- - Cahors;
- - wine glasses.
Advice 2 : How to choose wine
History and characteristics of the wine
Cahors is a wine of rich dark red color. It is originally from France, city Kahor (Iberian Peninsula). A real Cahors features a rich taste of raspberry, cherry, plum, Cassis, chocolate and cream. This wine is made from red grape varieties such as "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Kakhet", "Bastardo" and others.
The basic story of Russian Cahors starts from the time of Peter I. it was he who organized the import of the eponymous French wine for Church purposes. Now wine is produced in Crimea, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Krasnodar Krai. To make this wine using grape varieties Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon (depends on region).
Remember that modern French Cahors is in no way affiliated with the sweet fortified wine that is produced under this brand we have. That different wines, although the manufacturing technology is similar.
Cahors do is special. At one stage of production the wine is heated above 65 degrees, then cooled and left for fermentation. Then introduce the alcohol, bringing the wine to the desired strength. Thanks to the combination of heating by secondary fermentation at the Cahors do a deep dark red color and a characteristic velvety taste.
Tips for choosing a quality Cahors
Carefully read the label. A real Cahors must contain about 16% sugar and 16% alcohol. The wine must not contain in its composition of artificial colors and flavors. The words "special wine" means that before you do Cahors, and the inscription "sweet table wine" - this is likely a common red wine.
Pay attention to the color. A quality wine is typically dark garnet color. To authenticate can, drink diluted half with water. Real wine is not white, its color will remain just as intense.
Exposure Cahors should be no more than 3-4 years. If you see on the label of a more prolonged exposure of the drink in front of you is fake.
Please note the country of origin of Cahors. Only trust a proven companies.
Cahors, made in the Crimea, I received numerous awards for professional exhibitions. In addition, in the Crimean wineries have for many years maintained the original recipe of the Orthodox drink.
Do not skimp on price, buying cheap wine in the eve of Easter on sales. In this case you may buy low-quality powder drink.
Advice 3 : How to use Cahors
The "right" wine Cahors the color of blood is made from dark grapes varieties such as Kakheti, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon. The present Church the drink is supposed to be viscous, slowly draining a thin stream along the walls of the glass goblet. Before use, pour a small portion of alcohol on the bottom of the pan, roll and see whether there were signs of quality – "tears". If a noble drink, dilute in half with water, it should not change red.
The blood and body of Christ
Traditionally, red wine is used in the Church during the baptism, extreme unction, ceremonies of Holy Union with the liturgical Eucharist, which symbolizes the blood and body of Christ. At social meals remains optimal combination of noble drink and bread – Easter cakes, Lenten cakes and pastries. Experts say: this bread better than the other appetizers a burst of flavor nuances of the wine, especially the almond, creamy, chocolate notes.
Church wine and family dinners
Although Cahors is firmly established in the practice of religious rites, he is often found in the home mini-bars. But if a French Cahors (Cahors) – dry wine from grapes Malbec, perfectly combined with meat dishes, in Russia the so-called fortified dessert drink and is often served for dessert. But Church wine is quite unpretentious, nothing prevents to use it with vegetables, hot and cold dishes. Some take Cahors as digestif after dinner for better digestion.
How to drink wine
Before use, the drink is a little chill and uncork a bottle 20-25 minutes before the start of the meal for the manifestation of the aromatic bouquet. Wine etiquette requires to be filled with alcohol only 1/3 of the glass goblet and drink the wine slowly, in small SIPS. After filling remember to close the container with the remaining beverage so that it is not oxidized. Cool red fortified wine prized for its warming effect, it is no coincidence that Cahors is a popular ingredient of mulled wine along with liquor and cognac.
Cahors in folk medicine
There are many recipes of traditional medicine, the main ingredient is wine. Red wine when consumed regularly in small quantities is good for heart and blood vessels. One of the most popular combinations in the treatment drugs - Cahors, fresh aloe juice and honey. All mixed in equal parts and take a tablespoon half an hour before meals for one month. Popular rumor attributes this victory over colds, exhaustion, stress, digestive diseases, even tuberculosis, and pneumonia. However, we must not forget that any treatment should start with consulting a doctor.