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If you are a huge fan of Italian food and find yourself in Brisbane this summer, then you are in for a treat. Whether you are a tourist visiting the area for a holiday or are local to Brisbane, there are many different Italian eateries to enjoy. From delicious pasta to some of the best pizza that has ever passed your lips, you will not be disappointed. So, with that in mind, we have put together this guide on the best Italian eateries in Brisbane that you need to not only know about but also visit - Bon Appetit!
If you have been unable to take a trip to Italy itself this year, then taking a trip to Beccofino is the next best thing. It is well-known throughout Brisbane and attracts both tourists and locals for its duck ragu. But don’t worry if you prefer a pizza as they also offer woodfired authentic pizzas that taste amazing. This is the perfect venue for a chilled afternoon meal with a glass of wine in hand. But also, be sure to try the tiramisu for dessert if you aren’t too full.
Situated in inner-city Coorparoo, this stylish and sophisticated restaurant not only looks great but also offers delicious cuisine. Factory 51 is well-known for its friendly staff, and can currently host up to 100 guests, which makes it very popular amongst events, such as weddings. Yes, we said it, you can get married in this Italian food haven. From homemade gnocchi to deliciously stuffed cannelloni, you will struggle to pick only one dish at Factory 51. Oh, and did we mention that they have an industrial-chic function room which is the perfect venue for a birthday celebration?
Bucci is the perfect combination of modern dining and delicious Italian cuisine and is located within Fortitude Valley. The main attraction at Bucci includes the seafood and pasta, but you will also find more modern twists on some of the classic Italian dishes we have all come to know and love. Though it is also important to mention that the signature cocktails at Bucci are always a welcome addition to a meal with family and friends.
If you are looking for some entertainment and culture when wining and dining in Brisbane, then Bar Alto is a must-visit. This popular hotspot looks out on the Brisbane River and is in the Brisbane Powerhouse area. Bar Alto has recently been refurbished so it is now the ultimate dining and arts experience - well you are in the right neighbourhood for it! One of the most popular dishes on the menu includes the grilled wagyu striploin and their wine list is one of the most extensive in the area.
Ever wondered how much wine fanatics who enjoy the exquisite wines could pay for a bottle? The prices of the most expensive wine could really astonish you. Wine collectors enjoy the thrill of scouting for the most exclusive and rare bottles of wine and pay an extravagant amount for them. These wine enthusiasts sometimes spend decades trying to find a rare bottle that is one of a kind.
In this write-up, we have shortlisted the top 5 most expensive wines all over the globe. So, without holding on longer to the secret list, let’s pursue further sections to check the most exclusive wines.
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti or “Romanee-Conti”
Let us start the list with the most expensive wine in the world, Romanee-Conti. It costs around USD 19000 per bottle and is made from a single vineyard. It is produced from a small vineyard of Cote d’Or, Burgundy, where low-yield but high-quality grapes are used to manufacture this exclusive wine.
An astonishing fact about the sale of this bottle is that in 2018 two bottles were sold for close to USD 5,00,000. The limited manufacture of 600 bottles per year makes it too exclusive.
1796 Lenox Madeira
This is probably the oldest wine for sale in the world, and it dates back to 1796. One could imagine why it is on the list of our most exclusive wines in the world. It is put in the collection in the Liberty Hall Museum, where it was a part of a larger collection of wines from prohibition years. Fancy to taste something that rarely anyone would have? Try bidding for 1796 Lenox Madeira.
Are you a wine connoisseur? Can you tell your merlot from your pinot noir? If that’s the case, then pour yourself a glass and get to know four amazing wine regions that you simply have to add to your bucket list. Forget beach holidays and city breaks, the best way to relax and recharge is with a wine tour of some of the best wineries in the world.
4. Soak up the sun and enjoy a Tuscan wine experience
Number four on our list is Tuscany. Tasting wine in the Tuscan countryside; life doesn’t get much better, does it? You’ll find an amazing range of wine experiences in this breathtaking slice of heaven at the heart of Italy. Visit the world famous Chianti region, famous for its sunny charm and wash down your delicious Tuscan wine with local Italian delicacies like bruschetta, cured meats, and, of course, cheese. Perfect for a long weekend or as part of a longer Italian vacation, a Tuscan wine experience should be high on every wine lover’s wish list.
With bustling Florence nearby, the Tuscan countryside offers a perfect blend of culture and city with countryside and gastronomy. If you are looking for a wine experience that is jam packed with history, cuisine, culture, and excellent wine, then this wine tour departing from Florence could be just what you’re looking for. Not only will you get an insight into its rich winemaking history and a three-course Italian meal, but you’ll also get to wander around a Chianti cellar and wine estate and embrace the laid back Italian lifestyle.
3. Explore the breathtaking Portuguese Douro Valley
In third place, we have one of the world’s oldest wine regions, Douro Valley in Portugal. Located in the north of Portugal, the Douro Valley is often described as one of the most beautiful wine regions around and has been declared a World Heritage Site. With impossibly steep vineyards, beautiful villages, cobbled streets, and the meandering Douro river, there’s more to do here than just sample the local wine. Situated close to the pretty city of Porto, be sure to also sample the local port which is said to be some of the finest in the world.
This wine tour of the Douro Valley departs from Porto and will take your tastebuds on a journey of Portuguese delicacies. You’ll sample local olive oil and honey as well as wines, making your way through the heart of the Douro Valley and stopping off at wineries in Pinhão and Régua. You can even take a boat tour along the Douro river and soak up the stunning countryside as you sip on the best local wines.
Mexico has become one of the best tourist attractions from all around Europe. Its interminable daylight, staggering landscape, and charming seashores attract tourists' attraction. Apart from all that, it is incredibly rich in its social legacy. So significant places are Mexico's old Aztec and Mayan locales and memorable pioneer urban areas. All that has become a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Take a glance at our top picks for Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico and get motivated for your next excursion at present.
1. Cherished Playa Mujeres
A shop option in contrast to considerable comprehensive resorts in Cancun. Beloved Playa Mujeres is an upscale alternative on tranquil, white-sand seashore. The offices are great. Particularly for a more modest property, with an immense spa highlighting hydrotherapy administrations. Other advantages include free non-mechanized water sports and three exquisite open-air pools.
One of the famous worth visiting sites in Mexico is Golf Course Designed by Greg Norman. This fabulous 18 opening golf is situated in the restrictive Playa Mujeres complex. It is on the territory part of Isla Mujeres. Also well known as extraordinary compared to other fairways in Mexico. Settled in a pristine regular scene, it is encircled by mangroves, sand rises and waterways, and various species.
2. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
This 90-room, 14-section of the land oceanfront resort may not eclipse the lay on this rundown. However, it follows through on each trustworthy detail you'd need in a comprehensive. The stylistic layout has designed Mayan engineering from the wood shafts to covered rooftops. While rooms have a significant outlook with a new organic product, a welcome jug of tequila. If the three-times-every day housekeeping doesn't place you in the all-out excursion, the harpist at breakfast will definitely do it.
3. Fairmont Mayakoba
You'll be unable to discover anything other than a sparkling audit of Fairmont Mayakoba. Here's the reason: despite the inn's size the spot feels joyfully segregated. Moreover, it has concealed in a 240-section of land tropical backwoods that visitors explore by golf trucks. Book an oceanfront suite, or, for extreme security, a tidal pond or mangrove-see casita. It will be ideal for natural life spotting.
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Chocolatiers in Northwest Michigan survive COVID with special local lending support and a delicious partnership with Ecuadorian experts.EMPIRE, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, May 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Ecuador’s history seems shrouded in a foggy jungle tangle as confusing as the trails of their rain forests that are shouldered by the Andes Mountains. It is thought that Asian nomads reached the South American continent around 12,000 BC, joined by Polynesian colonization followed by a Duchicela lineage for 150 years, then Spaniards and Pizzaro and the spread of terror among the Indians. The history of this vibrant, beautiful country has been marked by fierce rivalry, occasional warfare and political instability. Today, though, Ecuador is peaceful and a safe country to visit.
Over 3,000 miles north of Ecuador, an entrepreneurial business, nestled in dune land in Empire, Michigan, is supported by a nonprofit lending institution to create an added slice of history dependent upon one of Ecuador’s riches: extraordinarily fine chocolate. So good, in fact, that it was common practice in Mayan communities for people to exchange a cacao-based beverage as they cemented an engagement between man or woman. Pure chocolate for pure love.
With $144,500 in lending support from Venture North Funding and Development, the Empire enterprise, Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, purchased 12 metric tons or over 26,000 pounds of organic direct trade chocolate from Ecuadorian farms. The inventory provides 24 months of production for Grocer’s Daughter.
“We are one of the few chocolate businesses in the nation that offers delectable treats made only from premium quality, traceable cocoa,” said Jody Hayden who has owned Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates since 2013 along with spouse DC Hayden. “Ecuador is the top producer of fine cocoa in the world.”
“A great company,” says Laura Galbraith, president of Venture North. “Between 2019 and 2021, their revenues jumped 100 percent. By buying chocolate in this volume, they have a big savings. The project will save five jobs, create two new positions and 8-10 part-time positions in the Empire area. Galbraith said that profits and savings will also support a new building to accommodate new business and production and warehouse facilities.
Eisacktaler Kellerei’s 2019 bottling of kerner features a crisp lemon backbone and some bright salinity, backed up by a fresh bouquet of flowers and a gentle layering of fresh herbs — rosemary, thyme, maybe some oregano — all of which works delightfully well together. This is on one hand a delicious throw-it-back porch pounder wine, on the other a complex and well-crafted exploration of perfumed herbaceousness. Best value.
GRAZIA by ONEHOPE embodies the effortless luxury associated with summer in the global enclaves and getaway destinations of the world’s tastemakers—such as the birthplace of the Grazia brand, Italy.
LAUNCHING MEMORIAL DAY, THIS LATEST CREATION IS CAUSE-ORIENTED & DELICIOUSLY CHIC
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GRAZIA by ONEHOPE is a Vintner Collection California Rosé from the popular Napa Valley brand, which integrates positive community impact into every bottle.
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Carissa Kranz, travels to Amman to meet with the founder of the first Beveg Certified Vegan Restaurant in Jordan, Chef Sara Banna!
AMMAN, AMMAN, JORDAN, May 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Did you know there’s only one vegan restaurant in the country of Jordan?
Jane Unchained contributor and anchor, Carissa Kranz, travels to Amman to meet with the founder of the first Beveg Certified Vegan Restaurant in Jordan, Chef Sara Banna!
Born in Romania, Chef Sara grew up in Italy and moved to Jordan a few years back with her family. When she first founded Bayt Sara, it was an empty garage that she has since renovated to make a charming vegan hangout and tourist destination.
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Bread & Butter Wines has announced its latest release, Bread & Butter Prosecco.
This is the first sparkling wine from the brand.
Bread & Butter Prosecco is an Italian DOC Prosecco. It is available now nationwide with a suggested retail price of $15.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Bread & Butter Winemaker Linda Trotta worked with a 90-year-old, family-owned winery located in Fossalta di Piave near Venice, Italy, to craft this D.O.C. Extra Dry Prosecco, the company says. The result is notes of floral and ripe fruit, bright acidity and a complement of creamy mouthfeel and layers of soft bubbles, the company says.
Bread & Butter Prosecco is topped with gold foil and has a black and gold label.
Angels & Cowboys has released their second sparkling wine, Angels & Cowboys Brut NV, joining stablemate Brut Rosé NV, which came out in December 2020.
Following similar production protocols as its sibling wine, this Brut NV employs the traditional method of secondary fermentation, and also uses traditional Champagne grapes. Angels & Cowboys Brut NV is 56% pinot noir and 44% chardonnay, sourced from Northern California vineyards largely in Mendocino, Sonoma and Solano counties.
The wine contains 24% reserve wines sourced from a perpetual reserve (also known as réserve perpetuelle in Champagne). The reserve wines are approximately 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir, stored in tank, and range in age from about 4-10+ years. Angels & Cowboys Brut NV also aged on lees for 12 months, giving it a creamy mouthfeel, the company says.
The initial release is 5,000 9-L cases, with plans to expand the production of the Angels & Cowboys sparkling program later in the year.
“Our Brut Rosé NV was really well received, and we’ve doubled down in the $20+ sparkling wine category, which continues to grow at about 25% by value and volume,” says Founder Yoav Gilat.
Usually, bartenders and bar owners talk about how to scale things up: how to bring in more guests, sell more drinks, open more venues. But during the pandemic, that conversation shifted, says Jessica Sanders, proprietor of a laid-back neighborhood bar and gastropub in Austin known for its focus on elevated classic cocktails.
“I learned how to scale down,” she says. Instead of focusing on more, it served her better to think about less, namely how to keep operations lean, with the goal of adapting quickly and sustaining a viable, successful business into 2021 and beyond.
“We have a much smaller team now, with just four or five of us,” Sanders explains. “We’ve had to dial in on … the things we do very well here, and pare everything else away.”
That has extended to the bar’s approach to its cocktail menu. Historically, the bar staff allotted two or three months to workshop a menu of up to 25 drinks, updated quarterly. For spring 2021, the menu of eight original cocktails was established in four weeks.
“We trimmed off all the fat,” Sanders explains. “But [the menu] hits all the notes of what a guest is looking for.” For example, instead of three Gin & Tonic riffs, the goal was to offer just one, making that “the best version of that drink we can offer them.”
This variation, the Forager’s Remedy, layers “warm” spice tones found in The Botanist gin with “cool” herbaceous notes contributed by a basil eau de vie and a lavish opal basil garnish. “The Gin & Tonic is one of those drinks you should smell before you drink it,” she says. “It should hit your nose the second it hits the table.”
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Catoctin Creek‘s latest special edition rye is “Life’s a Peach,” a highly limited expression (547 bottles produced) of its 100% Virginia rye whiskey that is finished for one year in Short Hill Mountain Peach Brandy barrels. It’s the first time Catoctin — which is known for unusual special editions and weird finishes like this one — has released a peach brandy finished rye to the public.
Peaches and American whiskey tend to go great together, so let’s see what Catoctin Creek has cooked up for us.
From start to finish, the peach influence is clear, though to various degrees. While things start out a bit musty on the nose, in short order a sharp and quite perfumed fruitiness emerges, one which is immediately reminiscent of applejack. The palate is far fruitier than the nose, peach and apricot notes leading the way to a rather sharp, slightly antiseptic character as the fruit begins to fade. Again, it’s reminiscent of that industrial quality that younger applejack has, though more traditional notes of biscuits, sesame, and some barrel char elements come to the fore after the more pungent qualities fade a bit. The finish is surprisingly soft and floral, with notes of nougat balanced by hints of pepper and rosemary, which gives the experience some bite.
Six years ago, Todd Leopold told me a secret. He was building a time machine. In the quiet of his Denver distillery’s tasting room, Todd presented facsimiles of cryptic blueprints he’d exhumed while researching the arcana of his trade. What they depicted were exacting instructions for a three-chamber still, the kind that was used in the 19th century to make rye whiskey. Looking like something out of a Jules Verne novel, the contraption promised the impossible: to transport a distiller or a drinker to a bygone era when domestic whiskey was categorically different. Though its low yield had rendered it outmoded in an ever-industrializing market, Todd was gripped by his vision, insisting it would exude juice of a quality that contemporary drinkers couldn’t imagine. He swore me to silence.
After 15 years of furtive measures, Leopold Bros.’ Three Chamber Rye has arrived at last. With a deceptively simple mash bill of American malted barley and a forgotten strain of rye called Abruzzi, Three Chamber is nothing short of a game-changer. Drinkers accustomed to the output of more widely known whiskey makers, who produce in a week what Leopold Bros. does in a year and label their offerings as “small batch,” may be awestruck. There’s simply no going back after tasting a potion like this one.
Recently, someone asked me what “craft” meant anymore in the context of distilling. I quickly answered to myself, “Not much,” which wasn’t entirely fair. Good people remain committed to the designation of “craft” as a signifier of transparency and mindful production apart from larger producers and mercenary conglomerates that invest more in apocryphal marketing than in actual spirit-making. As advocates for craft distilling, like the American Craft Spirits Association or the American Distilling Institute, have not been particularly bold in denominating the category, opportunists have been free to co-opt the language of craft, saturating the market with fanciful and obfuscating origin stories like the old chestnut about the lost bourbon recipe found under a mattress in an antebellum prison, the myth of the revived 250-year-old distillery that’s been producing for three years yet offers 15-year-old whiskey, the story of the hardened mezcalero whose grandchildren are the first to wear shoes in the region thanks to a brand’s intervention, and the one about the hyper-regional single malt made from Eastern European grain malted in a facility resembling the Death Star.
While I may have discarded the epithet “craft” a decade ago, consigning it to the obsolescence of other words like “sustainable” or “artisanal,” I remain uncynical in pursuing what those terms have hoped to embody, and Three Chamber does exactly that.
Like a master carpenter, Todd Leopold began by building his own tools, namely his Victorian time machine, which appears an arresting, luminous copper shaft with three discreet portal windows, crafted by Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Kentucky. For now, it is the only still of its kind, but this will likely change once the world tastes its issue. Prior to this release, I had two opportunities to test the whiskey: once, fresh from the tap, and on a subsequent visit when Todd shared a barrel sample at around a year old. Even as a newborn and a toddler, the whiskey was prodigious.