Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 5, Temperature
Now that we’ve explored Sweet Bordeaux’s most distinct traits, it’s important that we close the week with a tip on the best way to serve it to your friends and family - chilled! In order to enjoy the perfect balance of Sweet Bordeaux’s sugary and acidic flavor components, it should be served at a temperature of 46.4-53.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy! So tell us, what new...
Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 4, Taste
After the aroma notes of Sweet Bordeaux tickle your nose, you’ll be delighted to explore the complexities of its exquisite taste. Sweet Bordeaux’s taste varies according to the terroirs of its grapes’ origin, the process of its making, and its age. The culmination of these factors makes Sweet Bordeaux perfect for pairing with many foods including fruity or spicy exotic dishes, cheeses, tarts,...
Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 3, Aroma
A perfect prelude to Sweet Bordeaux’s savory taste, the combination of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes creates a symphony of aroma notes that can be distinctly identified with this sweet wine. The Sémillon grape provides notes of almond, angelica, honey, green apple, fresh butter, and cinnamon. Sauvignon Blanc contributes tasting notes of citrus and tropical fruit while...
Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 2, Grapes
The 11 appellations of Bordeaux, France cultivate the perfect environment for the growth of Sweet Bordeaux’s key ingredients – its grapes! Comprised of 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% Muscadelle that are carefully handpicked, this sweet wine’s unique taste is the result of Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. This process of creating partially raisined grapes causes the flavor to...
Decoding Sweet Bordeaux: Part 1, Color
This week, we’d like to portray five key traits that define Sweet Bordeaux. We’d love to kick off Monday with this sweet wine’s most recognizable feature - its color. Tinted a deep gold, it is easy to distinguish Sweet Bordeaux among other wines. Did you know that Sweet Bordeaux’s often referred to as liquid gold?
Celebrating Earth Day in Pictures
The rich, unique taste of Sweet Bordeaux owes itself to the lands of its origin - its terroirs. These gently undulating plains with gravelly hilltops bring forth a well-exposed outcrop that is perfectly nestled by a morning mists on Autumn mornings. The limestone, silica and gravel soils along with the temperate climate of the region contribute to the exceptional quality of the grape vines,...
Sautéed & Sweet: A Dish for the Eco-Friendly
Happy Earth Week! In celebration, treat yourself to this organic Chicken Breast with Honey Sauternes Sauce recipe. (Credit: Cooks.com) INGREDIENTS Sauce: 1/4 and 2 tbsp. of honey 1 1/2 cup of Sauternes wine 1 cup of low sodium broth 2 tbsp. of soy sauce Caramelized Onions: 1 basket of pearl onions (about 10 oz.) 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp. honey Chicken: 1 to...
Live Coverage on Bordeaux's 2010 Vintage!
2010 brought iPads, Wikileaks, Justin Beiber, Vuvuezalas, an oil spill and for wine lovers, it also brought one of the most anticipated vintages of Bordeaux. Bordeaux’s memorable 2009 vintage threw the wine community in a frenzy – setting new benchmarks of quality, demand and price. Consequently, speculations are high for the 2010 vintage, driving the most influential wine critics,...
A Quick BYOB Guide to NYC
In the mood for some sweet indulgence while saving some money? Bring your favorite bottle of Sweet Bordeaux with you the next time you dine out! Here’s our selected list of BYOB restaurants in New York City conveniently located near shops where you can pick up your favorite bottle of Sweet Bordeaux along the way: Eat-pisode, Lower East Side (123 Ludlow Street | eat-pisode.com) Prepare...