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All that you need to know about the nutritional value and health benefits of mushrooms

All that you need to know about the nutritional value and health benefits of mushrooms

Written in 11 August 2018

The disease-fighting characteristics of mushrooms have been known for centuries now. In the East, mushrooms have been used for its medicinal properties for long now. The West has been a tad bit slow in realizing the health benefits offered by mushrooms though. It is only recently that science has explored the nutritional worth of this fungi. Essentially, mushrooms are complete health packages. These are low in calories and carbohydrates. At the same time, these are loaded with fiber, trace minerals, proteins, and B vitamins. They show anti-inflammatory properties too as they contain beta-glucans compounds which keep the immune cells active. ... Read more
Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet

Wines Listed from Dry to Sweet

Written in 07 August 2018

The sweetness of wine is determined by the winemaker. Of course, popular varietal wines and styles tend to share the same sweetness level. Wine sweetness ranges from virtually nothing to upwards of 70% sweetness (like a rare bottle of Spanish PX!). Here are a couple of simplified charts of popular wines listed from dry to sweet. Since wine ranges in sweetness, you have to do a little recon to figure out the actual sweetness level of a specific wine. You can use wine tech sheets to find the exact number. (So useful!) When reading a tech sheet: Wines below 1% sweetness are generally considered dry. ... Read more
How Sparkling Wine Is Made

How Sparkling Wine Is Made

Written in 07 August 2018

Sparkling wine might just be the most technical of all wines in the world–even if it is so easy to drink! The reason most sparkling wine is so complex is because of the need for two fermentations; one to make wine and the other to make bubbles. Since sparkling wines were first introduced (starting in the mid 1500’s), several processes have been developed and each result in a unique sub-style of sparkling wine. Take a look at the major sparkling wine production methods and which wines are made with each technique. How Sparkling Wine is Made There are 6 major ... Read more