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Food & Wine — Zinfandel

Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

Posted by Monica Yu on

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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BBQ Pitmaster's Wine Guide

Posted by Monica Yu on

BBQ Pitmaster's Wine Guide

True barbecue connoisseurs battle at the pit for the best in meat. We aim to provide you with a general wine pairing to barbecue.  Barbecue, much like wine, comes in many different regional variations with unique combinations of styles and methods. Both take a great deal of preparation and waiting time, but the end result is worth the wait. When pigs first came to the Americas with the Spanish explorers, they became a widely used ingredient, mostly in barbecue. The origins of American barbecue date back to colonial times in 1697, first published in the writings of a 17th-century explorer,...

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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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Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Truffles

Posted by Plume Ridge Bottle Shop on

Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Truffles

Did you know dark chocolate and wine both contain polyphenols, which provides health benefits? These luxurious and lavishly cocoa powder dusted truffles make a delightful addition to any dessert table or celebration.  We used a Zinfandel for this recipe but any red wine will do. Pair this bittersweet chocolate with a wine that has ample intensity such as a Zinfandel or Syrah.  Yields 18 1 1/2 inch trufflesIngredients: 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons dry red wine 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup Cocoa powder for rolling Instructions: Line...

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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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