A deliciously rustic plum galette recipe that make a flavorful celebration of the season.
I’m one of those moms you find online that loves a good glass (or two or three) of wine. Especially after a long day with my daughter, or when I am socializing. I don’t get too crazy with it, but I am always looking for wine that tastes great and goes well with what I am having. Saying that, I am not expert with wine. Or, I wasn’t until I got my hands on the 24-Hour Wine Expert book. This little book promises to turn you into a bit of a wine connoisseur after reading through it front to back – which shouldn’t take you more than 24 hours.
Challenge: accepted. Kind of.
I cheated a lot here. I didn’t get a chance to read the whole book yet, but I decided to read through certain passages to help me decide on what wine to pair with this plum galette I made for my sister who was visiting with her daughter. The book told me that the wine needs to be sweeter than the dessert otherwise the wine will taste too tart. Desserts are broken down to different types, and I referred to “fruit desserts” and “patisserie.” Both sections recommended white wines. Wines such as Vouvray or any with the word “moelleux” would work especially well with fruit-based desserts, so that is where I decided to start.
I didn’t exactly know what Vouvray was (perhaps I would if I read through the entire book instead of just half the book), but I was still able to find two. The book recommended to look for wines that, if corked, were left on their side and out of direct light. Both met those requirements. I chose one at random and we put it to the test.
The wine was sweet, but not syrupy like I find most sweet white wines. It was fruity and floral, which was intensified when paired with the plum galette. It ended up being an incredible pairing and we were all happy with the wine and dessert pairing. This just proved to me that you don...