FRIDAY FAVES // Cozy Squash Recipes, Reads, and Wines for Fall

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Happy Fall, y'all! Please enjoy some of our favorite internet finds this week, plus wine pairings to drink with them.

FRIDAY FAVES - 9.23.22

 

- Okay, this Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese is absolutely going on my to-make list. It's going to ROCK alongside a creamy but bright and minerally Chardonnay (see below).
> DRINK THIS: De Wetshof Estate 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay

- Temps are dropping, friends! Get cozy with our somm-selected wines for Fall.

- Fred Franzia has passed away at age 79. Wine Enthusiast does a deep dive on the man's impact on bargain wines.
> DRINK THIS: Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir

- Need a great book recommendation for the winter months ahead? I love this Cup of Jo post calling for readers' top three books!
> DRINK THIS: Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo

- A great little guide for how to change your skincare routine for Fall and Winter.
> DRINK THIS: J. Bouchon 'Paîs Viejo'

- We've got our eyes on Minnesota's Fall Colors Finder! Where are you planning on peeping the leaves...

Love Mushrooms? Here's Your Wine!

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We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: MUSHROOM season is upon us! And there are plenty of reasons to get excited about it! As the fall colors come in and the temps cool down, we’re finding ourselves getting crafty in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in hand (of course). 

Speaking of vino, one of the many reasons we love the wine + mushroom combo is the health aspect. At Sip Better, we truly are sipping better with wines low in calories, sugar and made with organic and biodynamic processes. Mushrooms are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, mushrooms are also natural immunity system boosters. We love all things that TASTE good, but to also FEEL good is really the cherry on top.

From stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer or side dish to pair with the main course, creamy mushroom soup for those chillier nights, or a classic pasta and mushroom dish, the list is never ending. So now that your wheels are spinning on how to...

[WINE PAIRING + VIDEO] Halloween Candy + Wine

Remember trick or treating? Unless you've got a little kid in your life, those days of skipping around the neighborhood hauling pillow cases stuffed with fun size candy are loooong gone. 

But who says adults can't indulge in a little sugar on October 31st? And! Who says wine can't be a part of the spooky equation?

In the video above, Sip Better's sommelier, Leslee, has picked out a bundle of wines that go well with all the Halloween classics: Snickers, Kit Kats, Reeses, and more! Go grab a mixed bag of chocolate bars, a few friends, and follow along for a cozy night of Halloween-themed wine tasting. Bonus points if you play Hocus Pocus in the background!

 

[FRIDAY FAVES] The Secret to a Great Quiche, Creamy Chardonnay, and More!

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Hello, it's Friday! You made it! Now, behold a few of our favorite things from the week.


FRIDAY FAVES - 9.18.2020


- I have been making quiche constantly and I just learned a secret trick: Create a crispy cheese barrier to prevent soggy bottom crust

- Chunky, ultra-cool earrings from Lets Meet Friday.

- Loving all the good, warm Fall foods paired to wine. Especially some buttery roasted sweet potatoes with a glass of this creamy De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay. Oof!

- For those nights when only mac 'n' cheese will do.

- If you love scary movies or you WANT to love scary movies, you've gotta check out The Scaredy Cats Horror Show. Perfect pre-Halloween entertainment.

Enjoy the weekend!

-- Emily Rentsch

 

 

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