Mamma Ines’ Crostoli

This is a recipe and video of an Italian appetizer served in homes during the Lenten period This video will play in YouTube.  To exit from it pause and select back to  your browser at the top9 Crostoli Recipe INGREDIENTS2 cups flourpinch salt (approx. ¼ tsp)½ tsp baking powder2 tablespoon sugar2 whole eggszest of 1 lemon or orange(+ juice if …

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Pinot Gris Harvest 2019

 Friends, family and of course Sannich Sommelier members were gathered on October 9th 2019 to harvest Pinot Gris grapes at Quails Crossing and Symphony Vineyards.  Many hands make light work, and beautiful sunny weather made it very enjoyable.  To top it off  everyone was spoiled  with a tasty lunch and some of Symphony’s finest wines. …

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Malolactic Fermentation: Four methods to assess completion

  This article addresses determination of completion of malolactic fermentation (MLF) for amateur winemakers and was compiled from information provided at a Saanich Sommeliers workshop in November of 2018. The primary presenter was Dr. Sandy Kirk but others present contributed.  Apart from the workshop another source of information is cited below. Introduction Malolactic fermentation is …

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Crabmeat Casanova

An elegant appetizer of fresh crab meat flambé and served on toast Ingredients 3 tablespoons clarified butter 9 thin slices French bread 12 slices lemon 18 ounces lump crab meat (not canned crab) 3 tablespoons cognac, warmed 6 tablespoons dry white wine One cup fish stock 3/4 quarters teaspoon salt Scant 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground …

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