Flying For Flavour – Episode 16

Flying For Flavour is a delicious and entertaining weekly podcast showcasing the best of the food, wine and travel.

Your host, Stephanie Piché, serves up interviews, recipes, tips and the occasional bar-side chat...


Loving Sparkling Wine

Episode Notes

A note from Stephanie...

My Sparkling Wine class has been one of my most popular class themes over the last couple of years...mostly because wine lovers are finally realizing all of the bubbly options that are now available.

From a extra brut to a demi sec, white to rosé and everything in between - there is a sparkling wine to suit your palate and your price point.

...and I am even going to share some food pairing ideas that you may not have thought of before!

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Cynthia Loiselle-Seguin - Jacaranda Events


Bonus Recipes

This is the time of year that you should start thinking about getting AHEAD in your food prep schedule for the holiday entertaining season.

Here are two of my favourite crockpot recipes that can be made ahead and if wrapped well, can be stored in the freezer for a few weeks.

You may need one of these recipes for a potluck or when you're too busy trimming the tree...

Bourbon Baked Beans

Carrot & Ginger Soup

...and for those who want to make that salmon rillette that I served in this episode or the cocktails that I referred to...

Salmon Rillette

French 75

1 Part Gin
1/2 Part Lemon Juice
1/2 Part Simple Syrup
1 Twist Lemon

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a
chilled champagne glass. Top up with champagne. Garnish with lemon.

Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube
Angostura bitters
Lemon or orange twist, for garnish
1/3 oz cognac

Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Top with the cognac and champagne. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist.


Resources & Links

Here are the wines that were featured in today's episode...

Ceremony Blanc de Blanc Brut

Codorniu Brut Clasico Sparkling Cava

Chiarli Castelvetro Lambrusco

...and here is a Demi-Sec that you may like (to replace that Chilean one we sampled)...

Hubert Paulet Tradition Demi Sec 1er Cru Champagne


...and here are some of my other favourites from around the world...

Bottega Vino del Poeti Brut Rosé

Benjamin Bridge NV Brut

Peller Estates Ice Cuvée 

Laherte Frères Les Empreintes Extra Brut Champagne 2010

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rosé

Segura Viudas Heredad Reserva Brut Cava

Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs

14 of the LCBO’s best sparkling wines right now


...and here is that link to the book I mentioned about Veuve Cliquot...SUCH a good read!

The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It


Bonus Video


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