Here’s What You Need to Know About Wines

 

You do not know a thing about wine expect that they taste and feel good. Beyond that, you do not make an effort. No matter how many times you tasted it and in different variations, there are still a lot of things to know about it. You do not need to be an expert to know something. Sometimes it is always best to know beyond what is ordinary.

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The truth is, knowing the nitty gritty of wines takes time but you will eventually get there if you know basic things about it. The wine expert is called Sommelier. You do not need to know everything and be an encyclopaedia of knowledge. Just don’t be clueless about it. Here’s what you need to know about wines:

When pairing wine with food

Wines are best when paired with food. You should know that every variety incorporates wide range of styles. For example, what works for cabernet sauvignon might not work for another. If you are not sure what wine to pair with food, there are safe bets. For example, chardonnay is the best bet for pasta and seafood. You can pair sauvignon blanc with white meat and goat cheese. Pinot Grigio is also safe for fresh vegetables and shellfish dishes.

Corks vs. crew caps

There is a difference between corks and crew caps. Basically, the difference is the amount of oxygen they permit into the wine. Corks are associated with expensive wine. Corks only allow small amount of oxygen during the aging process while caps do not. Many prefer screw caps because they are easily opened but it can be associated with cheap wines. No matter what you choose, the important thing is the taste and quality of the wine.

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Tannins

If you are a white wine fan, you wouldn’t hear tannins in most conversations. Tannins are famous for red wines. Tannins are plant polyphenols which are found in the skin of wind grapes. Tannins affect the texture and mouth feel of the wine. Tannins produce a drying effect and causing the mouth to crease.

Sulfites

Many believe that sulfites or sulphur dioxide are harmful to humans. This is the common misconception. Sulfites ascend during fermentation and all wines hold that. Some company add sulfites to preserve the wine’s freshness. You should know that it doesn’t affect people at all. So it is safe to drink it.

How long can it be kept in the fridge?

Well, it totally depends on the wine. If you open a bubbly, seal it and you can store it for another three days. For the corked wines, you can still consume it after five days. If you refrigerate it after first opening, you can still consume it couple of extra days.

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Flavours of Singapore

The multicultural population of Singapore paved way to countless delectable dishes. There is always something for your taste buds. If you are in the mood for binge eating, you will be fascinated with diverse food selections. You can begin with the following selections:

Rendang

Rendang is prepared by boiling the beef, lamb or chicken with spices (such as garlic, ginger, turmeric and many more) and coconut milk. Rendang is traditionally served during Hari Raya Aidilfitri or a tribute for important guests. But now, you can have it at any time of the day when you want it. To taste the best Rendang, you should head to Kampong Glam (Sabar Menanti) and Orchard Road (Rice Table and Garuda Padang). You can also find Rendang in numerous Indonesian restaurants.

Otak Otak

Otak Otak is a Malay dish. The texture is soft and squishy. There are numerous variations of Otak Otak-crab, fish and prawns. Otak Otak is best if it is paired with other local dishes like Nasi Lemak and Laksa. It is readily available if you want to taste it. Food centres have stalls that readily sell Otak Otak.

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is made of pork ribs boiled in broth (of spices and herbs). It is served with vegetables, bean curds, rice, noodles and many more. There are two variations that you can choose from-Cantonese and Hokkien style. To taste the best Bak Kut Teh, you should head to Balestier Rd, Joo Chiat Rd and Rangoon Rd.

After binge eating, you would want to walk around to at least burn all the calories you gained. You can choose to window shop or buy some items if you like. You can head to Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Little India for the best shopping experience. Aside from a happy tummy, you will go home with a happy heart.

Where to Eat like You’re in France

French cuisines are enjoyed and appreciated not only by French but by many people around the world. French dishes are famous because of its wine, sauce and extraordinary preparations. Singaporeans are fan of French cuisines. In Singapore, there are a number of French restaurants you can try. You can begin with the following restaurants:

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

L’Atelier is located in Sentosa Gateway. The L’Atelier in Singapore is owned by Joel Robuchon. Aside from Singapore, the restaurant has branches in ten countries worldwide. They have this red and black theme that you will find sexy. They are open from 6pm to 10.30pm every day.

Au Jardin Les Amis

Au Jardin is located in EJH Corner House. It is owned and operated by Les Amis Group. It is settled in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens which makes it more conducive for romantic dates. You will surely enjoy the setting and the food too. They are open from 12pm to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm every Tuesday-Sunday.

Saint Pierre

Saint Pierre is located in Central Mall. It is a well-known French restaurant managed by the celebrity chef Emannuel Stroobant. Enjoy and experience a fine menu, good service and more importantly elegant interiors. They are open from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 12pm every Monday-Friday.

Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine

Gunther’s is located in Purvis Street. It is owned by Garibaldi Group and it is operated by the famous Gunther Hubrechsen. Expect fine dining at its best with delicious food, helpful staffs and elegant interior. They are open from Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

If you want other cuisines, there are many Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese restaurants you can try in Singapore. It will surely tickle your taste buds. If you want to travel and grab a taste of the world, going to these restaurants is a start. Happy dining!

Different Wines for Different Foods

Wines can enhance and add sophistication to most dishes. To better relish a meal, you can pair a wine with a dish that compliments its texture and flavour. But how can you determine if a wine will make a good match to a food? While there are no hard and fixed rules, here are some common wine pairing suggestions based on flavor and weight.

Chardonnay

For white meat dishes like fish and chicken in creamy sauce, Chardonnay makes a good complementary flavour. Chardonnay’s full velvety flavour will also add intricacy to other seafood, such as lobster and clams.

Sauvignon Blanc

If you’re having tomato-based or creamy dishes like pasta in rich creamy tomato sauce, or white meat dishes like fish and chicken, a sip of Sauvignon Blanc will complete the burst of flavours. Its crisp acidic finish works well with creamy textured dishes.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Having smoky, red meat for dinner? The Cabernet Sauvignon, a red wine known for its rich and fruity flavour, is your best choice for any beef and lamb dishes as the protein and fat in the food will negate the tannic quality of the drink.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir can suit a range of dishes, including duck, lamb, turkey, beef, and dishes with cheese. Pinot Noir is the opposite of Cabernet Sauvignon as it has a delicate and fresh structure that balances the juiciness of leaner meats. Pinot Noir feels thin in the mouth unlike other red wines.

For starters, champagnes and sparklers of good choice go well with any dish. Conversely, if you think you’re pro enough, you can always explore and make your own food and wine combination according to your own liking.

Services of BBQ Wholesale Food Providers

When you are planning to have a BBQ buffet dinner, planning is essential. To start off, ask each BBQ catering or BBQ wholesale company if they have customer reviews. Reading customer reviews will allow you to see what others thought of their services, otah, satay, and other BBQ food. This is the best way to see what skills they lack, as well as what qualities they excel in. Another thing to ask about is if their customers left any contact information. Contacting a Singapore BBQ wholesale company’s former customers and asking them about the quality of company’s BBQ food will give you a direct connection to the truth about the BBQ catering company you are considering.

Homemade food is one of the most known comfort foods everywhere. Homemade BBQ food, otah, and satay are wonderful to eat, at any time, of any day. Companies buying BBQ wholesale foods for BBQ catering can help them produce all of the homemade BBQ food that you want. While some companies have recipes for their homemade BBQ food, others simply remember the way to create the food in their head.

Another possibility is telling your BBQ catering or BBQ wholesale company the types of food that you want, and giving them your own personal recipes. Although it won’t be their homemade BBQ food, it will be your homemade food, passed down from your relatives. Find out the price of each company services. Some Singapore BBQ catering companies will charge per hour, while others charge per day. Knowing this information will help you if you have a budget set. Also, be sure to inquire if they charge for food.

Some companies order BBQ wholesale foods. If the company charges you for these BBQ wholesale goods, you must factor that into the total cost. Finding a BBQ catering company that buys these goods is extremely important. Those that buy BBQ food and products should cost you less money. The reason is because these products cost cheaper than normal products. The best way to cater a party of BBQ food is with BBQ wholesale items, cookware, and ingredients.

Ask each company what type of foods they cook, and if they will accept your homemade recipes. If you want a Singapore BBQ catering company to cook your own homemade recipes, then you are going to have to ask them beforehand if they will. If so, you can get your Singapore BBQ catering company to cook your otah, satay, BBQ food, vegetables, and other meats just the way you love them.