Quick Bites: Tavalo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille

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RELAXING LUNCH OR DINNER ALONG WITH A GREAT BOTTLE OF WINE? THEN MIGHT I SUGGEST 289 ATWELLS AVENUE IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC FEDERAL HILL… “HERE AT TAVOLO WINE BAR AND TUSCAN GRILLE!” OPENED LATE LAST YEAR BY LEONARD AND SHERRI MELLO, THIS STYLISH EATERY SHOWCASES TWO GREAT BARS AND DINING ROOMS COMPLEMENTED BY A […]

Tuscany Week Long Road Trip Vlog | Florence, Siena, Pisa, Wine Tasting, Things to Do

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After a busy time of Rome, Japan and Marrakesh, we thought we would round the year off taking in the scenic roads of Tuscany. Getting legless on delicious wines and driving drunk without a care in the world. Tuscany is a relaxing destination and one where it is very easy to gain weight. Pizza, pasta, […]

A Toast to Champagne | One on Wine

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Grab yourself a notepad. Write down a little task. Cross it off. Congrats! You’ve accomplished something. Now it’s time to celebrate! Welcome to One on Wine: A Toast to Champagne Champagne is a sparkling wine. Does that mean all sparkling wine is champagne? Nope, first of all it must be made in Champagne, France to […]

JCB Spirits – GIN

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(soft techno music) – Gin is the most sophisticated, the most difficult to make, in craft spirits ever in history. Why? It is the alchemy of so many plants together that have to compose the most amazing canvas. This is what I love about the challenge of making an incredible gin. This gin is originally […]

Who Invented Chinese Baijiu? | China History

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Cheers! So if you like this video, and would like to see me try other types of Baijiu, or learn about the history of Baijiu, let me know in the comments below. After an overwhelming response… Ah … 4 comments is overwhelming right? Let’s look at ….. the legends and history of Baijiu! In Chinese […]

The Wines of Greece

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(whimsical music)>>(narrator) Greece is one of the most ancient wine-producing countries. 2,500 years before the Common Era, inhabitants of Crete likely learned to make wine from the nearby Egyptians. As the Greeks were a seafaring people, they later helped spread the cultivated vine to other parts of Europe.>>(speaking Greek)>>(narrator) Wine played a central role in […]

Sweet and Spicy Libations: Wine in the Ancient Near East

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–of wine later on this evening. So I’m very pleased to introduce our speakers tonight, Andrew Koh and Joseph Green. Andrew Koh is assistant professor of classical studies at Brandeis. He received his PhD In art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, during which he was an associate […]

Sweetness of Wines: Sparkling Wine and The Joy of Secs 102.V2

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John: Today, we will be discussing the sweetness of wine again. In the last programme we looked at still wine. This time sparkling wine. Welcome Susan. Susan: Thank you, John, Good to chat again. J: So go on. Tell me, Susan, what are the different sweetness of wine terms and what do they mean? And […]

In Japan, This Black Vinegar Is Aged Like Wine

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(percussive music) – [Narrator] Vinegar is one of the oldest fermented foods in the world, but these days it seems to be having a bit of a moment. In the town of Kagoshima in Japan, you will find a special dark vinegar that has long been ahead of the times. – [Announcer] This Great Big […]

Three grocery store rosé wines under $20

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