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

Food and Wine Pairing: Bouchons Au Thon and Corbières Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris 2010

Kimberly Houston | May 4, 2011

Yes, I know.  Lots of French stuff, no?
But you’ll be happy to know this recipe and wine match is not in any way challenging or inaccessible. 
Personally, I’ve always had a predisposition to rule out French recipes as too difficult and time consuming, until I learned how simple many of them can be.
What lead me to [...]

From Disappointment to Delight: Corbières Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris 2010

Kimberly Houston | May 1, 2011

Last Saturday I bought a disappointing Rosé. This Saturday I bought one that made my heart – and my palate – sing.   Seriously.
I stopped into The Wine Sampler on Oleander – nice job, by the way! — this was my first visit  since they moved into their new location, and it’s all light and bright [...]

Great Rosé to Drink on a Rainy Saturday Night: 2009 Saint André de Figuière “Cuvée Magali” Côtes de Provence Rosé

Kimberly Houston | April 21, 2011

Wow. Terrifically bad weather here last weekend.  I feel bad for my friends in Raleigh who had to endure a few truly scary moments during the tornadoes, which left some pretty awful destruction in their wake.  You’re all in my thoughts.
Meanwhile, while we down here on the coast were white knuckling it, expecting the worst, [...]

Wine Worth the Price: Three French Rosés, Part Three

Kimberly Houston | July 10, 2010

Chateau de Segries Tavel Rosé 2008, oh glorious Tavel Rosé!

I saved the best in our three-part Rosé series for last.  This Rosé is a bit pricier than the previous two, but worth it, and I’ll tell you why.
Tavel is a wine region in France (part of the southern Rhone region across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape [...]

Wine Worth the Price: Three French Rosés, Part Two (Plus, Happy Fourth of July!)

Kimberly Houston | July 4, 2010

[picappgallerysingle id="289739"]But seriously folks, today’s Rosé choice is:
2008 Corbières Rosé Domaine Sainte-Eugénie
(I apologize endlessly for not having a pic of the actual wine for you — I do, in fact, have a pic of this wine, which I tried to upload for three straight days, using every format and size possible, but, no go.  I am at [...]

Wine Worth the Price: Three French Rosés

Kimberly Houston | July 1, 2010

Seigneurs de Bergerac Rosé 2009

I’ve said many times here that Rosé can be a great bargain, because many people tend to lump it into the white zinfandel category and won’t try it, therefore it’s not an easy sell for wine retailers. This is good for you, smart wine shopper, because it means you can find [...]