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02/15/2011

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BelgianGourmand

Odd you mention listàn blanco. There's enough of it in Spain in a very different appearance, ... but in France?! Can you recommend somebody who makes drinkable listàn in France?

Alicefeiring

Thanks for your comments. You know I was just having fun by throwing that in because of late I've been loving some listàn from the Canaries. As far as I know, there's hardly any of it in France.

Acevola.blogspot.com

Sweet little post, Alice...

Alicefeiring

Thanks, Alfonso!

Tom DeLorme

I loved this post -- made my morning...thank you!

Alicefeiring

Tom, thanks!

Wineopeners

" ... banging on a bottle with a shoe to extract a cork."
This brings back visions of other nights, other times.
What a wonderful sentence in a lovely post...

frank schmidt

Great article, and I love Muscadet. On the other hand, it's rather limiting to see it recommended only with seafood. Chablis can go with lots of dishes, by contrast.

Those of us in flyover country who are trying to eat sustainably don't get so much swimmy things, especially this time of year. (I'm allergic to crustaceans, which doesn't help.)

What else to drink it with?

Alicefeiring

Frank, I don't eat shell fish either, in fact, I barely could eat anything but bread on that day. But, yes, muscadet is great with many great fin fish from gravlax to cerviche. For you locked-in states, what's the matter with smoked trout salad and muscadet? Asparagus? Celery root gratin? Also, not half-bad with tomato quiche..etc. Muscadet with age can step in for chablis, and go the chicken route as well. Lots of cheeses, crumbly goats for example.

It is a great wine with seafood, hence the cliché, however, remember with the Atlantic minutes away, the sea is local for Nantes. Thanks for checking in. --Alice

BelgianGourmand

And that listàn from the Canaries ... glugable?
Vinified in the normal way, I never had a palomino that I liked. Thin, flat, insipid wines with nothing to tell.

Alicefeiring

The best ones are really delicious. Take a look at the link and see some of my notes.

http://www.alicefeiring.com/blog/2010/06/in-praise-of-jose-pastor.html

BelgianGourmand

Thx. And now to the impossible mission to find these things in Belgium ...

Karlsummerville

Interesting post. Thanks! Btw, have you guys heard of lovethis? I've started using it to get wine recommendations, pretty useful. Check out my tasting notes and I'd be interested to connect with you guys to find some interesting labels and new producers. Here's a link to my profile: http://ow.ly/42A6l. Keep up the great blog, how do I subscribe?

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