We are always looking for wine and food pairing opportunities. So, while in Naples, Florida, last year we just had to pay a visit to Jacques and Lysielle Cariot at their well-regarded and award winning Bleu Provence restaurant.
As a shellfish, one could rightfully expect that mussels would pair well with almost any white wine. But, as it turns out there is a seemingly perfect match in Muscadet. Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, Muscadet comes from the western-most end of the Loire Valley, the same valley that includes the regions of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Saumur, Bourgueil, Chinon, and Vouvray. Interestingly, however, Muscadet is referred to by its apparent taste (musk-like), making it one of the rare exceptions where a French wine is named for something other than its region.
Join us as Jay, Mark and I pay a visit to Jacques Cariot at his Bleu Provence restaurant, and see why Jacques feels that Muscadet is the most natural and perfect pairing with mussels.
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