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|Thursday| High Society

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on May 31, 2012

Bing Crosby +  Grace Kelly + Frank Sinatra

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|Thursday| Periodic Table of Mixology…of Vino-gourmet!

Posted in Vinum Vine, Wine by Vinum Vine on May 31, 2012


Since we do not discuss about beer or liquor in our blog.  We came up with this idea.

How about mixing different types of wine together and develop a periodic table for that?  For instance:  I would like to swirl 60% rose’ with 30% merlot and 10% riesling.   What do you get from that?

Vino-gourmet! 

Perhaps this avant-garde idea is going to be a wine maker’s worst nightmare, but why not.

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|Thursday| B Side Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 31, 2012

|Wednesday| Rocker’s Wines

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 30, 2012

Pink Floyd

Led Zeppelin

AC/DC

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|Tuesday| Grapeseed oil

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on May 29, 2012

 

Smoke point: 216 °C
3700 kJ/100g
72% Linoleic (Omega 6)
<1% a-Linolenic (Omega 3)
<1% Palmitoleic acid
16% Oleic acid
11% saturated fats, 89% unsaturated fats

Also contained:

Proanthocyanidins, HDL-C, phenols, steroids (campesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol), vitamin E.

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|Friday| English royal wedding table manners

Posted in Vinum Vine by Vinum Vine on May 25, 2012

 

CUTLERY

It’s quite simple – start at the outside and work in as the meal progresses. The soup spoon will always be on the extreme right if soup is the first course. It will be second from the right if served as a second course. Dessert cutlery will always be at the top of the place setting with the fork facing right and the spoon above it facing left.

DRINKS

Glasses are also placed in the order in which they are used. So, for example, water, champagne, white wine, red wine, dessert wine. A napkin might be placed on the plate or to the left of the forks.

HOW TO EAT

Some dishes require their own etiquette.
Bread rolls: don’t cut with a knife – break with fingers.
Soup: tip the bowl and scoop the spoon away from you; sip, don’t slurp.
Asparagus: eaten with fingers, start with the head.
Oysters: use an oyster fork to detach the oyster from its shell. Hold the shell between thumb and first two fingers, place against lower lip and slide the oyster and its juice out of the half shell. Don’t swallow it whole. Chew slowly and savour.

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|Thursday| Cork keychain

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 24, 2012

|Thursday| Moleskine wine journal

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 24, 2012

“It all started many years ago, with a pocket-sized black object, the product of a great tradition. The Moleskine notebook is, in fact, the heir and successor to the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A simple black rectangle with rounded corners, an elastic page-holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection all its own, produced for over a century by a small French bookbinder that supplied the stationery shops of Paris, where the artistic and literary avant-gardes of the world browsed and bought them. A trusted and handy travel companion, the notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.

The notebook was Bruce Chatwin’s favorite, and it was he who called it “moleskine.” In the mid-1980s, these notebooks became increasingly scarce, and then vanished entirely. In his book The Songlines, Chatwin tells the story of the little black notebook: in 1986, the manufacturer, a small family-owned company in the French city of Tours, went out of business. “Le vrai moleskine n’est plus,” are the lapidary words he puts into the mouth of the owner of the stationery shop in the Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, where he usually purchased his notebooks. Chatwin set about buying up all the notebooks that he could find before his departure for Australia, but there were still not enough.

In 1997, a small Milanese publisher brought the legendary notebook back to life, and selected this name with a literary pedigree to revive an extraordinary tradition. Following in Chatwin’s footsteps, Moleskine® notebooks have resumed their travels, providing an indispensable counterpart to the new and portable technology of today. Capturing reality in movement, glimpsing and recording details, inscribing the unique nature of experience on paper: the Moleskine notebook becomes a battery that stores ideas and feelings, releasing its energy over time.

Today, Moleskine brand is synonymous with culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity–in both the real world and the digital world. It is a brand that identifies a family of notebooks, journals, diaries, and innovative city guides, adapted to various functions. With the diverse array of the page formats, Moleskine notebooks are partners for the creative and imaginative professions of our time. They represent, around the world, a symbol of contemporary nomadism, closely connected with the digital world through a network of websites, blogs, online groups, and virtual archives. With Moleskin, the age-old gesture of taking notes and doing sketches – typically analogue activities – have found an unexpected forum on the web and in its communities.”

Buy now.

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|Thursday| Theis Vine

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 24, 2012

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|Wednesday| The card design #2

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 23, 2012

V.V.

|Wednesday| Picture of the day

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 23, 2012

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|Sunday| What we want Tom Ford to say about wine…

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 20, 2012

Tom: Hold on to the camera.  I’m going to grab the wine glass, and I will drink it slowlllyyyy.  Are you ready?

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|Friday| What we want Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld to say about wine…..

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 18, 2012

W: Karl, what are you thinking?


K:  I am having a fantastic idea for my next creation.  Would you care to hear?
A:  Of-course!

K:  How do you like my new wine cooler?

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|Friday| What we want Warren Buffett to say about wine…

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 18, 2012

Buffett:  Folks!  Coca Cola is the new wine.

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|Wednesday| Wine glass harp music by Robert Tiso

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 16, 2012

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|Wednesday| SOFA Maastricht

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 16, 2012

The Netherlands

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|Wednesday| Oeno Wine Bar

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 16, 2012

Millar Howard Workshop

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|Tuesday| What we want Vladimir Putin to say about wine…

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 15, 2012

Putin:  Have you seen “Blood into Wine?”.   Well, I have the Midas Touch.  I turn wine into gold.

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|Tuesday| What we want Vladimir Putin to say about wine…

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 15, 2012

Putin: Enough said.  I’m ready for my third round.  You can leave my table if you are a cry baby.

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|Tuesday| What we want François Hollande to say about wine…

Posted in Wine by Vinum Vine on May 15, 2012

François Hollande:  My friends….

François Hollande: It’s time to wine, and socialize!  Because as of today, I’m the boss.

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