Kitchen Gadget of the Week: Rabbit Stand-Up Wine Tool Kit
The Rabbit Corkscrew pulls a cork in 3 seconds flat and the preserver with 2 stoppers removes air from an opened wine bottle. Works on all bottle sizes and cork types, too. We love the ergonomically designed pump handle for easy operation.
This disk features some of the most alluring recordings of Baroque and Renaissance music ever compiled on one disk. Songs inspired by the love of wine and the joy of enlightened living. 10 to a Display.
I saw this music CD in a wine shop in Washington state, and decided I had to get it. It's subtitled "Baroque and renaissance wine drinking music". How could there be a special set of wine drinking music?
The 16 tracks are primarily from known composers - Handel, Bach, Mozart. There are a few rare items on here, but by and large it's a collection of songs that will be familiar to classical music fans.
Still, whenever I held a wine tasting, I put the music on and was sure to pass the CD case around. The case has a fair amount of information on it about wine types and wine tasting, explaining why glassware matters, how to decant, and more. In general, the music does in fact live up to its name. It is pleasant and quiet, without intruding on the discussion. While other collections might have some loud, busy music in them, these tracks are all low key and subtle.
Many studies have shown that playing fast music at dinner makes diners eat more quickly, while playing slow music helps to slow the pace of eating. Since wine tasting is about savoring and appreciating the flavors in a wine, it makes sense to play slow, quiet music in the background, to complement this activity.
Well recommended as a fun host / hostess gift.
Here is the track list: Johann Schobert (it even says "not Franz Schubert" :) ) . Quartett op VII no 1 "April" in E flat major, "Allegro moderato" Arcangelo Corelli . Sonata op 5 no 4 in F Major "Adagio" George Phillipp Telemann . concerto for recorder and flute in E minor "Largo" George Frideric Handel . Ah, che pur troppo a vero Jean Baptiste Quentin . concerto op 12 no 1 in A major "Adagio" Johann David Heinichen . Concerto in F Major, Seibel 235 Marin Marais .Read more ›
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