Posts Tagged ‘white wine’

Moules à la Crème

Right around the coast of France you will find plenty of local dishes containing mussels, but moules à la crème is one of the most famous, featuring two of Normandy’s most loved ingredients.

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Domaine Bott-Geyl, Les Eléments, Gewurztraminer 2009

With the Valentine’s season upon us, how can we not indulge our wild wine passions? But which French wine would be our best bet for a Love Potion No. 9? In order to live up to the famous lyrics […]

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2010 Château de Sancerre

2010 Château de Sancerre

Parisian society in 1913 got an unexpected taste of pagan ritual during the premiere of Stravinsky’s adventurous musical accompaniment to Les Ballets Russes. Historical accounts of The Rite of Spring […]

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2010 Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

Seeking the right French wine can be a lot like house hunting. Will you go for something bright and charming that looks great from the outside? Or perhaps something warm and comfortable that provides […]

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Tartare de saumon

Tartare de Saumon with Piment d’Espelette

Tartare de saumon (salmon tartare) is a great example of a modern classic that features regularly on the menu of Paris bistros.

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2009 Domaine Mittnacht Frères Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is technically the French wine equivalent of pinot grigio, which is widely enjoyed as a cocktail wine among the book club set from Seattle to Saint-Tropez. For many social groups, entertaining […]

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French Wines Worthy of Indulgences: Château Pape Clément Blanc 2009

In the Middle Ages, Pope Clément V reformed the Catholic Church’s practice of granting indulgences, in which some priests may have implied that sins could be forgiven for generous contributions […]

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Martin Schaetzel Riesling Ammerschwihr 2008

To many in the US, Rieslings represent a disturbing conundrum. The more novice among us are suspicious of their popularity, believing them to be overly sweet wines. Offer a Riesling to the wrong people, and they might even take offense, assuming you are trying to trick them into a wine that is strictly for the sauerbraten set. The good news is that it only takes one decent Riesling to open the mind and the palate. An ooh-la-la moment is […]

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