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Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted by Monica Yu on

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Take on the holidays with this crowd pleasing dessert and wine combo. Decadent and rich, this is the perfect pie to finish off your meal. Ideal to pair with a Merlot or Zinfandel.Yield: 1 9inch pieIngredients:Pastry Dough 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick (4ounces) butter cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 to 3 Tablespoons ice water Pie Filling 3 ounces butter 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon good quality Bourbon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 5 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped 2 cups pecans...

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Zinfandel: An Immigrant Story

Posted by Plume Ridge Bottle Shop on

Zinfandel: An Immigrant Story

  The history of the Zinfandel grape has all the elements of a great novel: the drama and intrigue of an immigrant’s journey and the ups and downs of fame and fortune, all culminating in a popular resurgence that led to a 21st century search for the grape’s origin. GOLD FEVER: The Zinfandel grape hitched a ride with migrants travelling to California in search of wealth during the Gold Rush of 1849 and was met with almost immediate success. It grew vigorously in the semi-arid foothills, yielding large, tightly-clustered fruit. The vines did not require stakes or trellises and were...

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Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

Posted by Monica Yu on

Mastering the Thanksgiving Table & Wine

Counting down the days to Thanksgiving or upcoming holiday dinner parties and overwhelmed with which wine to pair with your dishes? Let the Bottle Shop guide you to master the holiday table and giving you more time to entertain. After all, our main philosophy is that wine is food. If you are really short on time, grab a few bottles  Pinot Noir and you are all set.  Remember, no single wine is going to be perfect with the variety of food you are serving. So pick a few versatile styles that will work with your dishes. Here is the game plan:  Start...

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