We then headed just down the road to Ashby . Here our sweet and sour radish soup and crispy port belly were paired with the And Restaurant Pearmund Cellars " Vinecroft" and the Chester Gap Cellars respectively. This magnificent lunch definitely gave the sommeliers in our group inspiration to pair local wine with local produce.and lunch at the
Our final stop was to Linden Vineyards where famed …
…camped on his site. He also showed us pictures of his Wild Grape Wine in wine shops in Paris selling for over 70 Euro. You don't have to pay that much in dollars - it's closer to $ 30 domestically. The wine is quite good, somewhat jammy as are many native grapes, but with a chocolate texture and a smooth tail. Very nice. Nygaard was also pouring his Full Throttle Saloon a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton - another nice wine
Moving to more traditional grapes, there …
…Restaurant. The Ashby Inn and Restaurant is located in Paris, Virginia and about an hour from Washington DC. It includes ten guest accommodations and offers a view of Paris Mountain, Ashby Gap and Sky Meadow State Park. The building itself was established in 1829, and the inn's rooms are furnished with period furnishings and antiques. Innkeepers Neal and Star Wavra also operate a restaurant on the property with Neal serving not only as the innkeeper but also the …
It's nearly 11 by the time I leave Paris.
The international terminal at Charles de Gaulle airport is a long, airy structure with high ceilings and glass panels that give it the appearance of a giant greenhouse. Inside, the bruised petals of fatigue are blooming behind eyelids and around eye sockets. From my stool at the espresso stand, I watch fat cumulus clouds move slowly across the sky overhead, a reminder that time is passing. The light flooding the …
As promised my review of the The , Inn , continues. The third course of the night was a bite sized pasta filled with macadamia nut butter in a butternut squash broth with ginger and marigold.A very rich dish and the macadamia nut butter was an unusual, but tasty, filling. Not a real big portion but more a tapas style of portion. This course was accompanied with two releases of the " Bien Nacido Hillside Estate" , the 2003 and the .' at
Paris and the Ile de France region hopes to receive its first basic appellation wine - an IGP - in the next few months. The Indication Géographique Protégée ( IGP) category has replaced the Vins de Pays for wines that come from a specific region of France, but are not bound by rules as strict as the Appellation Controllée system. Currently Paris has only one commercial vineyard, in Suresnes, in the western suburbs of the city.
…frustration since he runs a wine school there, enumerated all the reasons wine has fallen from grace in Paris. Once it was the default choice, he says, but now young people especially understand that they have many choices, most of which are easier to comprehend and have better marketing behind them. Water, beer and spirits — these are the go-to beverages of Paris now.
…American Association of Wine Economists, it was modeled on the Judgment of Paris in 1976, when the upstart Californians edged out the establishment French in a blind taste test. This time a New Jersey red came in third out of 10, following only a Mouton-Rothschild and an Haut-Brion. Among 10 whites, a New Jersey wine produced an hour's drive from Manhattan came in second, with two other Jersey wines straight behind it. The two French judges (the others were Belgian and …
Dispatches from my favorite Paris restaurants for April.
My top pick this month! Bones is a bare-bones (ha!) bistro that operates half as a wine bar, with many natural wine choices by the glass and lots of sharable nibbles, and half as a gastronomic restaurant, showcasing Aussie chef James Henry's inspired cuisine.
The single tasting menu is composed of four courses for 40€ (add 8€ for the cheese course) with a bonus four amuse-bouche, making this an incredibly good deal.