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It’s the first day of Spring, and we can’t wait for the fresh, crisp air and the warm breezes. Today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink is a preview of the wonderful season of new beginnings, cool nights, and blowy afternoons. The Lily Pad, is made with Pinot Grigio, and is as refreshing and relaxing as having brunch outside on a Spring morning. Try it with our new St. Marina Pinot Grigio found here: http://bit.ly/WBWSMPG or any of your favorite Wines by WIves Pinot Grigio‘s found here: http://bit.ly/WBWWhiteWine
Build in a glass over ice. Squeeze lemon wedge on top. Stir. You can garnish with a lime wedge.
Recipe From The Wine Bar
Being snowed in is giving us a sweet tooth. These red wine lollipops are fun project for a day in. Any of our sweet red wines are great for this Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday sweet Valentine’s day treat. We recommend Merlot, Shiraz or Chianti all found here: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons Red wine (Merlot, Shiraz or Chianti: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines)
3 tablespoons corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoons kosher salt
12 lollipop sticks
gold luster dust (optional)
hard candy lollipop molds or a silicone mat
1. Bring red wine to a simmer in a small saucepan (Image 1). Simmer wine until reduced to 1/3 cup. This should take about 20-25 minutes. Remove from stovetop and let cool completely.
2. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and wine reduction. Stir until combined.
3. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
4. Stir occasionally with a heatproof spatula until all sugar granules have dissolved.
5. Boil until candy temperature registers 298-310 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
6. Remove from heat and fill greased lollipop molds with the hot candy.
7. Place lollipop sticks in the stick crevices and rotate until the stick is coated in the hot candy. Alternatively, you may also drop the hot candy from a spoon onto a silicone mat or parchment paper, making two- to three-inch disks and leaving room to place — and rotate — the lollipop sticks.
8. Allow the lollipops to harden completely.
9. These are best if you wait a day to consume them, as this gives the red wine flavor plenty of time to develop.
10. Embellish with luster dust (Image 2), if desired, and store between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.
Enjoy your snow day and stay safe everyone!
Recipe and photo from HGTV
A Food Pairing Friday first: Turkey! If you need a break from chicken, turkey can be a great alternative. This pan seared turkey cutlet with wine sauce recipe can be made with any dry white wine, such our Arquero Sauvignon Blanc. Shop Wines by Wives white wines here: http://bit.ly/WBWWhiteWines
- 1 small boneless, skinless turkey breast half (about 2 pounds)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Cut turkey, skinned side down, into 8 cutlets (see note). Cover with plastic wrap, and lightly pound cutlets with a meat mallet or bottom of a heavy skillet until inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. Working in batches, cook cutlets until browned and opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side (add 1 tablespoon oil when needed). Transfer to a plate, and cover loosely with foil.
- Add wine to skillet, and bring to a boil. Cook, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until reduced to 1/2 cup, 6 to 8 minutes. Whisk in Dijon; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Top turkey with sauce.
Recipe and photo from: Martha Stewart
It’s January and the coldest months of winter are coming. Warm up with this Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider. Make this recipe with any of our Wines by Wives white wines- base your wine choice on how sweet you like your cider.
- 1/2 gallon apple cider (unfiltered was used in this recipe)
- 3/4 bottle of any Wines by Wives white wine (white wine which is not too dry)
- 4-5 sticks of cinnamon
- 4-5 cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nut meg
- 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
- 3-4 tablespoons honey (depends on how sweet the wine you’re using)
- cup or so of fresh cranberrries (of cubes of apple if not in cranberry season
- Put the cider and all spices in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- When on low heat add the wine. Do not boil again so the alcohol won’t evaporate too much, just let it warm.
- Add the cranberries and simmer for a few more minutes until they color the liquid a bit.
Recipe from :food52.com