Peach/Apple (Tropical) Fruit = Pineapple/Melon/Banana (Dried) Fruit = Strawberry Jam/Raisin/Prune/Fig Other = Artificial Fruit/Methyl Anthranilate Vegetative Fresh = Stemmy/Grass, Cut Green/Bell Pepper/Eucalyptus/Mint Canned-Cooked = Green Beans/Asparagus/Green…

Wine Tasting Table

Wine Wine Education | 16 March 2018

Earthy Earthy = Mushroom / Dusty Mouldy = Mouldy / Mouldy Cork Woody Burned = Smokey / Burnt Toast / Coffee Phenolic = Medicinal / Bacon/ Phenolic Resinous = Oak / Cedar / Vanilla Caramel…

Gazpacho Recipe (big batch)

Food Recipes | 4 March 2018

Ingredients 4 red onions 4 telegraph cucumber peels and deseeded 4kg roma ripe tomatoes 4 red chillis 8 garlic cloves 6 red capsicum 8 slices white bread crusts removed 600ml…

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