Ποιο κρασί ταιριάζει με κάθε είδος ψαριού; Σε κάθε ψάρι αντιστοιχεί μια σειρά από πιθανούς συνδυασμούς κρασιού, τους οποίους θα βρούμε αναλυτικά παρακάτω. Τα ψάρια ανάλογα με την υφή και την γεύση τους μπορούν να χωριστούν σε 4 μεγάλες ομάδες. Κατά γενικό κανόνα το λευκό κρασί ταιριάζει με τα περισσότερα ψάρια αλλά υπάρχουν συγκεκριμένα λευκά κρασιά που ταιριάζουν με συγκεκριμένα ψάρια.Ψάρια μέτριας έντασης που σερβίρονται σε φιλέτο, ….
World Music Central’s music critics and special guest revealed today their lists of best world music albums of 2014. Although a handful of albums were released prior to 2014 in some territories, release schedules vary from territory to territory and the majority of these recordings were released in 2014.
Johannes Theurer (Germany)
Our special guest this year is Johannes Theurer, a radio broadcaster in the German capital, Berlin. He produces his radio show ‘Dschungelfieber’ on public service radio since 1987. Johannes’ radio show has been integral part of the World Music Charts Europe that includes 46 radio broadcasters in 24 countries, which he compiles monthly.
Johannes’ most played CDs this year were:
1 – Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit) by Toumani & Sidiki Diabate (Mali)
2 – Landini (Real World) by Aurelio (Honduras)
3 – Queen Between (World Village) by Susheela Raman (UK)
4 – Feryad-I Kemane (Oenarth Records) by Cafer Nazlibas (Turkey)
This artist is a young extremely talented Kemanche player from Turkey – hope to hear more from him in the future!
5 – Linyera (World Village) by Melingo (Argentina)
6 – Transoriental Orchestra (Kayax) by Kayah (Poland)
7 – Symphonic Taraab (JARO) by Mohammed Issa ‘Matona’ Haji & Rajab Suleiman The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with Maryam Said Hamdun (Norway/Tanzania)
8 – Salvadora Robot (Soundway) by Meridian Brothers (Colombia)
9 – Sobre Noites e Dias (No Format!) by Luccas Santana (Brazil)
10 – San Augustin (Alex Wilson Records) by Edwin Sanz (Venezuela/UK)
Galiza (Folmusica) by Kepa Junkera and various artists from Galicia (Spain)
Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako (Stern’s) by Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako (Mali)
TJ Nelson (North Carolina, USA)
TJ Nelson is a regular CD reviewer and editor at World Music Central
TJ’s Top Ten World Music Albums for 2014 (in no specific order):
Dawn (HopeStreet Recordings) by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks (Australia)
Film of Life (Jazz village) by Tony Allen (Nigeria)
Ancient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs from Aleppo (Electric Cowbell Records) by Nawa (Syria)
The Master by Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan (USA/India)
Junkyard Ball (Lusti Music/Sibelius Akatemia) by Tero Hyvaluoma (Finland). A great 2013 CD reviewed in 2014.
Tzenni (Glitterbeat) by Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
Abraçaço (Nonesuch) by Caetano Veloso (Brazil)
Viento y Marea by Jerez Texas (Spain)
Walking Through Clay (Sugar Hill Records) by Dirk Powell (USA)
Devil’s Tale (Asphalt Tango Records) by Adrian Raso and Fanfare Ciocarlia (Canada/Romania). Another fabulous 2013 CD reviewed in 2014.
Tom Orr (California, USA)
Tom is a regular CD reviewer at World Music Central
Tom’s Top Ten World Music Albums for 2014 (in no specific order):
Moving On by Roy and Yvonne (Jamaica)
The Birth of Jungle Cumbia by Juaneco y su Combo (Peru)
Calaita Flamenco Son by Calaita Flamenco Son (UK/Spain)
Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers by Son Palenque (Colombia)
Current Affairs by Runa (USA)
Landini by Aurelio (Honduras)
Good Prevails by Alpheus (UK)
Konpa Lakay by Boulpik (Haiti)
Sunken City Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Next Level Sound System
Neva/Harmony by Olcay Bayir (Turkey)
Tony Hillier (Australia)
Tony Hillier is based in Cairns in far north Queensland. He writes for national publications such as the Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine.
Tony’s Top Ten World Music Albums for 2014 (in no specific order)::
Baifang by Hanggai (China)
Oj Tak! By Chlopcy Kontra Basia (Poland)
Mortissa by Cigdem Aslan (Turkey)
Permission To Evaporate by Joseph Tawadros (Australia)
Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar by Robert Plant (UK)
Yo by Roberto Fonseca (Cuba)
A Long Way To the Beginning by Seun Kuti + Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
Bloody Rain by Sarah Jane Morris (UK)
Follow The Path by Shaolin Afronauts (Australia)
Wild Goats & Unmarried Women by She’Koyokh (UK)
Various Artists – Real World 25 (various countries)
Grit by Martyn Bennett
Angel Romero Ruiz (USA/Spain)
Angel is World Music Central’s founder.
Angel’s Top Ten World Music Albums for 2014 (in no specific order):
Tzenni (Glitterbeat) by Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
The Master (Six Degrees Records) by Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan (USA/India)
Memoria (Schema) by Toco (Brazil)
Incantations (White Swan Records) by Sheela Bringi (USA)
Dos (Zoomusic) by Zoobazar (Spain)
Bailar En La Cueva (Warner Music Latina) by Jorge Drexler (Uruguay/Spain)
FBB (Siba Records SRCD-1012) by Sibelius Academy Folk Big Band (Finland)
Griot Classique by Mamadou Diabate (Mali)
Canción Andaluza (Universal Music Spain) by Paco de Lucía (Spain)
Planetary Coalition (Artist Share) by Alex Skolnick (USA and international guests)
Real World 25 (Real World Records) by Various Artists (various countries)
Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako (Sterns Africa STCD 3065-66CD) by Les Ambassadeurs (Mali)
Razón de Son (Folmusica CD + book) by Raúl Rodríguez (Spain)
The theme of the Wine Industry Financial Symposium this fall was “Let the Good Times Roll,” but the news stories that came out of the two-day gathering were as much about potential threats as golden opportunities. “Wine has nothing to fear but beer itself” is a typical example.
Connect the dots
No individual speaker focused specifically on craft beer and cider, but it’s fair to say that they were the 300-pound gorillas in the room. The reporters present picked up on a comment here and a mention there and effectively connected the dots. Let the good times roll? Or roll out the “beer” barrel? Hard to tell which was the stronger message.
I was one of the dots along with UC Davis dean Robert Smiley and others. I spoke about the trends I have observed traveling the world in the past year and one of them is the rise of craft beer and cider and their growing incursion into the wine space. I see it everywhere and the people I meet are often surprised that it is a widespread phenomenon. I thought it was just something that’s happening here is a common response.
As if to illustrate my point, the post-conference reception featured a number of nice wines from Napa area wineries plus a Napa-based craft brewer who was pouring three or four interesting products. Can you guess what many of the wine people were drinking? You guessed right if you said that it was beer.
The price is right?
Which makes sense because sometimes the best wine is a beer (or a cider). That’s not just a fact of life, it’s also the title of a chapter in my next book, which is set for release next fall. The book is called Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated and it’s a collections of essays, rants and raves about the crazy business of wine.
The gist of the chapter (and part of my remarks in Napa and also later in London at Wine Vision 2014) is that inexpensive generic wines can be pretty uninspiring in a world where upscale consumers look for distinctive products like they find at Whole Foods and see on Food Network shows. For about the same price as that generic wine you can purchase a really distinctive craft beer or cider. And while the best wines can cost hundreds, the top of the craft beer category is not that many dollars above the middle market. The relative cost of really distinctive products versus generic plonk can be much less for beer than for wine.
In other words, if you want to feed your terroirist soul, you might find craft beer or cider a very cost effective alternative to wine. Obviously I develop this idea more thoroughly in the forthcoming book chapter, but I think you probably get the idea already. Just go to an upscale supermarket and stare at the beer case and cider shelf for a while. You may be impressed by the sophisticated products you see and the reasonable (compared to wine) prices they fetch.
I’m especially taken with the new ciders I’ve encountered. Ciders come in many types — blends, single variety, oak-aged and so on. There are even ice ciders that, like ice wines, are made from naturally frozen fruit.
No need to fear beer …
Beer and cider also have a number of supply side advantages over wine. Because grains and apples can be stored for months you can make batch after batch of beer and cider pretty much continuously through the year. With wine you get one shot at fermentation and that’s it. This gives beer and cider more production flexibility and permits small lot seasonal experimentation, too.
So should wine “fear beer” as the story headline suggests? No, but wine needs to take these products into account and respect them as strong competition. Honestly I don’t think craft beer and cider are threats, but I do see them as challengers. If we don’t want to lose customers to these innovative products, we need to up our game and make sure that wines at key price points have the quality to compete.