Wine
Learn About Wine - A Series of Videos to Demystify Wine

Learn About Wine – A Series of Videos to Demystify Wine

Ever feel like wine can take on a slightly snobby air? Meaning if you don’t do something right or don’t know the exact terminology or pronunciation of a wine vocabulary word that you might be judged? I think a lot of people feel this way and sometimes this...
3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer - Read Chubby Hubby

3 Refreshing Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Summer – Read Chubby Hubby

Somehow with all the trends in food and drink like artisanal crafting, molecular gastronomy and mixologists, simply pouring a glass of champagne or sparkling wine can seem boring and perhaps even….gasp!…lazy.  In cases like these, I am a big fan of the champagne cocktail. Now, I personally wouldn’t...
5 Things to Know When Buying Organic or Biodynamic Wines - Read Chubby Hubby

5 Things to Know When Buying Organic or Biodynamic Wines – Read Chubby Hubby

You may have been hearing more and more about organic and biodynamic wines. And you might be wondering, like many, what is the difference? Is it worth the premium? How many chemicals are really in regular wine anyway? Is this just a marketing gimmick? Some studies have shown...
Shanghai's 7 Best Wine Bars

Shanghai’s 7 Best Wine Bars

You have probably read about China’s obsession with wine. If you are interested in the intersection of wine and China, you should definitely watch the documentary Red Obsession – narrated by Russell Crowe, this documentary details the relationship between China and Bordeaux and how Chinese demand artificially inflated...
20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

20 Words / Terms that Every Food & Wine Lover Should Know

I am a  foodie / epicurean nerd.  There, I said it! I often don’t realize that as I sit in my world of food and wine magazines, favourite food websites, obsessive recipe reading etc. It’s just so innate in my character that I forget other people are not...
Simple but Cool Infographic on Wine

Simple but Cool Infographic on Wine

Wine is complicated. There’s no getting around it. I have been studying wine formally now for 2 years and have about 2 years left before I earn my degree. I really had no idea I would learn as much about farming and agriculture as I would learn about...
Read Chubby Hubby - for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

Read Chubby Hubby – for Surprising Champagne and Casual Food Pairings

                    I am studying to get my degree as a sommelier…did I mention that? Perhaps not. One of the aspects of this training I enjoy most is food and wine pairing And being a self professed lover of bubbles,...
Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Valentine's Day

Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Sure, you could drink champagne on Valentine’s day or for any other special occasion. But somehow with all the trends in food and drink like artsinal crafting, molecular gastronomy and mixologists, simply pouring a glass of champagne or sparkling wine seems boring and perhaps even….gasp!…lazy.   I am...
Epicurean Concept of the Week – Koshu Japanese Wine

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Koshu Japanese Wine

No, this is not some new form of sake or plum wine. We are talking about a wine made from grapes that has been produced since 1877 when Masanari Takano and Tatsunori Tsuchiya returned from France after studying winemaking. But now for the first time it is approaching...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - B is for Bread D is for Drinks

Epicurean Concept of the Week – B is for Bread D is for Drinks

Hey All, For this Epicurean Concept we bring you a dining etiquette tip from Joanna’s days at finishing school. No I’m not playing an epic, online version of The Circle Game. This is a visual clue like making a L with your left hand (if you can’t separate...
Epicurean Concept of the Week - Wine Legs

Epicurean Concept of the Week – Wine Legs

Ever been at a wine tasting, dinner party, or other event featuring wine and some know-it-all (probably with a beard and wearing a sweater) swirls his glass vigorously and then tilts the glass sideways to observe the streaking wine (wine legs)? Don’t feel bad if you believed the...
Latin Wine Night a Wonderful Fiesta Thanks to Guests, El Toro and PengWines

Latin Wine Night a Wonderful Fiesta Thanks to Guests, El Toro and PengWines

Thanks to everyone who came for making our second Accidental Epicurean Event a great evening. Also a big thank you to our sponsors for the evening. Suresh and the staff of El Toro Restrobar provided a cool, calm, and casual venue for us…just the right Latin vibe we...