On my enchanting journey through France this spring, Château Monbazillac is one place that left an indelible mark on my memory—and the tantalizing taste of the sweet wine on my tongue. While I couldn’t bring home a bottle of their exquisite wine in my carry-on bag, I’ve captured the essence of my experience in a delightful fall recipe graciously shared by Paola Westbeek from The French Life, a masterful cook and writer specializing in French cuisine. Poached pears are one of the joys of the fall and winter season. Here’s her recipe for Spiced Poached Pears in Monbazillac Wine, a culinary ode to the Château.

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