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    Pairing Wine With Seafood

    Seafood is one of the healthiest meals you will ever taste. Furthermore, it’s nice to enjoy a glass of wine with a perfectly seasoned fish filet or a delicious platter of shellfish, but there isn’t a “one bottle fits all” option. For guidance, have a look at our helpful breakdown of wine and seafood pairings below. Image credit: Unsplash/Jay Wennington Seafood Pairing Rules First of all, you should know that there are some seafood pairing rules. For example, although lighter reds and sparkling wines can pair well with seafood, white wines typically do the best. Similarly, the wine should be more elegant the more delicate the fish, so when pairing,…

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    Planning Your Perfect Summer Barbecue

    When we reach June we can safely say that the true Summer has actually arrived. After a glorious Spring where the weather was stunning but we had to keep isolated socially, we are now in a position when we can meet up with some friends and families in our new social bubbles as long as we stay outdoors, and this makes fine weather all the more important. Although June has been a bit of a washout so far, parts of next week, and particularly next weekend, are looking so much better. They are looking like barbecue weather, to be exact. But what makes the perfect barbecue, and are there any…

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    X Muse Vodka Is Just Perfect For Summer

    Whether you have a touch of James Bond about you and enjoy your vodka as a vodka Martini (shaken not stirred obviously), like it neat, or with a touch of tonic or lemonade, good vodka is a fabulous Summer drink. It looks cool, makes great cocktails, and is surprisingly low calorie, making it an alcoholic option for those who are watching their weight. What’s not to love? X MUSE ( pronounced ‘tenth muse’ as in X the Roman Numeral) is the first blended barley vodka inspired by the spirit making traditions of Scotland. It comes in a striking, art deco inspired bottle that seems to have been made to be…