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FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS: Tis the Season for Crab!

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Tis' the season for crab! Pair your favorite crab dish with sparkling wine, chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. We've got some suggested wine and food pairings below!

recipeRodStrongCrabCakes.jpgCrab Cakes with Sherry Mayonnaise
Sip a glass of Rodney Strong's refreshingly crisp and luscious Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay which only get's sweeter when paired with it's perfect compliment-scrumptious crab cakes. See Recipe

Mini Crab Cake Appetizers
These melt in your mouth crab cakes are a great addition for any party, even your upcoming Superbowl Party! No matter what team you are rooting for, make sure you make a lot, as these will go fast. Pair with Domaine Chandon's Sparkling Wine. Tip: Buy some extra bottles for celebration after the game. See Recipe

Crab Risotto with Fine Herbs
La Crema Monterey Chardonnay offers an elegant contrast to the flavors in this dish. Crisp and cool as it cuts through the richness of the risotto, while building off the herb and mineral notes found in this dish. There could not be an easier recipe for success. Look for very fresh crab to enhance the seafood flavor, while also accentuating the lemon peel aromas of this Central Coast wine. See Recipe

RECIPE: Chandon Sparkle Cookie

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Chandon, the perfect bubbly to toast the holidays, is kicking off the season of celebration with Momofuku Milk Bar's Chef Christina Tosi. The award-winning pastry chef has teamed up with California sparkling pioneer Chandon to create a festive limited-edition cookie recipe incorporating the wine that adds pop to any holiday gathering.

Super scrumptious and with a flute cookie cutter, they will more than dazzle your friends and family!

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RECIPE: Butternut Squash Soup

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Leaves are turning and a chill is in the air. Time to enjoy a heart-warming soup.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup
Wine Pairing: Korbel Brut Champagne

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Tomatoes - Recipes and Wine Pairings

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Whether growing in your garden (lucky you!) or on the menu at your favorite restaurant, it's tomato season! Particularly tasty are heirloom tomatoes which are already in full bloom and in season. See some of our favorite recipes for using this lovely red fruit.

Kendall-Jackson celebrates the tomato season every year with their annual Heirloom Tomato Festival. This year the festival is on September 28, 2013 and will showcase more than 175 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a chef competition, and of course, tomato-inspired dishes.

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FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Cranberry and Orange Scones w/ Champagne

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

KORBEL toasts moms all week with a daily brunch recipe to delight!

recipe_Korbel_CranberryOrangeScones.jpgRecipe: Cranberry and Orange Scones
Wine Pairing: KORBEL Sweet Cuvee

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Carrot-Ginger Soup

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Submitted by: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray, Korbel Champagne Cellars

A bit of warm comfort food paired with a glass of Korbel Champagne can go a long way!

recipe_Korbel_CarrotGingerSoup.jpgIngredients:
  • 2 T sweet butter
  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 inch knob, fresh ginger root
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 cups Korbel Brut
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream or crème fraiche

Recipe: Champagne Cocktail

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recipe_Korbel_ChampagneCocktail.jpgSubmitted by: Korbel Champagne Cellars

Celebrate elegant simplicity!

Ingredients:
  • 6 oz. chilled KORBEL Brut
  • 1 cube sugar
  • Angostura® bitters
  • Lemon twist

Instructions:
Place sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute and soak it with bitters. Fill with KORBEL. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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Planning a visit to Sonoma County?  Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Asparagus Frittata with Champagne

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Submitted by: Korbel Champagne Cellars

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Asparagus are back, baby! This brunch recipe is delicious just out of the oven with spring greens and baby potatoes. Serve with a glass of Korbel Champagne!

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Truffle Eggs & Toast & Brut

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Submitted by: Community Cafe & Annex Wine Bar

recipe_CommunityCafe_TruffleEggsToast.jpgRecipe: Truffle Eggs & Toast

Wine Pairing: Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Cuvee Brut

Ingredients:
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch slices) of English Muffin Bread (We use bread from Costeaux French Bakery in Healdsburg)
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 8 ounces Fontina cheese, sliced
  • Truffle salt, to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Truffle oil
  • Asparagus spears, sliced
  • Mushrooms, sliced

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Shortbread Cookies & Champagne

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Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookie Hearts
Wine Pairing: KORBEL Brut Rose

recipe_Korbel_chocolateDippedShortbreadCookie.jpgSubmitted by: KORBEL Champagne Cellars, Chef Robin Lehnoff

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Corn Chowder and Champagne

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

recipe_Korbel_cornChowder.jpgA chilly weekend demands a wonderful, warming Chowder which pairs beautifully with Korbel Blanc de Noirs.

Recipe: Corn, Coconut, and Fennel Chowder
Wine Pairing: KORBEL Blanc de Noirs


RECIPE: Butternut Squash Gratin

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Submitted by: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray of Korbel Champagne Cellars

recipe_Korbel_butternut-squash-gratin.jpgIngredients:
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated Asiago Cheese
  • 1 cup basil pesto (store bought is fine)
  • Olive oil no stick spray
Instructions:
Spray the bottom and sides of an 8 inch casserole dish, set aside. Preheat the oven to 350º.

Toss the squash with the olive oil to coat evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour into a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake until squash is tender. Let cool slightly before pureeing in a food processor (1/2 amount at a time). When the squash is smooth, add 4 T cheese and pour into the 8 inch casserole dish. Top the squash with ½ cup pesto and continue with the next layer of squash/asiago. Finish with pesto on top and a sprinkle of remaining cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown edges appear. Serve immediately.

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KORBEL Jack-o'-Latern

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Just in time for the scariest time of the year, enjoy a KORBEL Jack-o'-Latern cocktail!

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Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Jack Daniel's
  • Tennessee Whiskey
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 4 oz. KORBEL Brut

Instructions:
  • Pour Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and Orange Juice into a shaker with ice. 
  • Shake and strain into a rocks glass (over ice.)
  • Top with KORBEL. 
  • Garnish with a stick of black licorice.


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Planning a visit to Sonoma County?  
Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful California champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.

Wine & Food Pairing: Strawberry-Prosciutto Salad

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Submitted by KORBEL Champagne Cellars

iStockImage_SubmittedByKorbel_092612.jpgEnjoy this delicious Fresh Strawberry-Prosciutto Salad Paired with KORBEL Sparkling.

RECIPE: Fresh Strawberry-Prosciutto Salad

Ingredients:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, cut in slices
  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
  • ¼ cup KORBEL Sparkling
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T chopped fresh mint
  • 3 cups young arugula



KORBEL Agave Avenger

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

recipe_Korbel_AgaveAvenger.jpgEnjoy a KORBEL Agave Avenger during the month of September!

Ingredients:
Preparation:
  • Salt the rim of a rocks glass.
  • Pour Herradura tequila, lemonade and pomegranate juice into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into the glass (over ice).
  • Top with KORBEL.

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Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars. . . .taste our delightful California champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.

KORBEL Chilled Avocado Soup

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Submitted by Chef Robin A. Lehnhoff-McCray. Korbel Champagne Cellars

Enjoy this delicious Chilled Avocado Soup with our lovely Korbel Chardonnay Champagne.

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KORBEL Sorbet Punch

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

When you get together with friends, toast the summer and celebrate with KORBEL Sorbet Punch!

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Golden Beet and Berry Salad

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars, Chef Robin Lehnoff-McCray

Enjoy this delicious Golden Beet and Berry Salad with our lovely KORBEL Blanc de Noir California Champagne. (Serves 8)

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KORBEL Long Drive Cocktail

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recipe_Korbel_LongDriveCocktail.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Don't forget Father's Day is June 17th; celebrate with Dad by making him a KORBEL Long Drive Cocktail!

Ingredients
  • 3 oz. KORBEL Brut or Extra Dry Champagne
  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 1 oz. blue curacao
In a tall glass, pour KORBEL Brut or Extra Dry. Add lemonade, blue curacao and ice.

Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful California champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.



Wine Country Paella

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars
Chef Robin A. Lehnhoff-McCray


Enjoy this delicious Wine Country Paella with our lovely Korbel Rouge or Korbel Chardonnay Champagne.

Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars . . . taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.

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Lentil Quinoa Avocado Salad

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars
Chef Robin A. Lehnhoff-McCray


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Enjoy this delicious Lentil-Quinoa-Avocado Salad with our lovely Korbel Organic Brut - Made With Organic Grapes or Korbel California Chardonnay Champagne.

Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars . . . taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and enjoy a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. Complimentary tours and tastings daily.

Ceci Bean Soup with Pancetta and Rosemary

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars
Chef Robin A. Lehnhoff-McCray



recipe_Korbel_CeciBeanSoup.jpgEnjoy this delicious Ceci Bean Soup with Pancetta and Rosemary with our lovely Korbel Rouge Champagne.

Planning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars . . . taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and eat a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. You are welcome to enjoy our complimentary tastings and winery tours.

KORBEL Irish Kiss

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recipe_IrishKiss_Korbel.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a KORBEL Irish Kiss!  Try it with Korbel Organic Brut and "go green" in March.

Planning a visit to Sonoma County?  Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and eat a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. You are welcome to enjoy our complimentary tastings and winery tours.

RECIPE: Irish Kiss

  • 4 oz. Korbel California Champagne
  • 1 oz. Midori melon Liqueur

Serve with a green-sugar-rimmed champagne flute.

To make sugar rim, simply add two drops of green food coloring to ½ cup of sugar and mix well. Rub glass rim with lime and dip in your green sugar mixture.

Seared Scallops with Citrus and Arugula

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recipe_Korbel_Scallops.jpgPlanning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and eat a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. You are welcome to enjoy our complimentary tastings and winery tours.

RECIPE: Seared Scallops with Citrus and Arugula

  • Wine pairing: Enjoy this delicious seared scallop appetizer with Korbel Brut Rosé.  
  • Chef: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray, Korbel Champagne Cellars

KORBEL Mango Breeze

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recipe_Korbel_MangoBreeze.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Make a Valentine's Day Toast with a KORBEL Mango Breeze!

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Finlandia® Mango
  • 2 oz. cranberry-apple juice
  • 4 oz. KORBEL Brut

Method
Pour Finlandia Mango and cranberry-apple juice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass (over ice) or a martini glass (straight up). Top with KORBEL. Garnish with a mango slice.

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberry Dressing

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Recipe submitted by Chef Phil McGauley, Korbel Champagne Cellars

recipeKorbel_wildRiceSalad.jpgWill you be hosting the Thanksgiving celebration this year? Try adding this delicious wild rice salad to the menu; it pairs wonderfully with KORBEL Natural California Champagne.

Ingredients
  • 8 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 2 cups wild rice, soaked overnight in water
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 tsp. butter, divided
  • 1-cup medium barley
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup shallots, chopped
  • 3 tbs. parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 2 large oranges, segmented and cut into ¾ -inch dice

Harvest Couscous Salad

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Submitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars, Chef Robin Lehnhoff

recipe_Korbel_CouscousSalad.jpgFall is approaching and the grape harvest is beginning.Try this wonderful harvest salad with our Korbel Brut California Champagne.

Harvest Couscous Salad

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • pinch Kosher salt

  • 6 Naval oranges (zested and juiced)
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh garlic
  • 3-4 Gravenstein apples, diced small
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped dry apricots
  • 4 T fresh chopped mint
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Korbel Pink Lady Cocktail

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recipe_KorbelPinkLady.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

Looking for a refreshing summer drink to cool you down on a hot summer day? Try our Korbel Pink Lady

Korbel Pink Lady
  • 4 oz. KORBEL Brut Rosé
  • 2 oz. pink lemonade
  • A little grenadine for color
In a tall glass pour KORBEL Brut Rosé. Add lemonade and ice.

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Add a splash of grenadine to make more pink.

Chicken Almond Salad

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Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray of Korbel Champagne Cellars

recipe_ChickenSalad_Korbel.jpgCuisine: Chicken Almond Salad
Wine Pairing: Korbel NV Blanc De Noirs

A simple recipe . .. perfect for a summer lunch.

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs diced chicken meat
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1-2 cups red seedless grapes
  • ½  cup crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 T Mendocino brand mustard
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Method:
Combine all ingredients. Chill and serve.

Special Note:
Rotisserie chicken already prepared from the grocery store is perfect for this recipe.

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Wine Country Gazpacho

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korbelRecipe_gazpacho.jpgSubmitted by Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray
Korbel Champagne Cellars

Looking for a quick, easy, and refreshing meal to serve this summer season? Try our Wine Country Gazpacho paired with our Korbel Natural Champagne.

INGREDIENTS


  • 3 cups Fresh Summer Tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups canned Italian Pear Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Red Onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Jalapenos, seeded and minced*
  • 3 cups Tomato Juice
  • ½ cup Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup Parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup Aged Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Champagne Punch

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korbel-champagne-punch.jpgSubmitted by Korbel Champagne Cellars

The summer is fast approaching and tis the season for BBQ's and backyard get togethers. Korbel Champagne Punch is the perfect refreshing drink that all your guests will love.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups apricot or peach nectar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 (750ml) bottles KORBEL Champagne, chilled
  • 1 pint Häagen-Dazs® Raspberry or Strawberry Sorbet
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced, if desired
  • Fresh mint leaves, if desired

METHOD:
In a blender or food processor with metal blade, place thawed strawberries and syrup; blend until smooth. Pour strawberry purée into a large pitcher. Add apricot nectar, lemon juice and honey; stir to mix. Refrigerate until serving time.

To serve, pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Stir in your favorite KORBEL Champagne. (Korbel Recommendations: Non Vintage Blanc De Noir, Brut Rose or Brut) Gently drop small scoops of Häagen-Dazs sorbet into punch. Garnish with sliced strawberries and mint, if desired.

Sorbet scoops can be made ahead of time. Place scoops on wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer until ready to serve.

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