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M-J de Mesterton

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Kindzmarauli, Red Wine of Georgia

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 1:20 PM


Kindzmarauli; a semi-sweet red wine, traditionally aged for 2 years, is produced in the Kvareli region of Georgia, from Saperavi grapes.

Kindzmarauli is a naturally semi-sweet red wine. The ripeness of the purple Saperavi grapes from which this dessert wine is made is balanced by fine, soft-textured tannins. Similar to Port, Kindzmarauli has achieved recognition throughout Europe for over half a century, owing to its supreme quality and magnificent taste.

Kindzmarauli is a legendary name in Russia, where this wine remains a coveted commodity among the new connoisseurs. Saperavi wine has a very dark, rich, ruby-red colour. Its notes of berries and fruit complement beef dishes, cheese, and dessert.

©M-J de Mesterton

Apple-Ginger Slush

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM

An Elegant, Inexpensive French Wine

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Featured at Elegant Survival in 2006, Les Cornuds 2005 by Vinsobres Côtes du Rhône Villages
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Elegant Diuretic Smoothie

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 6:32 PM

M-J's diuretic smoothie is made in a blender from buttermilk or yoghurt, water, cucumber, celery, lemon, and hot pepper.

See Elegant Vegetarian & Spa, where you will find  M-J's recipe for a delicious, health-promoting diuretic smoothie.