Wine

CHÂTEAU PEYRASSOL: THE MARC OF SUCCESS

We had a blizzard last this week. Winds were whipping across our house and, at times, it seemed through our early 18th-century home. The day-long storm dumped about a foot of snow by the time it was all over. Temperatures were way below freezing (hovering around 8°F/-13°C during the day) for several days before this historically late snow storm. Several inches of snow still blanket the ground but, as I write this post, the sky has evolved from various shades of grey into a baby blue with gorgeous pink and purple tinted clouds, the kind Maxfield Parrish might have painted in the last years of his life here in New Hampshire. It’s not your traditional rosé weather (although I will confess to opening more than a few bottles nonetheless…they chill well in the snow, requiring just a few minutes to reach the perfect
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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

A Well-Traveled Tavel

It isn't often that I get wines straight off the plane from the vineyard in France. But, this week, that is exactly (well, sort of) what happened. You see, Sandra Gay-Moulines, attaché de communication for the Syndicat Viticole de l'Appellation Tavel, got a couple of bottles direct from the winery, whose owner, Gaël Petit, happens to be president of the Syndicat. Sandra gave them to Susan and Towny, who brought them back to States, and then they shipped them to me. See? Direct from the winery!

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