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French Onion Soup Recipe

Food Recipes | 4 September 2018

Ingredients 1/2 stick butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 2-1/2 pounds) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon flour 8 cups homemade beef stock,…

Pinot Files: Domaine Collotte

Wine Wine Reviews | 3 September 2018

For all the die hard Pinot Noir tragics out there, don’t spend all your cash in one go for top end Burgundy. In recent times, Burgundy prices have come down…

Frozen Lemon Souffle Recipe

Food | 1 September 2018

Important Note – Make curd first Lemon Lime curd: 3 Lemons, 3 Limes juiced and finely grated rind only 90 grams cornflower 6 egg yolks 300 grams caster sugar 160…

Summer Fruit Trifle Recipe

Food Recipes | 4 August 2018

Rose wine jelly: 500g mixed berries 1 ½ bottles rose wine 750g caster sugar 10 gelatine leaves Soak gelatine in cold water. Arrange berries in martini glasses In a saucepan…

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…

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