Tagged With sparkling wine

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I don't always stay up until the stroke of midnight on New Year's, but you can bet your buns I am this year, if only to watch 2016 die (and make sure it stays dead). I assume most of you will be doing the same, so why not do so in style, with a fancy, festive champagne bar?

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Australian Christmas lunches (or dinners) are strange. We've kept all the traditional heavy foods -- roast ham and turkey and chicken and potatoes and gravy and all that good stuff -- but we also eat it in up to 40 degree heat. With all that meat you'll want to pair a red wine, but in hot weather we'd much rather have something to cool us down. This is why chilled sparkling red wine is the traditional -- but recently neglected -- wine pairing for a perfect Aussie Christmas meal.