FRIDAY FAVES // Pretty Parfaits, Crispy Zucchini, and Pumpkin Spice Strikes Again

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Hellooo, friend! Happy opening day of the Minnesota State Fair! Hope you're heading into a wine-derful (ha) weekend. Starting today, we'll be pairing each of our Friday faves with a wine that fits its vibe. A little avant garde? Absolutely. Please enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 8.26.22


- Follow our somm, Leslee, here for all of her wine-related escapades at the Minnesota State Fair.
> DRINK THIS: Winehaven Winery Cranberry Wine

- Loving the scallop detail on this mirror.
> DRINK THIS: Il Mostro 'Terre di Chieti - Longana' Frizzante Rosato

- This crispy Zucchini Rice and Cheese Gratin should probably be in your late summer dinner rotation.
> DRINK THIS: Mr. Brightside Gamay Blanc

- Japanese style parfaits are popping up on dessert menus all over the place. And WOW, are they stunning! Check out this list of pretty parfaits in Tokyo.
> DRINK THIS: Elio Perrone 'Bigaro'

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[RECIPE + PAIRING] What to Drink With Summer Scallops

Photo: Tamarind Knutson

Nothing screams summer louder than al fresco dining, and here in Minnesota, the patio vibes are buzzing like live wires! After five months of winter, we take good weather VERY seriously. Now that it’s June, EVERYTHING must happen outdoors! And that means eating and drinking too.

I like a quick seafood situation paired to a little white wine and a setting sun. And lucky for me, two of our Sip Better wine club members, Mark and Tamarind (follow them at @honeysadventures), make a killer sea scallop dish that I plan on whipping up multiple times this summer (recipe below).

The only thing that truly makes this dish better is a glass of Domaine des Homs Viognier, a pretty little white wine from France with a gorgeously round mouthfeel that plays well with the freshness of this meal. And bonus--this wine is under $20! Splash it into a Bordeaux glass and have yourself a very good time outside.



From Mark and Tamara Knutson | Serves 4


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