The Best Japanese Cast Iron Teapot: Fine Nanbu Tetsubins For Your Tea

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Tea is different all around the world. The plant is the same, of course: all tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, but the method of preparation and the equipment used varies by quite a bit. The strong black tea with milk that the English drink is incredibly different from the sweet iced tea of the southern United States or the delicate green tea that’s enjoyed in Japan.

Pineapple Wine Recipe: A Light & Delicate Beverage for All – A Must Try!

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How to make a pineapple wine – a light & delicate beverage? Well, preparing a pineapple wine comes with a delicious recipe that can be served as a drink. So, if you are looking for a home-made recipe with which you can prepare pineapple wine & surprise your guests with a flavorful & refreshing beverage, then look no further as you have landed to the right page!

Private Label Wine – How It Works

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If you are working or in charge of a bar or restaurant and intend to rise above the competition, then selling exclusive private label wine is one of the simplest and coolest ways to up your profit margin. I speak this from experience in creating a private wine label for my store that has produced better results than I had expected from this endeavor.

How Melbourne Found Its Drinking Groove

Written by Caroline Evans on . Posted in drink

“Tell me what you drink, and I shall tell you who you are”

I moved to Melbourne in 1999.  Working as a lawyer in the city I had plenty of time to drink in the myriad of small bars that wove through the urban landscape – they were a respite from work, a lounge room in the city to meet friends, a safe place where you could sit to relax.

I assumed that that was the way the city had always been – bars, along with food and the coffee scene, defining inner Melbourne for me.  It was very different from the city I had grown up in – Canberra – and even from Sydney, where I had just moved from, where the bars were bigger, less personal, flashier.  But this wasn’t the case.  Melbourne, on the bar front, is actually a babe in the woods, albeit a pretty good-looking one that’s grown up very, very fast.