Coyne Catering Blog

By proadAccountId-364178 28 Apr, 2017
There is more to serving wine than just popping open a bottle and pouring.  To best enjoy the flavors and aromatics of a wine, it should be served at the proper temperature.  The ideal serving temp for reds is 55-60 degrees, and for whites, 45-50 degrees.  Considering that most people do not have a wine cellar in their basement, or even a wine refrigerator set to the proper temperature for whites & reds, what's the average wine drinker to do?
I'd like to introduce you to the "20/20 Rule" which is a phrase coined by Eddie Osterland, America's first Master Sommelier.  The 20/20 Rule means you should put your reds IN the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.  Let's say you have friends arriving for dinner at 7:00pm. and you'll be serving both red and white wine.  Assuming your white wine has been in the refrigerator all day, take it out at 6:40 pm.  At the same time, place your red wine in the refrigerator to cool down a little.  At 7:00 pm, take your red out, and now both should be at the ideal serving temperature.
 Given that the average American home is 70-75 degrees year-round, this is too warm for reds.  Therefore, you can capture more flavors and aromas, while eliminating the "hot finish" with a red, when you cool it down.  Red wine that is served too warm gives off a strong alcohol odor and taste, and this is because the alcohol is evaporating in the glass.  Here's an easy tip for the next time you're at a restaurant and your red wine is too warm:  take a couple of ice cubes from your water glass and swirl them around in your wine for 10 seconds.  Remove them before they melt - we wouldn't want to dilute the wine :)
 On the flip side, you will notice more flavors and aromas from your whites when they warm up a little.  I like to compare whites to cheese.  Which tastes better - the cheese you cut from a block that you just took out of the refrigerator, or the cheese that's been sitting out at room temperature for 30-60 minutes?  Of course we all agree it's the cheese that has softened a little, bringing out more flavors.  The same is true for white wine. 
 This is a tip that I provide for my tasting guests at my Traveling Vineyard in-home wine tastings.  In fact, I believe this is the most important piece of advice I can offer because it makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of your wine. 
  To learn more about Traveling Vineyard and hosting a free in-home wine tasting, visit my website at   I bring 5 free bottles of wine, the wine glasses and provide a fun and informative wine tasting lesson for you and your friends.  Discover the best way to buy wine, with Traveling Vineyard!
Debbie Allen
Diamond Director for Traveling Vineyard Facebook: winelovers/.
By proadAccountId-364178 16 Mar, 2017
Brides often ask me what the most important thing about the reception is.  There are 3 main ingredients for a fantastic reception:  amazing food, fun music, good booze.  If you have these 3 main ingredients, your reception will be a blast and be sure to be remembered for years to come by your guests.  With Coyne Catering, our staff will ensure that your event  has all the elements it needs.  If you book at any of our exclusive venues, you are already guaranteed ample room for dancing, elegant inclusive decor, and a fun bar area.  At the the venue of your choice and at our exclusive venues, you will have delicious food, a professional event coordinator who will ensure your reception is flawless and a stress free reception you will get to enjoy!  The best part about utilizing Coyne Catering is how affordable our services are;  you can plan your dream reception, replete with one -on - one personal service, and still have enough left over for any extras you were hoping for:  chaircovers, specialty chairs, photo booths, additional up lighting and decoration, flowers, favors, an awesome honeymoon!  The list of possibilities are endless!  I always tell my couples, "Marriage is about compromise, your reception doesn't have to be".  And at the end of this fantastic journey you are on, planning and saving and pintresting, the most important thing to remember, is that you are marrying the perfect person for you, the partner that completes you!
By proadAccountId-364178 27 Jan, 2017
We have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to our site. We always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and We're super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to our site and check for updates right here on the blog.
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