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Heavy on Flavour… Light on the pocketbook

One of the wonderful things about Prosecco is that you don’t have to sacrifice flavour for price. You can pick up a bottle of bubbles for at least half the price of Champagne.  And your friends will even thank you for it!  In our Introduction to Champagne and Sparkling wine speedTASTING, nearly everyone prefers Prosecco. Whilst only half of people preferred Champagne. If you thought all Prosecco was sweet, think again. Although it is characteristically fruiter than Champagne, it is […]

Clean and fresh... you can drink it by the pint. Photo by Citronodlingen / Lemongarden

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Olive Oil: Now With Bonus Virgins!  While “extra virgin” is subject to all kinds of interpretation, the process it describes is not. Many mainstream olive oil manufacturers seem to believe that they can interpret the guidelines for what virgin olive oil really is. In fact, there are legitimate standards for what constitutes this. What is Extra virgin olive oil? It is oil that came from olives that were pressed and packaged. Yes, it really is that simple. The alternative method to […]

History of Olives 101

Brush Up On Your Oil Education from the beginning Olives are more ancient than most ancient civilizations! Use of the olive can be traced back to the Neolithic people, who existed in the 8th century BC. Although the earliest history of the cultivation of the olive tree is hazy, most of the evidence points toward

Those Darn Oily Olives

Fat And Olives: A Love Story Let’s face it: fried food is delicious. That’s a fact of life. The staple of fried food, however, is saturated fat. This kind of fat isn’t easily digested by the body, so it causes horrible horrible damage within you. Are you ready for me to scare you into drinking wheatgrass smoothies till your face turns green?

Prosecco – the bare facts

A high-quality Italian wine Generally dry and mainly either fully sparkling (spumante) or lightly sparkling (frizzante, gentile) Generally lower in alcohol than most wines: about 11 to 12 percent by volume Unlike Champagne, it’s appreciated for its fresh, light, simple taste and complex aromas Flavour is intensely aromatic and crisp, with hints of yellow apple, pear, white peach and apricot Great as a mix for cocktails The main ingredient in the Bellini cocktail and Spritz cocktail, commonly in a Mimosa, […]