The First Rule of Wine Drinking

Written by Fraser Neilson

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So by all means experiment but donít ignorerepparttar tried, tested and recommended combinations as they have stoodrepparttar 145431 test of time very well indeed.

As with everything in life,repparttar 145432 only way to learn is to test.So youíll have to move out of your comfort zone and riskrepparttar 145433 odd bad choice in order to move up torepparttar 145434 next level of wine enjoyment.

Yes you may love Californian Pinot Noir but itís important that you stop buying it every week simply because you know that you like it and that itís a safe choice. You need to branch out, as this isrepparttar 145435 only way you will find something even better than your current favourite.

And believe me, Iím sure it exists amongrepparttar 145436 many thousands of wines available worldwide. The best way of branching out is to start buying mixed cases of wine, typically a dozen bottles of red and white wines and simply try each one out.

And itís particularly useful to make some tasting notes as you open each one so that you can keep a note of exactly what it was, where it was from and which variety of grape it was and so on.

And donít forget to note precisely why you liked or disliked it. Was itrepparttar 145437 citrus fruit flavours onrepparttar 145438 tongue, or was itrepparttar 145439 creamy vanilla oakiness that really made it for you?

Didrepparttar 145440 light fresh aroma contribute torepparttar 145441 enjoyment? Get it down on paper before you openrepparttar 145442 next bottle, as tomorrow your recollection might be a little hazy!

So you must experiment a bit, but donít go for a complete extreme to what you normally drink right away.

Go for similar varieties at first and you are less likely to put yourself off progressing and expanding your taste in wine.

And remember,repparttar 145443 only one who can tell you what wines you like best is you yourself so, whateverrepparttar 145444 combination, be sure to enjoy it.

Fraser Neilson is webmaster at and a graduate of the Wines and Spirits Education Trust. You can find some great wine resources and special offers to help improve your enjoyment over at

Nicaragua Coffee History

Written by Randy Wilson

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The U.S. government even sent troops to Nicaragua to protect U.S. interests asrepparttar U.S. was considering building a canal there to connectrepparttar 145311 Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, after securing rights forrepparttar 145312 canal in Panama,repparttar 145313 U.S. was not as eager to provide support and as a resultrepparttar 145314 coffee industry stagnated compared to other Central American nations.

Most ofrepparttar 145315 political unrest in Nicaragua was centered aroundrepparttar 145316 coffee industry and government corruption that involved catering torepparttar 145317 businessmen that wantedrepparttar 145318 prime highlands for growing coffee. The unrest continued well intorepparttar 145319 twentieth century and in 1979repparttar 145320 Sandinista resistance fighters led a revolt againstrepparttar 145321 longtime president Anastasio Somaza Jr. The entire country rallied behindrepparttar 145322 Sandinistas and Somaza fled Nicaragua.

The Sandinistas took over and promised a better life for all includingrepparttar 145323 coffee growers and Indian laborers. Although they knew very little aboutrepparttar 145324 coffee business they did manage to turnrepparttar 145325 country, andrepparttar 145326 Nicaragua coffee industry around.

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