Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
In October 2020 Wine-Knows taken over an olive estate in Sicily for two nights. But, this isn’t just any olive estate. This one produces award-winning oil that is used by many of Sicily’s Michelin star chefs. Participants will have a unique opportunity to pick olives, watch the birthing of an extra virgin oil, and then taste on the very same day. Here's a recipe we learned at a former visit with Wine-Knows.
Unfortunately, the trip to Sicily for the olive harvest in 2020 is SOLD OUT. Do let us know if you have an interest in the waiting list. www.WineKnowsTravel.com.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Originally from France, Fleur de Sel translates to "flower of salt." It is so named because of its flower-like pattern of crystals. Now made in other parts of the world, the product goes by the name of Flor de Sal in both Portugal and Spain. Regardless of country of origin, the process is the same. As seawater dries in special shallow pools called salt "farms," a delicate crust forms on the top. Once the water completely evaporates the dried salt "flowers" must be harvested by hand due to their fragile nature. It's a painstaking, labor-intensive process. Thus the salt's high price ($10 for four ounces in the US).