Most collectors of fine Burgundy evidently zoom along the D974 right past Savigny-lès-Beaune to get to the grand cru villages, because if they gave this small commune just north of Beaune its proper due...
As beloved as the great French appellations are among my colleagues, few wine regions have been as captivating over the last couple of years as Piemonte. As its name suggests, Piedmont (the English spelling) is the northwestern Italian region that is surrounded by mountains on three sides. With its dramatic, rolling hills and sweeping views of snowcapped peaks in the distance, this is one of Italy’s most picturesque regions, which is vastly underrated when it comes to tourism and the attention given to its singular wines...
What I most love about drinking Alsatian wine in the winter is how well it pairs with seasonal root vegetables and hearty tubers: rutabaga and parsnip, roasted turnips and sweet carrots, caramelized onions and fennel. To help warm up, a creamy celery root soup will do the trick, or a convivial raclette with charcuterie and potatoes blanketed in toasty, melted cheese. Or is anything more comforting and simple to prepare than plump pork sausage served with boiled, buttered potatoes and a bit of spicy mustard?
While nothing can replace normal restaurant dining, you can do your best to emulate it in the comfort of your own dining room. We’ll call it the home bistro: roast a chicken, grill some burgers or a ribeye, or make a frittata with leftover odds and ends
The Larzac of France, essentially the southern end of the Massif Central mountains, is an area whose name remains relatively unknown to most of the earth’s population, yet conjures up much in the mind of the French. Given its remoteness and sparse population, the Larzac became the place to be in the 1970s for the “back-to-earth” movement in France
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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