What is Corked Wine?

Written by Neil Best

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No matter which type of cork you choose, it is important that you are able to recognize whetherrepparttar wine has been properly sealed or not. A useful test is to see whetherrepparttar 150142 top ofrepparttar 150143 cork is level withrepparttar 150144 top ofrepparttar 150145 bottle; if it isn't, then that particular bottle of wine is probably best avoided.

If a traditional cork breaks when you are removing it - don't panic! Use a corkscrew to attempt to 'dig out'repparttar 150146 remaining cork. If this fails, simply pushrepparttar 150147 remains ofrepparttar 150148 cork down intorepparttar 150149 bottle. Contrary to popular belief, this will not destroyrepparttar 150150 wine's flavor. You may have to fish out a few bits of cork, butrepparttar 150151 taste ofrepparttar 150152 wine should remain unaffected. However, you'd be wise to finishrepparttar 150153 whole bottle, under these circumstances!

When choosing your wine, base your decision onrepparttar 150154 wine itself and notrepparttar 150155 type of cork. Resistrepparttar 150156 temptation to be a cork snob; a screw top bottle may just give you a pleasant surprise

Since Neil Best first pondered the question, Who made the first wine anyway? (http://www.goodglug.com/wine-history-first-winemakers.php) he's been recording his findings at Good Glug -www.goodglug.com. Find about your favorite wine regions, wine recipes, and speciality wines along with how it's made and how best to store it for maximum enjoyment

Swordfish, how to buy, store, cook and enjoy it.

Written by Ruth Polak

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Baking. Place swordfish in a greased baking dish or wrap in oiled foil and place on a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter, season with salt and pepper or cover with a piquant sauce, and bake in a medium oven for about 20 minutes.

Grilling. Place steaks or kebabs on a well greased grill pan and place underrepparttar grill for about 6-10 minutes, turning once.

Pan frying. Fryrepparttar 149960 swordfish in butter or olive oil, turning once. Cook for about 4-8 minutes untilrepparttar 149961 fish is opaque and moist onrepparttar 149962 inside.

Stir-frying. Cut swordfish steaks into bite size pieces and coat in wholemeal flour. Stir fry gently and briefly in hot olive oil and then add to your favourite stir fired vegetables.

Poaching. Place enough water in a large frying pan to coverrepparttar 149963 fish, add seasoning of choice, dill is good. Bring torepparttar 149964 boil then addrepparttar 149965 fish, coverrepparttar 149966 pan and simmer for about 8 minutes.

Grilled Swordfish (serves 4)

Ingredients. 4 swordfish steaks. 1/4 cup lemon juice. 2 tbs. water. 1tbs. olive oil. 2 cloves of garlic, crushed. 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Wash steaks and pat dry. Place in a large covered dish. Mix together allrepparttar 149967 above ingredients to make marinade and pour overrepparttar 149968 fish.Place inrepparttar 149969 refiregerator and marinate for at least one hour and no more than 12. Oilrepparttar 149970 grill rack and placerepparttar 149971 swordfish under a hot grill for 4-5 minutes per side until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Serve with sauteed potatoes and fresh green salad.

Article submitted by Ruth Polak, the owner of http://www.costadelsol-vacationrentals.com a web site specializing in holiday villas and apartments on the Costa del Sol and in Rural Andalucia. You will also find lots of information on Spain and Andalucia in particular, plus other Spanish recipe ideas.

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