Un-Soiree Sweet Bordeaux Party!
At the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, we popped open Chateau Lamourette 2005 & Lieutenant de Sigalas 2007. Let’s just say it was a sweet party indeed!
AOC Spotlight: Sainte Croix du Mont
This appellation is nestled upon one of nature’s strange wonders. Sainte Croix du Mont lies upon a “panoramic plateau comprised of vast fossilized oyster beds” which give it an exceptional terroir. Sainte Croix du Mont’s best known producers include Châteaux Bel Air, du Mont, La Grave, Loubens, La Rame, and Lousteau-Vieil.
Roquefort Cheese, Auvergne Bleu Cheese, and Nut...
INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup flour 3 eggs 5 tsp baking powder 2/5 cup olive oil 3/5 cup milk 7/8 cup grated Gruyere cheese 2/3 cup Roquefort cheese 2/3 cup Auvergne bleu cheese 1/4 cup ground walnuts 1/4 cup diced bacon PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, baking powder, and eggs. Gradually add the milk, oil and grated Gruyere cheese. In the frying pan, fry the diced...
Sweet Recipes: Parmesan Cheese, Pesto, and Pine...
INGREDIENTS 5/8 cup butter 4 eggs 1 tablespoon pesto 1 cup flour 5 tsp baking powder A handful of pine nuts 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 1/4 cup milk DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Melt butter. Mix it with the eggs and the pesto. Add the flour and baking powder. Thoroughly mix. Add the Parmesan cheese, milk, and pine nuts. Pour in a cake tin. Bake for 45 minutes.
AOC Spotlight: Cérons
While this appellation’s small-scale production may not draw much attention, wine brokers consider its dessert wines to be Bordeaux’s best kept secret. The sweet wines of Cérons have notes of candied and roasted fruit with citrus and exotic fruit at the nose. They have a full body with viscous texture and a finish that is livelier than that of Barsac wines. Fun fact: The...
Sweet Recipes: Italian Beef Tartar
INGREDIENTS Grated Parmesan cheese Chopped shallot and chives Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Beef PREPARATION Mix the meat with some chives, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper.