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How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

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

How To : Design and draw an architectural bridge house

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

How To : Play "Lonesome Atlanta Blues" on slide guitar

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

How To : Make 24-Hour Sangria in 5 Minutes or Less

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

How To : Beef Up Your Recipes with Beef Salt

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

Getting Started : Essential Tools for Making Pizza

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

How To : 9 Drinking Straw Hacks That Don't Suck

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

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

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

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

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

How To : Make a Chinese duck with a tea and salt cure

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

How To : Make sweet pepper jam for the holidays

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

How To : Properly store wine for correct aging

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

How To : Build a DIY wooden kitchen wine rack

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

How To : Choose a Charles Shaw wine

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.

How To : Make turkey goulash

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

How To : Make sweet and refreshing sangria

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

How To : Upcycle old wine corks into a cork board

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

How To : Make Ruusvuu's fabulous spaghetti sauce

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’s crushed garlic and browns it slowly so it doesn’t burn. Next he puts in some Italian sausage and lets it ...more

How To : Choose the right wine kit for homemade wine

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

How To : Make a your own mead honey wine

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

How To : Make mulled wine & other spiced snacks for winter

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

How To : Drink like a man

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

How To : Make absinthe caviar with Dave Herlong

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

How To : Choose wine as a gift with Gary Vaynerchuk

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

How To : Use leftover wine

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

How To : Decant old wine

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

How To : Construct a beautiful flower and bow diaper cake

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

How To : Open a cold Champagne bottle

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!

How To : Make wine-themed cake decorations

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

How To : Create a wine cellar in your home

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

How To : Get the right equipment for making homemade wine

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

How To : Find good, cheap wine with Gary Vaynerchuk

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

How To : Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

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

How To : Pop a cork with your bare hands

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.

How To : Read a wine label like a pro

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

News : Scotch Definitions by Ken Marsh

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

How To : Cook beef bourguignon

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.

How To : 9 Tasty Tips for Repurposing Leftover Food

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

HowTo : Turn Household Juice to Wine in 48 Hours

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

How To : Read an Italian wine label

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

How To : Open a champagne bottle

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.

How To : Revive flat champagne with raisins

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

How To : Throw a unique bridal shower

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

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