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Tasting Notes – Wines from Loire Valley, France & Priorat, Spain

Loire Valley – Most vineyards planted on the hills around Sancerre are on south facing slopes at altitudes between 655-1,310 feet (200–400 meters). The soils around the area can be roughly classified into three categories. The far western reaches heading towards Menetou-Salon have “white” soils with clay and limestone. Around the village of Chavignol (considered […]
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Recipe – Crostini with Lemon-Infused Ricotta

Crostini with Lemon-Infused Ricotta, Pink Peppercorns, Flake Salt and Honey Drizzle Ingredients Container of Ricotta Cheese 1/2 Lemon Zested (to taste) Vilux Pink Peppercorns (crushed w/ a mortar & pestle or back of a spoon) Falksalt Flaked Sea Salt Langnese Honey Fresh Baguette, sliced Olive Oil Directions Heat oven to 375° Lightly brush crostini slices with […]
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Entrepreneur of the Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 16 — 22 and Hudson’s GEW Committee continues the celebration of local entrepreneurs. Viva Bene Gourmet has been in business almost one year, and owner Erin Chenault tells her story. What inspired you to own your own business? The opportunity to live my passion. After 20 years in the corporate […]
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