A Lush Cheese fromMonet Country
The painter Monet used the pastures o Savioe-Beauortain, in the French Alps, asthe subject or many a magical canvas. These pastures are unploughed andunenced and contain thousands o herbs. This provides the ‘Tarine’ cows with reshgrazing in the summer and aromatic hayin winter. The resultant milk is sweet, nutty,and complex.It takes 35 cows to make one wheelo Beauort. Because o this, herdsmenhave ormed co-ops and shared tasks likemilking and maturing.A young Beauort is rm but not toohard. It melts in the mouth and has arich, sweet, complex favour. I aged, itdevelops more honeyed, aromatic notesand a long, savoury tang that hints o meadow fowers.Beauort is protected by the AOCdesignation and can only be produced in1112 acres in the Rhone-Alpes.
~ is the co-owner o The Cheese Boutique
Winter Reds For all Occasions:
By Courtney Henderson, F&B Manager and Sommelier of FRANK at the AGO
It is always a un task to match wine to your avourite dish, mood andeven season. With winter and the holidays just around the corner, here aresome tips to fnd great matches or every occasion:
A greAt pArty red(to kNockeveryoNe’s socksoff):
Go or a lighterbody red that will matcha variety o oods. Try and stay away romhigher alcohol contentwines - they tend to not beas ood-riendly and cannumb your palate. Lightaromatic reds such as pinotnoir or gamay are greatchoices.
Street, Gamay Noir,
A red to wArm upwith:
Try a uller bodiedwine – look or redproduced in a warmerclimate. Alcohol contentis usually a key componentor ull-bodied wines.Wines rom the south o France, Spain, Australia,Chile, and Caliornia aregreat places to start!
Cotes duRhone Villages
Marques de Casa Concha
A red for gift giviNg:
What better way to say “happy holidays” than witha bottle o wine? I tendto give bottles with goodaging potential such asan Italian Amarone or aCaliornia Cabernet. Youcan usually fnd a goodrange rom low to highend at your local LCBO.
Antinori, Pian DelleVigne, Brunello di Montalcino,
Amarone dellaValpolicella Classico