Christmas Budget

Champagne Laurent Perrier Rose Brut

Winery : Laurent Perrier
Bottle Size : 750 ml
Region : France
Style : Champagne
Mevushal : No
Supervision : Orthodox Union
Kosher for Passover : Yes
Alc / Vol : 12%
Tasting Note :
Subtle, forthright, and very fresh on the nose. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier suggests a basketful of small berry fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, and morello and black cherries. The overwhelming sensation is one of freshness. Fruit dominates the palate. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier is a lively, well-rounded wine which combines structure and freshness. The forthright, slightly sharp attack is like breathing the heady aromas of a freshly-picked basket of berry fruits – a symphony of aromas with a gently-rounded, tender finish.

Serving Suggestion :

To be paired with country ham, grilled oregano lemon lamb chops.

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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Distillery : Johnnie Walker

Region : Lowland

House Style : Smoothness, richness

Bottle Size : 4.5 L:
Body :    Rounded.
Colour : Warm amber.
Tasting note : 
Nose : quite pungent and full. There are notes of heather roots, cut herbs, a touch of fresh fruits and honey.
Palate : full and rich. There are notes of malted barley and potpourri, a touch of winter spice and fruitcake.
Finish : long and pungent, there is a good smoke note with a touch of oak.
Vol : 43%
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MASSIVE EVENT

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THE KOSHER WINE FESTIVAL 2013

TASTE SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS KOSHER WINES, ENHANCED BY AN OUTSTANDING BUFFET …

Tuesday 17th of December
From 7:00 pm to 10:30 PM
Flash Sales at amazing prices, Voucher to use online
With Yarden Golan Heights Winery , Tekwine , IDS Winery , Yarden , Gamla, Galil Mountain and more ….

Meet me there  !

Jess – The Wine Cellar

More info / booking tickets : www.thekosherwinefestival.co.uk

Coffee Vs Wine !

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Who is around your glass ?

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8

Tun1401Batch8Distillery : Balvenie
Region : Speyside
House Style : Smoothness, richness
Bottle Size : 70 cl
Body :    Rounded.
Colour : Dark amber.
Tasting Note : 
Nose: It’s a bit unsettled to start, switching back and forth from creamy bourbon to rich sherry. It kicks off with the traditional Balvenie heather honey notes, real honey rather than just random sweetness, and flower petals, backed up by spicy cinnamon, old dark oak, wax polish and some leather. Traditional bourbon notes of fresh orchard fruit start out quite vibrant, but get a bit hidden by the sherry influence as the whisky develops in the glass.

Palate: The palate is much more balanced, with rich sherry, spicy oak and touches of pine resin acting as a base, with liquorice, menthol, blackberries and cinnamon filling out the darker flavours. On top of that is more honey, orange peel, peach skin, dried apricot, cinnamon toast, candied papaya and a touch of tannic wood.

Finish: Lingering leather and woody spice are joined by some dried tropical fruit touches, and peach and plum stone bitter notes.
Vol : 50,2%

Spaghetti Carbonara

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Easy, fast and sooo tasty ! All you need after a long and hard working day !

Recipe for delicious pastas :

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta, such as spaghetti or rigatoni
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat bottom of pan)
  • 1/4 pound pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Freshly grated Romano cheese
  • Handful of finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions:

1. Put a large saucepot of water on to boil. Add a liberal amount of salt and the pasta. Cook to al dente, about 8 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and pancetta. Brown pancetta 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Add wine and stir up all the pan drippings.

3. In a separate bowl, beat yolks, then add 1 large ladleful (about 1/2 cup) of the pasta cooking water. This tempers the eggs and keeps them from scrambling when added to the pasta.

4. Drain pasta well and add it directly to the skillet with pancetta and oil. Pour the egg mixture over the pasta. Toss rapidly to coat the pasta without cooking the egg. Remove pan from heat and add a big handful of cheese, lots of pepper, and a little salt. Continue to toss and turn the pasta until it soaks up egg mixture and thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley and extra grated Romano.

Check the Wine Pairing here

Pairing Spaghetti Carbonara

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I do love Spaghetti Carbonara ! And I do love wines,Obviously !!!!!

I love this recipe cause it’s easy to make, delicious and it’s done very very fast which is perfect when you come back from a hard day at work or you’re just not in the mood for something too complicated !

Basically, for those who don’t know this recipe , it’s pasta, slab bacon, and a sauce made with creme fraiche and eggs . Check the recipe here 😉

There is the list of red wines which are pairing this delicious recipe perfectly …

A Chianti such as Bartenura cause it displays a fruity bouquet of cherries and fresh red fruit entwined with spicy, peppery notes. This wine is lively and fresh on the palate, with soft, rounded tannins followed by a long finish.

A Pinot Grigio such as Herzog Pinot Grigio cause it has a perfect balance, of acidity and incredible aromas, it has wonderful perfume notes on the nose, followed by ripe pear, apple and tropical fruit notes, light in body, with a clean and elegant finish, this wine is perfect for summer time, sipping, or as an accompaniment to cheese plates or light pasta dishes, serve chilled.

A Barbera such as Galil Barbera cause it opens with a quiet nose but going on to reveal a generous array of berries, black cherries, purple plums and spring flowers. Tannins and oak rise along with a hint of bitter almonds on the finish, so give this one a bit of time for its elements to come together.

A Pinot Noir such as Borgo Reale Pinot Noir cause the color is an intense red, but it is on the nose that the uniqueness of this wine comes out. You can feel sweet notes of berries and cassis, yet a warm sensation. The palate is elegant, harmonious and well structured. Essential for special occasions and to be enjoyed on its own.

A Petit Syrah such as Barkan Classic Petite Syrah cause it’s a lighter-styled Petite Syrah is a fantastic value. It features bright plum and berry flavors as well as classic aromas of black pepper and forest floor.

Buon Appetito

AUSTRALIA : Kangaroos, koalas & Wines !

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Australia is very well known by young globe trotters for fun, working holidays and all the beautiful and amazing landscape !

But since few years now, Australia is becoming famous for wines !

Let me introduce you to the most important australian wine regions : 8 to be precise ! you will find there the oldest Shiraz Region, great pinot noir and more ….

Hunter Valley 

About 2 Hours’ drive from Sydney, The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in Australia : The first vines were planted in 1820. The Hunter Valley Semillon is the main grape variety of the region, but the Hunter also produces wine from a wide variety of grapes including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho.

Barossa Valley 

The magic of Barossa Valley’s world-acclaimed wines lies in the diversity of its growing conditions. The Eden Valley produces distinctive cool-climate wine varieties; while the region’s flagship shiraz is grown in the warmer, low-lying areas. Jacob’s Creek was the Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyard and one of the oldest in the region. Penfolds and Seppeltsfield are other iconic Australian wine names found in the Barossa Valley.

Clare Valley 

The Clare Valley’s Mediterranean-style climate is ideal for the production of high quality Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Merlot grapes. It is best known for its Riesling wines, and is often called the home of Australian Riesling by the way.

Mc Laren Vale 

McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate has created ideal conditions for grape-growing. Shiraz is the most important variety grown in the region, accounting for about half of the area’s production. The climate and soil produce intense flavoured fruit and wine with a deep purple colour that can last decades in the bottle. The region also specialises in chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and grenache, as well as merlot, sauvignon blanc and riesling. In between tastings, meet the winemakers or take a guided behind-the-scenes tour.

Mornington Peninsula 

The natural topography and mild climate of the region is well suited to wine growing. Many of the vineyards and cellar doors are clustered around Red Hill, Merricks, Balnarring, Moorooduc, Shoreham and Main Ridge. Pinot noir and chardonnay are the hallmark varieties of the region.

Yarra Valley 

The region is renowned for producing Australia’s finest pinot noir and sparkling wine, along with a range of other cool-climate wines.

Margaret River

Margaret River produces some of Australia’s best cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot and shiraz wines.

Swan Valley 

Many of the 40 wineries from the Swan Valley are small, family operations, where you can chat to the grandchildren of the Croatian and Italian migrants who founded the region in the 1920s. Others are international labels with vast vineyards and state-of-the-art cellars. Swan Valley specialises in verdelho, chenin blanc, chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet varieties and is also renowned for its fortified wines.

READ MORE : http://www.swanvalley.com.au/Home , http://www.visityarravalley.com.au/http://www.barossa.com/wine