saucisson à l'ail
(garlicky French salami), a nutty, aged Gruyere, jambon blanc
(white ham, thinly sliced), caper berries, creamy potato salad with chives, maybe pork rillettes
, a sinfully decadent pork concoction that you eat on bread, and a crusty artisanal bread of some sort. Then we'd head out to a big shade tree and spend the afternoon there contemplating the wild and intense aromatics. If a picnic isn't on your schedule, this naturally effervescent Premiers Emois is the perfect aperitif on a warm summer evening. Brats and Weisswurst on the grill would be fantastic with a big schmeer of whole grain mustard, and buttery sautéed potatoes with dill on the side. We were also struck by the lovely crispness and the gentle nature of the bubbles in this Cidrerie du Vulcain, and think it would be delicious with pan-seared trout with some sort of a light citrus sauce over the top. It's semi-dry nature gives you so many avenues to pursue for pairings... When the meal is winding down, we can think of nothing better than another glass of this cider Mousseaux and a hefty slice of a Tarte Tatin (caramelized apple tart), neat, if you're on that picnic, and a la mode if you're at home... How do you like them apples, winelovers??!
Serve in bowl, flute or Lager glass.
"This blend is the expression of tart apples (raison, fer, boskop...). The fruit comes from old, high-branched, untreated trees in Fribourg. After witnessing numerous flirtations underneath their foliage, these blushing apples display wild and intense aromatics.
Ingredients: lots of love, pure, partially fermented apple juice, unpasteurized, lightly sulfured. This artisanal cider may present light sediment. Store and serve chilled."
||partially fermented Raison, Fer and Boskop apple juice
This Cidrerie du Vulcain Premiers Emois cider is brand new to the market, hand crafted in Switzerland. In fact, we can't find it anywhere else... We sampled it in the office yesterday and liked it so much we're sharing it this morning!! The first sip is beautifully refreshing. Everyone agreed that we'd like to get a big basket and fill it with things like