23 April 2018

How To Decant Wine Without A Decanter – 5 Different Ways

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I was recently invited to a friend’s 45th birthday party. And amongst all the incredibly cool gifts that he got given (a solid gold coin which said Sell on one side and Buy on the other) – someone had given him a bottle of Palmer 2000. 

Now this particular friend of mine has no interest in wine. When I say that, I mean he likes wine. Perhaps maybe by Country but not brands AND he’s definitely not the sort of person that would know the difference between a Palmer and a Yellow Tail. 

Like me in the vodka world. What’s wrong with Smirnoff…

As the night turned into the early hours of the morning,  few of us remained. So much alcohol had been drank for his birthday that he was completely out of wine. And all that remained was this bottle of Palmer. He innocently went to grab the corkscrew and was about to open the bottle and casually serve it. That god, he even had a corkscrew because otherwise we’d be having to follow these tips on how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew.

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23 April 2018

Best Rhubarb Gin: Brands That Will Turn Even Rhubarb Haters

Best Rhubarb GinThere are a lot of distinct types of gin out there in the world. From brand to style, there’s tons to choose from. You’ve got the London dry, Plymouth, New wave, old wave, middle aged wave, (okay those last two were made up, but you get the point). Today, we are here to talk about the infamous Rhubarb gin, and not just any old bottles; but the best rhubarb gins on the market today!

Never had it? You’re missing out.

The Rhubarb plant was cultivated for medicinal purposes dating back to 2700 BC, and ironically, still hasn’t strayed too far from its original use in several types of alcohols.

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10 April 2018

How To Clean A Wine Decanter With Rice – And it WORKS!

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Cleaning a wine decanter can be such a nightmare. I’ve tried so many products and purported hacks that simply don’t work, that I’ve given up. I just stick to my same 2 go to products that have worked for me each time. And they are the handy decanter cleaning brush as well as the decanter cleaning balls.

So you can imagine my surprise, when I was at a dinner party, and the host rinsed his decanter and began cleaning it with rice. I almost screamed. I was in for a treat because my friend was going to show me how to clean a wine decanter with rice that very night. Step by step….And it works!!!!

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