You know how difficult it is to find a good wine and cheese match? Well here are five I’ve recently tasted that hit the spot perfectly. Four were at a tasting at the recent Bristol Wine Fair that was conducted by the food and wine writer Andrea Leeman. The other was a serendipitous one … Continue reading Five Great Cheese And Wine Pairings
Wine Butler Toronto and Mississauga will be closed Sunday Dec 23rd, reopening Thursday Dec 28th. Wine Butler Ottawa will be closed Friday Dec 22nd until Weds Dec 27th. Wishing you and yours the best of the holiday season and a successful 2018! Best, The gang at Wine Butler.
The season for giving and imbibing is here. Shopping for the oenophile, collector, wine professional, or bon vivant in your life? These eight items span stocking stuffers, wearable art, and elegant glassware. MODERN GOLD WINE STOPPER This mod stopper has clean lines and an elegant gold finish. Lovely on its own and dynamite when gifted alongside a … Continue reading What Wine Lovers Want: These 8 Great Gifts
Once you understand the proper conditions wine needs to be stored in, you know that you can’t put your wine absolutely anywhere in your house. To best protect your wine and help it mature, you need a place in your home where you can maintain and monitor the conditions, ensuring that they remain at optimal … Continue reading Wine Cellars – Storing in Wine Cellars
Opening wine bottles is difficult for many people, but opening bottles of champagne or sparkling wine creates more difficulties because of the pressure created by the carbonation of the wine — and the pressure of looking good without braking anything. Removing corks from champagne bottles is a little more dangerous because the pressure of the … Continue reading How to Open Champagne Bottles
Why do some wines have sediment and is wine sediment dangerous? Are there different kinds of sediment in wine? Put simply sediment can form naturally in wine both during the fermentation process and while maturing in a bottle. Some wines are more likely to develop sediment and some wines will almost never form sediment. Wine … Continue reading Why Is There Sediment in Wine?
Every birthday and holiday, you struggle with the same challenge. You can’t think of anything to give your self-professed wine snob father-in-law, longtime best friend or boss. Giving wine is out of the question. You’ve seen their impressive wine cellar stocked with rare and expensive bottles. You worry you’d accidentally insult their taste by selecting a bottle … Continue reading The 12 Best, Most Affordable Gifts for Wine Lovers Who Have Everything
Gone are the days of asking for a beer at the bar and routinely getting a pint glass filled with light beer. Today, good bars have nearly as many glasses as they do beer styles. It begs the question: Does the glass you drink your beer in really matter? The easy answer is yes. As … Continue reading Why The Shape Of Your Beer Glass Matters
“A quick, easy and delicious way to cook trout.” Ingredients 35 m 2 servings 536 cals 2 trout, cleaned and head removed 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley salt and pepper to taste Directions Prep 15 m Cook 20 m Ready In 35 m Preheat a grill for … Continue reading Foil Barbecued Trout with Wine
“This cake has a delicious flavor and a delightful presentation. Nobody will ever guess how easy it is to make.” Ingredients 12 servings 420 cals 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup cream sherry 1 1/2 cups water 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 cup chopped … Continue reading Clay’s Sherry Wine Cake