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Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

The Governor

Big. Bold. Luscious.

Those are the first three words I used to describe my first taste of Gourverneur Saint-Auban Rouge from Domaine de la Citadelle. We had it last week paired with Seared Lamb Medallions with a Tamari-Ginger Glaze. To see the recipe, visit Cocoa & Lavender.

Okay, I got a bit ahead of myself. Back to opening the bottle...

We decanted the wine several hours before our meal, and I could not wait to get to the tasting. Upon opening there was a resinous quality and a touch of manure. After breathing for a while, it converted to earthy aromas, the spicy scent of ferns in...
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MY DAY AT WINE PARIS 2019

Paris has long been known as the City of Light and the City of Love. Now, it might also lay claim to the title “City of Wine.” From the 11th through 13th of February, 26,700 wine professionals were drawn to the capital city for the inaugural Wine Paris event...
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THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOTTLE

One of my therapist friends closed her message to me today by saying: “Happy New Year!” Catching herself, I suppose, she added, “That’s what I’m supposed to say, right?” She’s not my therapist but as she continued, I thought she really must be a darned good one as...
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