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nbd, just a 13 dessert christmas dinner

December 17, 2015

grapefriend

It’s the holidays, so of course no one at all is over-indulging. Especially not with drinks or sweets. Yep, me neither. So I went to a dinner for Luberon wines, where we only had 7 wines and 13 desserts.

Luberon is a small region in the southern Rhone valley in France. Southern Rhone wines (like Chateauneuf du Pape) are some of my favorites in the world, but can get super pricey. That’s why appellations like Luberon come in handy – they’re blends of similar grapes (Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache), still tasty, and way less expensive.

The whites are mostly light, delicately fruity, and white florally. We had: the Château La Canorgue Blanc 2011 (Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne and Bourboulenc), Château La Verrerie Blanc 2014 (25% Roussanne, 12% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette, 33% Bourboulenc), and Domaine de Fontenille Blanc 2014 (45% Grenache blanc, 45 % Clairette, and 10% Rolle), my favorite of the…

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