For a long time, the wine business has been heavily dominated by men, but over the years this has slowly started to change, with many women smashing the glass ceiling, and no doubt a few bottles along the way. Like any industry, this diversification has led to new ways of working, and the wines we get to enjoy today are all the better for it. Of course, that’s not to say any woman could make wines with such finesse – many of these inspirational women are highly skilled in a number of fields, juggling various careers (not to mention families) with their passion for wine.
In response, Barclaycard is trialling ‘Dine & Dash’ at high-street chain Prezzo, which enables diners to pay automatically and walk out straight after eating – bypassing the traditional bill-paying process. Nick Kerigan, managing director of future payments at Barclaycard, said: “Eating out is something we all look forward to, yet our research shows that waiting to pay is an increasing frustration. “Building on our experience in ‘invisible payments’, we wanted to create an innovative solution that removes any barriers to enjoying the meal, whilst also helping restaurants deliver great service and keep those diners coming back.
Protein can be called the building block of our bones, muscles, skin, blood and even our nails and hair. For an adult, 50 rams of protein (10% of total calories) is required every day. For a muscle builder, it is around 120-150 grams according to his weight, and for weight loss, it is 30% of the daily caloric value. Our body does not store protein, which means that it needs protein almost daily to work efficiently. Sometimes it can be a challenge to work protein in consistently throughout the day. Here are some protein-rich sources that are available in the Indian markets and are completely vegetarian. Stock your kitchen with these 12 items and up your daily protein intake easily.
Food cravings can hit you hard when you’re trying to shed that extra weight. More often than not you start dreaming of cheese burgers with fries, that delicious bowl of cheesy pasta or that chocolate dessert you’ve been thinking of the whole week.
Sparkling red wine still has a hard time shaking off its reputation for being sweet, cheap and a bit naff. Suitably decadent, with dark ripe fruit and a touch of spiciness, we found it really comes into its own when paired with the right food.
Recipe boxes are designed to take the hard work out of cooking. For an average of $10 per serving, and in between 30-45 minutes, you can have a meal made fresh at home. A very easy recipe box, with recipes that truly come together start to finish in the prescribed time.
In this month’s instalment, we’ll explore the fun side of Bordeaux (perfect for this time of year), the Valentines treats you need to know and continue to unearth the very best of our drink world with bite-size tipple guides. Bordeaux: it’s a word that can often be daunting, but the fact of the matter is, it needn’t be. There’s a hell of a lot more to explore than the 20-year aged Bordeaux reds, it’s just about understanding what else is out there.
Protein can be called the building block of our bones, muscles, skin, blood and even our nails and hair. For a muscle builder, it is around 120-150 grams according to his weight, and for weight loss, it is 30% of the daily caloric value.
Sin-free booze has certainly been in the spotlight of late – be it vegan, low-alcohol or, with Fairtrade Fortnight (26 February – 11 March) just around the corner, ethically produced. “Zero dosage”, “brut nature” and “pas dose” will all contain less than 3g of residual sugar per litre, which leaves very little to hide behind in terms of flavour. Helen Stones from The Fizz Company, a wine importer and wholesaler, explains how these styles are able to shun the sugar: “At the end of the champagne-making process, sediment is removed, leaving a few missing millilitres in the bottle that must be topped up.
Bourbon is America’s native spirit and one of the countries most cherished nectars. This sumptuous tipple has become world famous for its distinct and robust flavor, made up over 51% corn and aged in newly charred oak barrels. 95% of the stuff is produced in Kentucky but the variations we sip are anything but the same.
You might have noticed the recently popularity of pink gins, but what is it (apart from the obvious) that makes them different to the regular stuff? If you’re a fan of standard gin, you’ll love the subtle flavour notes these pink varieties possess. Not to be confused with the cocktail by the same name (pink gin, made with Plymouth gin and a dash of Angostura bitters), these pink gins can be mixed with prosecco and even drunk neat with a chunk of ice.
Whether you’re new to veganism or a committed convert, a subscription box can be a very convenient way to ensure you have something ready to go the next time you get a bad case of the munchies. Some of the subscription boxes work out cheaper per month the longer users sign up for, so a 12-month subscription will be cheaper than a six-month one – but check the small print as offers vary. While many of the items in the boxes can be sourced individually, in some cases at a seemingly cheaper cost, for the time-poor vegan, the eclectic mix means someone else has done the hard work of sourcing a box, making the convenience factor well worth prioritising.