Last night's Snooth TechEnology Event
Hosted at the General Assembly offices in NYC, Snooth and Ziff Davis collaborated to host a private, networking event that featured some of the wine world’s most tech forward and savvy people and businesses. Click here to to see what was on the featured wine list. To read more, check out the NYTimes feature on the event here. Cheers!
Spiderman, Scarlett Johansson and Chateau Guiraud
During last week’s wine tasting, we had the opportunity to interview Augustin Lacaille, Brand Ambassador of Chateau Guiraud – the first and only Chateau of the Premier Grands Crus Classes to obtain organic farming certification. We threw out the conventional wine questions (i.e. pairings, terroir, best vintage) to learn more about the culture behind sweet wine and the life of a Brand...
Sweet Wine Slushies – Simple and Delicious!
This past weekend, we joined Sasha of SpinTheBottleNY to create one of our favorites – wine slushies! If you’re looking for something different to serve, especially on a warm day, this is the prefect treat. Just take a half a bottle of sweet Bordeaux, freeze, then blend once frozen. Simple! Uncorking our 2005 Chateau Lamourette! First pour! A half bottle (375ml) fills a...
A New Meaning For Down The Hatch!
Each cylindrical wine cellar relies on the surrounding earth for its insulation and combined with an ingenious air-flow system, it requires no power to maintain its constant temperature. However, priced at $30,000+, these wine cellars are not for everyone. [via Spiral Cellars]
The Big Easy, Made Easy.
Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Here is a classic from our friends at Bon-Appetite! Chicken and sausage Jambalaya made easy. INGREDIENTS 12 ounces applewood-smoked bacon, diced 1 1/2 pounds smoked fully cooked sausage (such as linguiça), halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick semi-circles 1 pound andouille sausages, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch cubes ...
A Cajun Treat, Gâteau de Sirop
Now, we can’t suggest something spicy without sugesting something sweet. Gâteau de Sirop is a classic (and delicious!) Cajun dessert. If you make this, please let us know how it turns out! A hit tip to Bon-Appetite for the recipe. INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted...
Sweet Bordeaux Appellations 101
The production process for sweet Bordeaux is a beautiful but fickle process, and it all starts with the gravel and climate, or what the French call “Terroir”. Only eleven appellations in the south of Bordeaux can successfully produce the grapes needed for sweet Bordeaux, and we’ll take you through them. Click on the titles to find out more about the appellations! SAUTERNES ...