“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman

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“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman

Fill your soul with good living and learn about wine along with your favorite reality star now at http://www.winesbywives.com!

Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday: Red Wine Lollipops

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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

Ingredients:

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
lollipop sticks
candy thermometer

Directions:

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!

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Recipe and photo from HGTV

Wines by Wives Food Pairing Friday: Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets with Wine Sauce

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Recipe and photo from: Martha Stewart

Happy Holidays from Wines by Wives..And a Discount Code!

We’d like to take a moment to thank all our wonderful Wines by Wives members and fans. Thank you for the continued support, we couldn’t have done this without you!

Enjoy 20% off all items in our shop using code THANKYOU12 at checkout! Shop now: www.winesbywives.com

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Just a friendly Wine Wednesday reminder…

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Just a friendly Wine Wednesday reminder...

Give the gift of wine and stock up now so you have wine for yourself after the holidays! http://www.winesbywives.com

Last Minute Gifts for Holiday Shopping Procrastinators

If you’re still looking for last minute gifts for the wine lovers in your life Wines by Wives is here to the rescue with a few suggestions. All items found on www.winesbywives.com

Holiday Wine Glasses: These themed wine glasses will add a touch of holiday spirit to any celebration, and make a perfect addition to any wine lover’s collection! Don’t forget we also have a fantastic selection of individually hand painted and rhinestoned glasses available. Shop Wines by Wives wine glasses: http://bit.ly/WBWwineglasses

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Looking for something a bit more fun and quirky? Make sure everyone keeps their hands on their own glass with our wine glass stem spring charms, a colorful way for you and your guests to keep track of your designated glasses. Shop Wines by Wives wine accessories: http://www.winesbywives.com/Shop/Wine-Accessories

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Last but not least: the gift of wine! Get a Wines by Wives membership for your loves, from their favorite reality star, or simply pick your favorites from our wine selection to send.

Check out all our celebrity hosts and wines at www.winesbywives.com

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Adriana de Moura Shares Her Art Basel Favorites!

All you Real Housewives of Miami fans know Adriana de Moura is an art curator, so you know she would not miss Art Basel, Miami’s art festival described as “the Olympics of Art”. Adriana tweeted her art basel favorites and most talked about pieces, and here they are below all in one place. Enjoy 🙂

 

“The iconic Richard Prince’s nurse”Image

 

“Portraiture was a trend this year and Chuck Close is the master of portraits – even Brad Pitt has one by him”Image

 

“John Baldessari’s Prima Facie was a hit”Image

 

“Jaume Plensa ‘s piece titled Marianna”Image

 

“Evan Penny’s self-portrait is incredible!! So tridimensional and realistic”Image

 

“Calder’s sculpture – sophistication at its best!”Image

 

“Artist Kehinde Wiley’s portraits are always very sough after, as well”Image

 

“Jaar’s work witty message”Image

 

“Another piece in neon – this one is by the great Tracy Emin”Image

Do you have any Art Basel favorites? Tell us what they are!