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So far Fleur Alvarez has created 12 blog entries.

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Bear Creek Distillery’s Silver Rum

Fleur is sharing some of her most beloved flavors with all of us. Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum - Straight Outta Denver A gorgeous fall has graced us with its brisk air, chilly nights, and sudden rain storms. Such a lovely setting deserves an equally lovely libation. During what is my most-loved of all the seasons, my heart yearns for the familiar flavors of my childhood. This little window into my soul will reveal what are some of my most treasured ingredients: fresh mint and lemon, tamarind, pomegranate molasses, and rose water. All of which will be gently held [...]

By | 2021-10-12T19:07:52+00:00 October 11th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? CLO Blanc & CLO Rouge de Saumur

Fleur is serving Saumur wine two ways. CLO Blanc de Saumur & CLO Rouge de Saumur - Loire Valley, France At my casa when we celebrate, we celebrate BIG! Our son asked for fancy hamburgers and french fries for his 12th birthday. Without hesitation we belted out "Challenge Accepted!" Of course, the chefs needed a little vino for the festivities, and when one wants red and the other wants white, ya gotta just go for both! CLO Blanc de Saumur: Aromatics of hot kettle corn and spiced apples invoke assumptions of sweetness...yet, this tricky little Chenin is anything but [...]

By | 2021-07-26T23:13:55+00:00 July 16th, 2021|

What *Else* Are We Drinking Now? Brand Weissburgunder Pfalz 2019

Fleur is drinking Weissburgunder two ways. Brand Weissburgunder Pfalz 2019 What does a hot (that's sweaty-hot) girl do with a liter of natural German Weissburgunder? After being reunited with this luscious limestone-driven heartthrob, I was torn... Should I indulge in a decadent Monday night charcuterie dinner? Or would I create a spritely stone fruit Sangria blanca? You know me...Why not both??? Tart plum, white peach, kumquat, and delicate notes of Seville orange are laced together by this wine's tingling acidity and finish of wet stone — piquancy that matches perfectly with Cypress Grove's "Little Giant" bloomy-rind goat cheese, Divina [...]

By | 2021-06-24T20:00:24+00:00 June 24th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Valdonica Mersino

Fleur has an Italian Vermentino that will leave you awed. Valdonica Mersino Celebrating the absolute fortune of a rainy spring... when nothing could please me more than a Moroccan braised rabbit, soft cherry chevre almond polenta, matched with the stunning layers of this Tuscan Vermentino. Basking in the resplendent flames of my backyard fire, the aroma of blooming Tiger Lilies mingled perfectly with the luscious mouthfeel of an Indian mango pudding. I was sooo taken aback by this wine's sophisticated finish of raw cumin, kaffir lime, and rhubarb that as I write this I am still swooning! Trust [...]

By | 2021-05-26T22:39:20+00:00 May 20th, 2021|

What Are Drinking Now? Martha Stoumen “Post Flirtation”

Fleur has a delightfully surprising red for your Valentine's Day. MARTHA STOUMEN "POST FLIRTATION" 2019 If there's one thing you can count on these days it's that there is no lack of surprises. But sometimes those surprises can turn out to be exactly what our weary hearts need...and that is precisely what this stunning blend of 50% Zinfandel, 50% Carignan delivers. Not the Zin blend you might expect, this gent is light, crushable, and slaps ya right across the face with its bold flavor — in the very best way! Deep velvet magenta in color, with pucker notes of [...]

By | 2021-02-12T21:17:29+00:00 February 11th, 2021|

What Are We Drinking Now? Elektrisch Riesling Kabinett

Whether you're ready to fall in love or not, Fleur's pretty sure you'll fall for this Riesling. ELEKTRISCH RIESLING KABINETT 2019 Sometimes you stumble upon something so very lovely there really is no choice but to fall head over heels. This truly "electric" Kabinett Riesling will set your heart racing with its sharp floral aromas, buzzing acidity, and resonating flavors of tart green apple, honeysuckle, and rain-soaked rocks. Pair this with roasted wild game and spiced root vegetables or, ya know, just bathe in it. ;) By the way..."Kabinett Riesling" is the lightest style of Riesling, made from grapes that [...]

By | 2020-12-03T22:40:48+00:00 November 13th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Boulder Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon

For the good of all of us, Fleur is sharing her Sacred Old Fashioned recipe. I adore Old Fashioneds all year round, but this blustery weather beckons for something a little more soul-warming, something fairly special, something oh-so-pretty to sip while accolading ourselves for getting through one helluva year: My Sacred Old Fashioned featuring Boulder Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon will soothe as well as celebrate. Bold aromas of nutmeg and clove will lure you into the most velvety, radiating, soft heat and lovely rounded oak...truly a beauty to behold. Sacred Old Fashioned . 2oz Bear Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon . [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:48:09+00:00 October 29th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner

Fleur is accompanying October's arrival with a northern Italian white. I am anticipating the forthcoming harvest with this resplendent bowl of roasted pumpkin Oaxacan spiced bisque (say that real fast one time), which is cradling candied hazelnuts, burrata, and THE most luscious of all the house-made sausages from Marczyk Fine Foods: pork blueberry!!! All of which is perfectly accented by the tart clementine, aromatic sage, subtle nutmeg, and finishing dried apricot pop of Kellerei Bozen's beautifully straw-colored Kerner. Welcome to October, my lovelies. Kellerei Bozen 2018 Kerner $26.99/btl

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:47+00:00 October 5th, 2020|

What Are We Drinking Now? “Warm… Warmer… DISCO!” Disco! Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon – Mrs. Mia Wallace

Whether you're a Daddy-O, Kitty Kat, Pumpkin, or Honey Bunny, this is one Disco that'll have you GETTIN' DOWN! This wine defines cool and crisp, with its brackish tones, subtle lanolin, and finishing spike of yuzu/kumquatiness. Can you dig it? Then check this out, baby: Pair that with garlic-crusted pork tenderloin topped with blueberry-rosemary crema and compote, which is on your plate next to seared shiitakes and red radish micro-greens topped with a creamy Sauv Blanc butter pan sauce, and your dinner service will go "Superfly TNT!" One more thang: Fancy does not equal difficult or expensive. This [...]

By | 2020-09-28T21:04:05+00:00 August 5th, 2020|

Suigei + Boris = Metal Bliss

Nothing both ignites and mollifies my soul quite like high quality metal. Pair that with a superb sake and I am one tranquil yet still-feral beast. "Drunken Whale" inspires imagery of grace and BADASSNESS (yes, I deem that to be a legit word). This sake is a gentle face-melter: Its siren song of fresh pear, wilted peony, and silver needle tea lulls you into a huge dry finish. It's the perfect metaphor for Boris's brand of shoegaze-metal...the impish and brutal waves of sound quell all anxieties, leaving you no choice but to succumb to their peaceful, savage beauty. Drink [...]

By | 2020-11-17T21:47:15+00:00 July 24th, 2020|