The Good And Bad Of Coffee

There have been so many studies over the last twenty-five years about the effects of coffee that many people are confused about the real results. For a few decades, we were told that coffee drinking was unhealthy, and now more recent studies tell us that is not true. Over 400 million cups of coffee are consumed per day in the world, so of course, this is an important issue. The main problem is the caffeine in coffee. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, and therefore raises blood pressure and can increase heart rate. This was of concern to earlier researchers; today, researchers think the effect is so mild and short lived as to be negligible. In fact, we are actually hearing …

The Beach Of Bibione Meets The Wine With “September Fest”

From different years the Venetian seaside resort Bibione puts the warmth of September’s sun near the wine’s taste which comes from its biological farming. Thought this end season’s month is far, the Venetian golden beach already developed the next calendar of “September Fest 2008”, big wines’ and grapes’ festival. Residents and tourists that know Bibione from some years consider “September Fest” the most important summer season’s event. Wednesday the 3th and Thursday the 4th of September all people with the entry ticket will taste the best DOC wines (wines whose origin and production is government controlled) of the Venetian area Lison Pramaggiore. Lison Pramaggiore is a wine area near the historic town Portogruaro and few kilometres far from the famous …

The Art Of Wine Tasting

The production of wine in France is tightly controlled by two organisations. The Instituit National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO). This body succeeded the Comite’ National des Appellations d’Origine after World War II and controls the hierachy of French quality wines. The other is the Service de Repression des Fraudes, which is responsible for seeing that the very complicated laws on wine production are carried out. On the French domestic market, every bottle carries a capsule conge’, or capsule with the government seal on it showing that the relevant tax has been paid. It also shows the wine’s quality status. You can easily detect a genuine wine expert by the way he handles the wine in terms of smelling and tasting …

Tea: What Is Jasmine Tea?

One of the tea blends you simply cannot miss is Jasmine tea. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a real treat. Much of the world has already discovered the fragrance and flavor of Jasmine tea. In fact, it is the most popular Chinese flavored tea. What makes jasmine tea so special is its special blend of high quality loose tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine petals impart a delicate yet very aromatic fragrance to the tea. The jasmine petals also impart a slightly sweet flavor to the tea. Jasmine has been produced in China for at least 700 years. The original production of jasmine tea included plucking the jasmine blossoms just as they are beginning to bloom and …

Tea: The Best White Persian Melon Tea Pluckings

If you haven’t experienced White Persian Melon tea, you’ve missed a real treat. White Persian Melon tea is a flavorful blend of white tea combined with sweet melon nectar. It’s one of healthiest and most refreshing beverages you can drink. But, like other teas, some White Persian Melon teas are better than others. Making great White Persian Melon tea, of course, requires the best white tea with the best melon flavoring. One of the features that people typically evaluate in determining good tea is when the tea is plucked. However, this is not the best way to judge the White Persian Melon Tea you’re buying. White tea can only be harvested for about two weeks during March and April of …

Tea: Online Ordering Of White Tea

If you’re new to tea drinking, you may wonder the best places to buy tea. Your local supermarket likely has just a small variety of tea, most of it in tea bag form. But, the real connoisseur, or connoisseur in the making, will want loose tea, and this can be harder to find than tea in other forms. Because white tea is rarer than black tea, it can be even more difficult to find than loose black or green tea. White tea comes from the same plant as other teas, but it is harvested much earlier than other teas, before the leaves are fully open. The tea is harvested while the buds are still closed and covered by fine white …

Tea: How Is White Persian Melon Tea Different From Other Teas?

If you’re new to drinking white tea, you may be unaware of the many positive health differences between white tea and black tea. And, White Persian melon tea offers even more health benefits than regular white tea. The health differences between white and black tea is primarily related to their anti-oxidant content. Tea leaves are naturally rich in some of the most powerful anti-oxidants on earth. Anti-oxidants are important to our health because they combat free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are a natural by-product of our digestive processes, but left unchecked they damage our cells and DNA. Damaged cells and DNA lead to aging and serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. While all tea leaves are naturally …

Sushi – The Japanese Delicacy

Sushi is a Japanese dish, popular all throughout the world. Sushi lovers, young and old alike, mistakenly think Sushi refers to raw sea fish. Sushi actually means vinegar-flavored rice and the raw food accompanying it are called Sashimi. Types of Sushi Preparations There are five kinds of Sushi preparations like Nigiri, Maki, Temaki, Chirashi and Inari Sushis. Sushi rice is the staple ingredient in all of them. The types are determined by the kind of fillings or toppings used. The same ingredients can be served, assembled in both traditional and modern ways. -Nigiri Sushi is the most popular form of Sushi. It is served with an oblong mound of rice topped by wasabi and a thin slice of egg, seafood …

Sugar Substitutes

What if you could drink all the soda you wanted and never get fat? To some people—computer programmers, harried editors, every ten year old in the world—this sounds like heaven, while others shudder at the proposition. We can’t hear enough about how harmful Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and the like are to our bodies (and, thanks to all the excess caffeine, our minds) these days, and every month it seems like a new diet soda arrives to alleviate those worries while still treating our collective sweet tooth. Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, those pink Tab cans, Pepsi One, C2, Pepsi Max—it goes on. But even these sodas, designed to appeal to the healthy-minded who can’t give up that sweet taste, may have a …

How A Wine Club Can Help You

If you are new to wine, a wine club will help you find out which wines you really like (and those that you don’t). It is the perfect way of discovering new wines on a regular basis. If you’re not currently a member of a wine club, you should think again. Here’s why you are missing out. Do you generally stick to what you know? When faced with rows and rows of unfamiliar wines in the local supermarket, do you find that you always end up sticking to what you know? If you do branch out, it’s likely to be because you are swayed by the nicest, most appealing label or because you’ve gone on someone else’s recommendations (which then …

How To Be A Mexican Food Gourmand With Refinance Mortgage In Arizona

“If I moved away, I would definitely miss the Mexican food. Every region has its own Mexican food, and they’re very chauvinistic – they believe their food is the real Mexican food.” Such is the sentiment of Russ Parsons. Indeed, Mexican food can be found in every city in the world and they all claim to be authentic. There are few, however, that can truly substantiate that claim. Real Mexican food enthusiasts know exactly where to find them, and no, it’s not in Taco Bell. Burritos, Anyone? Of all the great cuisines in the world, few can delight the palate and challenge the senses as Mexican food can. The rich flavors, the unique blend of spices, and the fusion of …

How To Taste Wine

Wine tasting is simply a process applied to distinguish the taste of fine wines. One must be able to note the differences between different types of wines and for expert tasters, also the differences between the vintages of the same class of wine. Sometimes the tasting is called wine de gustation. The most important part of any tasting is the ‘what and How’. The what, refers to what you’re looking for, the brand and type. While the how determines origin and fermentation process. The first thing to do in any wine tasting is to look. Always start by pouring the wine into a clean clear glass, then taking a few minutes to look at the color. You should know that …

Great Beans For The Perfect Espresso

The popularity of coffee is ever growing with coffee chains like Starbucks on every high street, espresso machines in every restaurant and a coffee vending machine in every office. Considering the number of countries that now produce coffee beans; over seventy around the globe, the conditions necessary for coffee growing are highly specific and the overall output is not that high. Although we always refer to coffee beans, the term is actually misleading as the green or red object that is roasted to make coffee is in fact a seed. It is found at the center of fruits that grow on trees, often about twenty feet tall but often reaching up to forty feet. The fruit looks a little like …