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2013 Partners Make Rouge et Blanc a Huge Success Rouge et Blanc Wine and Food Event is one of the most anticipated events each year in Southwest Louisiana. Now in its eighth year, this sellout event, has increased from 400 attendees to 1,400 and has grown from a one-day event to a full week a delicious food and wine experiences. It’s all thanks to the generosity of this community and our generous corporate supporters. Republic National Distributing Company donates all the wines for the entire tasting and brings in wine experts to share their knowledge. Rouge et Blanc is proud to donate 10 percent of all wine sales to the McNeese Banners Series. Enjoy our 2013 Rouge et Blanc festivities!

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Discovering the world of flavored olive oils October 2013

Just as you have your favorite Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, you can discover your favorite extra virgin olive oils. Rich, beautiful, and fragrant, olive oil is much like wine -- varied in color, aroma and flavor, and best when paired with specific foods. “There are hundreds of distinct types of olive flavors, from simple trace flavors such as a nice complimentary note of wood, a marginal hint of nut, a taste of lime to more overpowering tastes, such as the fruitiness of fresher olive oils, the excessively sweet tastes of a suave oil or a more tomato-like flavor,” says Melanie McMullen, co-owner of Crave, a new retail boutique opening in October in Lake Charles. “Olive oil can be classified by the richness of its taste, by its country of origin and the methods of pressing and refining. For most purposes, however, it’s easy enough to classify them by the flavor.” When it comes to olive oils, fresher is better, McMullen adds. “Even though there is typically no ‘use by’ date on the bottle, olive oils have a shelf life. It truly is like fruit juice; highly perishable, healthier and more flavorful when consumed fresh.” Olive oil can be drizzled straight on pasta or salad or combined with flavorful vinegars and citrus for a tasty dressing. Strong oils also make good bread dippers. With more than 40 different flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars on tap, Crave, which is co-owned by Fran Avery, offers the opportunity for patrons to try fresh products before making a purchase. In addition to these freshly and privately bottled oils and vinegars, Crave also carries fine wines, cheeses, specialty foods, bath products and many other unique gift items. Custom gift baskets will also be available. Additional information about Crave and olive oil is available on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/cravelakecharles, and their website, www.crave-foods.com, will be launched soon.

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Relationship between

Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese are the consummate pair. They are two of life’s greatest and most luxurious culinary pleasures. If you’re thinking of hosting a wine and cheese party, or if you’re attending a party and want to make sure you make the classiest selections, it’s best to understand which couplings are most compatible. The variety of cheeses is just as complicated as the variety of wines, so for your benefit we’ve whittled it down to the basics. Consider this an introductory course. Once you get the basics down, you can get more advanced and exotic with your choices. For now, however, we’ve taken the complex palate of wine and cheese and considered the texture, acidity and fat of each to make for a good pairing. For our purposes, cheese has been divided into four categories: bloomy, hard, blue and fresh. Where bloomy cheeses are decadent, soft and creamy, hard cheeses are just what they sound like—stiff, sharp, potentially salty, and sometimes aged. Blue cheeses have a blue hue, hence the name, and are typically pungent and salty. Fresh cheese are un-aged, soft and spreadable, usually tangy or mild in taste.

Once you understand where your cheese belongs, you can consider which wines work best. As with any wine-and-food pairing, it’s smart to first consider whether the flavors complement and contrast. Typically, white wines pair better with cheese. To experiment: Take a bite of cheese and consider its flavor. Then take another bite, along with a sip of wine. Pay attention to how the flavors work together. For the most part, Champagnes, Chardonnay, sparkling wines and Pinot Blanc pair best with bloomy cheeses, like brie. Couple your hard cheeses—Gouda, parmesan, cheddar, gruyere— with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti or Zinfandel. For blue cheeses, such as gorgonzola, blue or cambozola, try a port wine or Riesling. Have a plate with fresh cheeses, like ricotta, mozzarella, goat, or feta? Pour a glass of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

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The Art of Pairing Seafood and Wine By Austin Price

Most of us know—if not from a warning, then from unpleasant personal experience—that mixing wines and seafood is tricky business. Conventional wisdom holds that red wines and fish don’t mix (well, except in so much as they stick you with a horribly fishy aftertaste) and that white wines are always a safe bet, but that’s not necessarily true. According to DC Flynnt, a resident master of wine, it doesn’t necessarily matter if the wine you’re drinking is red or white. What matters is how acidic the wine is and how prevalent tannins are in the wine. “Wood is the issue. Barrel-fermented, barrel-matured white wines can have as much or more tannins as any red wine,” warns Flynn. Instead, choose your wines a bit more deliberately. For more delicate dishes such as flounders, mussels, swordfish and crab, stick with lighter wines such as a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a Chablis, or a German Riesling. Red wine lovers who have a hankering for fattier fish, like salmon and tuna, are best served grabbing a lighter red like a Pinot Noir or a Burgundy. If the fish is exceptionally substantial, say on the level of ahi tuna, you can safely ignore conventional wisdom and venture towards slightly heavier wines, like a medium-bodied Merlot or a new world Chardonnay. Sauces might seem to complicate the selection a bit, but remember that unpleasant irony taste is a matter of acids and tannins. If the sauce is hearty and acidic, as with a tomato sauce, skew towards the same lights you would use for heavier dishes, consider a Loire or Provence rose’. Finally, if in the end you’re still cautious or faced with a table that’s eating a variety of dishes, you might be best off settling on a dry Champagne, which are said to go well with just about everything, especially fried-seafood (which you’re bound to see more than a little of in Southwest Louisiana).

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WINE DOWN (vino 101) Sponsored by Calcasieu Medical Society Foundation Lake Charles Country Club 5:30 pm-Doors open $45 per person – casual attire Call for tickets or more information at 337.4788650

THE PIONEER CLUB The wines of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will be featured. $85 per person Members call 337-436-2805 for a reservation. Non-Members contact May Gray with Leisure Learning at 337-475-5130

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Clever

ses for Corks Your bottle of wine may be empty, but the fun has just begun. Check out some of these great ways you can reuse your corks.

Light a Fire

Hold that Door

Get your fire roaring on the first try with this trick. Fill a jar with natural corks and pour in enough rubbing alcohol to submerge them completely. Close the lid tightly and let the corks soak for two weeks at the least. To light, wrap two corks in crumpled newspaper, place the bundle under your kindling and light with a long-handled lighter. Stand back and enjoy the warmth!

Corks make the perfect inconspicuous door stopper because the springy cork—natural or foam—will grip the door to the floor the same way it seals a bottle. Make your stopper by using a utility knife to carefully slice the cork lengthwise at a diagonal into a wedge.

Make a Mulch Natural cork is resistant to rot and temperature extremes, making it great for retaining water in the garden or your potted plants. Pulverize your corks in your blender (add just a few at a time) so they’re a coarse texture. Save your mulched corks for outdoor use in the spring or add them to the soil of your houseplants now.

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If during your time wandering through the Rouge et Blanc festival you end up in front of the jackalope sign that adorns the oddly named Botsky’s, do not worry: you’re still on the route. Certainly it might seem odd – everything from the sign to the food (what is a hotdog restaurant doing on the route of a wine festival?) is unconventiona—but please, don’t let this dissuade you. Anyone who passes on Botsky’s for its off-beat image or who dismisses it as just another hotdog stand is missing out. Far from the ballpark franks of your youth, the sausages that Botsky’s offers are gourmet fare: from a standard all-beef frank to the much more exotic kobe beef, antelope and alligator flavors, Botsky’s is doing its best to redefine what is commonly mistaken for cheap, throwaway food. It’s not by accident, either. Michael Krajieck, the owner of the store, is intentionally challenging the common idea that hotdogs are mere snack food. While traveling the United States as a touring musician, Michael came to find that just about every major city had its trademark hotdog stands. “The hotdog’s an interesting novelty food,” he explains. “It has all these associations with memories, with summer baseball games; it’s an interesting folkloreish, nostalgic idea that has a strong tie to people’s past.” As interested in people’s psyches as in their appetites, Michael was then inspired to move back to Lake Charles by the promise of a coming economic change, one he really wanted to contribute to. “I really want to change people’s paradigms, how they view these memories and this food, and this hotdog stand seemed the best way to do it.”

If it all sounds a little bit highbrow or unbelievable, please, stop in on your journey through the festival to let Michael and his crew stop those worries. They’re preparing a rare, event-only antelope sausage and wine pairing that promises to do exactly that. For more information, check Botsky’s out at www.facebook.com/Botskys or stop by the shop at 104 Pujo Street in Lake Charles.

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Drink Wine Like an Expert There are two universal truths about wine. One, it’s delicious and two, all the different varieties can be overwhelming. When your with good company and a bottle of wine is being shared, magical things can happen so read on to learn how to partake like an expert.

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STEP 1: Play the Name Game

STEP 2: Experience Everything

White or red, full-bodied or crisp…where do they come up with this stuff and what does it all mean? Here are a few class varieties to know.

Wine is fun so be adventurous and try all the different types.

RED Pinot Noir: Light-bodied, silky Chianti: Dried cherries, spices, earthy Merlot: Approachable, plums, blackberries Cabernet: Ripe, full-bodied WHITE Pinot Grigio: Light, delicate, easy drinking Riesling: Sweetish, flowery, tropical Sauvignon Blanc: Crisp, grapefruit or green apple-like flavor Chardonnay: Full, rich, buttery

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STEP 3: Know the Answers to These Two Questions: What does dry mean? When someone says a wine is dry, they are referring to the tannic level. Tannins are a natural compound in wine that suck the moisture out of your mouth. In terms of taste, a dry wine is not sweet. How long does wine keep after you open it? Generally, wine is good for two or three days once opened. After five days it’s best to toss it. To maximize the life span, recork the bottle and put it in the fridge. When you’re ready for more, bring it back to the preferred temperature by letting it sit. Even white wines lose flavor if they are consumed at too cold of a temperature.

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According to Toastmasters International, the purpose of a toast is to “shine a gentle spotlight and pay tribute to the honored guest or event.” A good toast should offer well wishes, good fortune, long life, health, happiness, wise advice or some other positive message. But saying exactly what you want to say can be a challenge.

Tips for Toasts

Toastmasters offers the following tips on giving a proper toast: •
Begin by introducing yourself — first and last name — and explain how you know the guest of honor. Then give your toast. • Keep your toast brief. Mark Twain said no toast should last longer than a minute. A shorter, well-written toast has a greater impact. • Speak loudly and confidently. Make sure everyone can hear you. • When you’re finished, sit down. Smile and nod to acknowledge any applause or feedback you get, then make sure the spotlight goes back to the guest of honor. 


 The following are some examples of suitable business toasts, according to www.etiquettescholar.com: • May we always be fired with enthusiasm for our work, and never fired enthusiastically by our clients. • To the company we keep profitable. • To work — the easiest device man has invented to escape boredom. • Here’s to work — may we never be without it.

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Wine makes an excellent gift for just about any occasion, but unless you’ve shared evenings out with your gift-recipient, it’s hard to tell which variety to slip into the gift bag. The possibilities stretch for miles along the shelves: high-end to low-end prices in varieties of red and wine and from regions across the globe.

If you’re not sure which kind of wine would make the best gift, it’s best to pick one red and one white

that appeals to a more general palate. The budget should depend on the occasion. If you’re picking up a bottle for the hostess of a dinner party, a lower-priced wine should do. If you’re giving it as a wedding gift, you may want to increase your budget.

That being said, one of the best things about giving wine as a gift is that you don’t have to

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enjoy the taste of winning! CALYPSO’S® BUFFET All-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

OTIS & HENRY’S® BAR & GRILL Serving up big portions of all your delicious favorites at unbeatable prices!

TRADEWINDS MARKETPLACE® Short on time? This is the place to grab a quick bite and get back in the action.

LUCKY WINS® Explore flavorful Asian delicacies without ever leaving the casino.

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