Last week, I asked you whether you were a Cabernet Franc fan. According to Ashlee McRae, “Cabernet Franc is the lighter, laid-back, hippy father of the yuppie Cabernet Sauvignon. Its bright in personality, and soft in its embrace.” So, what are some good Cabernet Franc pairings?[Read more…]
Cabernet Franc fascinates me. Some people love it, and some people don’t. Are you a fan of Cabernet Franc? If so, why? I’d love to learn more about what makes this grape appealing to some and not appealing to others. Today, we’re going to dig into this grape in delicious detail. I hope you enjoy it. A big thank you to Wine Folly for their help with this article.
What Is Cabernet Franc Known For?[Read more…]
Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy Almost Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year! As we get ready for all of these delicious holidays, it’s fun to think about the best holiday wine pairings. Happily, I’m going to keep my recommendations very simple this year. But I’ll start with a few serving tips to help make sure your holiday meals are happy – and easy. [Read more…]
In 2010, I wrote a very popular article comparing Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. I thought it might be a good time to revisit this very fun topic. To do so, I found a great article by Vicki Denig called “Real Wine Lovers Order Cab Franc, not Cabernet Sauvignon.” I hope you enjoy the additional learnings I picked up from this article. [Read more…]
Thanks to the WINEderful folks at the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, I am getting to enjoy wine from the Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York for the first time in my life. I started with two Rieslings, followed that up with a delicious dry Rosé, and am now following that up with a Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc. This one was a 2014 Chateau Lafayette Reneau Cabernet Franc. [Read more…]