Thyme shares the perfect autumnal recipe this month. Quince tart, a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Andrea at Last Drop Wines recommends two wines that she describes as 'magic in a bottle' to accompany this indulgent dessert.
Notes from Andrea
'I adore quince but never see enough of it. I have a similar passion for Ratafia, the wine pairing. (A word of caution, Ratafia, is a widely used word for fruit liquors, nutty biscuits and fortified wines - the latter is the one of interest.) Ratafia was very much a treasure tucked away in a small oak barrel in the corner of a small family producer's cellar. Made for consumption by family and friends and not as a commercial wine, it is simply magic in a bottle - a local custom dating back to the 13th Century. A certain amount of begging had to be done to get our hands on these wines.
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This pair of Ratafias are the perfect gift for your friend or yourself. Available for £75 for the pair, including delivery and a handwritten card.
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Discover Last Drop Wines
An 'Aladdin's cave for wine-lovers,' you will find Last Drop Wines on the famous King's Road in Chelsea. The store is owned and led by Andrea, whose expertise can recommend and provide a bottle for any occasion.
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