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Food & Wine — Sauvignon Blanc

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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Shrimp Bisque

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Shrimp Bisque

Make Shrimp Bisque from scratch with our easy recipe that will guarantee smooth, creamy results and deep flavor. Pair this seafood soup with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 ounces butter 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined, shells reserved 2 leeks rinsed well and cut in half 4 stalks celery cut in half 2 larger carrots, peeled and cut in half 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 large bay leaf 2 strips lemon zest 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup brandy 3 cups heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste A few drops Tabasco...

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What is Sauternes?

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What is Sauternes?

Some of the world's greatest wines are sweet. No, we are not referencing wines that have been altered with levels of sugar or halted fermentation to achieve sweetness. We are  talking about Sauternes, a golden colored, sweet French wine from the Bordeaux region. Drive about 25 miles southeast towards the Graves appellation, there are two neighboring sub-regions, Barsac and Sautneres.  These two regions are along side the Garonne and the Ciron tributary. The two rivers provide an unique microclimate along with the morning fogs and warm afternoons. The water of the Ciron is cooler than the Garonne, thus in the...

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Artichoke Crusted Halibut

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Artichoke Crusted Halibut

Fish and White wines have always been a classic pairing. Throw artichokes in the mix and it can create a tricky pairing. Luckily this artichoke crusted halibut has all the right seasonings to make this pairing work. A touch of panko, lemon zest and butter balances out the artichokes and creates a brightening array of flavors. Pair this dish with Chateau Jean Faux Bordeaux White.  Servings: 4Ingredients: 4 5 to 6 ounce fresh halibut fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 14 ounce can artichoke heart in water drained and chopped 1/2 cup unseasoned panko 1 teaspoon very finely grated lemon...

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Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cucumbers and Fresh Dill

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Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cucumbers and Fresh Dill

If you are looking for the perfect way to cool down this summer and have your taste buds in heaven, then look no further. This dish would pair spectacularly with Luli Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is bursting with flavors of grapefruit, ripe lemon, and lychee. It has a medium body and vibrant acidity with slight minerality.  Ingredients: For Salmon 2 (6 to 7 oz.) salmon fillets 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper For Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce  1 large English cucumber ½ cup thinly sliced red onion ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup crème fraiche (French cultured cream) 1 teaspoon...

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