Gourmet Food and Wine: The Alchemy of Wine

Taylor’s is very proud of our wine selection, both in-house and among our array of online gourmet food items. That’s why we are more than happy to share some tips with our customers on the joys of gourmet food and wine and what you can learn certain items over time. 

Wine doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive for it to be enjoyable—nor does it need to be kept or aged for a significant length of time. Any collector and gourmet grocery aficionado will tell you that while most wines can last for several years, they don’t necessarily improve with time. Those who are serious about wine will take the time to learn about the types that actually do get better over the years and which actually can last decades.

If you’re curious about making the most of high-end food and wine, then do some experimenting. For example, you can visit your local gourmet grocery store and pick up a case or two of wine. Store the bottles for a few years and perhaps sample one a year to see what changes about the contents. Whether it’s amazing one year and terrible the next, you’ll definitely learn something about the process. If you like to buy online gourmet food, you can always visit specialized sites to try different aged wines and learns about each. 

What happens to wine as its aged is a complex process that not everything is known about. As the wine molecules separate and break apart, others form long chains that can be so complex and heavy that they actually drop out as sediment. As the minute amount of air in the bottle dissolves into the wine, the acids and sugars transform and affect the flavor, aroma, texture and color.

Enjoy the experimentation, as no matter the age, the wine may taste different than it did the first time around. The alchemy of aging wine offers an incredibly enjoyable experience that can evoke nostalgia and memories of good times past. Savor it!

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Gifting with Gourmet Food and Wine

The holidays are the perfect time of year to show your friends, coworkers and loved ones your appreciation with the best gift possible—gourmet food and wine. You can actually fulfill all your business gifting needs as well in one trip to a gourmet food market, whether you’re shopping for your corporate clients, mom and pop vendors or any other type of business associates you need holiday gift ideas for.

Gourmet food baskets are always an excellent way to celebrate the holidays. You can buy pre-packaged baskets filled with classic gourmet items or tailor them specifically when you know the exact preferences of your recipients. It doesn’t matter if you browse some of the grocery stores in Sacramento or check out online gourmet food selections from the comfort of your own home—you will definitely get a ton of ideas! From baskets filled with chocolate, cakes and cookies from all over the world to spirits, gourmet waffles and aged balsamic vinegar, there is something for everyone in the gourmet world.

If you want to veer away from the traditional basket route, a selection of sweets can also be an awesome gift—try the Cookies Con Amore Handmade Italian Christmas Cookie Assortment Plate, the Fiasconaro Tradizionale Traditional Panettone or a selection of imported candy, such as a delicious assortment of Fiasconaro Assorted Sicilian Torroncini Torrone mini nougat bars. Make it a low-effort, no stress gift purchase by finding these all in an online gourmet food store and having them shipped directly to your recipients.

Pairings of gourmet food and wine also make for an excellent gift—you have many options, from thoughtful blends of wine with chocolate or traditional cheese and crackers. Since many of us have a lot of guests during the holiday season, and sometimes unexpected ones, gifts like these are much appreciated, as they can be easily served last minute without sacrificing elegance or indulgence.

Instead of sending the typical gift of fruitcake, take a different route with a unique find, such as a jar of Toschi Baba Mini Cakes in Rum, a Rustichella D’ Abruzzo Traditional Panettone Italian Christmas Cake or a Colavolpe Fig and Chocolate Panettone. For the meat lover, pair some fine cheese with imported salami.

Who knew that there were grocery stores in Sacramento that serve as your one-stop holiday shop? Get creative and send premium gifts like these to everyone on your list.

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Thanksgiving is coming!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Are you ready?  We have all the fixings for a perfect Thanksgving dinner!  Local turkeys from Branigan's Turkey Farm, Heritage Turkeys from Mary's, plus our full offering in our Old Fashioned Butcher shop.  Need a pie?  Order yours now!  Our pastry chef has an assortment of pies and pastries available for the holiday!