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2005 Chateau Bonnet Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux ($9.99) André Lurton’s family has presided over the vineyards of Chateau Bonnet for over one hundred years. Ripe and juicy wild black fruit flavors have structured but accessible tannins. Serve it with a French cheese plate and charcuterie.
2007 Chateau Virgile Costières de Nîmes ($10.99) Concentrated berry flavors with focused aromatics, it is aged exclusively in tank with minimal fining and filtering. 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre, it is concentrated and lush, an ideal match for the hearty cuisine of Southwestern France. “A juicy, polished palate of fruit pit, cocoa powder, salt, and herb-tinged cherries leads to a long, subtle finish, made more memorable by stony underlying notes and hints of floral perfume.”
91 points Wine Advocate
Dolin Vermouth Blanc and Rouge ($13.99) Dolin is the last independent producer of Vermouth de Chambéry and they continue to make the authentic product according to the principles which earned Chambéry France’s only A.O. for Vermouth back in 1932. This means production in Chambéry itself, maceration of real plants grown in the region rather than pre-prepared infusions, and the unique addition of sugar as opposed to other sweetening products. Dolin Vermouths are notably lighter, drier and less pungent than their larger commercial counterparts.
NEW AND DELICIOUS CHEESES
Tome Jacquin: a creamy chevre from the Loire Valley.
Mothais Sur Feuille: a “wrinkly-rind” goat cheese, refined on a chestnut leaf. Sold individually.
Les Truffiardises: Hor d’oeurves-shaped fresh goat cheeses garnished with truffles and berries.
Fougerus: a cousin to Coulommiers, it’s a brie-style cow milk cheese and decorated with a fern leaf.
Bleuet de Savoie: a blue cow milk cheese with very Alpine characteristics- those who don’t usually like blue cheese will love this!
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, A NEW SHIPMENT OF D’ARTAGNAN CHARCUTERIE ARRIVED THIS WEEK!
Back in stock are Duck Bacon, Wild Boar Bacon, Confit Duck Legs.
Among new items we now have: Pheasant Terrine with herbs, Chicken/Apple Sausage and Jambon de Bayonne. Jambon de Bayonne is thinly sliced French ham, made in USA with only salt, no nitrates. $8.99 (4 oz).
FRENCH GIFT IDEAS
Dinner napkins with literary quotes ($35.00, set of four)
Culinaria France ($24.95) A virtual encyclopedia of French foodstuffs and wines, explanatory text and recipes with great photos on every page.
The Cooking of Southwest France by Paula Wolfert ($37.50) We’re big fans of Paula Wolfert’s cookbooks which meld detailed information about ingredients with authentic recipes.
The Paris Cookbook by Patricia Wells ($30.00) We used Patricia Well’s guide to Paris wine bars when we visited that city for the first time. An American who has lived in Paris since 1980, this cookbook and gastronomic guide to the City of Light is the next best thing for those who can’t afford a trip to France.
“Cooking French” 2 set DVD ($11.99) Disc One covers the cuisine of Northern France; Disc Two covers Burgandy and Southern France.
Compagnie de Provence organic skin care products. Choose from hand cream, soap, or body lotions made from natural and vegetable products.
Tunisian ceramics with multi colored flower design. We’ve got a whole mix of bowls and serving platters which make beautiful gifts.
We look forward to helping you in the shop as you stock up for the holidays!