Chocolate

    Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    … I’m a chocolate lover. I’m also a fig lover. Then I took a trip to the Algarve and discovered that chocolate and fig had a love child, and its name is Alfarroba. Vacationing in the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, has its benefits; and it’s not just for the beach and the great weather. The Algarve is home to an abundant variety…

    2 readers - By Catavino

    Tasting Dinner With 12 Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

    …. The taste is more restrained than the nose. Very good. Maybe not the most St Emilion poster child, but I like it. 88p (tasted 2014/10) 1964 Chateau Figeac This kept on growing in the glass all night. Offers up gorgeous aromas of ripe plums, dark chocolate, tobacco and forest floor. Very rich fruit. Deep, dark and profound. A high density. This is very…

    6 readers - By Barolista

    Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

    …. That said, Elysian, an otherwise decent but not amazing brewery from Seattle, makes some of the best pumpkin beers around. This year’s pumpkin stout is particularly excellent with lots of spice and chocolate malts, but finishing dry. The Night Owl is classic pumpkin ale that has enough weight and flavour but also avoids being overly sweet. Both…

    2 readers - By Just Grapes

    Chicago’s Andersonville Dessert Crawl 2013

    …. CANDY CORN ROUTE ($20) Andies Restaurant – Pomegranate cheesecake Big Jones – Chocolate divinity Fireside Restaurant – New Orleans banana bread pudding and wild cherry mousse First Slice Pie Cafe – Apple streusel pie bites George’s Ice Cream & Sweets – Seasonal ice cream, pastries and chocolates Kopi Cafe – Mini cheesecake squares M Henry…

    2 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy

    1 Weekend, 8 New Raleigh Hotspots

    … with habanero and chocolate nibs from next-door bean-to-bar chocolate factory Videri (327 W. Davie St.). I found most of the other beers on the thin side, but the Holy Spokes was definitely worth a tipple. Make sure you give the cranks on the back wall a whirl or two or your experience won’t be complete! The next morning, I met up with fellow Triangle…

    2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

    … Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007 Clarksburg, CA During my trip last spring to Petaluma, I picked up this bottle of port in a surge of jubilation that I had found a winery specializing in dessert wines (613 2nd Street in the Foundry Wharf building). Plenty of wineries offer one or a handful of ports in their collection, but few…

    5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Two More Bottles Of 1964 St Emilion

    …. Christophe A big, mature, fully open nose with notes of mildly clean stables, cooked red currants, old tobacco, dry leather and a nuance of dog fur! Very old fashioned, very typical and very yummy. Kept very well in the glass. The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of cool red and black currants, old chocolate, tobacco and autumn…

    4 readers - By Barolista