- Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm tells of “Countries United Through Food and Wine” https://adayinthelifeonthefarm.blogspot.com/
- Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Galette au Chou + 2017 Résonance Pinot Noir” http://culinary-adventures-with-cam.blogspot.com/
- Terri at Our Good Life tells tells us about “Resonance Pinot Noir and Roasted Pork Loin” https://www.terristeffes.com
- Lynn from Savor the Harvest shares “Oregon Pinot Noir With a Burgundian Heart – Domaine Drouhin Laurène” https://savortheharvest.com/
- Jennifer at Vino Travels cooks up “BBQ Brisket with Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir” www.vinotravelsitaly.com
- Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares “Oregon PN for a PNW holiday meal: A Résonance” https://www.myfullwineglass.com/
- Robin from Crushed Grape Chronicles has a discovery: “Découverte! Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Dundee Hills and Mediterranean Salmon” #Winophiles https://www.crushedgrapechronicles.com/
- David from Cooking Chat “Braised Moroccan Chicken Thighs with Oregon Pinot #Winophiles https://cookingchatfood.com/
- Jane from Always Ravenous has an “Oregon Pinot Noir Paired with Braised Chicken Thighs, Blackberries, and Fennel Purée” https://alwaysravenous.com/
- Melanie from Wining With Mel tells us “New World meets Old World: Oregon’s Résonance pinot noir paired with beef bourguignon” https://www.winingwithmel.com
- Liz from What’s In That Bottle shares a “Taste of the 45th Parallel” https://whatsinthatbottle.com/
- Jeff from Food Wine Click! tells us about “Louis Jadot on Both Sides of the Pond” https://foodwineclick.com/
- Payal from Keep the Peas shares “Burgundy via Oregon” https://keepthepeas.blogspot.com/
- Nicole at SommsTable has a “Burgundy vs Oregon Showdown with Drouhin Wines” SommsTable.com
- Jill at L’Occasion covers “Bourgogne’s Western Vineyards: Crafting Pinot Noir in Oregon” https://jillbarth.wordpress.com/
- Gwen from Wine Predator shares “From France’s Bourgogne to Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Domaine Drouhin does Pinot Noir” #Winophiles https://winepredator.com/
- Michelle from Rockin Red Blog takes on “Best Of Both Worlds: Burgundy Producers Craft High-Quality Wine in Willamette Valley” https://rockinredblog.com/
- Cindy from Grape Experiences offers “Résonance Wines Express a Burgundian Vibe in the Willamette Valley” http://www.grape-experiences.com/
- L.M. Archer shares life “À Table with Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Résonance Wines” https://lmarcher.com
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020
- Terri of Our Good Life says Beviamo alla nostra! Prosecco Superiore and Happy Christmas!
- Marcia of Joy of Wine is Celebrating the Season with Sparkling Freisa.
- Cindy of Grape Experiences writes about Pure Trentodoc – Sparkling Wines from the Mountains.
- Jill of L'Ocassion encourages us to Be in Italy for the Holidays with This Bubbly Wine Lineup.
- Gwendolyn of Wine Predator pushes Beyond Prosecco? Try These Sustainable Sparkling Wines from Italy's Erbaluce, Franciacorta, Lambrusco, Pignoletto.
- Lynn of Savor the Harvest gives us Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco to Make Your Holiday Sparkle - La Tordera Rive Di Guia.
- Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm says Cheers to 2021...2020 Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out.
- Susannah of Avvinare pours Versatile Lambrusco for the Holidays.
- Deanna of Asian Test Kitchen serves Val D'Oca Prosecco Paired with Party Starters.
- Payal of Keep the Peas offers A ‘SeeYaNever2020’ Toast with Italian Bubbly.
- Linda of My Full Wine Glass says Hello Again, Lambrusco - Everyone Deserves a Second Chance.
- Jane of Always Ravenous pairs a Frizzante with Holiday Sweet Treats.
- Robin of Crushed Grape Chronicles pours Prosecco - Joyful Bubbles to “Wring” Out 2020.
- Jen of Vino Travels is ready to Sparkle up the Holidays with Prosecco Superiore.
- Martin of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog offers A Taste of 21st Century Lambrusco; Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara Radice.
- Nicole of Somm's Table shares The Wide World of Italian Bubblies.
- Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is Celebrating with Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Amidst the Pandemic.
|Photo: Payal Vora|
|Clusters of Glera grapes (Payal Vora)|
|Photo: Payal Vora|
|Photo: Payal Vora|
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
- Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla: “Surprise! Pairing Spicy and Savory Dishes with Sweet Bordeaux”
- Terri at Our Good Life: “Spicy Hot Tacos and Sweet Bordeaux”
- Martin at ENOFYLZ: “Pairing Sweet Bordeaux with Southern Fare”
- Lauren at The Swirling Dervish: “Golden Bordeaux Meets Savory Pumpkin and Smoked Bacon Tart: a Delicious Thanksgiving Twist!”
- David at Cooking Chat: “Pairings for Sweet Bordeaux Wine”
- Katrina at The Corkscrew Concierge: “Golden Bordeaux Delights in Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Cuisine”
- Payal at Keep the Peas: “Four Sweet Bordeaux Wines with Four Courses”
- Jane at Always Ravenous: “Golden Sweet Bordeaux Wines: Tasting and Pairings”
- Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm: “Hot Chocolate and Halva Pudding paired with Lion De Tanesse L’Amour”
- Jeff at foodwineclick: “Sweet Bordeaux Meets the Smoke”
- Jill at L’OCCASION : “Sweet Bordeaux Wines Aren’t Just for Dessert”
- Lynn at Savor the Harvest: “Sweet Bordeaux Wines Get Savory Pairings”
- Rupal at Syrah Queen: “Sweet Bordeaux Is A Sweet Delight – Savor These Perfect Food Pairings”
- Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles: “Sweet Bordeaux Wines and pairings from opposite sides of the globe”
- Pinny at Chinese Food & Wine Pairings: “Sweet Bordeaux Paired with Asian Carbs – Chinese Sticky Rice and Korean Japchae”
- Susannah at avvinare: “Delightful Sweet Wines from Bordeaux”
- Nicole at Somm’s Table: “Château Loupiac Gaudiet with Cinnamon Apple Crème Brûlée”
- Gwendolyn at wine predator: “Successful Pairings of Salty and Savory with Sweet Semi-Dry Bordeaux”
- Jennifer at Vino Travels: “A Look Into the Sweeter Side of Bordeaux Wines”
- Linda at My Full Wine Glass: “Appetizers, entrées and yes, dessert please, with sweet Bordeaux”
- Grapes are left on the vine to get infected by noble rot (Bortytis Cinerea fungus)
- Slow gentle harvest by hand often done in several passes to select the ripest grapes
- Slow vinification, gentle maturation in vats or oak barrels
- Unfortified (no additional spirit is added to the wine after it reaches a certain sugar level)
- 1% of total Bordeaux wine volume
- 2% of total Bordeaux wine area
- Approx. 9M bottles across 350 estates
- ~1 grape vine = 1 glass of wine
- 3 main grape varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
- Two categories based on residual sugar (RS) in the wine: molleux (12-45 g/L) and liquoreux (>45 g/L)
- The wines offer tremendous variety in aroma and tasting notes and price points. This makes for a very rich selection available for pairing with a vast number of foods, cuisines, and cooking methods
- Both molleux and liquoreux wines are excellent in cocktails. In this day and age where cocktail making ranges from mixing soda water with whiskey to total alchemy, sweet Bordeaux wines invite creative cocktails.
I received four bottles of sweet Bordeaux wine and the one way to do justice to a diverse array of wines all from one general area was to pair them with a diverse array of food at dinner. We paired each wine with four courses over dinner: starter, entrée, main, dessert.
95/5 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
13% ABV | Sample
Notes: Medium gold colour with an appealing bouquet of faint spice, candied citrus peel, white flowers, and vanilla in the background. Same on the palate along with a racy acidity and minerality. Overall a delightfully balanced and elegant wine with a medium-long finish.
Notes: see above
80/20 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
13% ABV | Sample
Notes: Gorgeous rich gold colour with a fragrant nose and palate full of bright citrus juice, marmalade, candied citrus, and orange blossoms with a light woodiness at the end. Medium+ acidity, rich mouthfeel, overall a very balanced wine. Juicy medium bodied wine with a long elegant finish.
Notes: see above
Saturday, October 10, 2020
- Andrea at The Quirky Cork shares "Three Turkish Merlots"
- Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares "Merlot: A Varietal That Plays Well with Others"
- Cindy at Grape Experiences shares "Sip Merlot with Vegetarian Favorites"
- Deanna at Asian Test Kitchen shares "Fall Vegan Menu Paired with 2016 Napa Merlots"
- David at Cooking Chat shares "Merlot Food Pairing: Tips and Favorites"
- Gwendolyn at Wine Predator shares "Meatloaf and #MerlotMe with Sonoma’s Selby and Columbia Valley’s L’Ecole No. 41"
- Jane at Always Ravenous shares "Merlot Pairing: Baked Pasta with Sausage Ragù"
- Jeff at Food Wine Click! shares "A Tale of Two Merlots at the Grill"
- Jill at L'Occasion shares "What’s So Special About Merlot?"
- Lauren at The Swirling Dervish shares "October is #MerlotMe Month: Here’s What I’ve Been Sipping"
- Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares "Kicking off #MerlotMe in the Pacific time zone”
- Liz at What's in that Bottle? shares "Make Room for Merlot!"
- Lori at Exploring the Wine Glass shares "Leaves on the Ground and #MerlotMe in my Glass"
- Lynn at Savor the Harvest shares "Next Gen Merlot From Where It All Started"
- Martin at Enofylz shares "A Meatless #MerlotMe Redux"
- Nicole at Somms Table shares "5 #MerlotMe Nights"
- Payal at Keep the Peas shares “Kicking Off Autumn With #Merlotme”
- Pinny at Chinese Wine & Food Pairings shares “#MerlotMe with Markham and L’Ecole No. 41 Merlots and Army Ramen”
- Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares "Merlot from elegant to badass. Time to #Merlotme."
- Rupal at Syrah Queen shares “#MerlotMe - Best Food Pairings For Merlot”
- Susannah at Avvinare shares “Brazilian Merlot Is Always Welcome At My Table”
- Terri at Our Good Life shares "Merlot Me with Noodless Lasagne"
- Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm shares "Woohoooooooo....It is #MerlotMe month"
Saturday, October 3, 2020
This month we have a bonus - and very exciting - event that Lynn is hosting. Check out her sneak peek here! Our brand new blogging group World Wine Travel is discussing wines from Moldova in collaboration with Wine of Moldova and Vinconnexion. Moldova, the sliver tucked between Romania and Ukraine in SE Europe, that boasts more grape vines per person than anywhere else in the world! Lynn very generously arranged for samples for a few of us and we will discuss our thoughts on those, Moldovan grape varietals, food pairings, and Moldova Wine Day on Twitter this Sunday, 4 October at 8 AM PST under #worldwinetravel. In the meanwhile, read below to find out what everyone's saying...
- Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Two Indigenous Moldovan Grapes – Fetească Albă and Fetească Neagră – Paired With Colțunași Harnici (Hard-Working Dumplings)”
- Wendy from A Day In The Life On The Farm is “Celebrating the Food and Wine of Moldova”
- David from CookingChat has “Food Pairings for Moldavan Wines”
- Lori from Exploring the Wine Glass shares “Sitting Down with Master of Wine Caroline Gilby to Discuss Moldovan Wine”
- Terri from Our Good Life shares “Moldova Wine Day Celebration!”
- Linda from My Full Wine Glass is “Celebrating ‘My Wine Day’ and the little country that could”
- Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares “Moldovan Wine – moving forward while not losing track of the authentic grapes of their past” #WorldWineTravel
- Susannah from Avvinare writes “You say Feteasca and I’ll Say Moldova”
- Jennifer at Vino Travels tells us about “Eye Openers to the Wines of Moldova”
- Melanie from Wining With Mel is “Exploring new territory with Moldovan wines”
- Jeff from foodwineclick asks the question “Are Local Grapes the Future of Moldovan Wines?”
- Here at Savor the Harvest I share “Moldovan Native Wine Grape Discoveries” #WorldWineTravel
- Jill from L’Occasion discusses “Wines of Moldova: Worth the Adventure”
- Payal from Keep the Peas pairs “Kashmiri Yakhni Pulao and Moldovan Wine”
- Nicole from Somms Table is “Celebrating Moldova National Wine Day with More Food and Wine Explorations”
- Rupal at Syrah Queen shares “Celebrate Moldova National Wine Day – Exploring Native Varieties”
- Liz Barrett from What’s In That Bottle shares “Moldova National Wine Day is Here!”
- Pinny from Chinese Food And Wine Pairings tells us about “Celebrating Moldova National Wine Day with Chinese Food”
Saturday, September 19, 2020
- A Côtes du Rhône from Franck Balthazar and A Deconstructed Pairing by Crushed Grape Chronicles
- A Côtes du Rhône Tasting by Keep the Peas
- All the Colors of Côtes du Rhône with Famille Perrin by Somm's Table
- A Trio of Côtes du Rhône Pairings by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- A Window Into Chateau-Neuf-Du-Pape Through Maison M. Chapoutier by Avvinare
- Back on the Rhône Again by Christy Majors
- Beef Tongue Stew with a Côtes du Rhône Gigondas by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Côtes du Rhône and Clearwater Camping: Charcuterie in God’s Country by Our Good Life
- Côtes du Rhône: Essential French Wines by L’Occassion
- Lamb Meatballs Paired with Côtes du Rhône by Always Ravenous
- Leaning Savory with a 2016 Alain Jaume Côtes du Rhône by My Full Wine Glass
- Rhone Roam #3: Crozes-Hermitage Is Syrah, Condrieu Equals Viognier Paired with Fall Fish by Wine Predator
- Rhône Wine with Brisket by Cooking Chat
- Turkey Does the Côtes du Rhône by The Quirky Cork
- What the Heck is Côtes du Rhône Villages? by Wining with Mel
Nicolas Haeni is a young winemaker who made the first Malmont wines in 2013. The winery is set on steep rocky soil making all aspects of vineyards management including winemaking a challenge and a labour of love. The winery follows the principles of organic and bio-dynamic farming with a special focus on balanced soil nutrition. No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides are used in the vineyard, and since 2018 Domaine Malmont is officially in conversion to organic agriculture.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan