Patricia Domergue is the leading lady behind the delightful wines of Clos Centeilles, a 14 hectare estate located in the La Livinière cru of Minervois. Minervois is an appellation in the westernmost part of the Languedoc in southern France. Before purchasing this property in 1990, Patricia studied oenology and worked in the Bordeaux region, but she was ultimately drawn to the Languedoc for its rich viticultural history and unique terroir.
A delicate, understated Savoie white from Gilles Berlioz, made of 100% Jacquère, is the perfect compliment to one of my favorite aged Sardinian goat’s milk cheeses, Pantaleo. Coupled with some thin slices of exuberantly tart kumquats, I get all the sunshine and scents I need to make it through the deep-freeze of winter.
The Mystic Cheese Company was dreamed up by Brian Civitello and introduces both a new approach to cheesemaking and some delicious, fresh cheeses to our counter!
Last fall, I had the opportunity to visit the winery of Jean David, in the town of Seguret in the southern Rhône valley.
Every year, it is with great anticipation that we order torrone and panettone from Sorelle Nurzia, a small confectioners in Italy. These delicious goodies arrive in the shop brightly packaged, beautiful-looking and wonderfully festive – kicking off the holiday season here at the shop!
Ascutney Mountain is a marvelous cheese that was originally developed from a recipe for Swiss Appenzeller. It is aged 7-8 months and is made with raw Jersey cow milk and vegetable rennet.