Letting wine "breathe" isn't just something that happens in restaurants in '80s teen comedies with snooty maître d's. It's really a thing, and you should learn how to do it at home, because it'll make just about any wine—including Two-Buck Chuck—taste much, much better. It's a ...more
Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more
Take a lesson in architecture from renowned architect Doug Patt by watching this video tutorial. If you want to learn about drawing and designing, without going to school, Doug's just the teacher. Watch to see how to design and draw an architectural bridge house. In this epis ...more
Bottleneck slide guitar is based on an early one string folk instrument called the Diddley-Bow, and the traditional playing style of Hawaiian Guitar. The early Blues Masters of the 1920s and 30s, would place a bottleneck from a wine bottle, or a short piece of metal pipe on th ...more
The best sangria I ever had in my life was made by a Spanish friend for my birthday party. The ingredients included a giant box of Franzia red, one bottle of Bombay Sapphire Blue, one cup of sugar, a liter of 7-Up, and some cinnamon sticks. She put everything but the 7-Up in a ...more
Beef: it's what for dinner. And if you really like the taste of it, it can be what you season the rest of your dinner with, too. My favorite food hacks are the ones that not only make cooking easier or cooler, but more flavorful as well. That's why I was pretty excited when I ...more
You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more
If you struggle with deciding which wine you should buy for an intimate dinner, or the type of beer with the highest alcohol content that doesn't taste like tree bark, then check out some of these great alcohol-friendly apps to make better booze decisions. There are a lot of ...more
Normally, office supplies and food don't mix, but you can use a paper shredder to make fresh pasta in your very own home (...or office). In other words, you don't have to buy a bulky and expensive piece of equipment to make fresh pasta. If you already have a paper shredder, yo ...more
The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more
Although Christmas is a time to spend with family, a time to be happy and full of joy, sometimes it's nice to pull a prank here and there, especially since many will not be expecting them. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you 10 simple pranks and booby traps you can set up ...more
Even the most seasoned cook is always looking for ways to make cooking easier and cleaning up after meal prep a breeze. There are a million and one tricks and tips out there to simplify your kitchen routines, but some of them are more valuable than others. Don't Miss: 5 Commo ...more
When Treasury Wine Estates released 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red this summer, named for its new partner in wine, rapper Snoop Dogg, it already came with the brand's signature AR-enhanced label. Now, with an assist from creative studio Tactic and the web-based AR platform from 8th ...more
Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more
Making a good pie crust can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but once you master this skill, a whole world opens up to you. Not only can you make all manner of fruit, custard, and cream-filled pies once you know all the tricks, you can branch out into the world of quiches ...more
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more
Mead Mead is a delicious alcoholic beverage made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water and, often times, other flavor additives. It was popular among vikings and is made in much the same way as wine. This article will guide you through the making of a gallon of simple me ...more
This brief video demonstrates how to use a Champagne saber safely, to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Impress your friends at your next party with your champagne bottle sabering skills. You can use a champagne saber or any other heavy knife.
This method gives the duck a firm and crisp skin. To make this, you will need: 2 ounces Hu-Kwa tea (or any black tea), 2 ounces black peppercorns, 2 ounces sugar, 1 pound kosher salt, 1 Peking duck, 4 oranges, 2 cups cure, 4 cloves garlic, 1 bottle white wine, 2 cups duck or v ...more
An Italian classic, this sauce is sure to be popular whenever you make it. For this recipe (big enough to serve a whole family), you will need: 5 pounds ground beef, 12 ounces chopped carrots, 8 ounces chopped celery, 6 ounces yellow onion, 2 ounces fresh garlic, 1/2 cup extra ...more
Mulled wine— if you've never heard of it, you never drank wine during the wintertime! Okay, maybe mulled wine isn't the drink of choice during the winter season, but it should be! And especially for Christmas! Mulled wine is basically a warmed up version of red wine, with warm ...more
The holiday season means you're going to be doing a LOT of entertaining and a lot of going to parties where you'll be expected to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. While you could always make a last minute run to the store to purchase boxed chocolates or a nice bottle of win ...more
Good wine gets better with age, and some wines have an ideal open date years after the label on the bottle. How can you tell what wines will age well, and how to age them properly? This video answers all the questions you have about how to properly age wine. Properly store win ...more
Champagne is a delightful drink, but sometimes it can get a little scary - especially when the corks go flying! Here is how you can correcly store both opened and unopened bottles of champagne, and the proper way to serve it. Properly open, serve and store champagne and sparkl ...more
Wine racks are one of the easiest and best-looking DIY pieces you can add to your kitchen. They're sort of the adult equivalent of making a birdhouse or a spice rack in shop class. This video will show you how to build a really nice wooden one yourself that goes over your refr ...more
Yes! Here it is. A video dispelling the myth of the two buck chuck (or $3 or $4 as the bottle may be). So if you're familiar with this Trader Joe's staple then you'll want to check out this video and find out if you should waste your time on the 2 buck chucks.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make turkey goulash. The video provides all the ingredients required in order to make turkey goulash. The ingredients include: 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 2 chopped stalks of celery, sweat in olive oil over medium high, 3 ta ...more
Sangria is a great summertime drink. Classic sangria will bring Mediterranean cheer to your backyard. Lots of fruit and wine are all that you need to make it. Here are the instructions: 1. Add all of the cut fruit to a large pitcher. Squeeze the juice from one orange and one l ...more
Do you find that there's no better way to unwind from a long, hectic day than to put on Joni Mitchell, kick off your heels, and pour yourself a glass of Chardonnay? If so, then you more likely than not have an assortment of wine corks from wine bottles you've inhaled. You pro ...more
The Singing Gourmet demonstrates how he makes his delicious spaghetti sauce. He starts by heating some extra virgin olive oil in the pan. Then he adds some Trader Joe‚Äôs crushed garlic and browns it slowly so it doesn‚Äôt burn. Next he puts in some Italian sausage and lets it ...more
Want to make homemade wine? You're going to need a wine ingredient kit. This video goes over your different wine kit options and the differences between them. Wine is easier to brew than beer because it doesn't involve any boiling, and you can make 30 750ml bottles using a sta ...more
Watch this video series to learn how to make your own honey wine, known as mead. Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast. Check out other videos on how to cork the bottles and tips on making different flavored meads. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make a y ...more
Here you will learn how to make mulled wine with spicy nuts for Christmas. Pour a bottle of Merlot into a large pot and start to boil. Add some rum and some fresh fruits, such as diced pears and apples and sliced clementines pierced with cloves to the pot. Add a stick of cinna ...more
Getting weird looks from the other dudes at the bar? Maybe because you're ordering a sex on the beach like the other women. Spit out that tropical drink or wine spritzer and throw away your stemware. It's time to put some hair on your chest, hoss. You Will Need: • Testostero ...more
Absinthe and caviar have extremely strong, distinctive flavors that many folks can't handle easily on their own, but adrenaline rush connoisseurs will get a kick out of the recipe presented in this video. Combining absinthe with caviar, you'll make a distinctive tasting caviar ...more
Learn how to give the perfect bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk of the Wine Library. The first thing to think about is what kind of person the recipient is. Do they want a brand name, or do they want to try something new? Check out this video oeniphile tutorial and le ...more
Don’t pour leftover wine down the drain! Follow these steps to use up every last drop. You Will Need: An open bottle of wine, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, an ice-cube tray, orange juice or lemonade, club soda, fruit wedges, sugar, brandy, whole cloves, a cinnamon stick, orange z ...more
Detailed steps to decant an old wine into a carafe. Purpose is to illustrate the extraction of sediment that settles as a wine ages using a candle to light the bottle and show sediment. Video uses an aged red wine and shows how a slow pour uses the bottles contours to catch se ...more
This video is a tutorial on how to make a diaper cake. The cake is not edible. To begin, you will need a pack of diapers and rubber bands. Roll up the diapers from the waist down and secure them with the rubber bands. Put several rubber bands around a bottle of wine and secure ...more
This is a very brief video demonstrating the correct way to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Always make the bottle is well chilled and pointing away from people's faces. Pour you champagne and enjoy. You can learn more at http://www.wine-tastings-guide.com/ho... Cheers!
This video shows how to make wine-themed cake decorations.We can see Courtney and Ceasey's birthday cake in this video. The bottles, apples and the grapes are made of fondant. The leaves are made of modeling chocolate. We can make decorations. First take a piece of modelling c ...more
Like your significant other, fine wine deserves to be pampered. Unlike your significant other, it prefers a dark, moist, cool place. Here's how to create the perfect environment for your little pointy-headed loved ones. You Will Need * A dark, moist, naturally cool space * A ...more
If you want to make homemade wine, you're going to need some equipment. This video gives an overview of the wine making equipment kits. The equipment mentioned in this video includes carboy, racking cane, bucket, bottle brush, air lock, bottle filler, corker, and corks. Gettin ...more
Learn how to pick out a good, cheap bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk. Look for great vintages, because a good year can carry a mediocre producer. The converse is also true; a good producer can make a decent wine even if the grapes were bad that year. Watch this oenip ...more
This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find th ...more
Open a bottle of wine with your bare hands. If you ever forget the corkscrew this is the perfect trick. All you need is a pillow, a wall, the bottle and a firm grasp. Could result in shattered glass.
All that information on a wine label is there for a reason – here's how to decipher it. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to read a wine label. You Will Need * A wine label * Some basic wine knowledge Step 1. Check out the producer Note the producer – the name of the ...more
Definitions Aging If you bought a bottle of Twelve Year Old Scotch, and you hang on to if for nine years, guess what you have? A bottle of 12 year old Scotch. Scotch Whiskey is different from wine in the aging process. Only bad things can happen after its bottled. Keep it in ...more
In this tutorial cooking video, chef Brian prepares the classic French recipe "Beef Bourguignon" in a slow cooker crock pot. This stew recipe is very tasty, one whole bottle of red wine will do that.
Waste not with your excess food. With a little bit of imagination and extra ingredients, your boring leftovers and extra ingredients idling in your fridge can be transformed into tasty meals, side dishes and desserts. Couldn't finish an entire bottle of wine? Use as salad dre ...more
With the advent of a clever product called Spike Your Juice, you can now turn a a variety of juices into wine in just 48 hours. Slap down $9.99 for kit, and proceed as followed: Choose your favorite juice. Spike Your Juice recommends Welch's, Ocean Spray, Newman's Own, Lange ...more
Bellini is a classic cocktail consisting of peach juice and champagne, and it was invented in Venice… no, not California… Italy. It's a very refreshing drink, and Lynne will show you how to make it. Lynne had her first taste of a Bellini on her own personal trip to Venice, It ...more
Supple Wine demonstrates how to read an Italian wine label. Reading an Italian wine label can be tricky because in Italy there are more grape varieties grown than the rest of the world put together. The first thing to note on a wine label is the producer. Then, note the vintag ...more
For about 8 cents you can add a nice top to your bottle of mead or wine. Easier and less mess than using hot wax. They come in lots of colors. This video shows you how to do it.
Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner demonstrates how to easily and elegantly open a bottle of champagne. This is often called sabering champagne and is the same technique used with bubbly wines like Prosecco.
Have you ever wondered about the bubbles in Champagne? How about how to open the bottle, or how about that famous party trick of opening the Champagne bottle with a saber? Join The Classic Wines Minute as they answer these questions and more.
Serving a beef entrée at your next dinner party? Having anxiety about what sort of wine to serve along with it? Don't fret; this oenophile's guide will help you choose the right bottle to best compliment your meal. For more information, and to learn more about pasta wine pairi ...more
Serving a seafood entrée at your next dinner party? Having anxiety about what sort of wine to serve along with it? Don't fret; this oenophile's guide will help you choose the right bottle to best compliment your meal. For more information, and to learn more about pasta wine pa ...more
Champagne or sparkling wine is a great treat during a celebration, but what if your champagne is a little dull? It may be flat… a little too old to savor the taste. But there is a remedy. If your champagne or sparkling wine has become flat, simply drop a few raisins into the b ...more
Is your BFF getting married? Looks like you have a bridal shower to plan! Organize a bridal bash that people will actually want to attend using these innovative ideas. You Will Need: • The bride's likes and dislikes • A theme Step 1: Don't get hung up on rules Throw out an ...more