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Christmas season is upon us and we just could not resist its cheer! Let’s turn those pumpkins into pies, give the turkeys across America a breather and more importantly give in to the sweet calling of our most beloved Christmas tunes (looking at you Mariah). What better way to do that then to step in the kitchen, with blasting music on obviously, and try out our recipes with their best partners in crime : our Bordeaux wines!
To start things off nice and slow : instead of your regular bacon wraps, we wanted to go a different route, and a tasty option for both vegans and meat-eaters. We’ve named : Crispy roasted chickpeas. You’ll see, it’s quick and easy, just follow our lead!
The ingredients you’ll need:
The steps to follow:
Sweet snack isn’t it? But it will be even better with a sweet wine! Let us explain…
Bordeaux whites may only account for 10% of Bordeaux’s wine production, but they are very famous, especially for the rich golden-hued sweet white wines. Drink them for your apéritif as is very chilled or try out one of our cocktails by following this link.
You have company which isn’t into fish or meat but will eat a casserole with eggs? We’ve got your back as well! This time, we’ll travel far far away, to Israel to be exact. So get ready for this super tasty dish, full of flavours. We named the Shakshuka. We can’t go abroad this year, but we can take your taste buds anywhere!
To travel you’ll need:
This way to get on board:
The saltiness of this dish will go wonderfully well with a Bordeaux red blend. Hear us out!
Explore the world of our Bordeaux red wines and discover your perfect match! Fruity, young, oaky, ready to drink, or more tannic, or which will have already aged a few years… The possibilities are endless! All you have to do? Make your choice and check back with us on your way back from this tasty journey!
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Now that things are heating up in the kitchen : let’s get started with the main course. You might not know this, but here in Bordeaux : we just love diversity! Whether it be of our lands, our people and more importantly our colours!
We know that most people think Bordeaux = red, but Bordeaux also includes white, rosé and sparkling. So what better way to show you this then figure out the perfect pairing with white wine? You want it? We got it! How does lemon garlic butter salmon with zucchini noodles sound?
A white Bordeaux blend will go nicely with this fish dish. Our fruity dry white wines are surprisingly fresh, with explosive Sauvignon aromas underlined by the aromatic persistence of the Sémillon or Muscadelle. Most of Bordeaux’s dry white wines are consumed young, such as styles from the Entre-deux-Mers region, whereas wines from Pessac-Léognan, are sought after for their complexity and strength, as well as aging potential. Will you be tempted by this light gold in a glass?
Last but not least, we wanted to leave you on a sweet note. But the usual Gremlins style Christmas cookie (sigh!), or the traditional pecan pie. Although those are two terrific options that we cannot wait to get our hands on very soon : today, we are going for Christmas muffins aka Pumpkin bread. Intriguing ain’t it? To be paired with a white sparkling aka a Crémant de Bordeaux of course!
Here are the necessary ingredients:
And here is how you do it:
A sparkling white wine will go beautifully with the tangy flavours of the cranberries. The Sauvignon Blanc’s citric notes will underline perfectly the pumpkin and spice mix. Fine examples of Crémant de Bordeaux are known for their tight, persistent bubbles, understandably lauded as a signature of all methode traditionelle wines. Sparkling wines made with other techniques such as the Charmat process–in which secondary fermentation takes place not in the bottle but in a large, closed pressure tank–do not exhibit the same quality of effervescence. A real delight for the end of the “most wonderful night of the year”! Until next year for more audacious food pairings!
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