White Wine : Tangled Tree Butterscotch Chardonnay

It’s Wine Wednesday! I thought I’d start off the month with my favourite White Wine for my home bar ^_^

Tangled Tree Butterscotch Chardonnay is what I call ‘therapy in a glass’. As it pours into your wine glass, you can feel yourself sink into the lovely aromas of butterscotch and crème brulee balanced by the subtle intensity of fruit.

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Round, creamy and full with every sip, a glass is all the reward you need for meeting the daily demands life in a high speed economy.

A pocket friendly wine like this make it perfect for quality entertaining on a budget! My favourite part of it is the eco-friendly nature of the bottle that lets you take responsible drinking to a whole new level!

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If you really want to impress, why not throw in some fruit and a dash of sprite in a jug with the wine for an attractive, tasty Sangria cocktail.

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Chicken, grilled fish and pasta dishes pair perfectly with this butterscotch Chardonnay. If it’s a party, why not ask your friends to bring along some bites. It always helps to give some direction so you don’t end up cringing at the pairing.

Remember, Drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. When entertaining, pick a wine with a lower percentage of alcohol (and calories), like this Chardonnay (14% or less). Pacing out your drinks with a glass of water helps you maintain your composure and judgment as you enjoy your wine.

Cheers,

Jer

Tangled Tree Rose is another one of my favourites! Read all about it here.

* World Travel Tips : 6 Reasons to Visit Seoul

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Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

After spending the last year living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, I am trying to spread the word that this city is absolutely incredible.

With a metro population of more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively, economic powerhouse. Home to several of the world’s largest companies (Samsung Electronics, LG, Kia and Hyundai Motors, to name a few), this city truly never sleeps.

But the city is much more than its tech-obsessed economy. Korean people are friendly, and are generally welcoming to foreigners. Their society is derived from Confucian principles, which emphasize the importance of family and respect for others (specifically the elderly). These distinct customs create a bond of peace and trustworthiness among citizens and visitors.

But why Seoul of all cities? You might be more interested in seeing other destinations around Asia, and South Korea might not be on your radar. But after you read the following six reasons, perhaps you’ll change your mind.

See: The Best Things to Do in Seoul

1. Amazing food


Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

If you love spicy food, then you’ve come to the right place. Korean BBQ, the city’s well-known cuisine, involves grilling fresh cuts of beef or pork tableside. Unlimited portions of side dishes — including soups, fresh vegetables and spicy sauces — are served at the table. Kimchi — a spicy fermented cabbage dish — is usually mixed with rice or soup and is consumed with almost every meal.

Almost all ingredients are locally grown, so the food is about as fresh as it gets. The city’s traditional food markets, Gwangjang and Namdaemun, showcase fresh handpicked vegetables that are used in Korean cuisine. Cabbage, garlic, cucumber, potato, spinach, bean sprouts, chili peppers, zucchini and mushrooms can all be found at the local markets.

2. Fascinating culture
Koreans live by a unifying “work hard, play hard” mentality. Whether they make their living as businessmen or construction workers, Koreans put every last effort into accomplishing success. This is an unstoppable, contagious mindset.

Respect is heavily ingrained into Korean society, especially when someone interacts with an elder or someone they don’t know. For example, Koreans will always give a proper bow when greeting (they don’t shake hands), and they always use two hands when giving or receiving something as a sign of politeness.

3. Thriving nightlife
The nightlife in Seoul feels like a nonstop party, and drinking alcohol is a frequent social event among friends. Many people imbibe local rice liquor called soju, which is normally served in a green glass bottle. It’s similar to sake of Japan, but soju is actually the most popular liquor sold in the world (more than 61 million cases were sold in 2013).

Whether you like to kick back and enjoy a beer with some friends, or dance at a nightclub, Seoul has something for you. Head to Gangnam, Itaewon and Hongdae to experience the best after-hours entertainment — almost nothing closes until the sun rises.

See: Best Places to Visit in Asia

4. Tech-savvy innovations
It seems like Korea is five years ahead of the world in technology. At night, the streets never darken thanks to the perpetually illuminated neon lights, which make Las Vegas look like a quaint rural suburb. Inside, nearly every room of every building in Seoul has a giant Samsung TV screen mounted on the wall. Other top-of-the-line Samsung & LG products like computers, cell phones, printers and air conditioners are seen everywhere. Samsung even produces a brand of high-tech cars commonly seen on the streets of Seoul.

But above all else, the readily available and utterly fast Wi-Fi speeds are perhaps the best facet of Korea’s tech-driven economy. In fact, South Korea is renowned for being the most connected country in the world, thanks to its widespread Wi-Fi availability (you can pick up a Wi-Fi signal from any coffee shop, restaurant or street corner).

5. Affordability
While Seoul may not be as inexpensive as other destinations in Asia, it can be traveled cheaply, which is why many backpackers and budget-minded travelers make a stop here.

Food, in particular, is very affordable. Street vendors, which are stationed throughout the city, are the cheapest option. You can get mandu (Korean dumplings), ddeokbogi (Korean spicy rice cakes), fried chicken and more for less than $3 USD. As long as you avoid the touristy restaurants, a traditional Korean BBQ meal will cost you no more than $12 USD (soju and beer included). Get your first Korean BBQ meal at Nongoljip or Saebyukhip — both located in Gangnam.

Accommodations are just as reasonable. Hostels offer rooms for less than $10 USD per night, and cheap hotel rooms can be found throughout the city. However, if you want to experience even more Korean culture, consider staying at a jjimchilbang (a Korean spa). For 7,000 KRW per night ($7 USD), you’ll have the opportunity to experience Korean culture first-hand. The base price includes a mat for sleeping, access to the spa and showers and a change of clothes to sleep in. Depending on the jjimchilbang, you can also pay a little extra to get a massage or a haircut.

6. Ancient history
All around Seoul, there are dozens of colorful and detailed Buddhist temples that preserve a rich, ancient heritage. Buddhism was introduced to Korea in the fourth century, and according to a recent government survey, about 25 percent of Koreans still identify themselves as Buddhist. Buddhist temples like Jogyesa, Myogaksa, Bongeunsa and Jingwansa (situated within Bukhansan National Park) are some of the city’s must-see religious sites.

See: How to Travel Solo

As a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Drew Goldberg has visited more than 40 countries since 2012. Drew is currently teaching English in South Korea, blogging about food, culture and nightlife at The Hungry Partier. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

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Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

After spending the last year living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, I am trying to spread the word that this city is absolutely incredible.

With a metro population of more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively, economic powerhouse. Home to several of the world’s largest companies (Samsung Electronics, LG, Kia and Hyundai Motors, to name a few), this city truly never sleeps.

But the city is much more than its tech-obsessed economy. Korean people are friendly, and are generally welcoming to foreigners. Their society is derived from Confucian principles, which emphasize the importance of family and respect for others (specifically the elderly). These distinct customs create a bond of peace and trustworthiness among citizens and visitors.

But why Seoul of all cities? You might be more interested in seeing other destinations around Asia, and South Korea might not be on your radar. But after you read the following six reasons, perhaps you’ll change your mind.

See: The Best Things to Do in Seoul

1. Amazing food


Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

If you love spicy food, then you’ve come to the right place. Korean BBQ, the city’s well-known cuisine, involves grilling fresh cuts of beef or pork tableside. Unlimited portions of side dishes — including soups, fresh vegetables and spicy sauces — are served at the table. Kimchi — a spicy fermented cabbage dish — is usually mixed with rice or soup and is consumed with almost every meal.

Almost all ingredients are locally grown, so the food is about as fresh as it gets. The city’s traditional food markets, Gwangjang and Namdaemun, showcase fresh handpicked vegetables that are used in Korean cuisine. Cabbage, garlic, cucumber, potato, spinach, bean sprouts, chili peppers, zucchini and mushrooms can all be found at the local markets.

2. Fascinating culture
Koreans live by a unifying “work hard, play hard” mentality. Whether they make their living as businessmen or construction workers, Koreans put every last effort into accomplishing success. This is an unstoppable, contagious mindset.

Respect is heavily ingrained into Korean society, especially when someone interacts with an elder or someone they don’t know. For example, Koreans will always give a proper bow when greeting (they don’t shake hands), and they always use two hands when giving or receiving something as a sign of politeness.

3. Thriving nightlife
The nightlife in Seoul feels like a nonstop party, and drinking alcohol is a frequent social event among friends. Many people imbibe local rice liquor called soju, which is normally served in a green glass bottle. It’s similar to sake of Japan, but soju is actually the most popular liquor sold in the world (more than 61 million cases were sold in 2013).

Whether you like to kick back and enjoy a beer with some friends, or dance at a nightclub, Seoul has something for you. Head to Gangnam, Itaewon and Hongdae to experience the best after-hours entertainment — almost nothing closes until the sun rises.

See: Best Places to Visit in Asia

4. Tech-savvy innovations
It seems like Korea is five years ahead of the world in technology. At night, the streets never darken thanks to the perpetually illuminated neon lights, which make Las Vegas look like a quaint rural suburb. Inside, nearly every room of every building in Seoul has a giant Samsung TV screen mounted on the wall. Other top-of-the-line Samsung & LG products like computers, cell phones, printers and air conditioners are seen everywhere. Samsung even produces a brand of high-tech cars commonly seen on the streets of Seoul.

But above all else, the readily available and utterly fast Wi-Fi speeds are perhaps the best facet of Korea’s tech-driven economy. In fact, South Korea is renowned for being the most connected country in the world, thanks to its widespread Wi-Fi availability (you can pick up a Wi-Fi signal from any coffee shop, restaurant or street corner).

5. Affordability
While Seoul may not be as inexpensive as other destinations in Asia, it can be traveled cheaply, which is why many backpackers and budget-minded travelers make a stop here.

Food, in particular, is very affordable. Street vendors, which are stationed throughout the city, are the cheapest option. You can get mandu (Korean dumplings), ddeokbogi (Korean spicy rice cakes), fried chicken and more for less than $3 USD. As long as you avoid the touristy restaurants, a traditional Korean BBQ meal will cost you no more than $12 USD (soju and beer included). Get your first Korean BBQ meal at Nongoljip or Saebyukhip — both located in Gangnam.

Accommodations are just as reasonable. Hostels offer rooms for less than $10 USD per night, and cheap hotel rooms can be found throughout the city. However, if you want to experience even more Korean culture, consider staying at a jjimchilbang (a Korean spa). For 7,000 KRW per night ($7 USD), you’ll have the opportunity to experience Korean culture first-hand. The base price includes a mat for sleeping, access to the spa and showers and a change of clothes to sleep in. Depending on the jjimchilbang, you can also pay a little extra to get a massage or a haircut.

6. Ancient history
All around Seoul, there are dozens of colorful and detailed Buddhist temples that preserve a rich, ancient heritage. Buddhism was introduced to Korea in the fourth century, and according to a recent government survey, about 25 percent of Koreans still identify themselves as Buddhist. Buddhist temples like Jogyesa, Myogaksa, Bongeunsa and Jingwansa (situated within Bukhansan National Park) are some of the city’s must-see religious sites.

See: How to Travel Solo

As a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Drew Goldberg has visited more than 40 countries since 2012. Drew is currently teaching English in South Korea, blogging about food, culture and nightlife at The Hungry Partier. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

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6 Reasons to Visit Seoul


Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

After spending the last year living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, I am trying to spread the word that this city is absolutely incredible.

With a metro population of more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively, economic powerhouse. Home to several of the world’s largest companies (Samsung Electronics, LG, Kia and Hyundai Motors, to name a few), this city truly never sleeps.

But the city is much more than its tech-obsessed economy. Korean people are friendly, and are generally welcoming to foreigners. Their society is derived from Confucian principles, which emphasize the importance of family and respect for others (specifically the elderly). These distinct customs create a bond of peace and trustworthiness among citizens and visitors.

But why Seoul of all cities? You might be more interested in seeing other destinations around Asia, and South Korea might not be on your radar. But after you read the following six reasons, perhaps you’ll change your mind.

See: The Best Things to Do in Seoul

1. Amazing food


Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier

If you love spicy food, then you’ve come to the right place. Korean BBQ, the city’s well-known cuisine, involves grilling fresh cuts of beef or pork tableside. Unlimited portions of side dishes — including soups, fresh vegetables and spicy sauces — are served at the table. Kimchi — a spicy fermented cabbage dish — is usually mixed with rice or soup and is consumed with almost every meal.

Almost all ingredients are locally grown, so the food is about as fresh as it gets. The city’s traditional food markets, Gwangjang and Namdaemun, showcase fresh handpicked vegetables that are used in Korean cuisine. Cabbage, garlic, cucumber, potato, spinach, bean sprouts, chili peppers, zucchini and mushrooms can all be found at the local markets.

2. Fascinating culture
Koreans live by a unifying “work hard, play hard” mentality. Whether they make their living as businessmen or construction workers, Koreans put every last effort into accomplishing success. This is an unstoppable, contagious mindset.

Respect is heavily ingrained into Korean society, especially when someone interacts with an elder or someone they don’t know. For example, Koreans will always give a proper bow when greeting (they don’t shake hands), and they always use two hands when giving or receiving something as a sign of politeness.

3. Thriving nightlife
The nightlife in Seoul feels like a nonstop party, and drinking alcohol is a frequent social event among friends. Many people imbibe local rice liquor called soju, which is normally served in a green glass bottle. It’s similar to sake of Japan, but soju is actually the most popular liquor sold in the world (more than 61 million cases were sold in 2013).

Whether you like to kick back and enjoy a beer with some friends, or dance at a nightclub, Seoul has something for you. Head to Gangnam, Itaewon and Hongdae to experience the best after-hours entertainment — almost nothing closes until the sun rises.

See: Best Places to Visit in Asia

4. Tech-savvy innovations
It seems like Korea is five years ahead of the world in technology. At night, the streets never darken thanks to the perpetually illuminated neon lights, which make Las Vegas look like a quaint rural suburb. Inside, nearly every room of every building in Seoul has a giant Samsung TV screen mounted on the wall. Other top-of-the-line Samsung & LG products like computers, cell phones, printers and air conditioners are seen everywhere. Samsung even produces a brand of high-tech cars commonly seen on the streets of Seoul.

But above all else, the readily available and utterly fast Wi-Fi speeds are perhaps the best facet of Korea’s tech-driven economy. In fact, South Korea is renowned for being the most connected country in the world, thanks to its widespread Wi-Fi availability (you can pick up a Wi-Fi signal from any coffee shop, restaurant or street corner).

5. Affordability
While Seoul may not be as inexpensive as other destinations in Asia, it can be traveled cheaply, which is why many backpackers and budget-minded travelers make a stop here.

Food, in particular, is very affordable. Street vendors, which are stationed throughout the city, are the cheapest option. You can get mandu (Korean dumplings), ddeokbogi (Korean spicy rice cakes), fried chicken and more for less than $3 USD. As long as you avoid the touristy restaurants, a traditional Korean BBQ meal will cost you no more than $12 USD (soju and beer included). Get your first Korean BBQ meal at Nongoljip or Saebyukhip — both located in Gangnam.

Accommodations are just as reasonable. Hostels offer rooms for less than $10 USD per night, and cheap hotel rooms can be found throughout the city. However, if you want to experience even more Korean culture, consider staying at a jjimchilbang (a Korean spa). For 7,000 KRW per night ($7 USD), you’ll have the opportunity to experience Korean culture first-hand. The base price includes a mat for sleeping, access to the spa and showers and a change of clothes to sleep in. Depending on the jjimchilbang, you can also pay a little extra to get a massage or a haircut.

6. Ancient history
All around Seoul, there are dozens of colorful and detailed Buddhist temples that preserve a rich, ancient heritage. Buddhism was introduced to Korea in the fourth century, and according to a recent government survey, about 25 percent of Koreans still identify themselves as Buddhist. Buddhist temples like Jogyesa, Myogaksa, Bongeunsa and Jingwansa (situated within Bukhansan National Park) are some of the city’s must-see religious sites.

See: How to Travel Solo

As a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Drew Goldberg has visited more than 40 countries since 2012. Drew is currently teaching English in South Korea, blogging about food, culture and nightlife at The Hungry Partier. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Google +.

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For an infant, being infected by an atopic dermatitis is just typical. Because baby’s skin is sensitive and fragile, parents usually do not just trust on over the counter medications. Fortunately, there exist a couple of natural cures for eczema. Not only are these cures effective in treating atopic dermatitis but they are likewise very effective in preventing future outbreaks.

Should you be in search of effective natural cures for eczema, I suggest you take time reading the succeeding paragraphs and discover the two economy friendly answers to this exasperating skin infection.

Concoction oil is also considered one of the natural cures for eczema. Apply adequate amount of concoction oil on the affected area at night. Let it stay overnight and wash it off the following morning. Reapply the oil in the morning and let it stay on the skin until afternoon. Use it regularly and you will see miracles happening in your skin within a week.

Another natural cure for eczema is the combination of flax seed oil and coconut oil. To prepare, simply combine flax seed oil and coconut oil in the ratio of 2:1. Before applying the mixture, see to it that the infected area is thoroughly cleaned and towel dried. With clean finger, apply a very thin layer of the mixture to the infected area of the skin. Apply the mixture regularly, preferably twice daily, to achieve the best results.

Cycle concept “air plant” “in accordance with the concept of circular economy, to 304 stainless steel sheets  of internal resources, Stainless Steel Sheets factory make full use of it, to achieve energy-saving emission reduction, reduce the pollution of the environment. At the same time, in order to make iron and steel plant and the formation of society friendly recycling economy chain. As consumption city sewage, social life waste, scrap iron and steel, reusable resource, provides a source of heat, freshwater resources for the city, sewage centralized treatment as a new steel plant of water supplement……” Known as the iron and steel factory “chief designer” about circular economy always come off the reel. Use the resources, the most important steel relocation adjustment in the steel mill project — “bright spot” strobe: the 430 stainless sheet  in the construction process completely according to circular economy concept design, with “reduction, reuse, recycle” as the principle, to low consumption, low emission, high efficiency as the characteristic. Will be generated in the production process of the blast furnace gas, coke oven gas, converter gas recovery and utilization of all, Stainless Steel Sheets used for coke oven, hot air furnace ironmaking, steelmaking, rolling and other production lime sleeve kiln, surplus gas all used for power generation. The factory has built 2 sets of 30 megawatts of CDQ waste heat power generation unit, the recycling of coke dry quenching high temperature waste heat power generation; building there are 2 sets of machine capacity of Stainless steel coils manufacturers  of blast furnace top gas pressure turbine power generation facilities, the use of blast furnace top pressure power generation; built 2 sets of 150 MW gas steam combined stainless steel factory  generation units, 2 sets of 300 MW Coal and gas mixed combustion heating units, the surplus coal gas generated in the production process of all use.

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Men in their twenties and thirties are ground zero for two radical shifts in contemporary life: delayed adulthood and an increasingly female-friendly economy. Settling into their careers, marrying, and having children later than ever before, young people are carving out a new “preadult” stage of life.

Thoroughly researched and bursting with radical implications for both present and future generations, Manning Up is the essential book for understanding the dramatic changes that are taking place in the lives of young people across the globe.

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