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Five Fast Facts: Sauvignon Blanc

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Five Fast Facts: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the fasting growing varietal and popular in the last 10 years has great history and a wide variety of styles. Here are 5 Fast Facts for Sauvignon Blanc. Check out our Sauvignon Selection Here. The Wild Bunch. Sauvignon Blanc takes its name from the French words sauvage, meaning “wild”, and blanc, or “white”—an accurate description of the white grape’s penchant for unbridled, enthusiastic growth. It is often conflated with Fume Blanc, which is a marketing term coined by Robert Mondavi to rebrand the varietal for the American audience. There’s a Sauvignon Blanc for everyone! Noted for its crisp...

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

A weeknight recipe that is savory and embeds the flavors of smoked cheddar cheese, leek and white wine for a delicious soup. Chef’s notes: you can use any cheese you have on hand. I have used smoked Gouda with good results. My favorite cheese for this recipe is Tillamook Smoked White Cheddar with black pepper.   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced using the white and light green parts. 1/4 cup dry white wine 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth 10 ounces (1 large) Yukon gold potato, peeled and 1 inch diced 1.5 pounds (1 medium head)...

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Quince: An Oldie But A Goodie

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Quince: An Oldie But A Goodie

This old world fruit has become all the rage over the last couple of years. Now that products made from this fruit are being imported, this exotic fruit is becoming more readily available. One reason we love quince so much is that its season picks up where figs leave off. It can be difficult to find figs to add to our cheese plate after late summer. Luckily, autumn is when the quince is at its peak and its jellies, jams and pastes pop up in all sorts of markets around town. Our cheese plates can go on without feeling incomplete....

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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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Alsatian Onion Tart

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Alsatian Onion Tart

Alsatian Onion Tart is a traditional Sunday supper dish in Alsace, France, usually served after church. It is a flat, pizza like galette with carmelized and crispy onions and savory bacon.  The pastry part of the tart itself is also crispy with nice texture. In a pinch you can also use store bought pizza dough, however this recipe from our Culinary Specialist Nanette Berning-Pate is super simple and has the correct texture you would get in Alsace. Pair with a Riesling, Gruner Veltliner or Pinot Grigio. Makes 3 12 inch thin crusted tarts Ingredients for crusts: 365 grams unbleached all-purpose flour...

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