While it is true that we have not posted any new articles in the last few months, it is not because we are trying to dry out. We have not checked into the Betty Ford clinic. In fact we have been so busy tasting a variety of white wines including Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
In Europe, Nutella seems to be almost a food group. This is curious as in general compared to Americans, Europeans tend to stay away from sweet foods and foods that are not very good for them. These are often the same things.
However when it comes to Nutella, they are blind to their healthy instinct. Of course everything in moderation is ok right and too much of a good thing can kill you. Maybe that is their secret.
What is Nutella
Nutella is a brand of sweetened palm oil spread, flavored with hazelnut and cocoa solids.]Nutella is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero and was first introduced in 1965.
We decided to give a try here in the good old USA and see what wine we can recommend to make it even better. You can buy Nutella just about anywhere jams and spreads are sold.
Nutella tastes like chocolate cake frosting, somewhere between dark and milk chocolate. It is the same consistency as say Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate cake frosting.
The first wine we tried pairing with Nutella is one of our bargain favorites – Barefoot Chardonnay. We have reviewed this before both with food and when used to make a cheese wine sauce for paste, however we have not posted the results yet. ( stay tuned..)
We tried with Nutella with a variety of white wines and the one we favored was a nice German Riesling from the Mosel Valley area. Maybe it is because as Americans we do look for a higher level of sweetness for chocolate and the Rieseling is a medium sweet white wine.
Together we found they are a great match.
Pecan pie is a favorite with Americans and all of here at American Winos. It is a staple at most people’s home for thanksgiving and Christmas. Pecan pie while great with milk is meant to be paired with the right wine.
If we were pairing raw salted pecans with wine we would recommend a light red such as Pinot Noir but pecan pie is a very sweet indulgence.
For pecan pie we recommend a dry white wine such as Chardonnay and pick one that has been aged in a oak barrel to give it a smoky taste to go along with the sweet in the pie.
I recommend one that we like from a previous tasting called Toasted Head from California.
This combination pairing of wine with Pecan Pie will make a great dessert into an unforgettable one.
Glen Ellen wine products are available all over missouri. You see bottle of Glen Ellen wine for sale in grocery stores,dollar stores and even gas stations. ( I love Missouri!). So we picked one to taste and review. We picked Glen Ellen Reserve Chardonnay.
We try to review a new Prosecco wine every week. Yes this is a tough job but we are up to it. This week I picked one from the wine rack at random and the winner is? Cecilia Beretta Prosecco from Treviso Italy.
The Chardonnay grape produces a mostly neutral and slightly acidic taste. Wine producers add taste characteristics through the vinification process, such as aging in oak barrels.