Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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8 4 3 - 5 7 7 - 7 5 0 1 W W W . I M A G I N G A R T S P R I N T I N G . C O M From Your Camera T o Your Wall… Handcrafted Heart Pine ~ Elegance · Durability · Timeless Beauty ~ In Your Home 159 Greenleaf Drive · Jamestown, SC · 843.257.4333 · Fine wood for fne homes. FLOORING PANELING STAIR PARTS BEAMS Sustainable Longleaf Heart Pine Reclaimed Antique Heart Pine Cut, dried, and processed in our mill Hand selected and trimmed 176 CS D Monuments Fund restored in about 2000. Royal Tokaji Mád Cuvée 2012 ($21) is a late-harvest wine made of Furmint, Muscat and Hárslevelü grapes that remained on the vine until they developed high levels of sugar. The Mád Cuvée is a light shade of amber. Its bouquet evokes the Muscat in the blend, with additional fragrances of pears and spices. In the mouth it is rich, sweet and fruity, with a halo of honey and nutmeg. My wife kept saying, "This is won- derful!" as we sipped it. You may want to enjoy the Mád Cuvée lightly chilled as an aperitif before a meal. We tasted it while consuming fresh fruit—strawberries and cantaloupe. The wine's favor resonated especially well with the melon. Very Sweet Produced near the town of Tokaj, Tokaji wine is made from Furmint grapes, often with addi- tional quantities of Hárslevelü and other indigenous varieties. The winemaking process is com- plicated. Grapes are harvested well into the fall. In the moist local air, some of the grapes are attacked on the vine by botrytis cinerea. This noble rot draws water out of the grapes, increas- ing the concentration of sugar and other favorful compounds. The botrytized grapes—called aszú—are picked by hand and turned into a sweet paste that is added to new wine made from unbotrytized grapes. After a day or two, the blend is put into wooden casks where it ferments and matures. Traditionally the aszú paste was collected in a wooden bucket called a puttonyos. Although winemakers no longer

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