Mother’s Day 2013 is just three days away. To get ready for the all-important holiday that pays tribute to motherhood, here are some fun facts about Mother’s Day and ten gift ideas for those busy moms on your list.
The last enemy, humidity, is something of a double-edged sword. If the humidity is too low, the cork can shrink, letting air in an turning the wine to vinegar. Too much humidity and the cork will mold. Your wine can end up tasting like the floor of a rain forest.
As mentioned before, simply debouchage the bottle is not enough. You need either a decanter, or just a wine glass. To let the wine breathe, pour it into the decanter or the wine glass from as high above as you are comfortable with. This is why the decanter helps — unless you have a very large wine glass, you probably are not going to be comfortable pouring from any higher than six inches above the glass. You can use almost any wide-mouthed container as a decanter. Even a vase will do in a pinch.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, which deals with the ecology of eating, gave Sterling and her group a new perspective on food and how it affects society.
We explored the ship, sang our wedding duet during karaoke time, watched a great comedian and danced. We enjoyed a terrific lunch, breakfast and dinner. They serve food 24/7 for free, so you can even get a late-night snack. They also had bowling for $5 a game, a video arcade, numerous clubs and a cigar bar, a pool, a fitness center, a rock-climbing wall and a spa (which is extra for massages, haircuts, pedicures, etc.).
Really, the only way to tell if a wine needs to breathe is to taste it. If there is a sharpness or a bitterness that you do not like, aerate the wine for five to ten minutes and see how it tastes. If it is better, but needs more time, you can let it sit in a decanter for a bit. Unfortunately, if this is your first time serving this kind of wine or this vintage of wine, you are going to be doing a bit of guesswork.
Do not walk into a boxing gym and just start fighting. In fact, if you’re training for weight loss, you never need to fight or spar with anybody else. And if you do, you need to know all of the proper techniques and be in good shape before you get started. So, begin slowly, and work your way up.
But the topic after the victory was not the weather or the defense or even the struggles at the plate. It was of the new Mets’ emphatic icing of the club’s first win of 2009.