Are you a fan of serious dessert wines? By serious, I don’t mean cheap, sweet wines. I mean coveted wines that people spend a lot of money on. Last week, I was delighted to try my first Tokaji (pronounced Toe-kay). It was a 2013 Château Pajzos 5 Puttonyos. I’ve happily known Sauternes for seven years and was eager to compare the two. In this article, I’ll share some information about both wines and include my thoughts on how they compare. A big thank you to Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly for her tremendous coverage of Tokaji.[Read more…]
This is the first in a three-part series on sweet wines. In this article, I’ll explore the different ways sweet wines are made. In the next two articles, we’ll take a delicious stroll down Sweet Wine Lane. [Read more…]
I recently posted an article about our enjoyable wine tasting journey with Sauternes wines. These delightful French wines— honey gold, sweetness of pineapple and apricot, full-bodied and glamorous on the tongue — paired deliciously with everything from artichokes to hummus, and desserts in between. I just knew that there was more to this beautiful elixir than meets the eye, and with a little further sleuthing, found these remarkable notes. [Read more…]
I had my first Sauternes recently, and I was in seventh heaven. Succulent aromas of honey and dried pineapple with beautiful acidity balancing out the sweetness.
In this article, I’ll provide some Sauternes 101 but will devote the bulk of my attention to our wonderful Sauternes and food pairing experience. [Read more…]