Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Have you ever noticed how certain tastes seem capable of conjuring up blissful memories out of the mysterious ether? Barton and Guestier’s Vouvray wine always does the trick for me. Each delightful sip of this simple vintage transports me to France, and that inevitably leads me to romantic nostalgia. Jennifer and I got engaged in Paris on a lovely old bridge near that ever-charming quintessential Parisian landmark, Notre Dame. The sweetness of this treasured wine with its hints of peach and pear are only rivaled by the sweetness of recalling that magical moment when Jennifer agreed to marry me.

Jennifer and I also use Vouvray to put our special signature on a yummy French crepe recipe. Imagine all of these ingredients dancing on your tongue: homemade crepes made from whipped egg whites, yolk, flour, sugar, and vanilla; stir-fried chicken, spinach, mushroom, and onion as a filling; and cream and Vouvray mixed for an out-of-this-world sauce. Voila! C’est magnifique!

The best part is that this wine is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at almost any supermarket. I know Kroger carries it, and I am pretty sure H-E-B does, too. For less than $10, you can’t do better for a sweet wine that goes well with cheese and deserts, or a pasta dish like fettuccine alfredo. Drinking Vouvray tonight brought back a flood of memories that were as rich as the wine itself. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. And whom do you have to thank for introducing you to this epicurean pleasure????