Yes, there are ways to open a bottle of cork-sealed wine without a cork-extractor. Here are three fun methods.
Wine carriers are possibly the most useful wine accessories I own. Whether restaurant-going or visiting friends, I inevitably take bottles.
Curiosity and tardiness are the twin enemies of a successful soufflé.
For our purposes, we’re calling porchetta the stuffed, rolled belly and loin of this “king of animals” which is more about celebration than inventiveness borne of peasant frugality.
The widespread popularity of wine today, fuelled by general global prosperity, has inspired the re-discovery of many once-neglected grape varieties.
Fast or slow but nothing in between. That’s the most important rule for cooking these delicious little critters into tender submission.
A career path in wine is often kick-started by reading a book. That’s how it was with me.
Taramasalata is having a moment. The ancient dip of frugal origins – fish eggs and old bread – is suddenly on smart menus everywhere.
“Well … it seemed like a good idea at the time.” That’s the response I would expect to get if I asked the creators of these three bizarre wine accessories.
Winemakers are a restless bunch, always looking for new ways to make wine, in the quest for something better, or at least different.