Winerita with Cabernet Salt from Lafayette Spices

Don’t Wine About it, Just Sprinkle Some Cabernet Salt!

Katherine Loffreto

Do you ever wish you could add a punch of bold wine flavor to your favorite dishes without having to open a bottle? Or worse yes, run out to the store to buy a bottle! The horror. If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation like this, you’re going to adore our Cabernet Salt – it’s real Guerande sea salt packed with a bold infusion of real cabernet wine. But we must admit, our Cabernet Salt isn’t the only one on the market, but it is the very best. Just what sets ours apart from the others? To find out, let’s take a closer look at what makes our product so special.

The salt used to create is harvested in the Guerande region of France, a city on the western coast of the country – known for its salt marches. In these marches, salterns have been built, where workers collect up to 15,000 tons of cooking salt each year and approx. 300 tons of fleur de sel or “flower of salt” per year. The process is quite simple, tides feed the water reservoirs with sea water, where it gets trapped and begins to evaporate. That process of evaporation continues until there are only a few centimeters of sea water left. Ultimately, the salt crystalizes and produces fleur de sel and coarse salt.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing region. Surprisingly, the origin of this delicious grape variety was an accident! In the 17th century in southwestern France, an accidental breeding occurred between a red Cabernet Franc plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc plant – Cabernet Sauvignon was born. The plant is known for its thick durable skin and it’s resistance to the elements. This luscious grape is loved worldwide for its elevated tannins (making it a good candidate for aging), full body, and medium level of acidity.

 Other varieties on the market aren’t made with the same attention to quality and often use inferior base sea salts and cheap wine. In contrast, our Cabernet Salt is made with the gold standard of sea salts – true French Guerande. Additionally, the wine used in our salt making process is very high quality, and can be enjoyed right out of the bottle.

Generally speaking, this incredible finishing salt is going to pair well with foods that already pair well with Cabernet Wine. Flavors of this salt range from green pepper and tobacco to hints of cassis, dark fruit, and cherries. Pair it with red meat like steaks, burgers, beef short ribs, and grilled or roasted lamb. It also makes a fantastic pairing with umami rich foods like mushrooms (especially Portobello) and cheeses like gorgonzola, aged cheddar, and gouda. On the other end of the spectrum, this salt would pair beautifully with a rich chocolate pot de crème or even a sprinkle on a dark fruit pie.

The Cabernet Salt is a stunning, delicious, and unique seasoning that will immediately complement any chef’s pantry. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by its intense flavor and versatility. Bring some Cabernet Salt home today, and get cooking!