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The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Monica Yu on

The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

  Finding the perfect wines to match the diverse dishes on your Thanksgiving table can be a daunting task. From cranberry sauce to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, how does one find the right pairing to satisfy everyone’s palate? To solve this overwhelming task, one may use the classic approach and serving something to compliment both the meat and vegetable spread. Truchard Pinot Noir Dr. Tony Truchard was one of the first physicians in California to become a winery owner in the 70s. He started off with 20 acres in 1973 while still practicing internal medicine in Reno.  Wine was...

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Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto

Posted by Monica Yu on

Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto

This recipe for Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto is hearty and rich with loads of complex flavors. The subtle layers of coffee, smoke and savory seasonings infuse the marbling with more distinction that begs for a wine pairing. The risotto also plays well with Sauvignon Blanc's roundness and minerality, as well as a good Pinot Noir.  Making the Rub: makes 1+ cup of seasoning rub ¼ cup of Whole Coriander Seed 2 tbsp of Black Peppercorns 2 tbsp of Whole Cloves 4 tbsp Dark Roast Coffee ¼ cup of Kosher Salt Toast the cloves, peppercorns and coriander in...

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O-Pah! Burgers for Father's Day

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

O-Pah! Burgers for Father's Day

Opah! Father's Day is quickly approaching and it's time to start thinking about how to surprise Dad. Burgers are usually a sure way to please the man of the house and takes little effort. These delicious Greek style burgers are packed with olives, stuffed with Feta cheese and topped with homemade Tzatziki dressing. Of course if Dad does not like lamb or you do not have time to make homemade dressing, you can always cut corners or make modifications with this recipe. Making sliders can be a fun way to eat these burgers for the whole family. Since it is...

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Dijon Duck Breast

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Dijon Duck Breast

Is the cold weather making you crave some delicious duck? We've got you covered with this recipe for Dijon Duck Breast. Duck is a popular meat in many cultures and is often overlooked here in the US. It has a flavor profile much more complex than chicken or turkey and leans a bit towards steak in texture. Rendered fat from cooking duck also makes for fantastic cooking grease. To keep this dish casual and tasty, we've sauteéd root vegetables to serve along side. Typically you will want to pair Duck with red wine, however you have mustard sauce, which needs...

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Share Your Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Posted by Leo Coulourides on

Share Your Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and it's time to do something special for your sweet heart. Cheesecake is always a decadent and delicious favorite, but this recipe has an extra dose of passion making this one fruity and delicious. Served with a vibrant red berry sauce, this cheesecake has a great balance of tart, sweet and creaminess that you're certain to fall head over heels for. It is advised that you make this cake in advance since it needs plenty or time to cool and set. Pair it up with some Pinot Noir or Sancerre. The Crust: 1 sleeve of...

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