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Watermelon Moscato 
 
 
Now that it’s summer time, get creative and try out different drinks – for example, a sweet, yet refreshing watermelon moscato!
 
Ingredients
 
·      1 watermelon
·      1 lime
·      1 cup sugar
·      1 cup water
·      Moscato
 
Directions
 
First thing to do is to scoop out all of the watermelon into a large bowl.  Then, give it a blender treatment. This way you can puree the fruit and strain it to get the sweet, juicy flavor.
You’ll probably end up with around nine cups of juice and one cup of pulp. Add the juice of one lime to the pitcher, to make it a little bit more refreshing.
Next, make a simple syrup by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water on the stove. Let it boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Then, let it cool and mix it with 4 cups of the watermelon juice. 
At this point grab a flute and mix the watermelon syrup with some Moscato. Success! What a refreshing summer drink.
 
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Watermelon Moscato

 

 

Now that it’s summer time, get creative and try out different drinks – for example, a sweet, yet refreshing watermelon moscato!

 

Ingredients

 

·      1 watermelon

·      1 lime

·      1 cup sugar

·      1 cup water

·      Moscato

 

Directions

 

First thing to do is to scoop out all of the watermelon into a large bowl.  Then, give it a blender treatment. This way you can puree the fruit and strain it to get the sweet, juicy flavor.

You’ll probably end up with around nine cups of juice and one cup of pulp. Add the juice of one lime to the pitcher, to make it a little bit more refreshing.

Next, make a simple syrup by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water on the stove. Let it boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Then, let it cool and mix it with 4 cups of the watermelon juice.

At this point grab a flute and mix the watermelon syrup with some Moscato. Success! What a refreshing summer drink.

 

Source:  http://bit.ly/lhYQpg 

Berries in Orange-kissed Moscato

Berries, regardless of the color, are a staple in any diet. Across the board, they are low in calories, high in nutrients and high in antioxidants. Not to mention, they’re delicious and they make a dessert shine.
For a light ending on a hot day, try the berries in orange-kissed moscato. It’s incredibly light, easy (no cooking required) and versatile.
 
Servings: 6
 
Ingredients 
·      1 bottle of moscato
·      Zest from 1 orange
·      1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
·      1 cup blackberries
·      1 1/2 cups blueberries
·      Vanilla ice cream (optional)
 
Directions 
Zest your orange. Open moscato and then place zest, moscato and all the berries in a pitcher. Allow to marinate, in the refrigerator, for one hour. Serve in flute glasses. 
Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
 
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Berries in Orange-kissed Moscato


Berries, regardless of the color, are a staple in any diet. Across the board, they are low in calories, high in nutrients and high in antioxidants. Not to mention, they’re delicious and they make a dessert shine.

For a light ending on a hot day, try the berries in orange-kissed moscato. It’s incredibly light, easy (no cooking required) and versatile.

 

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients 

·      1 bottle of moscato

·      Zest from 1 orange

·      1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved

·      1 cup blackberries

·      1 1/2 cups blueberries

·      Vanilla ice cream (optional)

 

Directions 

Zest your orange. Open moscato and then place zest, moscato and all the berries in a pitcher. Allow to marinate, in the refrigerator, for one hour. Serve in flute glasses.

Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

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Six Tarts and a Bottle of Moscato 

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Six Tarts and a Bottle of Moscato 

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Summer Berry Pudding with Moscato Whipped Cream
 
Servings: Serves eight to twelve
 
Ingredients
 
For the pudding:
 
·               4 pints strawberries (about 2 pounds)   
·               3/4 cup granulated sugar 
·    2 to 3 pints assorted berries (blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries); more for garnish   
·               Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup) 
·               1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
·               2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, Framboise, or other liqueur 
·    1 pound fine-crumbed sliced white bread (about 20 slices, 1/4 inch thick; Pepperidge Farm is fine), crusts removed 
 
For the whipped cream: 
 
·               1 cup heavy cream 
·               2 tablespoons cold Moscato D’Asti
·    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
 
 
Directions
 
1. Coat the inside of an 8- or 9-inch-diameter bowl with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Line the bowl with plastic wrap, smoothing out the wrinkles as much as possible and leaving a little bit of wrap hanging over the edge of the bowl.
2. Rinse, hull, and quarter the strawberries; toss with the 3/4 cup sugar. Cook in a heavy-based, nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries begin to break down and give up their juices, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining mixed berries and cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries are tender and crush easily against the side of the pan, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and liqueur. Taste and add more of any ingredient if necessary. Position a strainer or colander over a large bowl to reserve the juices. Drain the berries and transfer them to a small bowl.
3. Set 5 slices of the bread on the bottom and up the sides of the bowl in the shape of a plus sign. Trim more slices of bread into triangles to fill in the sides. Dip each of these bread slices into the berry juice to saturate them and then reposition them in the bowl. Gently spread about 1/2 cup of the berries over the bread in the bottom of bowl. Trim more bread to completely cover the berries. Soak the bread and reposition it. Spread about half the remaining berries on the bread. Repeat the trimming, soaking, and positioning of the bread. Spread on a last layer of the remaining berries and cover with a final layer of trimmed, soaked bread; this last layer should be level with the bread lining the bowl. Reserve any remaining berry juice in the refrigerator.
4. Cover the top of the pudding with plastic wrap. Top with a plate or cardboard round and weight the plate with heavy boxes or cans or a closed container filled with water. Set the bowl on a rimmed baking sheet and chill overnight.
5. With an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream with the Moscato and sugar until it forms soft peaks.
6. Remove the weights, plate, and plastic from the top of the pudding and spread the plastic wrap lining out to the sides. Set a rimmed serving platter face down on top of the bowl and invert the bowl over onto the platter; remove the bowl and plastic wrap. Garnish with fresh berries, if you like. Serve slices of the pudding with the whipped cream and a drizzle of the remaining berry juice.
 
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Summer Berry Pudding with Moscato Whipped Cream

 

Servings: Serves eight to twelve

 

Ingredients

 

For the pudding:

 

·               4 pints strawberries (about 2 pounds) 

·               3/4 cup granulated sugar

·    2 to 3 pints assorted berries (blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries); more for garnish 

·               Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)

·               1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

·               2 tablespoons Grand Marnier, Framboise, or other liqueur

·    1 pound fine-crumbed sliced white bread (about 20 slices, 1/4 inch thick; Pepperidge Farm is fine), crusts removed 

 

For the whipped cream:

 

·               1 cup heavy cream

·               2 tablespoons cold Moscato D’Asti

·    1 tablespoon granulated sugar

 

 

Directions

 

1. Coat the inside of an 8- or 9-inch-diameter bowl with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Line the bowl with plastic wrap, smoothing out the wrinkles as much as possible and leaving a little bit of wrap hanging over the edge of the bowl.

2. Rinse, hull, and quarter the strawberries; toss with the 3/4 cup sugar. Cook in a heavy-based, nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries begin to break down and give up their juices, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining mixed berries and cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries are tender and crush easily against the side of the pan, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and liqueur. Taste and add more of any ingredient if necessary. Position a strainer or colander over a large bowl to reserve the juices. Drain the berries and transfer them to a small bowl.

3. Set 5 slices of the bread on the bottom and up the sides of the bowl in the shape of a plus sign. Trim more slices of bread into triangles to fill in the sides. Dip each of these bread slices into the berry juice to saturate them and then reposition them in the bowl. Gently spread about 1/2 cup of the berries over the bread in the bottom of bowl. Trim more bread to completely cover the berries. Soak the bread and reposition it. Spread about half the remaining berries on the bread. Repeat the trimming, soaking, and positioning of the bread. Spread on a last layer of the remaining berries and cover with a final layer of trimmed, soaked bread; this last layer should be level with the bread lining the bowl. Reserve any remaining berry juice in the refrigerator.

4. Cover the top of the pudding with plastic wrap. Top with a plate or cardboard round and weight the plate with heavy boxes or cans or a closed container filled with water. Set the bowl on a rimmed baking sheet and chill overnight.

5. With an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream with the Moscato and sugar until it forms soft peaks.

6. Remove the weights, plate, and plastic from the top of the pudding and spread the plastic wrap lining out to the sides. Set a rimmed serving platter face down on top of the bowl and invert the bowl over onto the platter; remove the bowl and plastic wrap. Garnish with fresh berries, if you like. Serve slices of the pudding with the whipped cream and a drizzle of the remaining berry juice.

 

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how cute!

how cute!

Beirut announce new single ‘East Harlem’

disconaivete:

Beirut are releasing a new single East Harlem forthcoming Monday via Zach Condon’s own label Pompeii, backed with another new song titled Goshen. If you’ve ever seen Beirut perform live, you’ll definitely recognise it. Watch Zach and his band perform it live below.

In other Beirut news: they are about to get a new website. “Later today, most likely.”

Can a Drink a Day Keep the Pounds Away?

Dieters are often advised to stop drinking alcohol to avoid the extra calories lurking in a glass of wine or a favorite cocktail. But new research suggests that women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.

The findings, reported this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, are based on a study of 19,220 United States women aged 39 or older who, at the start of the study, fell into the “normal weight” category based on their body mass index. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston tracked the women’s drinking habits over 13 years. About 60 percent of the women were light or regular drinkers, while about 40 percent reported drinking no alcohol.

Over the course of the study, 41 percent of the women became overweight or obese. Although alcohol is packed with calories (about 150 in a six-ounce glass of wine), the nondrinkers in the study actually gained more weight over time: nine pounds, on average, compared with an average gain of about three pounds among regular moderate drinkers. The risk of becoming overweight was almost 30 percent lower for women who consumed one or two alcohol beverages a day, compared with nondrinkers.

The findings are certain to be confusing for women who continue to receive conflicting messages about the health benefits and risks of alcohol. Although moderate drinking is associated with better heart health, regular drinking also increases breast cancer risk.

The trend toward less weight gain among drinkers doesn’t appear to hold true for men. A 2003 study of British men showed that regular drinkers gained more weight than nondrinkers. Studies suggest that drinking alcohol has different effects on eating habits among men and women. Men typically add alcohol to their daily caloric intake, whereas women are more likely to substitute alcohol for food. In the Archives study, women who drank alcohol reported fewer calories from food sources, particularly carbohydrates.

In addition, there may be differences in how men and women metabolize alcohol. Metabolic studies show that after men drink alcohol, they experience little if any metabolic change. But alcohol appears to slightly speed up a woman’s metabolism.

The link between consumption of red wine and less weight gain was particularly pronounced in the Archives study. Some studies have suggested that resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, appears to inhibit the development of fat cells and to have other antiobesity properties.

The findings don’t mean women should rush to drink alcohol to lose weight. Other research shows that once a person is already overweight, her alcohol metabolism is more efficient, and so an overweight woman may gain more weight from alcohol than a lean woman. The data do, however, suggest that for many women facing weight problems, the extra calories are probably not coming from alcoholic beverages.

source- www.nyt.com

 10 I Phone Apps for Wine Lovers 
You don’t have to be a wine aficionado and toss around words like  “bouquet,” “tannin” and “terroir” to appreciate a fine glass of grape.  But as with everything, a little knowledge can go a long way. Getting to  know wine is an ongoing and pleasure-filled process that begs for a  curious palate and a lot of welcomed experimentation.
If that  isn’t enough motivation, consider the health benefits that moderate wine  drinking offers. Numerous studies have shown that antioxidants known as  flavonoids found in red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, improve  cardiovascular health, produce good cholesterol, reduce inflammation and  even prevent cancer. Well, in that case, pour me another glass!
Regardless  of whether you’re a wine snob and refuse to drink from a bottle with a  screw cap, or could care less and happily swig from a box, the following  10 apps will help you better understand this refined libation.
Snooth Wine Pro

Snooth Wine Pro represents the next generation of app technology. Its  most unique differentiator is the use of image recognition technology  (very Mission Impossible-esque), which enables users to take a  photo of the wine label to match it to a vintner in the app’s enormous  wine database. From there, you can read a description of the wine, as  well as users’ reviews, without ever having to open the bottle. Snooth  also provides a “virtual cellar” wine inventory management system, a  geographic search feature of wine stores near you, as well as general  wine searches by type, price, region and varietal. A free version of  this app is available as well, but the image recognition capability is  not available and ads are displayed. Cost: $4.99
AG Wine

The Approach Guides Wine app is an information-rich resource for  learning about wine styles, appellations, grape varieties and food  pairings. Featuring an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, users can  select their country of choice and then search for wine options based on  personal preference. When choosing red wine, for example, you are  offered a choice of “light and subtle,” “smooth and medium-bodied” and  “bold and full-bodied” wines, and you’re presented with a variety that  fit under that category with detailed descriptions of each. This is a  great app for wine drinkers who don’t know specifics about which wines  they want, but have a sense for what they’re looking for. Cost: $3.99
Hello Vino

onsider Hello Vino to be your personal sommelier, providing wine  recommendations for when you’d like to match it with a particular food, a  special occasion, a particular taste, or you simply desire a wine from a  certain region. If you need a wine recommendation for a date, a holiday  and much more, turn to Hello Vino for advice. Need a recommendation for  Thanksgiving dinner? Hello Vino recommends Talley Vineyards Chardonnay,  Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay or Walnut Crest Chardonnay as  perfect accompaniments to roast turkey. If you’re like me and not crazy  about Chardonnay, fret not. This app makes additional recommendations on  top of those three. You can also share picks with your social networks  via Twitter and Facebook directly from the app. Cost: Free
Pair It

For wine and food pairings from internationally renowned chef and  wine expert Bruce Riezenman, Pair It is worth checking out. Hailing from  Sonoma County, Riezenman has won awards for his ability to masterfully  pair wines with gourmet foods. Pair It offers more than 20,000 matches,  comprising of approximately 180 varietals and 1,000 food items. You can  match by food, wine, preview “Chef Bruce’s picks” or let the Vegas-style  slot machine make a match for you. The next time you have succulent  braised lamb shanks, pick a nice red Zinfandel. At least that what Chef  Bruce says. Cost: $4.99
Drync Wine Pro

Drync is a wine lover’s best friend and provides expert reviews and  commentary for hundreds of thousands of wine listings. Essentially a  “who’s who” of wine, Drync lists “Featured,” as well as “Most Popular”  and “Top Wanted” wines as calculated by user actions and ratings. Each  wine listing offers a detailed description of its taste, as well as  reviews from oenophiles at Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast and more.
There are even direct links to video reviews on YouTube.  Find a wine that you’re really interested in trying? Save it to your  “Cellar” or better yet, click the “Buy from Wine.com” button for direct  purchasing access. Drync also just launched a complementary website, drync.com,  allowing you to manage your cellar, search for wine and discover new  recommendations based on other Drync users’ ratings. There is also a  Drync Free version available, but it features ads and has a 10-bottle  wine cellar limit. Cost: $4.99
Wine Events

Drinking wine is a highly social activity that can exponentially  increase in enjoyment in the company of others. If you like to frequent  wine tastings and want to stay apprised of events in your area, Wine  Events is useful to have. It is a simple app, yet it provides numerous  listings of tastings for wine and spirits in your location or any  location you choose. Within each listing, Wine Events provides the  who/what/where and also gives you the option of posting the event to  Facebook. Come one, come all! Cost: Free
Wine Whenever

Imagine meandering through wine country with no agenda other than to  taste wines from vineyards along the way. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  That is until you realize that you have no idea where the wineries are  and end up wasting time looking for them when you could be sampling  wines from them. Save yourself the hassle and get the Wine Wherever app  for your travels to get a complete listing of all wineries in the area.  With 13 locations from which to choose (all separate apps) – nine in  California; the others in Oregon, Washington, New York and Texas – it’s  likely that if you’re exploring a wine-producing area, Wine Wherever has  an app for it.
Each listing provides the winery’s address, phone  number, website link and map. In addition, the app features regularly  updated coupons for specials occurring at regional vineyards at any  given time. Cost: $2.99 per regional app ($1.99 for the California North Coast region)
Wine Notes

Say you try a wine that you love and want to remember every detail of  the experience so that you can recreate it over and over again. The  Wine Notes app provides you with the perfect template to record your  wine of choice, your experience and what exactly you taste that tickles  your fancy. There are a handful of fields that you can enter information  into such as producer, varietal, vintage, rating, region, color,  alcohol. There’s also a handy visual guide for wine flavors you detect,  with typical choices such as berry, raisin, oak and nutmeg and more  unusual ones like bacon, dill, eucalyptus and toast. You can store  photos, share your notes on Twitter and even back up and restore all  your precious wine information with the app. Cost: Free
Wine Enthusiast Guide

Wine Enthusiast as a brand, a magazine and an e-commerce site, is a  prominent source for information and accessories about wine. Who better  to create an app? The Wine Enthusiast Guide app contains reviews and  ratings for more than 100,000 wines and is an all-encompassing resource  for anything and everything related to wine. The search parameters are  totally customizable and let you adjust by price, rating, style, region,  editor’s choice picks, best buys, etc. In addition to in-depth reviews,  the app also contains a very useful reference guide that includes a  “Wine 101” section with detailed articles on topics such as storing  wine, cooking with wine, types of glassware, giving wine as a gift,  serving wine and much more. Cost: $4.99
Cor.kz

The Cor.kz app’s pièce de résistance is its “CellarTracker”  feature, which is a database of more than 935,000 wines from every  region imaginable. You can either search for wines by region or  varietal, or you can use the super cool barcode scanner that is included  on the app (which alone is worth the cost). When you find wines that  you like or ones that you want to try, simply add them to your cellar,  which you can organize into best rated, by varietal, region, ones you  want to drink sooner rather than later, and ones recently consumed.  Cor.kz also features a comparison tab that provides information on  pre-determined wine choices, or lets you build your own comparison list.  Finally, there’s a very comprehensive “Pedia” with hundreds of entries  for all things wine, for those who are thirsty for knowledge and for the  drink itself. Cost: $3.99
Have another favorite wine-related app? Share your recommendations on the Moscato Castello del Poggio Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/MoscatoUSA .
Source: http://mashable.com/2010/11/15/apps-for-wine-enthusiasts/

10 I Phone Apps for Wine Lovers

You don’t have to be a wine aficionado and toss around words like “bouquet,” “tannin” and “terroir” to appreciate a fine glass of grape. But as with everything, a little knowledge can go a long way. Getting to know wine is an ongoing and pleasure-filled process that begs for a curious palate and a lot of welcomed experimentation.

If that isn’t enough motivation, consider the health benefits that moderate wine drinking offers. Numerous studies have shown that antioxidants known as flavonoids found in red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, improve cardiovascular health, produce good cholesterol, reduce inflammation and even prevent cancer. Well, in that case, pour me another glass!

Regardless of whether you’re a wine snob and refuse to drink from a bottle with a screw cap, or could care less and happily swig from a box, the following 10 apps will help you better understand this refined libation.

Snooth Wine Pro


Snooth Wine Pro represents the next generation of app technology. Its most unique differentiator is the use of image recognition technology (very Mission Impossible-esque), which enables users to take a photo of the wine label to match it to a vintner in the app’s enormous wine database. From there, you can read a description of the wine, as well as users’ reviews, without ever having to open the bottle. Snooth also provides a “virtual cellar” wine inventory management system, a geographic search feature of wine stores near you, as well as general wine searches by type, price, region and varietal. A free version of this app is available as well, but the image recognition capability is not available and ads are displayed. Cost: $4.99

AG Wine

The Approach Guides Wine app is an information-rich resource for learning about wine styles, appellations, grape varieties and food pairings. Featuring an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, users can select their country of choice and then search for wine options based on personal preference. When choosing red wine, for example, you are offered a choice of “light and subtle,” “smooth and medium-bodied” and “bold and full-bodied” wines, and you’re presented with a variety that fit under that category with detailed descriptions of each. This is a great app for wine drinkers who don’t know specifics about which wines they want, but have a sense for what they’re looking for. Cost: $3.99

Hello Vino

onsider Hello Vino to be your personal sommelier, providing wine recommendations for when you’d like to match it with a particular food, a special occasion, a particular taste, or you simply desire a wine from a certain region. If you need a wine recommendation for a date, a holiday and much more, turn to Hello Vino for advice. Need a recommendation for Thanksgiving dinner? Hello Vino recommends Talley Vineyards Chardonnay, Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay or Walnut Crest Chardonnay as perfect accompaniments to roast turkey. If you’re like me and not crazy about Chardonnay, fret not. This app makes additional recommendations on top of those three. You can also share picks with your social networks via Twitter and Facebook directly from the app. Cost: Free

Pair It


For wine and food pairings from internationally renowned chef and wine expert Bruce Riezenman, Pair It is worth checking out. Hailing from Sonoma County, Riezenman has won awards for his ability to masterfully pair wines with gourmet foods. Pair It offers more than 20,000 matches, comprising of approximately 180 varietals and 1,000 food items. You can match by food, wine, preview “Chef Bruce’s picks” or let the Vegas-style slot machine make a match for you. The next time you have succulent braised lamb shanks, pick a nice red Zinfandel. At least that what Chef Bruce says. Cost: $4.99

Drync Wine Pro


Drync is a wine lover’s best friend and provides expert reviews and commentary for hundreds of thousands of wine listings. Essentially a “who’s who” of wine, Drync lists “Featured,” as well as “Most Popular” and “Top Wanted” wines as calculated by user actions and ratings. Each wine listing offers a detailed description of its taste, as well as reviews from oenophiles at Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast and more.

There are even direct links to video reviews on YouTube. Find a wine that you’re really interested in trying? Save it to your “Cellar” or better yet, click the “Buy from Wine.com” button for direct purchasing access. Drync also just launched a complementary website, drync.com, allowing you to manage your cellar, search for wine and discover new recommendations based on other Drync users’ ratings. There is also a Drync Free version available, but it features ads and has a 10-bottle wine cellar limit. Cost: $4.99

Wine Events


Drinking wine is a highly social activity that can exponentially increase in enjoyment in the company of others. If you like to frequent wine tastings and want to stay apprised of events in your area, Wine Events is useful to have. It is a simple app, yet it provides numerous listings of tastings for wine and spirits in your location or any location you choose. Within each listing, Wine Events provides the who/what/where and also gives you the option of posting the event to Facebook. Come one, come all! Cost: Free

Wine Whenever


Imagine meandering through wine country with no agenda other than to taste wines from vineyards along the way. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? That is until you realize that you have no idea where the wineries are and end up wasting time looking for them when you could be sampling wines from them. Save yourself the hassle and get the Wine Wherever app for your travels to get a complete listing of all wineries in the area. With 13 locations from which to choose (all separate apps) – nine in California; the others in Oregon, Washington, New York and Texas – it’s likely that if you’re exploring a wine-producing area, Wine Wherever has an app for it.

Each listing provides the winery’s address, phone number, website link and map. In addition, the app features regularly updated coupons for specials occurring at regional vineyards at any given time. Cost: $2.99 per regional app ($1.99 for the California North Coast region)

Wine Notes


Say you try a wine that you love and want to remember every detail of the experience so that you can recreate it over and over again. The Wine Notes app provides you with the perfect template to record your wine of choice, your experience and what exactly you taste that tickles your fancy. There are a handful of fields that you can enter information into such as producer, varietal, vintage, rating, region, color, alcohol. There’s also a handy visual guide for wine flavors you detect, with typical choices such as berry, raisin, oak and nutmeg and more unusual ones like bacon, dill, eucalyptus and toast. You can store photos, share your notes on Twitter and even back up and restore all your precious wine information with the app. Cost: Free

Wine Enthusiast Guide


Wine Enthusiast as a brand, a magazine and an e-commerce site, is a prominent source for information and accessories about wine. Who better to create an app? The Wine Enthusiast Guide app contains reviews and ratings for more than 100,000 wines and is an all-encompassing resource for anything and everything related to wine. The search parameters are totally customizable and let you adjust by price, rating, style, region, editor’s choice picks, best buys, etc. In addition to in-depth reviews, the app also contains a very useful reference guide that includes a “Wine 101” section with detailed articles on topics such as storing wine, cooking with wine, types of glassware, giving wine as a gift, serving wine and much more. Cost: $4.99

Cor.kz


The Cor.kz app’s pièce de résistance is its “CellarTracker” feature, which is a database of more than 935,000 wines from every region imaginable. You can either search for wines by region or varietal, or you can use the super cool barcode scanner that is included on the app (which alone is worth the cost). When you find wines that you like or ones that you want to try, simply add them to your cellar, which you can organize into best rated, by varietal, region, ones you want to drink sooner rather than later, and ones recently consumed. Cor.kz also features a comparison tab that provides information on pre-determined wine choices, or lets you build your own comparison list. Finally, there’s a very comprehensive “Pedia” with hundreds of entries for all things wine, for those who are thirsty for knowledge and for the drink itself. Cost: $3.99

Have another favorite wine-related app? Share your recommendations on the Moscato Castello del Poggio Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/MoscatoUSA .

Source: http://mashable.com/2010/11/15/apps-for-wine-enthusiasts/

Saw Hangover 2 this weekend, it was pretty entertaining but not as good as the original (obviously) zack galifinakis is the star of the movie with his wildly inappropriate behavior and his outrageous one liners.
Zack in his “drink wine” hat.

Saw Hangover 2 this weekend, it was pretty entertaining but not as good as the original (obviously) zack galifinakis is the star of the movie with his wildly inappropriate behavior and his outrageous one liners.

Zack in his “drink wine” hat.

(Source: kittk4t)

Raise your glass to a better sex life: Women who drink wine have more fun in the bedroom

Go ahead and say yes to that glass of wine - especially if you’re on your way to the bedroom with your man ;)
A new study found that women who drink one or two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.
Researchers  from the University of Florence, Italy, surveyed 800 women between the  ages of 18 and 50 on their sexual satisfaction, using the Female Sexual  Function Index, according to the Daily Mail. The index is used by  doctors to assess women’s sexual health, based on factors including  arousal, orgasm, satisfaction and pain.
Women  who drank two glasses of wine a day scored an average of 27.3 points  out of a possible 36 on the satisfaction scale, while those who stopped  at one glass scored a 25.9 average. Non-drinkers averaged a 24.4.
"Historically,  the aspects of wine and sexuality have been well known since the time  of Ancient Greece," the study’s lead author, Dr. Nicola Mondaini, told  the Daily Mail. Female sexual dysfunction, on the other hand, is still  "highly unexplored," she said.

Raise your glass to a better sex life: Women who drink wine have more fun in the bedroom

Go ahead and say yes to that glass of wine - especially if you’re on your way to the bedroom with your man ;)

A new study found that women who drink one or two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.

Researchers from the University of Florence, Italy, surveyed 800 women between the ages of 18 and 50 on their sexual satisfaction, using the Female Sexual Function Index, according to the Daily Mail. The index is used by doctors to assess women’s sexual health, based on factors including arousal, orgasm, satisfaction and pain.

Women who drank two glasses of wine a day scored an average of 27.3 points out of a possible 36 on the satisfaction scale, while those who stopped at one glass scored a 25.9 average. Non-drinkers averaged a 24.4.

"Historically, the aspects of wine and sexuality have been well known since the time of Ancient Greece," the study’s lead author, Dr. Nicola Mondaini, told the Daily Mail. Female sexual dysfunction, on the other hand, is still "highly unexplored," she said.