Archive for the ‘Sauternes and Food’ Category

2009 Lamothe Guignard, Pike and Oysters

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

More 2009 Sauternes by the river bank – the is time 2009 Château Lamothe-Guignard.  

This serves as an aperitif to a series of four videos coming up in which I will revisit the 2009 vintage from bottle.  If you’re interested to know how this fantastic vintage is shaping up then watch out for these over the next few days.  If you’ve bought some from us En Primeur the chances are we will be able to give you an update on how your wine is coming along.

Enjoy! Bill Blatch

Sauternes and Burts Chips!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Have you ever had Yquem with crisps?  It’s fantastic – better than with any sweet dessert for my palate!  Take a look at the video below where we try eight differently styled Sauternes from the 2008 vintage with eight different flavours of Burts Chips, hand made in Devon.

One of the very best uses of Sauternes is as an aperitif served with just about any hors d’oeuvre you can imagine as illustrated by the different flavoured crisps here.  Alternatively you can settle down in front of the television to watch a good movie or the game armed only with a bottle of Sauternes and a bag of Burts Chips!

In our January Sale there are some great value 2008 wines including the Suduiraut that went so well with the spicier crisps:

2008 Carmes de Rieussec – 2008 Doisy Daene – 2008 Rieussec – 2008 Suduiraut

Maybe we’ve started another new trend?  I hope so!  Bill Blatch

PS For more about Burts Chips they have a great web site here – Burts Chips


2010 Sauternes update and the effect of oak on Sauternes