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Tasting 2004 Moet & Chandon Brut … and More (and an easy recipe)

I love surprises. Especially when they are related to drinking and eating so you can imagine my delight when I was spontaneously invited to join winemaker Elise Losfelt from Moet & Chandon for lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Having been to an exceptional private tasting experience at the prestigious Moet & Chandon Chateau in Epernay, France last summer I was excited to meet Elise as well as curious to taste some ‘surprise’ vintages that…

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Simple Low Calorie Recipe from Sicily’s Planeta Estate Pairs with Chardonnay

Several months ago, I had the great pleasure of attending a wonderful tasting where I had the chance to meet Francesca Planeta and taste the some of the Planeta wine portfolio. Francesca is very dynamic and has been involved in the marketing of the wine as well as the development of the hospitality side of their business.
I asked her to share a recipe that is made there and she sent along this easy fish…

Syrah Ribs

Thank You Conscious Wine for this Heavenly Syrah-Braised Short Rib Dish with Rosemary Yellow Beet Mashed Potatoes

This recipe appeared in the Conscious Wine Newsletter on February 13, 2014. I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Get their newsletter and you will be entered to win a trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Serve this dish with 2008 Cowhorn Syrah which can be purchased at www.consciouswine.com.

• 1 tablespoon New Mexican red chili, ground
• 2 teaspoons cumin seed, ground
• 2 teaspoons fennel seed, ground
• 2…

Arbor Hill Ambrosia Dessert Images

Super Bowl Dessert a Crowd Pleaser Paired with Sweet Wine

Ambrosia Dessert Wine is wine with Late Harvest Traminette (late harvest concentrates the floral, apricot and honey flavors) blended in Valvin Muscat to heighten the luscious fruit overtones. Truly a wine to be savored.
Ambrosia dessert wine differs from traditional ice wine in that the residual sugar level (sweetness) is lower, but the alcohol level is higher. In this case the Ambrosia is 8.5% residual sugar and 14.6% alcohol, verses a traditional ice wine which…

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Eggplant Lasagne with Rose from Provence – Yummy

I love rose from Provence and drink it year round. It’s not just a ‘summer wine’ in our house and it really makes everything feel festive. I also LOVE lasagne – and eggplant – so when we received this recipe from : Pasquale Pons the Director of Château Les Valentines we couldn’t wait to share it with you! Just as an fyi, rose and tomato sauce goes really well together – just the right balance…


NEW! Authentic Winery Recipes on Our Site http://womenwine.com Yummy Scampi

Here is a simple dish to serve with the 2010 JC Cellars Rockpile Rose of Syrah. We love the simplicity of food and focus on the wine for a quick easy treat. Impress your guests.
Roasted Scampi with Brioche Crumbs
For 6
Prep time 15 minutes
18 Scampi or Large Shrimp
2 slices of Brioche
3 tablespoons of Salted Butter
21/2 tablespoons unsalted Butter
1 Pinch Hot Paprika or Chili Powder: I also like…

Celebrate Charles Krug 150 Yr Anniversary on September 10, 2011 with this Great Steak Recipe and Krug Cabernet

Fillet of Beef with Balsamic and Blue
Makes 2 servings
While Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon is often served with a simply grilled steak drizzled with olive oil at the winery, this almost-as-easy recipe pairs beautifully with the red berry notes in the wine.
2 6-oz. fillets of beef, about 1” thick
4 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. berry jelly (raspberry, black currant, blackberry, etc.)
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. freshly…

Testa.Gnochhi for story

Testa Gnocchi from an Old Family Recipe

2 cups mashed potatoes
2 cups flour
2 egg yolks
1. Mix all together in bowl – this will make dough – knead it a bit.
2. Take small portion and roll into rope.
3. Cut into one inch pieces.
4. Roll each one inch piece with your fingers, or roll off back of fork.
Repeat until done.
Cook them fresh or freeze them on a cookie sheet until hard and store in…

Prosecco cocktails

Sexy Prosecco Cocktail Recipes from Villa Sandi – Celebrate July 4th or Any Day

Peach Prosecco Fizz
1 bottle Villa Sandi Prosecco
1 cup fresh peaches
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons peach vodka
1 sprig of fresh thyme
In a blender, puree peaches, honey and vodka.
Add two tablespoons of ingredients in champagne flute and top with Villa Sandi Prosecco.
Garnish with fresh thyme sprig.
Prosecco Sangria
1 bottle Villa Sandi Prosecco
1 peach pitted & sliced 3 apricots, pitted & sliced
5 oz. peach brandy…


Bonny Doon Vineyard’s Cellar Door Rib-Eye Steak

Turn on The Grill and Grab Your Glass with Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Peaches, Torpedo Onions & Chimichurri Sauce

Executive Chef Charlie Parker Shares This Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 20 minutes. Serves 2.
1 Bone in Rib-Eye Steak (1½″ thick)
1 bunch Torpedo Onions
1 ripe Peach (not too soft), pitted & cut into 8 slices
1 bunch Basil
1 bunch Parsley
1 bunch Cilantro
1 clove Garlic, minced
1½ cup Extra…