Suzette made one of her amazing Candied Quince and Pear tart that was the first dessert to be eaten.
I learned something really interesting today from the Drink section of the Dec. 13, 2012 to January 2, 2013 edition of the Local IQ column by Sam Melada (page 10). That Cabernet Savignon is the child of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and its most important area of growth is Chinon in the Loire Valley in France. We missed Chinon and the great Cabernet Francs of France on our trip to France this summer because we were focused on Chenin Blanc grape wines, although we did drink a lot of roses made with chenin blanc and cabernet franc grapes. Alas, another reason to return to France and the Loire Valley.