Tuesday, Nov 21st 2017|
What Are the Best Tuscan Wine and Food Pairings? Tuscan cuisine is based on “cucina povera,” a rural – even rustic – style based on seasonal and natural ingredients including olive oil, unsalted bread, wild mushrooms, vegetables, and either salt-cured or simply grilled meats. So what wines do you pair with this rustic cuisine? You ...
Thursday, Nov 2nd 2017|
Barbaresco vs Barolo: How to Tell the Difference Let’s examine the question: “Barbaresco vs Barolo, how do you tell them apart?” They are nearly identical twins from the Piedmont region, so it can be a challenge. The differences are subtle. Let’s look first at their similarities. They are both: made 100% from ...
Wednesday, Oct 25th 2017|
How to Read Italian Wine Labels Trying to find a wine you like can be confusing, no matter where in the world you live or shop. Most retail shops organize wine by country, but some use grape variety or style as the theme. Mastering the scope of Italian wine is a formidable task. There are […]
Tuesday, Oct 3rd 2017|
Where Can You Find the Best Paris Pastries? The world of Paris pastries used to be somewhat simple. In every pastry shop window, you had your choux pastry-based éclairs and religieuses. You also had your stacked millefeuilles (also known as Napoleons), and a variety of fruit tarts glazed with apricot jam to make them shiny and […]
Tuesday, Sep 26th 2017|
Northern Rhone Wines That Will Make You Happy I’ve noted to students in my wine tasting courses, many wine regions have produced finer wines over recent years; thus, transforming what is available on the market. That particularly holds true in France. Quality conscious producers are making better wines in many regions. This allows ...
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