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Ask the Experts of Folsom and El Dorado Hills

May 03, 2018 03:12PM

Does wine really taste better when paired with certain foods?

Absolutely! The perfect pairing can take food and wine to another level. A good guideline is to always have a wine with more acid than the food. Wines with acidity and tannins pair nicely with richer foods; sweeter wines tend to pair well with spicy foods. Grilled or smoked meats paired alongside wines with oak or tannins will tame the oak flavor and bring out the fruit. It’s also important to match the intensity of the food’s flavors with the intensity of the wine. For example, rich, buttery sauces go great with rich, buttery chardonnays; and unoaked, lighter wines pair well with lighter and more delicate dishes. With that said, when it comes to wine tastes are subjective, so the best rule to follow is drink what you like!

 Mark Fucci, Director of Operations  //  Sienna Restaurant and Land Ocean New American Grill  //  Locations in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Roseville  //

What type of workouts are best for weight loss and toning?

To lose weight and tone muscle, you’ll need to include both cardio and strength training. I recommend workouts that elevate your heart rate while working your muscles at the same time. Three of my favorite exercises are burpees, push-ups, and lunges, because you’re using every muscle in your body and there’s no equipment necessary. For maximum fat-burning results, be sure to perform these exercises at a relatively fast pace with minimal rest. It’s also important to be consistent and committed to your workouts. And don’t forget: Nutrition always plays a huge factor with weight loss.

 Viki Crane, Owner/Coach  //  Kaia Fit Folsom  //  705 Gold Lake Drive, Suite 110, Folsom  //  916-542-2298,

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