Wine is pleasure and conviviality, it is culture and it makes food taste better. But wine can also be intimidating. This guide takes the anxiety out of shopping, buying and drinking wine. You will learn the basics, from how to open a bottle to pairing it with food, along with the best language to use when talking about wine in stores, at restaurants and with friends.
How to plan a beer and cheese pairing party
The idea of pairing wine and cheese is as old, it seems, as wine itself. • Setting out a cheeseboard with beer is a newer notion, though it makes perfect sense especially now that Tampa Bay is bursting at the seams with breweries and tap houses. Liquor stores and even grocery stores are carrying a variety of interesting beers, too, and there are places like Shep's Food Market in St. Petersburg, which boasts 1,200 varieties of suds. • In recent years, our selection of cheeses has bloomed, too. Beyond European cheeses, some of the well-known creameries of the West Coast (Humboldt Fog, Point Reyes, Rogue and Cowgirl) are sending their products all over the country. (When I moved to Florida in 1992, it was near impossible to find fresh mozzarella. Those days are…
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