Juicy red fruit and acidity make Pascal Pibaleau rosé one of the best Loire Valley wines for a stormy New England September.
Marc Olivier is one of a handful of growers determined to showcase the pedigree of the local white grape: Melon de Bourgogne. You can smell and feel all of that clean, stony minerality straight through the finish of this wine. Paired with a nibble of salty, creamy Valençay, its quiet apple orchard fruit notes open up beautifully, and its minerally finish clears the way for another tasty bite.
Mosse Moussamoussettes: on a recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to share a bottle of this lovely little Loire Valley wine with Brooke and Ayse from the Formaggio Kitchen Essex shop.
History was my major in college and, when I read about cheeses, it is the history behind them that particularly fascinates me.