What Wine Goes With Steak? High-end Steakhouse Sommelier Explains Ideal Steak and Wine Pairings
1713What are some of the most coveted wines on Del Frisco’s wine list that you recommend pairing with steak? Can you elaborate on these wines, what they taste like and how they may pair with different variations of steak dishes? Some of the most coveted wines on our list at Del Frisco’s Double ..
What is Cabernet Franc? What Does it Taste Like?
2828Cabernet Franc is a medium-skinned grape variety of the genus vitis vinifera. It is not clear where the grape vine originated but there is some evidence it came from the Basque region of France. The grape is considered one of the “International” varieties having originated in around France. Cabernet ..
What is Carménère Wine? What Does Carménère Wine Taste Like? What Are Good Carménère Food Pairings?
1584Carménère is a medium bodied savory red wine originating from France, but now predominantly produced in Chile. The name for the grape was derived from the French word for crimson “carmin” referring to the bright crimson autumn leaves of the vines prior to leaf fall. It was originally planted in the Medoc ..
What is the Petit Verdot Grape? What are Petit Verdot’s Tasting Notes?
1373Petit Verdot is a high quality red grape variety that originated in Bordeaux in Southwest France. It is well suited to gravely soil such as those found in Bordeaux. It derived its name from “vert,” or green in the sense of unripe. It was traditionally a constituent minor part of Bordeaux blends but increasingly ..
What is Sauternes Wine? How is it Made? What Does it Taste Like?
3238Sauternes is an AOC, established in 1936, and located in Bordeaux, France. The region produces an unfortified sweet wine, that can be made with Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris grapes. The AOC entails five different communes in the Gironde Department: Sauternes, Barsac, Bommes, ..
What is the difference between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux, both geographically and in terms of wine styles?
3015When discussing Bordeaux, one of the first distinctions one may come across is the differentiation between right and left bank. The Gironde estuary cuts the region in two with Médoc and Graves on the left bank and St-Émilion and Pomerol on the right. The left bank is distinctive because of its gravel, ..
The Most Sought-After Left Bank Bordeaux Wines?
907The left bank of Bordeaux is home to the legendary First Growth and Second Growth chateaux in the towns of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, and Saint-Estephe. These gravel-rich areas produce Cabernet-heavy blends that are known for their ageability. Winemaking techniques typically a significant dose ..