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|Save our wine! Big freeze spells disaster for French vineyards|
Added: 09.04.2021 17:16 | 4 views | 0 comments
Vineyards in some areas are reporting extensive damage and the government is declaring a disaster.
|Actor allegedly used money from Ponzi scheme to buy $6 million L.A. home, pay credit card debt|
Added: 08.04.2021 19:29 | 19 views | 0 comments
Zachary Joseph Horwitz used money from a Ponzi scheme to buy a house complete with a wine cellar, gym, home theater, cabana and spa pool, according to prosecutors.
|Wild Coast Tented Lodge / Nomadic Resorts|
Added: 08.04.2021 19:20 | 9 views | 0 comments
Nomadic Resorts and Bo Reudler Studio teamed up to design and construct the spectacular Wild Coast Tented Lodge - the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. Sustainability, landscape and heritage are intertwined in the design of the Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Located on the edge of Yala National Park in the south of Sri Lanka, the 36-tent safari camp welcomed its first guests in November 2017.The eco-resort’s organic architecture integrates seamlessly into the site, which comprises dryland forests that merge into the rugged sandy coastline overlooking the Indian Ocean. The five-star lodge is designed to give visitors an intimate experience of Yala, celebrating the flora, fauna and culture of the area, with minimal intrusion on the landscape. Local influences were especially important, from vernacular traditions and materials to community involvement.
|Does space affect the taste of wine and other tech news|
Added: 08.04.2021 18:20 | 47 views | 0 comments
Chris Fox looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week
|7 fabulous wine regions to visit in England|
Added: 08.04.2021 15:55 | 7 views | 0 comments
Discover the best places in England for a wine-tastic getaway and learn about the country's flourishing vineyards.
|Give Your Next Book Club Meeting a Taste of France|
Added: 07.04.2021 21:34 | 9 views | 0 comments
When D’Arcy arrives at the Chateau Lieu des Reves, she doesn’t shy away from indulging in the homemade pastries and food prepared for guests. Whether it’s that first dinner with Josh or the romantic picnic they share—there’s always something delicious on the menu in France.
To create your own decadent French picnic, Natasha Lester has some suggestions:
Tarte Tatin: an upside-down pastry with fruit (often apple) that is caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked.
French Baguette: a classic French loaf of bread characterized by its long, thin shape and crispy crust.
Paté: a paste, pie or loaf consisting of ground liver with a variety of other ground meat (pork, poultry, fish) combined with herbs, spices and either wine or brandy. A platter of different types of paté served with slices of baguette will allow guests to sample different tastes.
Cheese: like the paté, creating a platter with a few different flavors and textures of cheese makes for a nice tasting experience served with the baguette. Some popular French cheeses include Brie, Gruyere, Roquefort, and Chevre.
Chocolate Tarts: a type of custard tart with a mixture of dark chocolate, cream and eggs are poured into a sweet pastry shell and baked until firm.
Macarons: sweet pastries made with almond powder or ground almond, they come in a variety of flavors denoted by different colors and types of filling. Note that macarons are different from the macaroon, which is coconut based.
Palmiers: pastry in the shape of a palm leaf or heart. They are also known as French Hearts or Elephant Ear among other names.
Cherry Clafoutis: a type of tart consisting of a sweet custard batter mixed with ripe cherries and baked. While cherries are the traditional fruit used in this dish, other fruits can be substituted.
Champagne or wine is always a good choice to pair with any of these treats and plentiful around France. But if you’re looking for something a little bolder Natasha has shared her favorite recipe for a Manhattan.
2 oz. Whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Serve with a twist of orange
|French winemakers fight frost with fire|
Added: 07.04.2021 11:35 | 16 views | 0 comments
Winemakers in France are trying to save their crops amid a sudden drop in temperatures.
|'I have put everything into my winery'|
Added: 07.04.2021 8:18 | 31 views | 0 comments
South Africa's winemakers hope for a brighter future after a very tough 12 months.