Delices and Gourmandises suggests the Gewurztraminer from Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach, a wine full of character to accompany your spicy dishes
If you are really fond of spicy dishes and full-bodied wines, you will for sure like the Gewurztraminer of Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach. You can order this thoroughbred wine on Delices and Gourmandises website.
Delices and Gourmandises : a balanced and elegant wine
Gewurztraminer is a typically Alsatian pink skin grapes variety. It is produced from Traminer Rose. Literally translated, the term Gewurztraminer means “spicy or musky Traminer”. It is distinguished by its intense aroma and slightly spicy flavor. Gewurztraminer owes its full-bodied character to Alsace’s dry climate, clay soil and late harvest.
The Gewurztraminer of the Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach is characterized by a rich and exuberant aromatic palette. It develops rich fruit flavors (lychee, mango, peach and apricot), floral (rose petal, Turkish delight) and spices (ginger and cinnamon). It is a strong and seductive wine. With 13% alcohol volume, it’s a rich and powerful brew. On the palate, it reveals a full texture, low acidity, with a soft and smooth finish. It is both a balanced and elegant wine.
The best pairings to fully enjoy this Gewurztraminer from Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach
This Gewurztraminer of Domaine du Moulin de Dusenbach is a true masterpiece of Alsatian wine. Delices and Gourmandises suggests to serve it with spicy foods such as Thai or Indian cuisine. It also enhances the taste and flavor of strong cheeses such as Roquefort or Munster, and can be wonderfully enjoyed with foie gras. Operating temperature is between 8 ° C and 10 ° C. Its aging potential is 3 to 6 years.
Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay: an outstanding and delicious drink by Delices and Gourmandises
As a drink to accompany your appetizers, fish dishes and salads, Delices and Gourmandises’ sommeliers highly recommend this sweet white wine: Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay.
Delices and Gourmandises : Main characteristics of this Réserve Saint Martin
In white wine making, Chardonnay is the most famous grape in the world. It is widely cultivated in the Pays d’Oc, so in Languedoc-Roussillon. Réserve Saint Martin’s wines are produced by the beautiful vineyards of southern France. They are concocted from fruits selected with the utmost care and following innovative winemaking methods combining tradition and new techniques.
This Chardonnay deserves its quality, not only thanks to the care that the winemakers bring to plants, but also to the Mediterranean climate in the Languedoc-Roussillon region which is tempered and pleasant. The mild winters and hot and dry summers succession, their excellent exposure to sunlight give the grapes their originality which can’t be seen in any other wine.
This Réserve Saint Martin from Languedoc-Roussillon’s Chardonnay is characterized by white flowers aromas with notes of citrus and nuts. On mouth, it reveals a fruity taste and is characterized by a long, lingering finish. Delicate and fresh, the taste characteristics match perfectly.
With which foods can we accompany this wine?
To enjoy all the delicacy and elegance of this beverage, the ideal is to serve it as an appetizer with light cheeses or to pair it with white meat based dishes and salads. This Chardonnay can be also used to enhance the taste of your fish based preparations. Its aromas are optimally sensed at a temperature between 8 ° C and 10 ° C.
This wine is available in Delices and Gourmandises’ catalog. Do not hesitate to order it as a drink for your Sunday lunch or special occasions.
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Our three winners’ testify
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A treasure cave for those who like candies
Delices and Gourmandises is a mail-order boutique of candies and pastries. Our catalog present a wide selection of litlle pastries, candies, sweets and chocolates, all made by professional handcrafters. All ou products are safe for health and of high quality as there are prepared in accordance with the European food safety and hygiene rules. Rum babas, almong nougats, praline flavored chocolates are among the products you can order form us.
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A great choice of sweets and pastries
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With this 2012 vintage” Jardins d’Émeraude”, Delices and Gourmandises offers to all connoisseurs a young red wine with slightly spicy notes. It perfectly accompanies a wide range of dishes, and can be enjoyed both as an aperitif, with the main course, or with dessert. Read our sommeliers’ tips to learn more about this exceptional beverage.
About “Jardins d’Émeraude”
“Jardins d’Émeraude” is a wine of the Country of Gard, harvested on the southern part of the region. It is the blending of three grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. The wine is obtained by direct pressing hence its beautiful salmon brilliant color. In the mouth, you can smell the typical notes of southern wines with red berries aromas, light bodied.
We can say that this wine is very well done. Fruity and round, it has a nice balance and develops all the aromas of the southern wines. This is simply a great thirst-quencher. In any case, there is no need to be a connoisseur to recognize its quality.
Tips for tasting “Jardins d’Émeraude”
fridge until serving. It’s the perfect companion for your summer evenings and family meals.
As an aperitif, it goes very well with anchovies and olives, toast humus, salted pies and biscuits, as well as gizzards salads and pretzels.
Delices and Gourmandises sommeliers also recommended it to bring out the taste of your grilled fish and other seafood, including sea urchins and mussels plates, as well as and garlic and shallots cockles. But it is renowned to magnify your roast chicken, your lamb chops and beef rib too.
If you are fond of cheese, soft blue-veined cheese will allow you to fully enjoy “Jardins d’Émeraude” flavor.
It is also makes the perfect drink for dessert, served with a fruit salad or some small cinnamon biscuits.
If you are fond of both coffee and chocolate in pastries, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can have both in these mini-cakes of Delices and Gourmandises that combine the great taste of coffee with chocolate chips! A true gourmet sin which you should never say no to!
Here’s the all-star, easy-to-follow recipe of coffee mini cakes
For 12 mini cakes, you will need :
- 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 50g soft light brown sugar
- 3 medium eggs, beaten
- 3 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tsp boiling water
- 150g self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
- Cream together the butter and both sugars until the mixture is light and creamy.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, one by one, mixing well between each addition and add to the butter mixture.
- Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into the bowl and add to the espresso.
- Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water, add to the mixture and mix to combine.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture
- Add the chocolate chips.
- After lining fairy cake cases, spoon the dough into them.
- Bake on the middle shelf of your preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden, well risen and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. It’s better if you swap the trays after 12 mins.
- Leave the cakes to rest in the tin for 2 minutes then ease out onto a wire cooling rack and leave until cold.
Tips for tasting these amazing coffee mini cakes
Very moist and light, coffee mini cakes are wonderful with… coffee, for breakfast or later in the day, as these treats also go great for dessert and snack time. Serve warm or cool, you can of course accompany Delices and Gourmandises‘ coffee mini cakes with other beverages, like hot chocolate or tea.
Delices and Gourmandises continues its quest of not well know but affordable wines that have remarkable qualities. La Chapinière Touraine is its latest discovery. This red wine elegantly combines with a wide range of dishes; if it of course completes all red meat stews, it also will enhance roasted or braised poultry.
Its terroir and character
From its Touraine appellation, this red wine is made from grapes grown along the valleys of the Loire, Cher and Indre, mainly on clay soils, but with an excellent exhibition.
Le Côt Garnon is the only variety that makes this excellent wine. Abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic, it now becomes fashionable again among growers for the qualities it brings to the wine. Among other things, it confers its powerful but harmonious tannins and excellent aging potential. So you can keep your bottles for 9 to 10 years carefree.
It is also le côt that gives the dress this pretty garnet dress, sometimes tending towards purple or brown. The nose is in keeping with powerful mineral notes and aromas of red and black fruits and citrus. Blackcurrant is particularly dominant in some bottles.
Contrary to what one would expect from its nose, the mouth is not too aggressive even though the tannins are obviously very present. It is a wine that remains round and has a good persistence.
How to taste La Chapinière Touraine ?
Like all red wines of the region, it will benefit from being put into decanter to remove deposits. Its flavors really show after it was airy, so it is recommended to open it at least one hour before tasting.
It clearly represents a great alternative to red meat and game, but it marries surprisingly with poultry, including roasts.
It also goes perfectly with chocolate, whose taste and flavors will be amazingly enhanced. Some also like it for aperitif, because its powerful character offers a nice contrast with cheese with strong flavors.
The almond biscuits from Delices and Gourmandises are made with fresh eggs and chopped almonds. They are really thin and light, and also crunchy; they are simply delicious. While waiting for the arrival of your last order from your favorite confectioner, you may prepare the same at home; you can follow this simple recipe. It is easy to make, your almond biscuits will be ready in 30 minutes.
The ingredients to make three dozen biscuits
- 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-rising flour
– 115g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
– 60g blanched almonds, finely chopped
– 1 to 3 drops almond extract
– 125g butter, cubed
– Melted butter, to grease
– 1 egg, at room temperature, lightly whisked
– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
– 1 pinch salt
How to prepare your almond biscuits?
You can begin by heating the oven to 180°C (Gas 4). Then grease two baking trays with melted butter.
In a bowl, mix the flour, caster sugar and salt. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat until it foams. Then, let it cool slightly for 5 minutes, and add the mixture made before, the almonds and extract, egg and vanilla essence; so, stir until brought as a dough.
Using your hands, mould heaped tablespoonsful of mixture into balls, and flat them to 1cm thick with a fork. Garnish the top of each biscuit with blanched almond if desired.
Place the biscuits on trays about 3 cm apart, so that they can spread.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until light golden. Halfway through cooking, it is recommended to swap trays.
The best ways to enjoy your almond biscuits
After your almond biscuits get cool, you can serve them with a nice cup of tea. These beautiful biscuits are also delicious spread with raspberry jam or cream. You can also savor them as a sandwich with greedy chocolate between.
Of course, you can save your almond biscuits for the breakfast or brunch. In that case, it is recommended to store them at room temperature, in a sealed box.