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All Posts from June, 2006

2001 Vinsanto, Paris Sigalas, Santorini / Feta Ice-cream

Greece is truly on the way for becoming a big wine country. In the last years, top winemakers have made a huge effort for fetching the best out of a great variety of terroirs and grapes. This is also true for Greek dessert wines which have always been there but are now starting to compete with its worldwide counterparts. Today I am lucky to try a Vinsanto from the Cyclades island Santorin, a gift from Faye (thanks :=)). I’ve always heard of Vinsanto from Italy, but I guess the winemaking procedure is similar. The grapes are being dried in the sun for some days (raisined) and then slowly fermented. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Food,Greece

Old Treasuries from Oskars cellar

It is always an occasion for great discoveries when Oskar announces he will come by and bring some wine. This time it was even more the case since he brought 4 bottles of old vintage wine and my knowledge about old wine is very limited, so I had an opportunity to learn a lot.

Domaine les Veilles 1979, Saint Ferdinand, Côtes du Rhône

Once poured in a glass you can see light brown shades on the brim witnessing the age of the wine. Nevertheless this Côtes du Rhône is still young on the palate. You can still taste the fire and wildness of a southern French wine in terms of alcohol. On the other hand 27 years have made this wine a very burgundy stile round wine with little tannins and perfect balance. You can smell and taste red fruits but there is no fruit attribute or flavour which someone could distinct in particular except maybe a little earthy taste. A nice discovery! Read the rest of this entry »

My “21st Century Tortilla” experiment

Chubby Hubby’s article on Ferran Adria’s tortilla recipe (April 2006) totally intrigued me, especially since Chubby Hubby himself reproduced the foam dish as perfectly as you can see on his pictures. So I decided to give it a try too. I knew that we had a siphon hidden somewhere in the back of the storing chamber of our kitchen. I have no clue which brand it is or whether it is usable for warm ingredients or not, but taking a look on it, it just felt like a good quality product. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Food
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