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Truffle Corn Risotto

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Truffle Corn Risotto

A warm and hearty Fall dish that is easy to prepare with your own corn stock or store bought vegetable or chicken stock. Chef's choice of pairing with this fresh and creamy dish is a nice Chardonnay or even a dry Chenin Blanc. Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients For Corn Stock: 2 corn cobs ( kernels reserved for risotto ) 1/2 small onion 1 celery rib 1 small carrot 1 small clove garlic Salt and pepper to taste   For Risotto: 6 cups corn stock 1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion finely chopped about 1 cup 1 teaspoon salt Pinch black...

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5 Fast Facts: Chardonnay

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5 Fast Facts: Chardonnay

5 Fast Facts: Countdown these facts from 5 (commonly known), to 1 (geek level), with frequent Plume Ridge Bottle Shop blog writer, Patty Lyn Tweten. Find out how much you know about Chardonnay — the grape, the wine, the phenomenon. Check out our Chardonnay selection here.   5. It is ubiquitous: Chardonnay is everywhere and grown in every continent except Antarctica. The biggest producer is France—also its origin—with 126,000 acres under cultivation. The US, currently in second place with 106,000 acres, momentarily took the lead in the late 1980’s worldwide Chardonnay boom. In the 1990s, Chardonnay became a victim of...

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Hoagie Nicoise with Tapenade Aioli & French Potato Salad

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Hoagie Nicoise with Tapenade Aioli & French Potato Salad

Labor Day is nearing, bringing another summer to a close. The end of summer can be a bittersweet and busy time of the year. The weather is still gorgeous but schools are back in session. Naturally, we are all wanting to hold onto the last bits of relaxation before we free fall into the holiday season. This tasty Nicoise Sandwich is perfect for this time of the season since it is easy to create giving you more time for putting your feet up. Try this recipe with a Chardonnay as it is well rounded and compliments the creamy Aioli sauce and rich...

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Antipasto Pairings: Tasty Summer Sipping & Snacking

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Antipasto Pairings: Tasty Summer Sipping & Snacking

Sometimes we forget about antipasto except when we throw parties. However, during the summer it is a common lunch routine in Italy and other European countries. With summer heating up and the desire for hot foods is on vacation, why not integrate more antipasto into your meals? Pack a picnic or set the patio table, it's time to dine outdoors with some of your forgotten favorites. Most people associate hors d'oeuvres with white wine, but lightness alone does not make a wine interestingly versatile. A nice crisp Chardonnay has just enough acidity to cut through creamy goat cheese. Try creating an artichoke and...

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Fish Tacos

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Fish Tacos

Living in Southern California comes with so many perks; gorgeous consistent weather, stunning outdoor environs and a condensed and diverse disarrangement of culinary adventures. This week we choose to focus on one of our favorite culinary niches, the fish taco!If there has even been a great time to be a taco lover, it is now. It seems that with the up-rise in culinary diversity and the increase of small and mobile eateries, the modern taco is breaking all the rules of tradition. The Kogi Truck being the most famed fusion tacos at the moment. Even within the niche of fish...

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