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10 June, 2015

Sweetly Raw Desserts: Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies and Almond Pear Cream Tart Recipes

Sweetly Raw Desserts: Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies and Almond Pear Cream Tart Recipes
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food, Product Reviews, Recipes on by : becca
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A brand-new site, and my first post is on something brand-new to me: a cookbook review! I often say the Gourmez isn’t a recipe blog—except for cocktails, because who doesn’t enjoy a good cocktail discovery? But when I was offered a review copy (obligatory disclaimer: that means free!) of Heather Pace’s Sweetly Raw Desserts, I
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25 August, 2011

Desert Pear Martini at Firebirds

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Desert Pear Martini Firebirds North Hills, Raleigh $9 This lovely drink gets a considerable boost in appearance from that slice of pear dominating the top of the glass. The liquid beneath it is a mix of Belvedere citrus vodka, Firebirds’ sweet and sour mix, desert pear juice, and apple juice. Now, the term desert pear
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30 March, 2011

Bin 90 Lindeman’s Moscato 2010

Posted in : Dessert Wine on by : becca
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Bin 90 Lindeman’s Moscato 2010 Australia I purchased this wine mainly because I was curious how the Australian moscato differed from other muscat wines I’ve tried. The answer would be not much. It’s very sweet, and I definitely consider it a dessert wine. There is a lot of pear and vanilla with lesser notes of
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27 January, 2011

Trader Joe’s Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Posted in : Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine on by : becca
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Trader Joe’s Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Central Coast, CA This is another in Trader Joe’s line of affordable, and somewhat mysterious in origin, wines bottled out of San Miguel, CA. I like an air of mystery to my wine—it just makes drinking it more fun! The color is neon gold, if that makes sense. I
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2 June, 2010

Lambrusco Dell ‘Emilia Bianco Le Grotte

Comments : 6 Posted in : Lambrusco, Sparkling Wine on by : becca
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Lambrusco Dell ‘Emilia Bianco Le Grotte Emilia-Romagne, Italy This sparkling white wine, with a very pretty label if I do so say myself, smells of kiwi, guava, and ume fruit. That nose promises more fruit than it delivers on. What it does have in plenty is sugar; I would call it a dessert wine though
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10 March, 2010

Screw Kappa Napa Sauvignon Blanc 2007—Wine Review

Posted in : Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine on by : becca
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Screw Kappa Napa (S/K/N) Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Napa Valley, CA First, I just have to say that I love the brand name Screw Kappa Napa. It’s so much fun to say and seems wittier than it is, really, kind of like my nom de plume. Plus, the label has a pretty raised pattern that you
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