Thursday, July 1, 2010
I am traveling in Moscow this week. A dream from my melancholic youth.
Due to my own curiosity and the outlandish prices of imported wine, I have been seeking out 'local' wines from Crimea,etc (unfortunately, Georgian wines are hard to locate in Moscow due to political hostilities).
This was a delicious bottle of 2009 kokur from Crimea. Wonderful salinity and some quince or pear flavors, not a trace of oak. Really good. Wish I could find more. Perfect pairing with freshly pickled herring and dill potatoes. Yum.
After a leisurely lunch of Uzbek lamb pilaf, we ordered the local cloudberry tea and pickled walnuts in anise syrup for dessert. The tea is made from steeped fresh clouberries and tasted somewhat like warm orange juice, weird but good.
Posted by Amy Atwood at 4:03 AM