Friday, August 15, 2014

Japanese WotD: Tokonoma

Tokonoma: "Tokonoma (床の間 toko-no-ma[1]?), also referred to simply as toko,[2][3] is a Japanese term generally referring to a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, in which items for artistic appreciation are displayed. In English, tokonoma is usually called alcove."

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wine: Amarone

Amarone: "Amarone della Valpolicella, usually known as Amarone, is a typically rich Italian dry red wine made from the partially dried grapes of the Corvina (45% – 95%, of which up to 50% could be substituted with Corvinone), Rondinella (5% – 30%) and other approved red grape varieties (up to 25%)."