Wine Tasting in Louisiana


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  • NOLA Tropical Winery
    NOLA stocks nearly 40 varieties of melon, berry, and citrus wines that span from drier drinkables to dessert varieties and lack the bitter taste of tannic acids. The traditional and rare Sinfully Noble dry muscadine wine pairs well with steaks and heavy sauces due to a deeply rich smokiness ($26.99), and the semi-sweet Florida Banana white wine can be enjoyed alone or mixed in a cocktail to entertain visiting Floridians ($25.99). Wine smoothies blended with real fruit range in flavor from a Key Limen and pineapple combo to an Eleganta red raspberry mix, and various wine accessories and gifts bedecked with fleur-de-lis include a chartreuse-colored wine-glass coozie ($6.99) and an adapter that transforms an empty wine bottle into a chic candelabra, an ideal source of light for studying for mid-terms after a night of drinking ($19.99).
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    500 Port of Orleans Place
    New Orleans, LA US
  • La Madeleine
    The bakers at La Madeleine know what they're doing when it comes to making pastries, cookies, and all the deliciousness in between. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at La Madeleine. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to La Madeleine. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. Getting your food to go is also an option. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and La Madeleine will ensure that it is delicious. null Thrifty eaters will also love La Madeleine's prices, which are generally below $15. No need to sweat your schedule — the bakery is open 24 hours a day.
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    7615 Jefferson Hwy
    Baton Rouge, LA US
  • Chianti Restaurant
    Sicily natives and Chianti restaurateurs Enrico and Nino Giacalone serve rustic, taste-bud-wooing regional and Northern Italian fare in a romantic atmosphere. Settle in with a glass of Geyser Peak sauvignon blanc ($6.00) or Columbia Crest Two Vines shiraz ($8.25), and stoop to conquer appetizers such as the funghi in padella con granchio, jumbo lump crabmeat and mushroom caps boldly bathed with white wine, parsley, and lemon-butter sauce ($9.50). Entree eaters may become beguiled by oceanic fruits including the Pagello "Albert,” a sautéed snapper as fresh as a mint-scented wink from a stranger ($19.75). Conduct a forked foray into the house signature dish, scaloppini alle noci e more, a flavorful juggling act of veal scaloppini bursting with blackberries and shrimp; sautéed with mushrooms, shallots, and roasted almonds; and flamed with blackberry brandy in a rich cream sauce ($25.95). Hearty portions may sway even selfish sweet teeth to share succulent slivers of the mocha-almond butter cream cake ($4.95).
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    6535 Line Ave
    Shreveport, LA US
  • The Chocolate Vine
    When faced with time off after graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University, Maggie DiMaggio took to baking cake after cake in her own kitchen. Seeing the potential in her baked treats, she soon began taking weekly pilgrimages to the Mandeville farmers' market to sell her cupcakes and fine breads. As the popularity of her creations grew, the special orders began pouring in?so many, in fact, that she had to open a storefront just to manage the demand. That storefront soon evolved from its humble beginnings into The Chocolate Vine, a European-style bakery that also houses an intimate caf?. To foster a cozy, inviting atmosphere, Maggie furnishes the small eatery with tables and chairs from local antique stores and regularly applies a fresh coat of buttercream icing to the walls. When not crafting almond-, strawberry-, and chocolate-infused cakes , she cooks light lunches with fruits and vegetables from a local produce stand. Maggie also graciously opens up her wine cellar for regular tastings, during which guests sip on eight glasses of her finest reserves.
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    129 E Pine St
    Ponchatoula, LA US
  • Landry Vineyards
    In West Monroe's countryside, 20 acres of grapevines sway among gently rolling hills and tall, old trees. This is Landry Vineyards, tended by Jeff and Libby Landry and their four sons. They began growing hybrid blanc du bois grapes—specially bred to withstand the South's climate—at their first vineyard in Folsom back in 1999. However, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina leveled their crops, inspiring them to move to higher ground. Today, the Landrys ferment a full roster of wines from blanc du bois and other hardy Southern grapes. The crisp fruit flavors of semisweet blanc du bois white pair well with spicy Cajun and French-inspired fare, whereas the Envie Rouge—made with red Cynthiana-Norton and black spanish grapes—acquires its spice from oak-barrel aging. The Landrys also import and ferment many grapes that they can't grow, including hand-picked bunches of cabernet from Washington state and California. Though locals have been enjoying the fruits of the Landry family's labors for several years, the vineyard's appearance in a 2012 episode of Duck Dynasty introduced the Louisiana-made wines to a national audience, drawing in droves of customers from all over the country. Besides sipping wines, customers can visit the picturesque vineyard for tastings and cellar and winery tours. And during regular concerts, they can sip wine among the sounds of blues, jazz, and grapes quietly gossiping about which grape pickers have the softest hands.
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    5699 New Natchitoches Rd
    West Monroe, LA US
  • Dijon
    Come taste what Dijon is doing to transform classic American cuisine. Dijon is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Dijon, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Dijon. Wifi access is totally free at Dijon, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Dijon is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along. The dress code is strictly casual at Dijon, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. You can also have Dijon cater your next event. Dijon is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available. Save Dijon for a splurge since prices for a meal can run upwards of $50. Dijon accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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    1379 Annunciation St
    New Orleans, LA US

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