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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Friday
Jul162010

Foodwoolf's Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Photo by Brooke Burton of Food WoolfRemember the old axiom "Waste not, want not?" Well it's especially true when talking about your farmers' markert haul. Blueberries like tart poprocks, tomatoes so sweet you finally understand why they're considered a fruit and figs with paper-thin skins are incredibly perishable. But you can prolong the deliciousness of summer's fleeting flavors with time's tastiest preservative: booze.

Our dear friend Brooke has been fiddling around in the kitchen again, and this time instead of mixing the Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon into a cocktail, she's given it a new life. Read more about Brooke's Bourbon-Soaked Cherries and learn how to make your own on Food Woolf...

Leah Greenstein

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What a beautiful introduction! I highly recommend this preparation for anyone that loves the farmers market and Bourbon. Combine the finds of the local market (in my case, the Hollywood Market) and bottles from K&L and you get a tasty combination!
July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke@Foodwoolf

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