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FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Salt and Pepper Pork & Zinfandel

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Recipe: Salt and Pepper Pork
Wine Pairing: Paired with Lambert Bridge 2010 Maple Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Ingredients: (makes four servings)
  • 3  1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, tied and sliced into 1.25 inch slabs
  • 4  teaspoons whole peppercorn blend  (I like the Morton & Bassett Rainbow Peppercorns) Very coarsely ground with a mortar and pestle
  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt, from a salt grinder
  • 6 ounces (weight) sliced bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Zinfandel
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock (or store-bought chicken broth: unsalted)
  • Pomegranate Molasses

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Butternut Squash Soup & Chardonnay

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup Finished with Crème Fraiche & Tuscan Olive Oil
Wine Pairing: Lambert Bridge 2011 Chardonnay, Sonoma County

Ingredients: (makes 2 quarts)

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, light
  • 1/4 pound yellow onion, medium diced
  • 1  1/2 each carrots, medium sized, peeled & sliced thin
  • To taste sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 pounds butternut squash, split, seeded, skin removed and diced large
  • 1/2 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 2  each bay leaves
  • 1/4 pound red potatoes, peeled and diced large   
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, fresh, chopped
  • ¼ cup rose wine (or chardonnay)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 ounces gruyere cheese
  • 1  1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce
  • 2  cups water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 each apple, medium sized, peeled and diced medium

RECIPE: Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Submitted by: Korbel Champagne Cellars

Gather around the table to celebrate the day with a hearty meal.

recipe_Korbel_meatballs.jpg~ Makes 50-60 meatballs.
~ Prep time: 40 minutes, plus 20 minutes baking time.
~ Cooking time: 2-1/2 - 3 hours (low heat)

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

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Sauteed Diver Scallops & Viognier

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Submitted by: Lucy's Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono

Recipe: Sautéed Diver Scallops with Celery Root and Citrus
Chef: Executive Chef Victor Scargle, Lucy Restaurant & Bar

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Wine Pairing: Storybook Mountain Vineyard, Viognier, Napa Valley, 2012
This is a very lively Viognier: it has all the classic aromatics/ suggestions of white flowers and stone fruits. This particularly wine possesses an impressive lively and crisp acidity.
The texture is rich enough to carry the creamy and fleshy scallops and the acidity here has a perfect affinity with the citrus component that chef Victor uses both in the garnish as well as in the sauce itself.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Pan Roasted Duck & Merlot

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Recipe: Pan Roasted Duck with Roasted Chestnut-Cranberry Stuffing
Wine Pairing: Sterling Vineyards Reserve Merlot, Napa Valley 09

recipe_SterlingVineyards_duckBreast.jpgIngredients - Roasted Chestnut-Cranberry Stuffing
  • 6 oz. butter
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups rough chopped roasted and peeled chestnuts (*cooked and peeled chestnuts can be purchased from gourmet food stores and mail order)
  • 4 cups squab or chicken stock
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, roasted in a 300° oven for 20 minutes
  • 4 cups fresh country bread cubes, crust removed and lightly toasted
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh sage
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs. butter
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Butter a 8 x 12 or so baking dish.
  • In a large sauce pot on medium high heat cook the onions and celery in the butter until very tender, stirring frequently to avoid browning.
  • Add chestnuts and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the stock, turn up heat to high and bring to a boil. Shut off.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl. Fold in bread cubes, herbs and roasted cranberries.
  • Transfer to baking dish. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

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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National Pasta Day - Celebrate a Family Favorite

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Get ready to celebrate a family favorite on October 17th, National Pasta Day. Whether a main course or a side dish, pasta is more popular than ever and National Pasta Day provides the perfect opportunity to get creative with this fun, versatile food. In the spirit of National Pasta Day, Kenwood Vineyards has launched a contest and an online cookbook, both focusing on the many pleasures of pasta.

Accepting entries until December 1st, 2013, the Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest challenges entrants to create a pasta masterpiece that pairs perfectly with one of six Kenwood Vineyards wines. The Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest is open to all amateur chefs and entries will be judged for quality, creativity and originality. Grand Prize is a spectacular Kenwood Vineyards wine country tour package valued at $5,000. Prizes will also be awarded to the best entry in each wine category. Complete rules and an on-line entry form for the Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing Contest located at www.kenwoodvineyards.com/pastacontest.

Here's a recipe for Capellini with Salmon and Cream Sauce to get those creative juices flowing. Pair with Kenwood Vineyard's Sonoma County Chardonnay. The creamy elements of this Chardonnay mirror the richness of the salmon sauce, and it's citrus notes act like a squeeze of lemon, to brighten it up.

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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: Chocolate Raspberry Blintzes and Zinfandel

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Submitted by: Chef Lucy Lewand of Camellia Inn

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Blintzes with Raspberry Sauce
Wine Pairing: Truett - Hurst Zinfandel Rose (aslo known as Salmon Run Rose)


recipe_CamelliaInn_ChocolateRaspberryBlintzes.jpgAt the Camellia Inn located in Healdsburg, chocolate is celebrated at every opportunity. We have Chocolate Covered Wednesdays when guests receive chocolate treats and chocolate inspired dishes for breakfast. We do chocolate dinners, collect chocolate recipes and observe national chocolate holidays. These chocolate raspberry blintzes are a breakfast favorite among guests. 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Flat Iron Steak and Cabernet Sauvignon

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Submitted By: Chef Pablo Jacinto of Silverado Resort and Spa

Recipe: Five Dot Ranch Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Delta Asparagus and Chimichurri Sauce

Wine Pairing: 2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, CA)


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The Grill at Silverado serves up local, seasonal cuisine with sides of innovation and passion. Chef Pablo Jacinto, a veteran of Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, has decided to share with you his recipe for his famous Five Dot Ranch Flat Iron Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Delta Asparagus and Chimichurri Sauce. Enjoy!

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Steamed Mussels with Sauvignon Blanc

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Submitted by: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray of Kenwood Vineyards

recipe_KenwoodVineyards_mussels.jpgRecipe: Steamed Mussels with Fresh Fennel and Thyme

Wine Pairing: Kenwood Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc


Ingredients:
  • 3 pounds fresh mussels
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 T freshly chopped garlic
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked off stems

Special Note: Have all your other ingredients ready to use as this recipe moves pretty quickly once you start to assemble it.

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!

Chicken Crepes with Lemon Cream Sauce

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recipe_Goosecross_Chicken-Crepes-with-Lemon-Cream-Sauce.jpgRecipe: Chicken Crepes with Lemon Cream Sauce
Wine Pairing: Goosecross Chardonnay
Chef: Colleen Topper

One of the chef's favorite dinners to prepare year around! Make the crepes while the chicken is baking, then whip up the sauce. Crisp the crepes in the oven, spoon the sauce on top, and enjoy with Goosecross Chardonnay!


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


FOOD & WINE PAIRING: Chocolate Mousse & Cabernet Sauvignon

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By: Chef Justin Wrangler of Kendall Jackson

recipe_KendallJackson_ChocolateMousse.jpgRecipe: Valrhona Cabernet Chocolate Mousse

Wine Pairing: Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

A sweet pairing and personal favorite of the chef!

INGREDIENTS
  • 25 ounces of heavy cream
  • 8 ounces of Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate 61%
  • 2 ounces of Kendall-Jackson Highland Estates Hawkweye Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon.

METHOD

In a medium size mixing bowl, whip 16 ounces heavy cream to soft peaks. Set aside.

Meanwhile, place chocolate in a medium size bowl. In a small pot, add 9 ounces heavy cream and bring to a boil. Once cream has come to a full boil, pour over chocolate and stir until smooth.

Allow the mixture to cool for 10 minutes. Add the wine and half of the whipped cream. Fold approximately halfway and then add the remaining whipped cream. Fold gently until incorporated.

Spoon the chocolate mousse into a medium size pastry bag. Pipe the mousse into any desired cup or bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Food & Wine Pairing: Winter Salad & Sauvignon Blanc

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VINeleven at the Napa Valley Marriott, Chef Brian Whitmer

recipe_NVMarriott_salad.jpgRecipe: VINeleven Winter Salad
Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

My favorite culinary expression is the composed salad.  Spinach, red leaf, watercress, escarole, arugula and Totsoi are just a few that you will find in my salad bowl this time of the year.  Enjoy my Winter Salad, a celebration of garden greens and market vegetables of the moment. Bon Appétit! ~ Chef Brian Whitmer


Champagne - A Sparkling Addition to the Christmas Feast

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korbelChampagne.jpgChristmas brings families together, and the Christmas meal - whether Christmas dinner or Christmas brunch - ranks right up there with the gifts as one of the day's special highlights. Pairing that delicious Christmas feast with a wine equally delicious is easy and will make the meal a true celebration - just add champagne.

Champagne's reputation as a "special occasion" wine means many never discover champagne's compatibility and versatility with food. Brut champagne - with its bright acidity, tiny amount of residual sugar and lively sparkle - complements traditional Christmas dinners beautifully; from main courses like glazed ham, roast turkey, salmon, roast goose and chicken to side dishes like casseroles, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes.

Which brut champagne should you serve with Christmas dinner?  One that combines quality and value always is a good choice. Korbel Brut California Champagne offers elegant fruit, imperceptible sweetness and a crisp, balanced finish - it's as wonderful with food as it is all by itself. Readily available and readily affordable, Korbel Brut makes buying champagne for Christmas dinner a snap and assures there will plenty to go around.

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