Author: Regine Rousseau

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Fall Wine and Food Pairing with Heartfelt Catering

I am so excited for my second appearance on ABC 7 Windy City Live, a popular Chicago morning show! Tune in at 1:00 PM central time to watch my recommendations for Fall wines paired with deliciousness from Heartfelt Catering! Below are Cecelia Hamilton, Chef/Owner of Heartfelt Caterings thoughts on Fall Foods and recipes from the show. I've added the wine parings and a yummy fall cocktail recipe at the end! Fall's Harvest, Cecelia Hamilton I love this time of year, the crisp...

Wine Notes 9/25/19: DOMAINE PIERRE GUILLEMOT SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE BLANC “DESSUS LES GOLLARDES” 2015

Wine: Domaine Pierre Guillemot SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE BLANC “DESSUS LES GOLLARDES" 2015 Region: Burgundy, France Grapes: 70% Pinot Blanc and 30% Chardonnay Price: $45 Taste: This wine has an appealing chalky texture with flavors of papayas, lemons and apricots. Pairs with: This wine is exceptional. A real conversation starter. Open this when you’re looking for an interesting thought-provoking wine to share with friends. FYI: Most white wines from Burgundy are Chardonnay dominant. Domaine Pierre Guillemot uses mostly Pinot Blanc to create this unique blend. To learn more about wines from Burgundy, read...

Wine Notes 9/18/2019: Leuta Tau Toscana 2013

Wine of the Week- Wine: Leuta Tau, Toscana, 2013 Region: Tuscany, Italy Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah Price: $29.00 Taste: Full bodied, commanding with a rich velvety quality. Notes of cherries, balsamic, dark chocolate, worn leather and the zing of paprika. Pairs with: Date night! This is the wine to serve with a romantic steak dinner by a fireplace or while watching Usual Suspects for the twentieth time. FYI: This wine is known as a Super Tuscan. These wines that are blends of non-indigenous grapes...

Wine Notes 9/11/2019 Cannonball Eleven, Sauvignon Blanc, 2017

Wine: Cannonball Eleven, Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc Price: $21 Taste: This wine is luscious with joyful acidity. Taste of kumquats, guava, passion fruit, mango, and melons. Pairs with: A sunny day or a cloudy day when you’re craving sunshine. This is a bottle of the best days of summer liquified. FYI: Dry Creek is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in Sonoma County , California. This area is northwest of Healdsburg and includes 9,000 vineyards and 70 wineries. Dry Creek...

Wine Notes: Gruet Blanc de Noir 9/4/2019

Wine: Gruet Blanc de Noir Region: New Mexico Grapes: Pinot Noir Price: Taste: This wine starts off linear then blooms in the mouth with flavor of grilled pears, ripe berries, anise, sweet cherries and herbs. Pairs with: Sunday morning watching FYI: New Mexico is America’s oldest wine growing region. According to the Viva Vino, the first grapes where planted in New Mexico 400 years ago in the Rio Grande AVA. The grapes were brought over from Spain when out of a need for sacramental wines,...

Wine Notes: 8/28/19 Gros Ventre, Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2016

Wine: Gros Ventre, Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2016 Region: Sonoma Coast, California Grapes: Pinot Noir Price: $60 Taste: This is a toe-clenching, soul snatching, hold yourself and scream in the name of delicousness wine. The wine sashays on the tongue, splendid red berry fruit, mushroom, pine tree, mint leaves and nutmeg. Pairs with: This is the bottle to save for a weekend with your best friends. Make a beautiful cheese and charcuterie plate and enjoy. FYI: Learn more about this husband and wife team. Watch...

Wine of the Week Wine Notes- 8/21/2019

Wine: 2015 Sharrott Winery TRIO Region: New Jersey, Outer Coastal Plain Grapes: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Price: $34.99 Taste: This wine is impressive! The wine smells of berries, cassis, and lavender. It’s medium bodied, electric on the tongue, chewy and bursting with dark fruit, pepper, leather and sweet berry flavor.  Pairings: Perfect wine to get you out of a wine rut! This will excite your palate.  FYI: The Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in southeastern New Jersey. Wine...

Wine of the Week- 8/14/2019

Wine: Altana Perlage Region: Veneto, Italy Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $13.99-$17.99 Taste: Yummy! Fresh with small bubbles. Taste of ripe berries. Pairs with: This wine pairs well with a day with the girls and embodies the idea of rose all day! Try it with cheese and salmon. FYI: This wine is organic, which means that the wine is made from organic grapes. This wine is also biodynamic. Biodynamic is a farming practice, where certain wine making processes such as planting grapes...

Wine of the Week 8/7/2019

Wine: 2016 Louis Chenu Pere et Fille, "Aux Clous" Region: Savigny- les- Beaune, 1er Cru France (Burgundy) Grapes: Pinot Noir Price: $40 Taste: Bursting with cherry and strawberry flavors supported by earthy, herbal and mineral notes. Pairs With: Classic pairings with pork and salmon dishes. When to Serve: With someone you love. This is too good for open to the general public. FYI Let's break down this wine so that you can get a better understanding of how special it...

Wine Of The Week 7/31/2019

Wine Notes: Casalone Mariposa Rosso Region: Piedmont, Italy Grapes: Brachetto (aka Braquet (French) and Borgogna (Lagne, Italy) Price: $15.99 Taste: This wine so pretty! It smells of rose petals and berries. The wine is light to medium in body. The palate mirrors the nose (taste like it smells: blackberries, strawberries and rose petals). This wine is low alcohol. sweet, refreshing, with an effervescence. Pairs with: Nice on it's own. Try it with spicy meats, chocolate tart, or fresh ripe berries and...