Wines to help you keep your New Years resolutions

It’s been a little over a month since New Years Eve. You have gone to the gym, you hurt, you are hungry and you desperately need a glass of wine. You are not willing to break your resolution, not yet anyway…

There are options for you to drink within your “goal weight diet plan, counting calories” whatever that thing is called.

Not to confuse you too much, I’ll give you 5 options to choose from.

First things first. Wine tends to come in different sweetness levels from bone dry to (very) sweet. The words dry/brut/Trocken, semi-sweet and what not actually do serve a purpose. They tell you the approximate amount of residual sugar in the wine. Residual sugar is the sugar still left in the wine after fermentation has finished. That’s why sweet doesn’t have to mean fruity.

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5 supermarket champagnes to try

Champagne is and always will be on the expensive side. Due to massive branding campaigns most people tend to gravitate towards the big names like Dom Perignon, Bollinger or Moet&Chandon. There are so many small houses and interesting wines that don’t get half as much credit even when what’s in the bottle might be better than what’s behind the well known labels. But that’s a matter of taste and you don’t get a right or wrong answer when it comes to taste.

Being skeptical about supermarket cheap champagne is understandable. If you’re all ready spending more on that bottle, it better be worth it. Secret is, in order to truly appreciate the high end expensive ones, you need to taste and practice and starting your champagne journey from the simpler ones is a good way to go. PS! I’d take a simpler champagne for simple enjoyment any day.

Here’s a list of top 5 cheaper end Champagnes you’ll find in your local supermarket. I’ve added a few notes on what you’ll find in the bottle, so you can choose what you prefer.

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WineCinema aka Veinikino

Wine paired with short film
offers something for all your senses 
It’s one of the things that kind of just happened and went from there. I don’t think I still comprehend what’s happening. But I’m incredibly happy it’s happening.

It started with a random person who just threw an idea out there. A thought that just died. Then all of a sudden Priit and I decided, what the hell. Let’s see what happens.
In order for you to understand what I’m talking about, I should probably tell you what it actually is. WineCinema is an around 2 hours of alternative entertainment where we match short films from all over the world with wines. Basically you come and let us take you to a completely subjective experience.​​​​​​​
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It's just Water

Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odourless and nearly colourless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients.

One of the most under rated beverages in the world. We could not survive without it, yet most folk still swear by “water is water” as in it doesn’t matter. In reality it does. It matters a lot. For starters non of your other favourite beverages would exist without it. Plus it plays a big role in food pairings. Have you ever been to a restaurant that served a different water with each course, the same way they did with wine?
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Summonin' the wild

Mystical forests and romantic landscape,
the men behind WILDSTUECK gin bring you a true taste experience.

Haven’t done a product review in ages, but this one deserves one. More than 1 actually, bet I’ll leave the rest to you. 
Combining my love for the country of Austria - it’s nature and magic with my unstoppable love for booze. From Wachau, the home of Grüner Veltliners. Between vineyards and cliffs.
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Smell the world

Squeeze your nose shut and taste an apple

Then do it again with your nose freed up, first smelling the apple and then taking a bite. See the difference?
Tasting wine or any kind of beverage actually. Most of it comes down to your ability to smell. Amazing isn’t it? We are so used to thinking the main taste sensation comes from our mouth, but in reality our noses take the lead role here and they don’t get enough credit. 
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Koht - a place for beer geeks

If you haven’t been to Koht
 are you even a true beer geek?
This time I got a chance to peek into the hidden spots where most people never get to go. Found out how much bigger that bar actually is, how they manage to fit more than 900 beers to their list. How it all came to be etc...
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Here's to everyday superwomen

“Alcohol is like love.
The first kiss is magic, the second intimate,
the third is routine.
After that you take the girl’s clothes off.”

…and we all know what might happen after that, right? Here’s my salute to all you carrying - soon to be - moms, young moms and other non-booze lovers or designated drivers who might appreciate this.
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Oh what a fun weekend it was

Ypres -I miss you!

Since Black Beer fest I’ve gathered a bunch of friends in Belgium and once they asked Lehe to come out with their beers for Vleteren Craft Beer Festival, it was a no brainer.

Festival grounds were in a small village in Vleteren Belgium... 
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Ypres beauty - Black beer overdose

How many dark beers can you handle?

In the midst of December in Ypres, a tiny little war town in Belgium, held The Black Beer Fest. All black beer lovers paradise. 2 days filled with more than 200 different dark beers.

Stouts, porters, sours, black IPA’s, etc. To me it was the first big beer fest to see from the other side of the counter. As well as the first 2 days involving tasting so many different dark beers. By the end of day one I was in desperate need of a glass of anything light and I wasn’t alone in my struggles...
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#Throwback to Tanker

What Tanker used to look like...
Once upon a time in 2017 we visited Tanker brewery.
I Still don't know how, but somehow I managed to talk Georg from Cinefilm into joining me...
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