Grand Marnier

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Grand Marnier is the world’s most famous orange liqueur, produced at the Château de Bourg-Charente in Cognac, France. It was created in 1880 when Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle produced his recipe at the distillery founded by his grandfather-in-law, Jean-Baptise Lapostolle, at Neauphe-le-Château. It was, for the time, an exotic blend of Caribbean oranges, Citrus bigaradia, and aged Cognac. In those days, oranges were considered luxury items consumed only for special occasions, and to distill them with Cognac was a rare treat indeed. At the insistence of his friend, hotelier César Ritz, he named the concoction “Grand Marnier.” 

By 1900, it had made the rounds, winning numerous medals at world exhibitions and gathering huge acclaim. It was embraced as an elegant after dinner drink after gaining popularity at the Ritz hotel. In the early 1900s, the celebrated chef Georges Aguste Escoffier created two of his most famous recipes using Grand Marnier - the Cr& Read more »

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  • You've never had liquor with chocolate 'pudding', Greg?  One ... mousse, usually made with Grand Marnier, but Calvados, grappa, marc, Cognac, Armagnac and even Bourbon have all made it in as substitutes from time to time.Sorry, but no red wine need apply for a match. Unless maaaaaaaybe Bandol.  ; Read More

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  • I wonder how I would do it. I never made it with chocolate, always just plain. ... ... get the mousse with Grand Marnier and all of the others actually - spirits and chocolate are a natural match. But wine is harder? That Zin or a Garnacha or anything really super fruity and non-oaky would be my choice.By complete coincidence I had this pairi... Read More

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  • The other night I opened a bottle of Garnacha and to say the least it wasn't good at all.  I ambled into the kitchen seeking a small snack. I found some Australian Licorice. I ate one piece and took another sip of wine, viola' the wine was now very acceptable to drink. I also had a small dish of chocolate pudding with chocolate chips on top. Too... Read More

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  • Keeping it simple. Proven success at beach facilities, on boats, at party ... ... ... local citrus varieties)Grand Marnier or Cointreau or Triple Sec (in that order)SaltSugar (maybe)IceSome way to shakemup (even a mason jar with a lid will work)I like them strong and tart. Seems I'm not the only one.  Only use sugar when the limes or lemons a... Read More

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  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

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  • This was a $38 bottle of pinotAnd you found TCA?  How could you tell?In ... doused them with sugar and Grand Marnier and put them in the freezer for frozen drinks tonight. Cheer Read More

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  • What is it with me and TCA???   A few days ago, I opened up a solid winner, of which I had a case.  All have been fine so far, but then cork taint reared it's ugly head.  OK, it happens.  Well, tonight I opened  a different wine from the same winery- faint TCA, but enough to throw the wine off.  This was a $38 bottle of pinot, nonetheless.   I h... Read More

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  • Wife is making beef Tacos (taqueria style: ground beef, onions, soft corn tortellias).  Trying to decide between these three bottles in my wine rack: 1)  Petite Sirah  - Maggio, Lodi, 20112)  Zinfandel - Renwood, Fiddletown, 20083)  Grenache - Chateau Chateau Skulls 2010Your thoughts? Read More

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  • Grangala Orange Liqueur Italy

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    Like many folks, I have long loved and enjoyed Grand Marnier but it has continued to become more and more expensive. even for a small bottle. I discovered Gran Gala in NYC at Warehouse Wines and Spirits. Since it was so much less expensive than Grand Marnier and with similar cognac/brandy base, I decided to give it a try. I was surprised to d... Read More

    Wine review by mickbiz


  • Chateau de Sancerre Rouge 2010

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    This is a lively Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley made by the Société ... ... which also produces of Grand Marnier liqueurs.Look: Pale straw color with bright clarity.Smell: A nose of kiwi, grapefruit rind, daffodil and flint meld in an understated and pleasant aroma.Taste: This Sancerre has fresh red grapefruit and tart peach flavors wi... Read More

    Wine review by MattMcGinnis


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