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So far Fleur Alvarez has created 5 blog entries.

What Are We Drinking Now? Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo

Fleur has THE wine for your holiday spaghetti dinners. (At least we HOPE there will be some holiday spaghetti dinners.) Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo Sometimes all everybody wants is Spaghetti!!! When you use Niman Ranch ground lamb to make the meatballs and pair those with Altius Farms arugula, homemade Arrabbiata sauce, perfectly cooked spaghetti, a baguette from Marczyk Fine Foods, and the ABSOLUTE LUSCIOUSNESS of Bellwether Farms Basket Ricotta...well, you've got yourself one HECKOFA Family Pasta Night! Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo's notes of cracked black pepper, cola, cured tobacco leaf, black geranium, and ripe bramble berries will send this family-style meal over [...]

By | 2021-12-23T22:54:01+00:00 December 22nd, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Bear Creek Distillery Spiced Rum

Fleur's Favorite Spiced Rum...EVER! Bear Creek Distillery Spiced Rum Waking up to the dim warming glow of our Denver winter's sky ignites my desire for that one thing... Bear Creek Distillery's Spiced Rum, Baby! And, oh my, how it will elevate all your snow-day vibes! Beautifully velvety and not at all typical: layers of cardamom, vanilla bean, palo santo, orange peel, and freshly grated nutmeg will mingle on your palate. It's the perfect pairing for my Valrhona Dark Chocolate Ganache Hot Chocolate...but you can pour this loveliness in all your December faves — eggnog, hot apple cider, spicy ginger beer, [...]

By | 2021-12-17T21:34:11+00:00 December 15th, 2021|

Residual Sugar in Wine: Can We All Just Chill Out???

Residual Sugar in Wine: Can We All Just Chill Out??? By: Fleur Alvarez   Sugar...visions of bleach-white menacing little granules of PURE, PURE EVIL!? Sound about right? We certainly have learned to love hating the 12 atoms of carbon, 22 of hydrogen, and 11 of oxygen that compose our little molecular buddies we call sucrose...but, is our vilification just, or are we simply stickin’ these dudes with a bum rap? Venture on my plucky readers, in hopes that these soothing words will assuage your fears, demystify your concerns, and perhaps even comfort you to the point of embracing these [...]

By | 2021-11-30T21:38:53+00:00 November 30th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Matic Kerner

Birthday Breakfast Wine!?? Oh yeah, it's a thing! Matic Kerner 2020 What more could I ask for than the most stunning Slovenian Kerner for my birthday breakfast?...truly not much! This guy bestows aromas of old-fashioned Red Vines, Fairy Floss, and almond extract, giving way to the brightly sumptuous flavors of beeswax, kumquat, fleshy figs, and Queen Ann's Lace. Get really decadent with your food pairings, my lovelies: buttered morels, seared foie, fig jam & triple cream brie, roasted rabbit, spiced lamb, grilled pears, cayenne honey popcorn, and ALL the pâtés. Prepare to become OBSESSED! Matic Kerner 2020 Friends & Family: [...]

By | 2021-11-15T21:47:16+00:00 November 15th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum

Fleur is sharing some of her most beloved flavors with all of us. Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum - Straight Outta Denver A gorgeous fall has graced us with its brisk air, chilly nights, and sudden rain storms. Such a lovely setting deserves an equally lovely libation. During what is my most-loved of all the seasons, my heart yearns for the familiar flavors of my childhood. This little window into my soul will reveal what are some of my most treasured ingredients: fresh mint and lemon, tamarind, pomegranate molasses, and rose water. All of which will be gently held together [...]

By | 2021-10-12T19:29:12+00:00 October 11th, 2021|