marchand de vin sauce



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Wine Merchant's Sauce. Presumably, a wine merchant would have access to and knowledge of economically priced yet appropriately flavorful red wine, the basis of this sauce, which is, essentially, red wine reduced by simmering with shallots until the liquid is one-fourth its original volume.


marchand de vin sauce ‎(plural marchand de vin sauces)

  1. A typical bistro sauce made from reduced red wine, shallots, and, sometimes, beef stock or demi-glace.