Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nauticat 38

The Nauticat 38 has been cherished by its current owner and the upkeep of the boat has been updated on a regular basis. The Nauticat 38 has quite an impressive history with the commander of the royal yacht ‘Britannia’, being one of her previous owners who I’m sure knew a thing or two about boat maintenance. She has acres of lush teak on deck and the feel of a small ship both below and upper deck.

She sleeps up to 7 people, in three doubles, 1 single including the salon. She has classic mahogany interior joinery, blue fabric upholstery, spacious wheelhouse with sliding skylight and blue covered bench seating.

She was built by Siltala Yachts Finland in 1978 to Lloyds specifications.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Natural Wines - Hangover Free

First there was Organic, then Biodynamic now Natural wines, what does it all means you may be asking??

Well let me explain, yes it can be confusing with all these new wine terms popping up all the time but let me explain the main difference to you in a nut shell.

Organic status wines basically mean that ‘only the grapes’ for these wine are organic, it is not widely known that during the actual wine making process chemicals are permitted which can have detrimental affects to somebody who is sulphite intolerant. Biodynamic wines on the other hand may also add sulphur to their wines, as it is permitted by law that that the wine maker can add up to 90 mg/l of sulphur to wines.

When in doubt go for sulphite free natural wines and avoid the hangover blues the next day!! These wines are totally healthy with the most minimal amount of sulphur in them and best of all there are some fantastic tasting natural wines on the market.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

French Red Wine

French Red Wine like all red wine has a distinctly different taste to white wine, and the colour typically depends on whether the juice is fermented while in grape form or squeezed first, if it is squeezed then the juice will create white wine, if left as a grape it will create red. Red wine typically has a heavier colour then that of white.
Red Wine is a much more popular choice over the world than white wine. Red wine variants include Barolo and Barbaresco, Beaujolais Nouveau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cotes du Rhone, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Zinfandel and many more, all these are grown all over the world, in countries such as France, Germany, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Argebtina, Mexico, and many more.

Red wine can also be used in certain food dishes, and to make ‘Red Wine Sauce’. Wine colour is a big part of wine tasting, a practiced taster can tell a lot from the colour of a wine. France is responsible for the largest production of wine, with 69.9% of its production being red.