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South African Malva Pudding

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South African Malva Pudding

Celebrate the holidays with a twist on your usual dessert. Take inspiration from a popular South African classic treat typically served around Christmas time (Summer in the Southern Hemisphere). This Malva Pudding, first mentioned in our Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings Blog is simple to make and perfect to pair with our South African Wines. YIELD: 6-8 servingsIngredients For the Pudding: 150 grams all purpose flour (1cup plus 2Tbsp) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs, lightly blended with a whisk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon melted...

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Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

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Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

A twist on Halloween chocolate and wine pairing. A Chianti from Pomona, Santa Fe Artist and Day of the Dead Chocolate.

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Corn in the USA!

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Corn in the USA!

What is more American than rock music and grilled foods? Independence Day may have you singing Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", but this delicious recipe will have you singing a slightly different tune. Grilled corn is one of those simple items we can put together in minutes that is often forgotten on these special barbecue occasions. The flavor options are endless when you consider using any combination of your favorite spices and/or dry rubs. For this recipe, we decided to go with a hot and sizzling spice blend that is a staple to Cajun, Latin and Asian cuisines. This...

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Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

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Guide to Chinese New Year Fortunes, Food and Wine

The celebration of the Chinese New Year is upon us. Just across the Pacific Ocean, communities in Asia celebrate their biggest holiday of the year. The festivities will last typically two weeks long. In a none covid year, usually there will be multiple family gatherings and lavish meals. According to a recent survey commissioned by Vinexpo, Chinese red wine consumption is now the largest in the world, surpassing France and Italy. Much of this will also influence how Chinese food will be paired with wine. In the spirit of the new year let's march to this year's lineup of wines to...

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Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part II

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Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings: The International Edition Part II

  By Iris Rowlee Jamaica: Sorrel Punch, Goat Curry with Gungo Peas & Rice and Caribbean Style Ham While there isn’t much in the way of traditional wine making to speak of on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica, there is a strong passion for local spirits and a unique style, or sub category of aromatised, fortified “tonic wines”. Although a remnant of colonial England’s fascination with “health” tonics, tonic wines have become an intertwined, unique part of Jamaica's national culinary and cultural identity. Holiday cakes are seasoned with it, holiday drinks are spiked with it, dancehall stars sing their...

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