Monthly Archives: August 2011

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U.S. Wine Market Set To Eclipse France In 2012 • July 22, 2011

If current trends continue, the U.S. will surpass France in 2012 to become the world’s largest wine consuming nation by volume. Last year, U.S. wine volume rose 1% to 307 million cases, while France’s volume fell 1.5% to 321 million cases, according to Impact Databank (the U.S. is already the global leader by value, at around $40 billion annually). This development is trending even though France’s average per-capita wine consumption (46.07 liters) was more than five times higher than it was in the U.S. (8.7 liters) in 2010. Wine per-capita consumption was relatively flat in the U.S., while it decreased 2% in France, where it’s down more than 8 liters per year since 2005.

Crowd Pleaser Everytime-Great with White Wine


Sugar and Spice

Siloam Cinnamon Pizza

Servings: 12
Skills: Beginning
Prep Time: 5 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 20 min


1 Rhodes™ Frozen White Bread Loaf

2 Tablespoons Butter

Ample amount of Sweet Lou’s Sugar and Spice (to taste- you can add additional cinnamon for a richer, deeper color)


Place frozen bread loaf on a greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and let thaw for about an hour, remove wrap and press dough down with finger tips on to pizza pan or baking dish leaving wells from finger tips, melt butter and pour over dough into finger tip wells, sprinkle with ample amounts of Sweet Lou’s Sugar and Spice, bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.   For frosting glaze, mix about 1 cup of powdered sugar with about 1 Tablespoon of water to make thick paste, with butter knife drizzle glaze over hot baked cinnamon pizza.  Cool and cut into pizza slices to serve.  Perfect for brunch, pair with:

Petit Cadeau Semi-Seco
Petit Cadeau. Two simple French words – meaning little or small gift – is the little sister of our Grand Cadeau. It translates to sparkling wines of lightly, sweet perfection with delicate balance and boisterous bubbles. You’ll find our Petit Cadeau sparklers are the perfect partners for celebrating both life’s simple pleasures and special moments. Petit Cadeau is both named and priced to allow you to enjoy a bit of bubbly for every occasion. Make every moment special with our Petit Cadeau.Our Petit Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling is one of our Weekend Wines. Weekend meals for family and friends turn festive in a hurry with a well-selected wine or two paired perfectly with a more leisurely-prepared lunch or dinner. Today’s wine drinking consumer looks for a high-quality wine that can take a special place of honor on the table. Experts suggest keeping a mixed case or two of weekend wines on hand, so all you have to do is pull out a few bottles for those unexpected, spur of the moment guests.This superb and delicious California sparkling wine is our exclusive blend of French Colombard, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Muscat, Viognier, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines were fermented in stainless-steel tanks. Then they underwent secondary fermentation. This process creates the sparkling wine’s effervescence. This production method produces beautiful, sparkling bubbles that last and last. This sparkler should be consumed within two years of release.

Our Petit Cadeau California Semi-Seco has aromas of green apple, pear and flowers with hints of orange and anise. The flavors are fruity, with a light sweetness. This sparkling has good acidity and a pleasant medium weight on the palate with a long sweet finish.