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OneHope Merlot Paired with Italian Sausage Bake

Guest Writer, Meghan Sullivan wrote about a OneHope Merlot wine paired with an Italian Sausage Bake.

Merlot Cherries

The recipe below for Merlot Cherries is from Chinook winery in Prosser, Washington. Chinook  is a family owned and operated winery by Kay Simon and Clay Mackey. This husband and wife team has been making their own wine since 1983. Kay is the winemaker and Clay is the viticulturist. Chinook wines are available in Washington, […]

Merlot 2008 from South Coast

We opened a bottle of 33° N Merlot Estate 2008 wine produced by Fallbrook Winery in Fallbrook, California. This estate grown Merlot was from the Gracie Hill Vineyard 2008 harvest. Produced by Fallbrook Winery in Southern California, this opaque dark purple with a ruby rim wine was full bodied and offered nuances of black cherry. […]

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe from Pearmund Cellars

Easy Chicken Parmesan Ingredients Barilla Gemelli Pasta (use just two cups; cook according to directions, drain with cold water and set aside. May toss with olive oil if desired. 1 jar (16 – 24 oz.) Barilla Spaghetti Sauce of choice Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Package Perdue Boneless Chicken Tenders (not breaded) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Fresh, […]

The Taste of Wine this Past Weekend

We enjoyed a bottle of wine over the weekend that our daughter Erin’s boyfriend gave to us. It was a Chateau Mio La Foret Bordeaux Superieur 2007. This wine offered ripe dark fruit with a hint of leather on the nose. The wine was full bodied; as it sat in the wineglass it softened and […]

Stuffed Mushroom Recipe with Merlot

Weekends are great times to try a new recipe. Why not try a stuffed mushroom recipe that calls for three tablespoons of  Merlot?  The following recipe is from Contessa Wine Cellars located in Coloma, Michigan. Contessa Wine Cellars Italian Stuffed Mushrooms With Merlot Ingredients 1 lb large regular mushrooms or baby portabellas (fills 16-20 large […]

Field Testing the Cab Blends

I was a bit nervous having others taste the wine we recently bottled. I knew it was better than plonk, but would others agree. It was tested last night when we opened a bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot a 90/10 blend and a bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon/Tannat an 80/20 blend. Both wines were recently […]

Carlo Rossi Reserve Merlot

After traveling in a car for six hours, I was ready for some wine at the Hampton Inn’s manager reception. The Streetsboro, Ohio Hampton Inn had a Carlo Rossi Reserve Merlot that comes in a five liter box.  There was a slight aroma of black fruit. The taste was smooth with raspberry nuances. The finish […]

Maryland’s Newest Winery

Costa Ventosa Winery, Maryland’s newest winery, is having its Grand Opening this weekend beginning July 16. This is the first winery to open in Worcester County and is located in Whaleyville, Maryland. The vineyards were started in 2006 and now there are four acres. These are comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, […]

Shish Kabobs for the 4th of July?

Have you tried cooking shish kabobs for the 4th of July? The following recipe is from Cottonwood Cellars in Colorado. Whenever you have the opportunity to visit Colorado, be sure to take time to visit the wineries. The state is very supportive of the wine industry and the winemakers are very friendly. You can read […]

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