Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Food and Wine Pairing: Chilied Almonds and Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux 2007

Kimberly Houston | December 19, 2010

These almonds are one of my favorite things to make during the holidays, and the recipe comes from my best friend, so it’s one that’s near and dear to my heart. Plus they’re super easy to whip up, so you could be enjoying these less than an hour from now.
I usually serve chilied almonds on [...]

Great Holiday Wine: Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut 2007

Kimberly Houston | December 14, 2010

Saint Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut

An Excellent Yet Inexpensive Sparking Wine from France

I wrote about the 2005 vintage of this wine last December on the blog, and it’s so good and so well-priced it deserves accolades again this year; this time around you’ll likely  find the 2007 vintage when you shop for it.
The Saint-Hilaire [...]

This Bubbly Rocks: Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux 2005

Kimberly Houston | December 23, 2009

Aaah, ye olde holiday time, and we’re feeling festive. Break out the bubbly and all that.  My plan was to write a lengthy pre-New Year’s Eve post about Champagne Alternatives for $20 or less, and I may still.  But then, this.  A really delicious (and value-priced!) sparkler crossed my path, and if I were you [...]