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Picos Blue

Picos Blue

Picos Blue  is a lovely Spanish blue from the Picos de Europa region. It’s  strong and spicy with a lingering creamy sweet tanginess-with a nutty rind, which is also bursting with earthiness-must have something to do with the sycamore leaves that shroud this Spanish Gem. Completely mouthwatering goodness! I picked up my slice from Blasus Deli Can be ordered online from The Cheese Society in the...

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L’Explorateur

L’Explorateur

L’Explorateur is a soft-ripened French triple cream cow’s-milk cheese made in the Île-de-France region of France. Created in the 1950s, it was named to honor the first US Satellite, Explorer. As a triple creme, the fat content of its dry matter is about 75%. It has a squat cylindrical shape, and has a smooth, unpressed texture. When ripe, Explorateur’s ivory interior has a delicate aroma, and a salty, mushroomy...

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Day”, or “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” sees heavy marketing from the producers, with races to get the first bottles of the vintage to different...

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux wine-producing area lies in the Aquitaine region of south-west France and remains the centre of the fine wine world.  All its vineyards lie within the département of the Gironde. This vast region of 120,000ha of vineyards (four times the size of Burgundy) is home to 10,000 wine...

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Burgundy

Burgundy

Burgundy wine is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. I think the video will explain all about Burgundy…oh, and cigars Maybe not! Check this one...

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Chablis

Chablis

The grapevines around the town of Chab The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. lis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. All Chablis is made 100% from the Chardonnay grape. French Chablis has a crisp, dry flavor with a decided  quality Orson Wells loves...

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Rioja

Rioja

Rioja red wines are classified into four categories. The first, simply labeled “Rioja,” is the youngest, spending less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A “crianza” is wine aged for at least two years, at least one of which was in oak. “Rioja Reserva” is aged for at least three years, of which at least one year is in oak. Finally, “Rioja Gran Reserva” wines have been aged at least two...

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Alsace Wines

Alsace Wines

Alsace wine or Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white. The Alsace white wines are the great historical wine speciality of the region. Alsace famous grape varieties are Riesling, Pinot Gris (called Tokay in the past), Muscat, and Gewurztraminer. There are also some other varieties like Sylvaner, Klevner, Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc (white wines). Edelzwicker is not a grape variety but a blend of...

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