Quick Pick Harvest at Chateau du Cros
Friday, September 16th, the harvest continues in Sweet Bordeaux at Chateau du Cros. In Loupiac, there’s action and speed in the vineyard. On the plateau of Cros, 40 pickers work quickly to pick the concentrated grapes. “The concentration has spread rapidly and now we must move fast,” said Catherine D’Halluin. Here, the plateau is called “Young cros”...
Walking on Oysters: Harvest at Chateau Mont
Thursday, September 15th, the harvest continues in Bordeaux. In Sainte Croix du Mont, they harvest on oysters. In this amazing landscape that dominates the valley of the Garonne, Herve Chouvac’s team at the Chateau Mont have a magnificent view: The Valley of Sauternes: you can see Chateau Yquem and Chateau Rayne Vignault, and other classified Growth The three hills of Sainte Croix du...
Harvest with Grand Cru Classe - Chateau Guiraud
The first grapes sortings began in the Sweet Bordeaux. Friday, September 2nd, in Sauternes successive sortings of botrytised grapes began. An earlier year, with more than 15 days in advance. The pickers have given their first shots of scissors in the vineyards of Chateau Guiraud Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classe (1st classified growth in 1855 and now certified organic). This team of pickers...
Ladybugs and Chateau la Bouade [Harvest 2011]
In Barsac, ladybugs have an appointment at Chateau la Bouade. Chateau la Bouade is the largest winery north of the Barsac AOC at the entrance of the village. In 1914 the Pauly family bought the property at that time consisted of only 8 hectares of vines, with the rest of the fields devoted to raising animals (cows…etc) and growing grains. Here we begin the harvest when the ladybugs link...
Sweet Recipe: Smoked Salmon on Swedish Bread
INGREDIENTS 2 slices of Swedish Bread 2 pickled tomato tartar Cheese spread with garlic and herbs Smoked salmon PREPARATION Spread the cheese on one piece of bread and the tomato tartar on the other. Assemble into a sandwich with the smoked salmon. Don’t forget your glass of Sweet Bordeaux!
Picking Grapes at Chateau Bellevue Crabitan
Tuesday, September 13: The harvest began in Sainte Croix du Mont and continue in Barsac. In Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, perched on the slopes of the Garonne, a culminating village at 115m above sea level, the pickers are busy at the Chateau Bellevue Crabitan. This vineyard was founded in 1870, coopers and then winegrowers for generations, the family has gradually expanded the area to own 41 acres on...
Harvest at Chateau de Myrat
Today we give you an update on Chateau de Myrat. In Barsac, is times of cyclamen and harvest at Chateau de Myrat 2nd classified growth in 1855. The cyclamen are beautiful and we love to look at them between a sunlight sitting on a bench in the garden. But no time to waste, some grapes are waiting to be picked up immediately. Clusters are very nice and grape berries ripe. Under the hot sun...
DigitalFlashNYC’s Chat with Cindy Gallop
Last week we had the chance to meet and serve up some Sweet Bordeaux at the DigitalFlashNYC A Chat with Cindy Gallop networking event. Located at the LBi offices in NYC, the night started off sweet, as we served 2005 Chateau Lamourette - a fresh, easy-drinking wine with hints of dried mangos and baked apples. It was a great opportunity to listen to Cindy Gallop’s pearls of wisdom and to...
Harvest at Chateau d'Armajan les Ormes
We are excited to bring you day-by-day progress of the wine harvest in Sweet Bordeaux regions. First up, Chateau d’Armajan les Ormes in the town of Preignac. Originally a manor, the property was ennobled in 1565. Partially destroyed during the Fronde, the castle was rebuilt in 1750 by Vincent d’Armajan, son of Montesquieu. Jacques and Guillaume Perromat, 6th generation of...
Harvest 2011 - Chateau de Myrat [PIC]
Grapes are getting picked and sorted at Chateau de Myrat this week… stick around for more Bordeaux wine harvest updates!
Cabécou Cheese Crisp
INGREDIENTS 3 sheets of brick pastry 6 discs of Cabecou cheese 1 apple Honey Fresh thyme PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the brick sheets into 2. Spread and arrange the Cabecou cheese, the tomatoes, a drop of honey and a sprinkle of thyme into each sheet. Cut the apples into thin slices and add on top of each sheet. Fold the brick sheets into squares. Oil baking tray and...
Sweet Events: DigitalFlashNYC chat with Cindy...
Join us on Thursday, September 15th in NYC as we serve up some Chateau Lamourette during the DigitalFlashNYC event: A Chat with Cindy Gallop. Cindy Gallop is the former Chairman of BBH, founder of two startups, IfIrantheworld & Makelovenotporn, as well as a sought after speaker around the world. She’s given a world famous TED talk, she’s a tireless advocate for more women in the tech...
Roasted Shrimp Scampi with Pink Potatoes
INGREDIENTS Shrimp scampi Pink potatoes Xeres vinegar Salt, pepper, shallots DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shell the shrimp. Boil the potatoes (they must remain firm). Cut them into slices about 1cm thick. Lay them on baking paper. Put the shrimp on each slice with chopped shallots, add salt, and pepper. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Sprinkle a few drops of Xeres vinegar before...