Private Dinner For Friends

A friend of mine has a fabulous house in Guana Bay. His kitchen is fantastic and fully equipped around a central prep area. Really nice! So I offered to cook dinner for us and he could invite some friends over, we’d split the cost. And so it happened. I went shopping at 1PM, went over…

Franciacorta sparkling wines

All sparkling wines are champagne, right? Wrong! There is the methode¬†champenoise¬†or methode traditionelle, but there are also other methods. Crucial is the 2nd fermentation in the bottle that adds the bubbles. Some additional sugars and yeast are added to the wine after its regular fermentation (hence the second fermentation). Different is how long this 2nd…