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What’s in a Cork? More Than You Might Expect

Vintners are split on their views of how to seal wines to keep the quality and freshness intact during shipping and storage. If the sealing method is a success, the wine ends up being a hit at the dinner table. If not, the wine is judged undrinkable. Synthetic corks are a growing technique of sealing wines, but some traditionalists refuse to change the time-honored method of sealing their precious cargo with cork closures. When corks can be removed easily and the contents are fresh and distinctly flavored, the cork becomes an insignificant item to the buyer. But if the cork is dry and brittle and the wine has turned to vinegar, the cork becomes all important. Most corks are carved from the bark of an oak tree that grows in Portugal and in other Mediterranean countries. The fiber of the cork can be attacked by a fungus that causes the cork to become moldy, thus destroying the quality of the bottle’s contents. Some vintners are combating the cork’s flaws by using methods to ensure that molds, ...

 


Alessi Wine Corkscrews - More Than Just a Sommelier's Tool!

One of the joys of designers is taking a simple theme and producing a hundred variations on it. The Alessi corkscrew bottle opener catalog contains samples galore of that simple truth. There are designs to add elegance to the kitchen and some to create humor in the den. Wherever you open your wine, there is a style perfect for you.One evening you may be feeling wise and scholarly. The Alessi Socrates corkscrew becomes your ideal choice. The form is by Morrison Jasper, but the substance is all Alessi. Made from 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel, it's more than a mere utilitarian device. It is a work of art that will make you feel like a philosopher king.Elsewhere, you may not be in the mood to be waited on hand and foot. The Alessi Anna G. corkscrew is the next best thing. In various colors and made from chrome-plated zamak, this delightful tool lets you be your own sommelier without feeling like a servant.The style is derived from a statue erected in Bremen, Germany in 1996. The Anna G design was quickly ...

 


The Role Of Catering And Bartending Services At Your Function

The main idea behind mobile catering and bartending services is that it involves individuals or companies that provide food and drink services to outside venues. The most common are those that serve food for special occasions, conferences and events such as birthday parties, concerts, product launches and fairs among many others.The catering side are responsible for preparing the list of food options, making plans with the clients, carrying out the wishes of the clients, and hiring the people who will help prepare and serve the food.Bartenders, on the other hand, can also be hired by the caterers as part of a trusted network or they can be hired separately and they are there to prepare, mix and serve drinks to the guests that are in attendance.Catering and bartending service staff can either double up as waiting staff or more usually provide dedicated waiting staff at dining tables or at buffets. They work directly with the clients before the event and time and again present a set of menus that are based on t...

 


Alessi Cocktail Shakers - From Classic to Contemporary

Alessi cocktail shakers run the gamut from classic to contemporary. You may prefer simple, or your tastes may run to the superb designs of Baroque artists. But you can always find what you're looking for in the Alessi catalog.The classic polished stainless steel (#870, in various sizes), designed by Mazzeri Carlo and Massoni Luigi, is plain. But the word "plain" here means anything but "boring". It means "plainly beautiful", "plainly elegant", or, in short, just plain supreme.If the exotic is your preference, fear not. You are different and your selection of mixed drink implements should reflect that, like all your selections. Explore the distinctly different Alessi Chiringuito cocktail shaker.More than just an unusual name, this lovely piece of drink mixing sculpture (designed by Arad Ron and Gozzi Alberto) will add a touch of the abstract to your home. At the same time it's the perfect utilitarian object for its purpose. That combination is rare. Like you.Equally unusual, and wholly different from the Chiri...

 


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