The Merlot, a grape variety you can find in Délices et Gourmandises wine cellar

The Merlot is the most cultivated grape variety in France.It is used for the making of many wines in the Bordelais wineries and gives to some of the selected wines of Delices and Gourmandises their roundness.

The Merlot is included in all the Bordeaux wines of Délices et Gourmandises


The Merlot is a wine grape (a variety of grape used for making wines) which is traditionally and widely used in the Bordelais wine area.
But it rapidly becomes popular in the south-west and in Languedoc-Roussillon.It also can be found in Italia, in Switzerland, in Chile and also in California.About 115 000 ha of Merlot is growing in France.This grape variety loves soils that are rich in limestone and needs a regular watering, mostly natural watering.The temperate climates with dry days at the end of summer help it to ripen quietly under the sun.

The Merlot grape variety is very often combined with Cabernet-Sauvignon to which it brings roundness

.The Pomerol Pétrus is the most expensive varietal wine produced with the Merlot.Its success in France, come from its ability to make a nearly perfect red wine, meaty with supple tannins and fruity taste.Its red and black berries aromas give it a wide variety of taste and aromas.Délices et Gourmandises could not miss it and offers a wide range of wines made with it.


The Merlot, widely present in Delices and Gourmandises wine catalog

 Delices and Gourmandises
offers many Bordeaux wines made partly with Merlot: Château Tuilerie Pages, Château Grand Jean, Château Haut Gravelier, Château le Vinata, Château Fontana, X de Belliard.The Red and Rosé Buzet is also wines that contain this grape variety.For those who wants to taste a varietal wine, Délices et Gourmandises proposes them an only Merlot made wine, Les Estampilles, that will perfectly accompany the cold buffets


Sweets for everyone in Delices and Gourmandises’ store

Delices and Gourmandises store aims to treat your taste buds with is wide choice of sweets, chocolates and candies. You will find everything that pleases you, in addition to the fact that all the products offered are made by the best workers with premium ingredients and according to original recipes.

Gourmet products to be enjoyed on any occasion

The selection of sweets offered by Delices and Gourmandises website includes specialties of yesteryear as well as new products. It’s the perfect way to rediscover the authentic and unforgettable taste of traditional pastries and sweets, to mention only the soft caramels, apple tartlets and rum babas. To please both young and old, the store regularly enriches its range of products with sweet with unreleased aromas and flavors: the coconut stars and minicakes with brown sugar will surely conquer you.

Chocolate has a special place in the Delices and Gourmandises catalog. This store indeed offers a wide variety of Belgian chocolates for the delight of gourmets, from appetizers with liquid heart deliciously flavored with brandy or cherry liqueur to thin mint tablets, through the orangettes and praline chocolates. Give these luxury chocolates as a gift and you will with no doubt make your family and friends happy.

A quality service to meet your requirements

To order your chocolates and candies, no need to go far away, the process can be completed online on Delices and Gourmandises’ website. All you have to do is pay your purchase by credit card and your package will be delivered to your place within a week. If however you’d pay by check, you can send your order by mail to the store along with the check.

Promotions are regularly offered by the site to allow customers save money while enjoying their favorite sweets. And do not forget the prizes rewarding the most loyal customers. Please feel free to read the testimonials posted on the platform to know more about this.

The Château Tuilerie Pagès, a new wine proposed by Delices and Gourmandises

With this red Bordeaux wine, Delices and Gourmandises proposes a lively wine that can be kept for many years in the cellar.

A red wine from Delices and Gourmandises that must be kept for a while before tasting it

The Château Tuilerie Pagès is a vineyard located in the Bordeaux area. This newcomer in the Delices and Gourmandises cellar is made with a classic mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The soil of the vineyard is a mix of clay and limestone that gives the grapes the specific taste and aromas for an authentic Bordeaux wine.

The Bordeaux wines are the most popular wine in the world. They can be easily tasted. Some of the vintage wines, especially those that are from the Medoc area, are made by prestigious vineyards whose fame has gone around the world.

Made according to the traditional methods, the Château Tuilerie Pagès is an agreeable supple and fruity wine. Bottled at the vineyard, this wine a wine to keep that you can store in your cellar for 5 or 8 years. The best recommended temperature is between 10 and 16°C; that will help the wine to grow in suppleness and to refine its bouquet.

Serve the Château Tuilerie Pagès at a temperature between 16 and 18°C.

How to taste this wine selected by Delices and Gourmandises?

As all the Bordeaux wines, the Château Tuilierie Pagès selected by Delices and Gourmandises is perfect for accompanying dishes made of or that contains red meat. Flanks with shallots, roasted lamb, grilled prime ribs are recommended to entirely benefit from the aromas and the delicate taste of this wine.

You can also serve it with duck meat (with vanilla) or turkey. And as French wine always goes well with cheese, Camemberts, Brie and Roquefort are perfect with a glass of Château Tuilerie Pagès.

Orangettes by Delices and Gourmandises

Orangettes are prepared with chocolate iced candied oranges peel. These easy-to-make treats are appreciated by both kids and adults. Find out the origins and characteristics of this preparation to the delight your beloved ones during the holidays.

A brief history of orangettes

Egyptians were “precursors” in terms of the preparation and consumption of candied fruit. They were used to this particular method for fruits preservation, a practice that would later be popularized in Europe from the fifteenth century. Orangettes “drift” from this preservation process. It would have been created in 1978 by Guillaume de Montgolfier.

The original recipe, which remains the most popular, is to candy orange and coat them with black, creamy chocolate. Other variants appeared later: the citronnette (lemon peel base) and pamplemoussette (grapefruit peel base). Some confectioners also replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate or white chocolate.

Preparing orangettes with Delices and Gourmandises: list of ingredients

OrangettesTo prepare about fifty orangettes, you need three large oranges. It is recommended to choose untreated varieties with thicker skin. Take 250 g of sugar and 300 grams of dark chocolate. To get perfect orangettes, you also need greaseproof paper and a dipping fork.

It is advisable to peel the oranges into quarters, leaving a minimum of white flesh on the skin so that the sticks are not too fine. The slats should ideally measure about 0.5 cm width so that they do not break at the time of the icing.

Delices and Gourmandises: When and how to serve orangettes?

Arranged on beautiful plates with desserts or other treats, orangettes are perfect to celebrate special events such as engagements, weddings or Christmas parties. If you want to taste orangettes, go discover the products available in Delices and Gourmandises’s catalog and benefit from special discounts. Online offered chocolate assortments will also allow you serve delicious desserts to your guests.

Buy your royal jelly from Delices and Gourmandises

gelee roayle2Royal jelly is the is the creamy substance produced by young nurse worker bees to be used as the sole food of the queen, queen larvae and other young larvae of the colony – following a well-defined hierarchy. Also known as the bees’ milk, it has a whitish color and a gelatinous texture. As it is secreted in smaller quantities than honey, it’s rare and expensive. It is one of the health and wellness products offered by Delices and Gourmandises.


Discover the many nutritional intakes of royal jelly with Delices and Gourmandises

Very rich in carbohydrates, protein and essential fatty acids, royal jelly is an important source of nutrients for our body. Several varieties of vitamins can also be found in it, as well as a high level of vitamin B5. To end with, it contains many trace elements, amino acids and other minerals that keep our body in balance.

Delices and Gourmandises : The virtues of royal jelly


All the nutrients in royal jelly play an important role in strengthening the immune and nervous system in addition to being a powerful antioxidant to fight against cellular aging. Moreover, as a natural tonic and stimulant, royal jelly helps you quickly recover your energy and is particularly recommended to fight against depression or overwork states.

To the extent that this product helps you to relax, it improves the quality of your sleep and hence can be used to reduce stress and insomnia. Lastly, royal jelly also helps boost libido and treat cases of impotence or frigidity. A regular intake therefore helps to reduce at the same time physical fatigue and psychological effects of stress. To help you in your treatment, Delices and Gourmandises even offers a special spoon to ease the measurement of your daily dosage of royal jelly.

The recipe of the soft caramels of Delices and Gourmandises

Eating some soft caramels that remind you your childhood, this is one of the little things in life that fills you with happiness. The simpler way to have some is to order some on Delices and Gourmandises website. But until your parcel is delivered, you can prepare your home and have some fun in the kitchen.

What you need for making your soft caramels:

For about 40 candies you will need:
– 250 g powdered sugar
– 80 g slightly salted butter
– 80 g Whole liquid cream
– 2 g Fleur de sel
– 1 vanilla bean
A cooking thermometer will be very useful

How to make the candies:

Respecting the quantities is one of the secret of these delicacies. The making of these soft caramels will take you about 45 minutes but you will have to wait for 2 or 3 hours until they cool.
So first, pour the sugar into a pan and add some water. Let it simmer. Avoid boiling by stirring regularly until the mix become blond. Split the vanilla along its length and scratch slightly the grains into the preparation. Mix well then remove from the heat.
Take 15 g of the butter and add to the caramel and mix well.
Pour the cream in a pan on the heat until it is warm and add it into the caramel. Heat until it reaches 180°C. Then let cool until 140°C then add the rest of the butter and the Fleur de sel.
Pour the caramel into a cooking frame you had oiled or in silicone molds and let cool for about 2 hours. Then (if you use a frame) oil a knife for cutting the caramel in the forms you want. Wrap your sweets in parchment paper then in small pieces of gift wrapping.

If you had fun making those candies, you can try to make others sweets of Delices and Gourmandises as the almond nougats, the bitter oranges or the brandied cherries. You will so always have something to serve to your guests when they come to visit you, and have some delicacies to eat just for pleasure.

A pastry enthusiast expresses its opinions on Delices and Gourmandises’ small sweets

Delices and Gourmandises: André L., your impressions on Delices and Gourmandises’ sweets?

André: Quality products enthusiast, I carefully select bakeries and pastries that I frequent.fondant-au-chocolat-et-praline_2 Personally, I find Delices and Gourmandises’ creations rather good. Their variety of cakes and pastries are all tempting. Between the kouglof with grapes, ideal for a festive event, and the crunchy wafers at will, through the assorted chocolates, petit beurre biscuits and orangettes, each is characterized by their originality. The smell of fresh croissants reflects an unique know-how and mastery of pastry. Just taste Delices and Gourmandises’ products, we want more. Moreover, with its many varieties of sweets, you will be spoiled for choice.

DG: Your opinion on Delices and Gourmandises’ team

André: Loyalty is something you earn! Delices and Gourmandises is one of those pastries where you feel good. With his staff which warmly welcomes the customers, Delices and Gourmandises is among the best stores in the area. Offering impeccable service, it meets my expectations. I often send my children to refuel at Delices and Gourmandises. Its staff treats them with the same attention as when receiving me. I particularly appreciate the contagious joy reigning in the shop.

DG: André, on what occasions do you opt for Delices and Gourmandises’ sweets?

orangetteAndré: On every occasion! For snack time, for breakfast or outing. However, I confess that I always favor the delights of this brand for my small receptions. I regularly receive guests and I often buy small cookies, orangettes, chocolate, cakes, muffins and jams. I am completely satisfied Delices and Gourmandises pastry talent. My guests always welcome on the decorations ideas that I make with Delices and Gourmandises delicacies, but mostly I like to see them beaming pleasure when crunching the cupcakes.

Anthony, Paul and Germaine share their happiness for having won a computer thanks to Delices and Gourmandises.

Chocolate heart box

Mail order store Delices and Gourmandises sells chocolates, pastries and high quality sweets, prepared the traditional way by carefully selected artisans to ensure customer satisfaction. Several times a year, a draw is organized for top customers and the winner is being given a gift or a check.

Anthony  shares his joy of receiving a computer from Delices and Gourmandises

For six years, my children had to help me submitting my orders on Delices and Gourmandises website, which nicely ensures directly at my place. Indeed, not being very keen on new technologies, I did not have all the required devices and did not know much about it.

2 years ago, I was selected to participate in a draw and won the first prize, a computer worth € 1,100. Since then, my life has been transformed. I got an internet connection installed and I finally entered the Internet world!

Paul thanks Delices and Gourmandises for his gift


Every weekend, I organize a small family reunion with my children and grandchildren. This is an opportunity for us to keep close contact and obviously to taste something good. One of my sons told us once about an online confectionery thus we decided to try, and were 100% satisfied. Since then, my whole family only swears by Delices and Gourmandises and we regularly purchase sweets from its wide catalog. When someone called telling me that I had won a laptop, I was greatly surprised and very happy because that was precisely what I was planing to offer to my daughter.

Delices and Gourmandises rewarded Germaine with a computer

Being fond of sweets, but not very good cook, I regularly order delicacies from Delices and Gourmandises website, which allows me to choose from a wide selection of quality products. My children also love their snacks and never forget to remind me to renew my supplies!

Few years ago, I was chosen to take part in a draw and to my surprise, I won a computer. Since then, it’s easier for me to keep in touch with my family using Skype, which greatly changed my life. Once again, I warmly thank Delices and Gourmandises for this wonderful gift and all the tasty products they offer.

Proudly showing his check won at the draw, Marcel shares his emotions during an interview with Delices and Gourmandises.

Delices and Gourmandises : Marcel, what’s your opinion about Delices and Gourmandises?
Marcel : This brand ensures the best pastries! Customer satisfaction, perfect dough and the little touches of originality are its strengths. Once you step in a Delices and Gourmandises shop, you feel this good smell of crusty croissants that wraps you in a warm and genuine atmosphere and invites you to greed. That is why it’s called Delices and Gourmandises!

DG : In your opinion, what would be Delices and Gourmandises’s best product?
Marcel : Good question! Take a poll and see. As to me, nothing can replace the rum baba. The pastry chef is really good in creating this piece of art I’ve been dreaming of for years. My grandma is the best when talking about cakes.
The entire family was very fond of her delicacies, especially her baba that fills you with! Unfortunately, I never managed to reproduce the correct Grandma’s, but I managed to find a pastry that reveals the mystery of this moist cake: Delices and Gourmandises. That’s a very good reason that I only shop at this address. For me, it’s a way to go back to tradition and homecoming.

DG : Your impression about the little gift from Delices and Gourmandises
Marcel : Did you just say “little”! Come on! I won the jackpot and I’m proud! Always true to Delices and Gourmandises’ cakes, I played with passion, sometimes to please my grand-children and sometimes for the pleasure of the nice salesman from the pastry shop.
As far as I’m concerne, cookies and orangettes were more than enough … although I have to admit that, once or twice, I was tempted by the brand new LCD TV. With the gift from Delices and Gourmandises, I finally have the opportunity to help my niece prepare her travel plan… which includes me, of course!

DG : Your final word, Marcel?
Marcel : Thank Delices and Gourmandises for this great surprise. Please keep on pleasing the greedy ones. A life without sweets is an adventure in the heart of an endless desert!

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.


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