The Sémillon, a grape variety selected by Delices and Gourmandises

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The Sémillon is the best grape variety of the Sauternes area. It comes from the Aquitaine region and gives famous sweet and liqueurs wines which some are proposed in Delices and Gourmandises catalog.

A great grape variety in Delices and Gourmandises cellar

Nowadays, the Semillon is mainly concentrated in the Bordeaux and Bergerac region. But it is also cultivated in several foreign countries as Chile where the surfaces planted with it is almost twice as big as the Semillon vineyard in France.

It is one of the most productive grape varieties but it chooses its soil. It appreciates the hillsides and do not support much the heat. It grows well under the summer sun and likes humidity. That’s why the France’s south-west climate well suits it.

Sensitive to the black rot and the grey decay,...

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Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes specially chosen by Delices and Gourmandises

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Although Less famous than other wines of Alsace, the Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes proposed by Delices and Gourmandises will seduce you with its freshness and lightness.

SYLVANER

A light white wine from Délices et Gourmandises catalog

Grown in the vineyards of Alsace, the Sylvaner is a white wine grape that comes back to date after years of bad reputation. In the sixties, this grape was indeed subject to dubious wine-making practices: chaptalization (the process of adding sugar to increase alcohol content), frantic “search for yield”, filtering with asbestos, rough winemaking process… This wine then irritated both palate and stomach.

Fortunately, it gradually improved in quality at the initiative of young winemakers, recovering all its former qualities of freshness and lightness, although it had diffi...

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A Côtes-de-Bergerac medium sweet wine you can discover Delices and Gourmandises

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The fans of French white wine would naturally appreciate this medium sweet Côtes-de-Bergerac wine proposed by Delices and Gourmandises. This AOC wine would be perfect for aperitif.

A delicious medium sweet Côtes-de-Bergerac wine that Delices and Gourmandises could not miss

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The Côtes-de-Bergerac, as its name points out, is produced in the area of Bergerac, in the south of France, but only in Dordogne region. It is certified with the AOC label since 1955. The AOC Bergerac is a wine producer region since the 13th century.

The soil of Bergerac is composed of clay and limestone and benefits from a ocean temperate climate. The vineyards are settled on well sun exposed and well rain watered hills...

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The fruity smoothie recipe revealed by Delices and Gourmandises

Fruity smoothie is a drink made, as its name suggests, from fresh fruit, perfect to refresh yourself, especially in hot weather. Delices and Gourmandises presents its recipe for you to enjoy a delicious smoothie and it takes almost no time to prepare.

A creamy drink by Delices and Gourmandises

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Smoothie is a fruit-based drink mixed with crushed ice. It is also possible to use yogurt or milk for a creamier texture. Moreover, it is what distinguishes smoothie from regular fruit juice.

Ingredients

The ingredients solely depend on your tastes and your desires. You can combine two or more fruits: strawberry and banana, mango, pineapple and coconut milk, pears and apples, blueberries raspberries and blackberries, etc...

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Marguerite went to China thanks to Delices and Gourmandises

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The candies and pastries of Delices and Gourmandises became a tradition for our family dinners and tea time during our family meeting on week-ends. As I really care for my beloved health, in only buy those type of products on this site that I recommend for the quality of what it sells.

Healthy pastries and candies for my family

As I am not what can be called a talented cooker, nor a good confectioner, I had to find a way to satisfy my greed. The day I found Delices and Gourmandises was one of the happiest day of my life. This site sells all I needed for breakfast and tea time: cakes, madeleine, mille-feuille, etc. I also usually order a pack of chocolate and candies that I serve to my friends and family who come on visits.

Perfect services

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Find the origin and particular nature of the madeleine with Delices and Gourmandises

Madeleine

The madeleine is a traditional pastry which form reminds a scallop and that can be round or elongated. This little cake created in Commercy, in Lorraine, was rapidly popular because it was so easy to prepare and also because its story is related to the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Where is the madeleine from? Delices and Gourmandises tells you…

The name of the madeleine is known to be drawn from Madeleine Paulmier, one of the marchioness Perrotin de Beaumont at Commercy domestics that has made some for the duke Viager Stanislas Leszczynski. Another legend says these cakes were the emblem of the pilgrims who went to Santiago de Compostela.

In the 19th century, they were sold in Commercy in big wicker baskets by young ladies and were really appreciated by the travelers.

The tradit...

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Delices and Gourmandises presents the recipe for Kouglof with grapes

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Kouglof with grapes is an Alsatian specialty you can order from Delices and Gourmandises online store. This almond and grapes-based cake will delight your taste buds whether for a special occasion or just to bring you a little sweetness. If you are fond of cooking, why not try to make your own kouglof? All you have to do is follow this easy recipe!

Discover the ingredients you need with Delices and Gourmandises

 

If you want to make the kouglofs with grapes for 6 people, you will need:

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– 25 cl of milk

– 150 g of sugar

– 125 g of butter

– 500 g of flour

– 150 g of raisins

– 1 half glass of rum

– 1 handful of flaked almonds

– 2 pinches of salt

– 20g of yeast

Delices and Gourmandises recommends to add 75 g of chopped almonds to enhance the taste of your cake.

Follow the prepar...

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Some lovers of the Delices and Gourmandises delicacies won LCD TV

The happy winners of the quiz organized by Delices and Gourmandises tell their joy during an interview. Every single one won a beautiful LCD TV set.

Delices and Gourmandises: Elisabeth, can you tell us your feelings after having won the LCD TV set?

Elisabeth: It was really a big surprise! Who would have thought I would win a flat screen TV? I was a fan of the soft apple cakes so I regularly buy some with other candies at Delices and Gourmandises who sell delicious cakes and candies. I remember this day when a friend and I have bought Breton biscuits and took part at the quizzes of the site just for fun. When the results of the games were declared, I was astonished. This new TV set arrived just at the moment when my husband and I were thinking about buying a new one. Thanks to Delices and G...

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La Mayanne, a Côtes du Rhône Villages, special offer at Delices and Gourmandises

Among the wines offered by Delices and Gourmandises, La Mayanne is an aromatic and intense Côtes du Rhône Village. Its pronounced color and elegance on the palate give it a burly character. This is a wine that goes well with red meat.

A PDO Côtes du Rhône Villages selected by Delices and Gourmandises

This Côtes du Rhône Villages is labeled PDO that stands for Protected Designation of Origin, the European equivalent of the French AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). It is the guarantee that the wine is produced in the Côtes du Rhône, not in Chile or South Africa, according to a recognized know-how and particular specifications. Also, the indication “Villages” means that it was produced in the territory of one of the 95 municipalities located in the southern part of the Rhone Valley...

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Proud of his new LCD television offered by Delices and Gourmandises, Jean-Pierre shares his happiness

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As a lover of candies and sweets, I used to order some pastries on Delices and Gourmandises website, not only for me, but also for my grandchildren when they come to visit me with their parents every week. The children are so familiar with technology and high-tech games that they are sometimes bored at grandpa’s. They sometimes don’t want to come as they know they won’t be able to use Internet except Smartphones or touchpads and my TV post was so old. They were so happy, as I was too, when I told them I won a splendid LCD TV post!

Bitter oranges and fruits pastes of Delices and Gourmandises, my delicious weaknesses!

fruit géléIt was totally by chance that I tasted the bitter oranges and the fruits pastes of Delices and Gourmandises...

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