Tag Archives: Tasting

Traditional French Galette des Rois & Cider Tasting

The Original Galette Recipe

Traditional French Galette des Rois & Eric Bordelet Sidre Tendre All across France in the month of January, bakeries offer the traditional Galette des Rois or Kings’ Cake – a layered, flaky, pastry with a sweet, almond-based filling that, in the north, is typically served with a delicious glass of cider from Normandy. On Thursday, January 16, from 5:00 to ... Read More »

Rye Tasting: Whistlepig 10 Year and Boss Hog

Whistlepig 10 Year Old Rye WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye is about as delicious as whiskies can get. Dave Pickerell – master distiller at Maker’s Mark for 14 years – crafts this pleasantly spicy, complex whiskey that is 100% rye, aged 10 years, and surprisingly smooth with only a hint of “bite” at 100 proof. Whistlepig Boss Hog WhistlePig Boss ... Read More »

Champagne Tasting: Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, Brut Rose and Blanc de Blancs

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Billecart-Salmon is the very definition of elegance in Champagne. Blended from a combination of all three Champagne grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier), and at least three vintages, this is a fantastic non-vintage Champagne. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Essentially regarded as the standard bearer for non-vintage rosé, the Billecart-Salmon Rosé is always a standout. Pale pink, with ... Read More »