Wine of the Week: Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion BordeaUx


Vintage: 2013

Region: Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion

Style: Bordeaux Saint-Émilion

Country: France

Winery: Château Clarisse

Tasting Notes: Soft berries, gently fruit forward, dry finish.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷1/2

Thoughts: Bitter charcoal and a dry finish to start, builds into lush fruits and a robust berry. 

Pairings: Will hold up well against steak frites, salmon, tonnata, and onion soup


Wine of the Week: Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe


Vintage: 2010

Region: Barbaresco

Country: Italy

Vineyard: Produttori del Barbaresco

Tasting Notes:

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: One of my most favorite wines. The 2010 is hard to find but well worth it - more recent vintages are wonderful, too. Earthy flavors mix with leather and berries with a lingering finish. Superb.

Pairings: Prosciutto, salami, parmesan, grissini


Wine of the Week: Château de Terrebonne Côtes de Provence Rosé


Vintage: 2015

Region: Côtes de Provence

Country: France

Vineyard: Vindivin

Tasting Notes: Soft berries, gently fruit forward, dry finish.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: Rosé is a relatively new wine to the Wine Vixen’s repertoire. Light and simple, it is benefited by simple seafood dishes. Serve well chilled.

Pairings: Light white fish, like sea bass or halibut, shrimp, scallops, carrots, peas, saffron.


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Harry Potter Cocktails: Get Past the Butterbeer

Harry Potter Cocktails: Get Past the Butterbeer

When it comes to Harry Potter-themed beverages, it doesn't have to be butterbeer all the time, folks.

With a flick of the want, er, cocktail spoon, you can dream up some truly magical beverage pairings for each of the seven novels—with recipes, to boot. Book Riot will show you.

Accio, Rosemary Gin Fizz!

Accio Gin Fizz - Harry Potter