How to Select Wine

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Kitchen Studio of Naples How to Select WineIf you are at the wine store and want to purchase something to put in your new wine cooler what do you do when all you have to go by is the label?

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote a wonder guide on what a wine label can tell you.

I find the follow tips to be very helpful.

Vintage: Most stores stock wine that is meant to be drunk right away.  So if you see a 5 year old Pinot Grigio you should move on to the next bin.

Alcohol Content: Look for wines with an alcohol content of 14% or less.  Wines with higher alcohol content tend to be unbalanced.

Cute Critters: Inexpensive wines with cute animals should also be avoided – especially if the critter has a long story.  There are some exceptions to this rule such as Stag’s Leap or Iron Horse.

Estate Bottled: It’s generally a good sign when the people who made the wine also had a hand in growing the grapes on their own land.

Phone Number: A highly personal winery will print their phone number on the label with an invitation to call.  Be mindful that you may have to search some very fine print to find it.

Other Details: If the winery adds extra information such as harvest date or when the wine was disgorged then you know that they are trying to communicate with the consumer.

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30 fires have been reported from an electrical component overheating.

The models in the recall were sold between May 1999 and December 2006. 

To find your model and serial number look on the side of the door. 

If you have one of the models listed, stop using it immediately and call 1-800-856-9226 to schedule your free repair.bsh recall

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The New White House Designer

The Obamas have named Michael S. Smith as their Interior Designer for the White House interiors.

Smith is known for his inventive style of mixing Old World classicism with very contemporary settings.

His style can be called a blend of European tradition and American modernism. The result is a comfortable elegance, a non-theatrical look that is ultimately very understated in its presentation.           Congratulations Michael!

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Viking Toaster Recall

Viking ToasterViking Range Corp. is recalling its VT400 series toaster due to a shock hazard to consumers.  Wiring inside the unit can become loose and make contact with the toaster body shocking anyone who touches the outside.

If you own the 4-slot toaster with the following model numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB, contact Viking for a free replacement.

Viking will send you a padded mailing envelope with further instructions.  Once they get your toaster they will send you the replacement.

For additional information contact Viking directly at 1-888-267-4460.

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