Zinfandel Is Coming Home

Fifteen years after the big discovery that Zinfandel was actually Tribidrag or Crljenak kaštelanski, this great grape variety is coming back to its homeland. Join more than one hundred and fifty wine lovers and experts from all over the world who will have an opportunity to learn more about Tribidrag at the I Am Tribidrag Conference, the 1st International Conference on Tribidrag, to be organised on 27 and 28 April 2017, in Split, Croatia – the land of its roots.
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Going To The Dogs

Wineries turn to dogs to sniff out flawed bottles

When you think of wine faults, you may think of that wet-dog smell—one of the classic signs that something’s gone wrong. However, some winemakers don’t shy away from dog with their wine. Instead, they’ve trained dogs to identify wine faults such as TCA (aka:”cork taint”). [Read more…]

For the Foodie Who Has Everything: A Toilet Seat That Emits an Avocado Scent

Ah the problems of bathroom smells—spray air fresheners can go straight to your head, plug-ins rarely have enough power. If only there was a way to cut off bad odors at the source and maybe cover them with the smells of delicious fruit. Good news, now there is. Kohler, maker of a touchscreen controlled toilet, is now introducing Purefresh seats with weight-activated deodorizers. Scents come in options like fresh laundry, garden [Read more…]

A Smart Wine Sommelier for Your iPhone

It’s the latest wine app to try and render the sommelier obsolete. After telling the app your wine and beer preferences, Next Glass claims to be able to deliver personalized recommendations based on your taste profile. [Read more…]

12 step wine tasting process

Tasting wine is a personal experience and is also dramatically influenced by your mood and the environment where you taste. Wine tasted during a delicious dinner with old friends or while on holiday at some exotic spot will always taste better. Similarly, when you visit a winery [Read more…]

France Introduces “Homemade” Label At Restaurants

France is upping its restaurant game with a new labeling system for foods that are “homemade.” Beginning today, a new black and white logo in the shape of a casserole with a rooftop will appear on restaurant foods that are presumably made from scratch. [Read more…]

This Coffee Costs Over $500 a Cup

Just how much would you be willing to pay for a cup of coffee? $3, maybe $5, how about over $7? $10 coffee would probably seem a bit much for most people but it’s nothing compared to the price being asked by Bespoke Coffee who claim to have made the world’s finest and most exclusive coffee. [Read more…]

Hotel launches ‘steak-infused’ cocktail

A “steak-infused” cocktail has been launched by a hotel in Manchester in the latest twist on the trend for savoury cocktails. [Read more…]

Abahna – Available at Yacht Gourmet Croatia

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How do professional tasters taste wine?

Cristina Alcalá, professional taster, reveals the functioning of tasting competitions. [Read more…]