At one point, I can remember there being one type of wine decanter — it was in the form of a gorgeous glass “bowl”. All you had to do is pour your wine in and let it breathe. Now, everything seems to be about instant gratification and fast food (for most people) — no one has time to stare at their wine until they can finally pour themselves a glass and unwind from an impossible day. So, it seems to me that many people are turning to modern wine aerators to help them speed up the process. I will admit, at times, I am one of those people.
My most recent experience with an aerator is with a Food Network branded product, but you can find the same exact item at stores like Williams Sonoma. What I loved most about it was you could pour an entire glass of wine into the aerator that is resting on the top of your glass , rather than slowly pouring it into a smaller aerator that you have to hold in one hand. It was also easy to clean and comes with a stand so you won’t have to worry about dripping wine every where. Does it work just as well as the classic wine decanter? I think it gets the job done, quickly. But there is something about letting wine breathe the natural way.
So, my question to you… How is everyone prepping their bottle of wine before taking the plunge into their first glass? More importantly, what’s your go-to bottle of wine?
I came across this pin/infographic on Pinterest and I couldn’t help but post it to my favorite board titled Lists To Love. The chart shows you all of the different types of wine. At first, I thought it was pretty neat — and after trying to find “Malbec” on the list, I felt like I was looking at something I once tried to decipher in High School chemistry class. There are so many types of wine I just couldn’t keep track.
So, I looked for something else, something a bit less… overwhelming. I came across this neat pin/infographic that charts out the best types of cheese to eat with specific types of wine. I feel like this was made for me!
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The headline might be a bit deceiving… I’m not “going green” as in I’ll be digging through my trash to properly sort my garbage to recycle every single little item. Rather I am falling in love with a color that is associated with recycling as well as with Christmas. Green.
Green is such a magnificent color — I automatically think of life when I think of green. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with avocados and artichokes. This actually might be an understatement. When I say “obsessed” I mean I have been eating so many avocados lately I have been sneaking them into my salads, my sandwiches, my pasta, and on my snacks. This green vegetable is always in my kitchen. But I’ve also been falling in love with artichoke decor that has been around for years. I love the green ceramic artichokes you can buy from Williams-Sonoma. What’s even better is the inexpensive Artichoke Centerpiece from Target — this is something anyone could use to add excitement to their kitchen counter or dining room table. And when it comes to chopping up some fruits and veggies, what’s better than having a cutting board and strainer all in one? Check out this kitchen tool from Uncommon Goods! And okay, I’ve let my avocado obsession get extreme, but I just couldn’t help myself… another fun and playful kitchen tool is this salt and pepper shaker in the form of an avocado. Another great find from Uncommon Goods.
If I really want to go green (and I do, I really do) I could add this brilliant Herb Keeper to my kitchen. It would be nice to keep rosemary and basil fresh for a longer period of time… but I would also love to keep some catnip handy for Hudson. But now that he has discovered how to climb to all great heights in my apartment, there’s no way I could hide his catnip from him. This herb keeper fits on a refrigerator door, so now I know I can keep my herbs and treats for Hudson safe.
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