Flying For Flavour – Episode 24

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...


Icewine 101

Episode Notes

A note from Stephanie...

Even when I first start drinking wine, I found the sweeter styles a little cloying.


As I tasted more wine from around the world throughout my adulthood, I enjoyed experimenting different sweetness levels.


Now I prefer to have a little something sweet in my glass after dinner instead of dessert and I am a proud Canadian who brags worldwide about our Canadian icewine...there is NOTHING like it!


...and I like it sparkling, too!

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Featured Wines

What we sampled on today's show...

Palentine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine

Palentine Hills Riesling Icewine - is not currently available, but we suggest you try...

Palentine Hills Gewurtztraminer Icewine


Palentine Hills Vidal Icewine


Henry of Pelham Riesling Icewine


Here are some other favourites for you to try...

Peller Estate Ice Cuvée

Cave Spring Riesling Icewine 2014

Inniskillin Cabernet France Sparkling Icewine 2012


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Bonus Recipes

Pear-Almond Tart

Makes 8 Servings

Cooking Spray
2 Pears, Peeled, Cored And Sliced Into 12 Wedges
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Raw Almonds With Skins
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1 tsp Lemon Zest,Grated
2 1/2 tbsp Butter,Chilled

Preheat oven to 375F. Toss pears with juice and brown sugar. Pulse almonds with white sugar - add flour, baking powder and salt. Add egg, zest and sliced butter. Pulse. Press dough in tart pan. Arrange pears over dough, brush with more juice mixture - reserve remaining. 45-50 minutes...brush with more juice after 40 minutes. let cools lightly before serving.

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Chicken Liver Mousse

Makes 1 cup

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/8 tsp garlic, chopped
8 oz chicken livers, cleaned
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup sour cream
salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Heat butter in skillet over high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until softened, about 1 minute. Add chicken livers and fry for 3 minutes or until still slightly pink in middle. Add curry powder for the last minute of cooking.

2. Place in food processor and puree until smooth. Add sour cream and blend until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

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Blue Cheese & Dried Fruit Terrine

Makes 10 Servings

1 lb blue cheese
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp honey, optional
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
4 large dried figs, chopped
1/2 cup currants
black pepper

Mash the mascarpone together with the blue cheese, honey and pepper. Avoid a food processor so the cheese doesn't turn green-ish.
Stir through the nuts and dried fruits. Season with some pepper. Wrap in plastic and shape into terrine. Refrigerate several hours until firm. Serve with an assortment of rustic country breads or crackers and decorate with some whole dried fruits and nuts if you like.

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