10 Great Wine Tasting Tips

Written by Nerello Glasure

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6. Don't just stick withrepparttar big-name wineries. Check out some ofrepparttar 113091 smaller ones inrepparttar 113092 area.

7. The nose, knows. Try not to use too much perfume or aftershave. The aroma ofrepparttar 113093 wine is halfrepparttar 113094 fun of tasting.

8. Call ahead for large parties. If you call ahead some wineries will even arrange cheese and fruit trays.

9. Be patient. If you prefer to visit duringrepparttar 113095 peak seasons, you will have a great time tasting, but it may take a minute or two forrepparttar 113096 staff to serve you.

10. To test for a really good wine, swirl it aroundrepparttar 113097 glass. Legs or tears are what is left trickling downrepparttar 113098 glass after swirling. The stickier and longerrepparttar 113099 legsrepparttar 113100 betterrepparttar 113101 quality.

Nerello Glasure [Fashion Artist of Zany Wearables: http://www.zanygiftware.com and a Publishing Member of the Wine Resource: http://www.winedefinitions.com.]

Mint-Chocolate Coffee Spoons

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

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To use: pour a cup of hot coffee, takerepparttar plastic wrap offrepparttar 113090 spoon, stickrepparttar 113091 spoon inrepparttar 113092 coffee and stir. And TA-DA! -- mint chocolate coffee.

Note: You might want to add some chocolate chips torepparttar 113093 melted chocolate to give it a somewhat firmer consistency when it cools off. You may also want to experiment a bit with dippingrepparttar 113094 spoons a couple of times.

Another note: you could also experiment with other flavors. What about vanilla almond bark and butterscotch candy? Or chocolate and butterscotch? Or chocolate and raspberry candy? You getrepparttar 113095 picture, I'm sure.


LeAnn R. Ralph is the author of the books "Christmas in Dairyland (True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm)" and "Give Me a Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam." http://ruralroute2.com

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