Category Archives: Gascony

6 Outstanding 2013 Wine, Spirits and Beer Books

If you or a fellow zythophile (beer lover), enophile (wine lover), or liquorphile  (ok, you get it now!) happen to be thirsty for a good read, here’s a roundup of half-a-dozen super stocking-stuffers published in 2013.   Here’s to your … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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Armagnac: A True Winter Warmer

  GASCONY’S FIERY BRANDY: ARMAGNAC by David Lincoln Ross Info Armagnac, that under-appreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history. David Lincoln Ross pays tribute—and shares a recipe for a winter warmer perfect for a musketeer. As 2011’s winter … Continue reading

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Mad for Madiran Wine

Mad for Madiran Wine: This wine is a totally under-appreciated appellation in Southwest France. These lusty wines are ideal for cold weather. Perfect for roasts, stews, hearty soups and smelly, strong cheeses are on the menu!  They are also terrific values. … Continue reading

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Daily Beast Interview with Ariane Daguin

Over the holidays I interviewed Ariane Daguin, the queen of foie gras and founder of D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading fresh foie gras and game purveyor, about her entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s. For her tips and links to … Continue reading

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