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An Easy Explanation of Wine Types. After reading through this guide, you should have a working knowledge of the different types of wine and enough vocabulary to set out and buy your first serious bottle.

An Easy Explanation of Wine Types

(And maybe impress your girlfriend with a thing or two.) This is the second part of our series on becoming a wine appreciator. Notice that I wrote wine appreciator and not wine snob. While we won’t be discussing the best way to polish a monocle or the proper angle at which you should tilt your nose into the air, there is some basic wine knowledge that you should master (or at least familiarize yourself with) in order to find the glass of wine that’ll please your palate the most. 5 Tips to Perfect Food and Wine Pairing. Wine and food pairing chart. Perfect Pairings. Perfect Pairings : Recipes and Cooking. Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon Why they're the perfect pair: Cabernet Sauvignon is high in tannin – the substance that leaves a chalky sensation on your teeth and dyes your mouth dark after drinking.

Perfect Pairings : Recipes and Cooking

The fat in a steak stands up to tannins and softens their impact, and the meat's bold flavor matches the big, fruity flavor of the wine. Similar combinations to try: Red meat and red wine are a classic combination. Grilled steak would be delicious with an American red Zinfandel or a tannic or soft Merlot, while a pan-fried steak pairs well with fruitier reds like Australian Shiraz or a California, Oregon or Washington Merlot.

Oysters and Muscadet Why they're a perfect pair: Muscadet, which is made in western France and along the Atlantic coast, heightens the oysters' fresh flavor with its acidity. Similar pairings to try: Mussels, clams, oysters and white fish like trout or skate are also delicious with lightly oaked Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Spaghetti and Meatballs and Chianti. Food Combining: The Little-Understood Secret to Optimal Health & Weight Revealed. Steak and potatoes, tuna-noodle casserole, scrambled eggs with toast... these classic American meals are also classic examples of why the Standard American Diet is making us fatter and more prone to disease.

Food Combining: The Little-Understood Secret to Optimal Health & Weight Revealed

After eating one of those traditional American meals, you might experience bloating or feel gassy, dehydrated or tired. No wonder! They violate all the principles of food combining. This meal might look healthy, but it actually cause weight gain and digestive problems. Learn why combining starches like rice with meat can actually harm your health! Many diet companies, like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, tell you to eat less and exercise more, with little regard towhat you actually combine together in your stomach.

Many years ago, our ancestors worked hard at physical jobs and returned home each day to eat big meals of meat, breads, cheeses, and even sweets with no adverse effects. Food Combining the Body Ecology Way. The 13 Best Food Combos on the Planet. Tomatoes & Avocados Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid, which reduces cancer risk and cardiovascular disease.

The 13 Best Food Combos on the Planet

Fats make carotenoids more bioavailable, a fact that makes a strong case for adding tomatoes to your guacamole. “This also has a Mediterranean cultural tie-in,” says registered dietitian Susan Bowerman of California Polytechnic State University. “The lycopene in tomato products such as pasta sauce is better absorbed when some fat (e.g., olive oil) is present than if the sauce were made fat free.” This may also explain why we love olive oil drizzled over fresh tomatoes. And when it comes to salads, don’t choose low-fat dressings. Photo: (cc) James Lee/Flickr Photo: Mitch Mandel Broccoli & Tomatoes New research shows that this combo prevents prostate cancer, but no one is sure why. Photo: (cc) Daniel Panev/Flickr Growing Guide: Broccoli Photo: (cc) A gude/Flickr Extra: How to Grow Blueberries Photo: (cc) Steven Depolo/Flickr Photo: Photo Alto. Flavor - Are some flavour pairings known to work better than others (and if so, why)? - Seasoned Advice.

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