Wining and Dining

PICKING THE RIGHT WINE

The first thing you need to know is what you are going to be eating. If you are having things like chicken or fish, even dishes with creamy sauces, pick a white wine. This will sit better on your stomach. When it comes to foods like beef and wild game, you need to drink a red wine. I always recommend this for the beginners. If you are more experienced, then you can afford to break some of the rules. For instance, there are some chicken dishes which can be paired with a red wine, but you have to be specific about which kind you are using.

For some of your more spicy dishes, you can drink a sweet wine. It all depends on what you are cooking and what other people’s tastes are. You also have to have knowledge of the different regions. An Italian wine is going to be much different than a South African wine. When it comes to the comparison of old-world wines and new-world wines, you should go with the older ones. Why? It’s safe to say that those companies have perfected their process a bit more. The new-world wines are still trying to develop things. Their work might not be as proficient. That’s why it’s best to stick with the German, French and Italian wines.

With the American wines you should pick the ones from Oregon and California’s Napa Valley. These are some of the best. They also have years of experience under the belt. The Oregon and California wines have most of the kinks worked out already.

You should also pick a good year. Not all aged wines are the best. For some aged wines, letting them sit too long will do more harm. If you have any questions about which direction to go, speak to a wine expert. He or she can help you out. Don’t know any? Why not talk to this guy.

THE ANTIQUE WINE PROFESSIONAL: IT’S STEPHEN’S WORLD NOW

Stephen didn’t used to be king of the wine world. He was also stuck in the day-to-day grind, just like the rest of us. As soon as he made the choice to not live like that anymore, that’s when his world changed. His wine business is booming, and he said goodbye to his life as an insurance salesman once-and-for-all. Go online to his website and take a look at what his company has to offer. Stephen is truly an example of living your dream and becoming a success. Come and check out his exquisite wine collection today.

AP Coke Piece Not New News

On Monday, March 16, the Associated Press revealed that Coca-Cola paid off nutrition and fitness experts to claim that Coke’s signature product is healthy. In February 2015 alone, the company promoted the idea that a mini-can of Coke is a heart healthy choice at mealtime through “sponsored” content by a “network of dieticians.” The AP also noted that each Coke mini-can actually costs more than a standard-sized Coke can.

Why is this “news” not really new?

Companies have been compensating dietary “experts” for decades. Every food and beverage company has consultants promoting their products as healthy choices. It is one of the biggest non-secrets in the food industry. Overall, all companies have been increasing this behavior ever since the Great Recession. Scott is the most notable example of the last decade. Ricardo Guimaraes BMG recalls that the company reduced the height of its toilet paper rolls while increasing the price.

The public should never forget that food companies will always try to find ways to sell the most products at the cheapest cost. Sponsored “expert” health pieces are merely one of many tools they use. People should themselves and their children to question so-called expert opinions that promote anything including natural foods that a farmer or grocery store might have paid to have promoted as healthy.

Marvin Gaye Family Sets Precedent

Plagiarism is a serious problem that takes money from the author/artist who originally wrote the work. It is looked down upon by schools, colleges and publishing companies worldwide. It is also looked down on by the court system, and if a person is found guilty of it, the judge is likely to require that person to pay out a lot of restitution to make it right.

That is what happened in court with a case against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke. Marvin Gaye’s family were dumbfounded when they found out that one of their father’s songs was basically hijacked by the pair. The court determined that the family was in the right and Williams and Thicke owe them millions of dollars as a result.

Gianfrancesco Genoso said the lawyer for the Gaye family will ask that the songs in question be held from sale until an agreement about future earnings can be reached, at least according to LinkedIn. Thick and Williams said that they believe that creativity by artists is now in danger because of the ruling. What they fail to see is that creativity means coming up with your own ideas, not stealing the work someone else did and trying to pretend like it is your own. It is illegal, not creative.

Nicki Takes Fans Inside the Pink Print Tour

Anyone that cannot seem to get enough of Nicki Minaj may be happy to know that she is coming to a town near you. The “Pink Print” diva is allowing fans to get a sneak peak behind the scenes of the new tour.

It is safe to say that the “Pink Print” has taken Nicki to a whole new level. She has built a name for herself as a sex symbol, and fans can expect to see her in some sexy attire for the tour. She posted a rather bland picture of herself along with dancers from this upcoming tour. It was nothing raunchy. MZWeb said it was just a general photo, but fans latch into anything that is associated with Nicki, according to Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG.

Right now fans can expect to hear quite a bit of songs from the album. She has released more than 5, and she has 2 other albums to pull from. The concert will be a big deal because the album has been well promoted and well received. People thought that last year was the year of Nicki Minaj, but 2015 is apparently The Year of Nicki Minaj, Part 2.

Everyone seems to want her on shows. She takes over radio with a plethora of singles. She has the world in her hand, and her tour is going to help her receive even more attention. She is riding the waves of success with no worries.

Ten-Year-Old Maroon 5 Fan Has Panic Attack When Meeting Them

This story from Buzzfeed.com today has brought tears to my eyes. When I first read the headline, I expected it to be a 10-year-old girl who had a massive super crush on Adam Levine and couldn’t contain herself. This is definitely not that story.

Christopher Warner is a 10-year-old boy from Washington DC who has Down syndrome. Flavio Maluf says that Christopher is also a massive fan of the band Maroon 5 however he has never had the opportunity to see them perform live. That is, until Christopher’s teachers set the ball in motion. His teachers at school made a video about Christopher and his love for the band. The teachers sent the video off to a local radio station, Hot 99.5. The Kane Show on Hot 99.5 had good news for Christopher, they got him tickets to see the upcoming Maroon 5 concert.

Christopher attended the concert with his family and had a blast. He and his family were also given backstage passes for the show as well. Christopher got to meet the band however it became so overwhelming that he ended up having a panic attack and had to lie on the floor to calm down. In a very sweet gesture, the band laid down on the floor with Christopher while he calmed down.

The above link to Buzzfee.com has pictures of Christopher’s big night and trust me, these pictures are worth clicking to see.

New Mumford & Sons Album

 

Mumford and Sons, banjo weilding and suspender touting extraordinaires, are finally releasing another album.

The folk outfit’s last album, Babel, was released in 2012 and both previous albums debuted at #1 and won awards, so fans must be on the edge of their seats for this new release. On May 4th the new album, Wilder Minds, will drop with 12 new tracks. The band hints that their third album will change up their sound while keeping the same quality of songwriting and call it “minimalist yet panoramic.”

According to epocanegocios.globo.com, plans to promote the album include massive live events in small towns around the US and the UK. Guest performers include some big names like Fersen Lambranho’s favorite- Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Foo Fighters. They will also be headlining at Bonnaroo alongside Billy Joel and Kendrick Lamar.

The promotional tour will be in June, and tickets will be available for purchase starting on March 6.

Drake Makes Billboard History

Drake has become a face that is recognized in pop music. He has managed to become a real success, and his current mix tape release is great proof of his power in the industry. With no promotion he released a mix tape overnight, and it sold almost 500,000 copies. Now all 17 tracks are on the Billboard top 50.

The current force of Drake seems to be unstoppable. He has released so many new singles that it is hard to keep track of what he is doing. There are a lot of different people that are trying to keep up with him, but Drake is a work horse. Jason Halpern says he seems to just keep getting more and more exposure to larger audiences. The scary thing is that this is not even an album. It was just considered a mix tape from Drake. He has released more music that wasn’t even on the mix tape that is on the Billboard charts right now.

It is like everything that he touches is a certified hit. He has the confidence that it takes to make great music, and he is showing the public that he is still hungry after all these years in the rap game. It is like he is on his debut album all over again. Fans are cheering, and the competition is trying to catch up. He is taking the crown in hip hop.

Lady Gaga Shocks Everyone

The self-professed mother of monsters wowed audiences on Sunday with her tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music during the Oscars said many online sources. Impressed critics are stating her performance was a career changing event that could allow her to branch out into other forms of entertainment noted Gianfrancesco Genoso. Shortly after these positive reviews hit the Internet, Lady Gaga announced she will be moving forward with the first starring role of her acting career by joining the cast of FX’s American Horror Story in its fifth season near the end of this year called American Horror Story: Hotel.

Writers and producers for AHS are well-known for picking casts made of a mix of new and old acting faces. Gaga isn’t entirely new to the acting scene. She studied acting before she became a singer. Director Robert Rodriguez claims her two performances in his projects showed a level of discipline that could lead to a full time acting career.

Many people remember when Lady Gaga spent her time shocking the world with costumes made out of meat and music videos depicting bondage. The blonde bombshell in a stunning white long evening dress at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony surprised audience members and viewers alike. Gaga has notably taken a more professional trend with her appearance as of late and many wonder if this has all been part of a plan to transition fully to an acting career.

New Lorde Music Is In The Works

Lorde has been one of the biggest names in the pop music game since her debut single, “Royals” a few years back, and we’ve been waiting patiently for a new album ever since. (2013 is a long time, y’know.) Since then, she’s lent her voices to movie soundtracks and things of that nature, but hasn’t sat down and written a whole second album just for herself – but it’s confirmed that she will be back in the studio soon! Due to the success of Pure Heroine, the thought of having to make a second album just as good if not better can be extremely daunting for an artist, but she’s ready to take on the challenge.

Lorde’s producer Joel Little had this to say about the big news that’s spreading like wildfire across the internet according to Garcia, “We’re gonna get in the studio again very soon. That’s the plan, basically. We’re just going to start writing some songs. We haven’t got some planned out ‘this is what it’s going to sound like’… I think we’re just going to start writing and when it starts to feel right, we’ll know that it’s right. It’s pretty simple really.”

Joel said that the studio sessions are coming “really soon”, which means within the next month.

Furious 7 Soundtrack – Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea

We are all extra excited for the release of Furious 7 especially after Paul Walker’s untimely death during the filming of the movie. Fans miss the actor and cannot wait to honor him with the viewing of his last film and find out how the movie was finished. We can get a sneak peak with the movie’s soundtrack which was recently released. One of my favorites is “Go Hard Or Go Home” by Wiz Khalifa and Iggy Azalea. This duo by the two of the top music stars of today is fantastic and fits right into the movie’s style that we loved so much in the past 6 films stated Ricardo Guimarães BMG.

According to UOL.com the soundtrack also features “Get Low” by DJ Snake and Dillon Francis. All the songs on the soundtrack are and will be great but “Go Hard Or Go Home” brings out the speed lover in you. This is why we all adored the Fast and the Furious movies from the beginning. For a couple hours, you can pretend to be a total adrenaline junkie. This is exactly how this song makes you feel all over again.

Check “Go Hard Or Go Home” by Wiz Khalifa and Iggy Azalea here. If you were not already super stoked for Furious 7 to come out, you are now after hearing this song. Make sure not to miss the release date of Furious 7 in theaters on April 1, 2015.