Wine for beginners

Tasting Wine

Wine still has a lot of baggage. By that I mean that there is still a great deal of snobbishness about it, which could be the reason why some people are put off experimenting and expanding their wine tastes. There is also so much choice now in supermarkets and specialist wine shops that it can …

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Not everyone likes Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

I hate Brussel Sprouts! They are the devils food and there maybe a scientific reason why. There is gene mutation that exists in about 50% of the world’s population that cannot detect the bitter chemical, similar to Phenylthiocarbamide (PCT), in Brussel Sprouts. Hence only ‘mutants’ enjoy Brussel Sprouts, which is what I have always suspected.