Classy Fiesta, Australian-Style

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Feasts are a big part of different cultures. There are those that celebrate it by not leaving their houses and staying indoors thankful for a bountiful harvest. There are those where the streets are closed off to traffic for the benefit of using the roads as extra space for housing visitors or for setting up stages for various programs.

The point is, everybody loves festivals! There’s lots of food. Every festival has a positive vibe to it because it’s in celebration of something. Drinks come aplenty, from beer to high-end wine. Roars of laughter will erupt from different tables every now and then.

Each culture has its own way of doing feasts, however. If you want a good old Australian-style food and wine festival, then there are lots that go by each year. There’s always one that seems to stand out, however, and it is Tasting Australia.

The event will be in Adelaide from April 27th to May 4th. It offers a lot to satisfy everyone’s palettes. There’s good food, and there’s wine. If, like me, you’re a fan of both, this event isn’t to be missed; especially if you’re already in Adelaide. If you decide to go, make sure you are in appropriate attire.

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Top 4 Things Wine is Often Wrongly Associated With

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Photo Credit: Stuart Farrell (flickr.com)

As with any alcoholic beverage, wine is an acquired taste. Unlike other hard drinks, however, it has become a lot more accessible to the masses. Or at least the public simply took to it. Wine has had a long history, and the subject has since evolved into something bigger than whatever the first wine producer ever thought of. These days, we have wine tastings, enthusiasts, hipsters, and a lot of other stereotypes. It confuses newbie wine enthusiasts, and to draw the line, let’s list a few things that wine is associated with falsely.

The French, Italians, and Spanish

France, Italy, and Spain are three of the biggest wine producers in the world. France is well-known for using wine for cooking. Italians are stereotyped to hold a glass of wine in one hand and a baguette in the other. Spain is well-known for their vineyards. While these three makes the wine-world go round these days, the actual origins of wine can be traced to unexpected countries such as Iran. It is believed that before the Greeks and Romans were getting drunk on wine, the Iranians were bathing in them.

The Wealthy

In the medieval times, wine was often consumed by the nobles while commoners would prefer ale. This is partly due to the fact that some areas are just not good places for grapes. At any rate, this wine-nobles/ale-peasant sort of mentality carried over today. You see someone drinking wine and you automatically think “hey, he/she can afford it.” In reality, there are very cheap wines that don’t taste that bad. Check out the Sauvignon Blanc in Winemarket for proof that good wine can actually come cheap.

The Healthy

There are a lot of health benefits to drinking wine. Those who are trying to lose weight often substitute wine to make up for the lack of Mountain Dew in their diet. However, the rule of “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” applies to wine as well. Yes, wine is healthy, but so is beer in moderate amounts. Besides, drinking too much wine ends the same way with drinking too much beer: you get drunk.

The Classy

A guy walks up to your wine bar. He has a neck beard and long locks complemented by his huge muscular stature. Instead of dressing up for the occasion, he looks like a metalhead who would rather get wasted on copious amounts of beer but finds himself in a wine bar. You start looking for a beer bottle as he approaches, then he orders a sweet wine. I’m not saying metalheads aren’t classy; just that wines aren’t consumed for the purposes of feeling classy.

The whole point of this post is this: stereotypes are bad, mmkay? Anyone can enjoy wine the same way anyone can enjoy a cup of coffee.

Related Links:

Wine Preference May Indicate Personality, According To Wines With Style Report (huffingtonpost.com)

Like sweet wine? Your choice may reveal your personality (edition.cnn.com)

 

A One of a Kind Gastronomic Experience

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Photo credit: Jana Reifegerste (Flickr.com)

Good food and wine always go well with each other. Get a taste of the good life and be present in a once in a lifetime gastronomic experience on the Good Food and Wine Show on June 27 – 29, 2014 at Sydney.

Being in the food business is one of the most challenging, not to mention exciting experience there is. Be exposed to new and advance cooking techniques. Get the chance to taste new and unique cuisines while enjoying your time with fellow food and wine enthusiasts.

Meet ordinary people, chef, bloggers, housewives and simply people who enjoys the same thing as you do, food and dining. Have a taste of the latest food and wine combination prepared for you by your favorite chef and celebrities.

You can also take part in the live demos, fun games and activities in this three day event. Make the most out of this experience by taking part on the programs they have prepared for you and other food lovers out there.

Grab a friend, pen, papers and your good old trusted camera to take videos and snaps of celebrity chefs, bloggers as well as the food preparation techniques and demos prepared for the event. Discover more about food and wine by attending this event.