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Tag Archives: Temperature

• The Science Behind Shaking…a Cocktail. Learn How Here.

The Science Behind Shaking…a Cocktail. Learn How Here.

The search for the perfect shake: which techniques result in the lowest temperature? How long should you shake to achieve optimum dilution? Can a short, sharp shake get the same results as a long one? And is there a ‘perfect’ shaker out there? These burning questions lie behind Bacardi Brown-Forman’s quest to undertake the world’s […]

• GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

Pioneering cool climate viticulturist Dr Andrew Pirie, of Tamar Ridge, revitalised GST as a single measure offering a refined definition of cool climate at the opening session of the 8th International Cool Climate Symposium in Tasmania. Pirie tested some of the current climate indices by trialling how successful they are in Tasmania, no easy task […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” at El Chubasco, Echo Park

“a woman walks into a bar…” at El Chubasco, Echo Park

The sun begins its descent in the spring sky. On a desolate block of Sunset Boulevard, tumbleweed bounces lazily across the road, dust dances in tiny tornadoes swirling from abandoned lots, the temperature sizzles and heat waves rise like candle vapors. My throat’s parched, coated with grit. I need relief from the scorching heat and […]

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• FedEx Launches New Temperature-Controlled Shipping For Wineries

FedEx Launches New Temperature-Controlled Shipping For Wineries

For years wineries have fretted about shipping wine during the warmer months and the potential for having it be damaged on the way. That situation may be changing as FedEx is creating an overnight temperature-controlled wine shipping solution for wineries in Northern California. Trucks that maintain a steady 55 degrees will be used to ship […]

• Hey, get your beer shot out of cannon with your iPhone

Hey, get your beer shot out of cannon with your iPhone

If you have been running out of cool ways to use your iPhone, check in with Ryan to see if he has any ideas for you. Ryan has turned an old mini-fridge from his days at college days into an iPhone-controlled beer-firing cannon. Among the features are that you can select from 4 types of […]

• Who would think that an icy cocoon saves grapes from ravages of frost?

Who would think that an icy cocoon saves grapes from ravages of frost?

ICE like that in the picture is enough to scare any farmer. But for the second year in a row, the frost-protection system at Half Moon Wines, at Mongarlowe, in the southern tablelands, has saved the vineyard from damaging frosts. The system, now used by many grape farmers in cold regions, works by spraying water […]

• Do you fancy yourself a mixologist? What you NEED to know about Shaken or Stirred

Do you fancy yourself a mixologist? What you NEED to know about Shaken or Stirred

Forget about what James Bond would do — here’s what you need to know: Cocktail shaking is a violent activity.  If you shake for around 12-15 seconds (though shaking longer won’t hurt), and if  you aren’t too lethargic, neither the type of ice you use nor your shaking style will appreciably affect the temperature or […]