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What Type of Wine Pairs Well With Fish?

It was often assumed that your options had to be extremely restricted to a flaky white fish and a dry white wine while considering a dinner menu that combines wine and fish. Several additional variations are just as mouthwatering and complex for the palate, though dry white wine and mild white fish make an outstanding pairing. When serving fish as the centerpiece of your meal, it's time to go beyond the dry white wine and consider the whole rainbow of wine offerings. Prosecco and Fried Fish While many agree that Prosecco, the sweet Italian sparkling white wine, should be combined with an equally sweet dish such as dessert, the two intense bursts of sweet flavor can often overpower the palate...

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What type of wine pairs well with red meat?

Wine with meat is a perfect way to improve both your drink and your food's flavors.  If you celebrate a special event such as an anniversary or a steakhouse promotion and eat a dry-age, Wagyu beef fillet, or you just live your best life and prepare a ribeye steak, it's all the easier to indulge when you know you have the perfect wine to match with your tender steak. Not an accomplished aficionado of wine? Not sure how to find or select between the best pairs of various styles of steak? Don’t worry. You can create a truly unforgettable flavor experience with a bit of simple know-how and knowledge about steak and wine, right in the comfort of your home...

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How Liquor Stores Came About in the U.S.

You might notice that in different parts of the country, people use various names to refer to a liquor store. For instance, in North Carolina, they go to an ABC Store to purchase a bottle of whiskey. The term ‘ABC’ is, in fact, an abbreviation of Alcoholic Beverage Control commission which operates liquor stores in the state. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, they call these shops ‘red dot stores.’ The reason behind this is because most Palmetto State liquor stores have three red dots on their signs. In Pennsylvania refer to this as a ‘state store’ while in Michigan, they frequent ‘party stores’ for their booze. Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, they use the term ‘package store’ or ‘packy.’...

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History of the Bronx

Also known referred to as ‘Uptown,’ ‘The BX,’ and ‘The Boogie Down Bronx,’ The Bronx is one of the five boroughs in New York City and home to some of the area’s best breweries and restaurants. While most people associate this place with hip-hop culture, not many are aware of its rich history. So, in this post, we’ll take a brief look into how The Bronx became the melting pot of culture that we know today. Before the European Settlement Before the Europeans settled in the Bronx in the early 1600s, natives referred to it as Ranachqua and Keskeskeck. What we now know as the Bronx River used to be called the Aquahung River. The whole area was named after...

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The History of Wine in Italy

It’s undeniable that Italy’s culture has been defined by its people’s love for wine. As several publications have pointed out, Italian dinners are never complete without wine and bread. Since we love drinking Tuscans, prosecco, and Chianti, it’s only fitting that we learn more about the country’s wine history. Who Introduced Grapes to Italy? It is widely believed that the Greeks were the first to recognize Italy’s potential for wine production. After they settled in present-day Sicily, they were amazed with how fertile the land was. As such, they imported grape vines and decided to call the place Oenotria, which means ‘land of wine.’ Of course, we will not forget to mention the Etruscans. Around 700 BCE, this group of...

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