Posts Written OnMay 25, 2006

Grand Cru Classes Hit the North Fork


I’m happy to announce that Grand Cru Classes, founded by LENNDEVOURS reader Jared Skolnick and his wife Tracy Kamens will be teaching their first wine classes starting June 10. Because their own facility, formerly the Catapano Goat Farm (which is in the process of relocating), isn’t quite ready, they will be teaching their classes at various North Fork wineries, including Bedell Cellars, Castello di Borghese and Martha Clara Vineyards. In June, the are starting with their Wine Discovery Series, which will provides students with a solid foundation in the basics of grape growing, wine making and tasting technique and can…

Stormhoek Geek Dinner — First Course


For the first course of our Old Home + Fresh Wine Stormhoek wine dinner, my mother in law, known as MIL, cooked up a delicious, flavorful goat cheese tart to pair with Stormhoek’s equally delicous 2005 Sauvignon Blanc. First, the recipe for the tart: MIL’s Goat Cheese Tart 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board Kosher salt 13 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water 3/4 cup chopped shallots (3 to 4 shallots) 10 1/2 ounces garlic-and-herb soft goat cheese (recommended: Montrachet} 1 cup heavy cream 3 extra-large eggs 1/4 cup chopped…