Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pineau de Charentes
The bottle says dessert wine, but it is usually served as an aperitif-chilled-served straight up. It is a a fortified wine made of grape juice and cognac fermented together, produced in the Charente region of France. It is usually made with Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, or Semillon. It is slightly sweet with a definite flavor of cognac. I have read online where it is really out of fashion in France, so only try this at the risk of being labeled frumpy by the French. Since I am hopelessly out of fashion in almost all areas, I don't really care. It can be difficult to locate, but I find it a refreshing cocktail, and worth seraching out.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

When Bill was playing hockey and traveling to Canada, we were introduced to Ice Wine, which sounds somewhat similar to this product. We're probably frumpy also because we really like it!!