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Thanksgiving Recipes/Pairings

This time a year, we always start hearing requests for some seasonal food recipes with wine and beer pairings.  Below is a list, with recipes, of things we like to recommend, they’re easy to prepare and pretty tasty too. Pumpkin Fluff: Beer Pairing: (Flash Gourd’n) 16...

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Classic Bordelaise Sauce

Bordelaise Sauce has appeared on menu’s still in existence as far back as 1882 in the United States.  It is however, French in origin.  While the sauce is still common, I’ve found that not all ‘bordelaise’ sauces rise to the classic concept. At its core,  Bordelaise...

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Farmhouse Pasta, with Hazelnut Ragout

Warm, toasty, soft, and rich—this pasta dish is perfect for a chilly evening. Or any evening, really. It’s quick and easy enough to prepare on a weeknight, and special enough to serve at a dinner party. TIP: As with all pasta dishes, and especially creamy ones, adjust...

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Veraison, Where Art Thou?

Your friendly neighborhood winemaker here.  Its been a busy summer, and its only getting busier.  We have a bunch of exciting events planned for the next couple weeks.  Thankfully we were able to find someone to help me out with vineyard work for the first time...

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Recipe: Sparkling Moscato Sangria

Sparkling Moscato Sangria FOX 43 This classic sangria preparation uses tea to infuse a burst of citrus and tropical flavors into a vodka base.  Use a tea, like a hibiscus, berry, peach, or citrus herbal tea to complement the bright fruity notes of the wine.  Always...

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Beer and Easter Pairings…

My family’s Easter feast usually consists of three courses: an appetizer, main course, and a dessert. We usually start with fruit salad and a good soup. Our Weize Guy Hefeweizen is a great beer to pair with both of these.  My mom usually makes a crab and corn chowder....

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Beer and Easter Pairings…

My family’s Easter feast usually consists of three courses: an appetizer, main course, and a dessert. We usually start with fruit salad and a good soup. Our Weize Guy Hefeweizen is a great beer to pair with both of these.  My mom usually makes a crab and corn chowder....

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Fall Recipe Ideas (Served during Mason Dixon Wine Trail)

Pumpkin Fluff: 16 oz container of cool whip 15 oz can of libbys pumpkin 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding mix 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice Mix all ingredients together.  Serve with animal crackers, apple slices, and VAH Sweet Riesling.  This can also be made into a...

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Its Been a Busy Summer in the Vineyard

Well its that time of year again.   Harvest is just around the corner.  I wanted to take a moment to upload some pictures and explain what is happening in them. So how technical do you want me to be? I think I heard someone say “very.”  Here it goes guys and gals....

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Spring in the Vineyard

Its been a busy spring in the vineyard, but I thought I’d finally sit down at a computer to say hello and talk a little about spring vineyard management. Since my last post we’ve: finished pruning/training, moved around a considerable amount of dirt, planted another...

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