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Articles posted by Mark Whalen

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Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

A BEGINNERS BEGINNERS GUIDE The concept gôut de terroir or a “taste of place” in a wine was first presented by the French. They believe terroir is what separates one region from another, and ultimately, one wine from another. As each region is different in terms of climate, soils, topography, slope, elevation, exposure and sunlight, … Continue reading Beginners Guide to French Wine Classificaton

Red Wine Cookies

  “A great recipe I came up with in my head after making a red wine velvet cake for my dad on Father’s day. Drizzle the cooled cookies with a white chocolate ganache.” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup red Zinfandel … Continue reading Red Wine Cookies

What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?

“What is a Sparkling Shiraz?” Goes without saying that this bright red is produced using Shiraz, or ‘Syrah’ grape variety. (It’s the same grape. While the name Shiraz is typically used in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and South American countries, Syrah is used in France.) For those who have never tried a Shiraz wine … Continue reading What Is The Best Sparkling Shiraz Food Pairing?