Photo: Emily Rentsch
Happy Love Month! We've been imagining the perfect, cozy Valentine's Day date that doesn't require a reservation. Here are five ideas we love, plus the wine you'll want to drink with each one. Hugs and kisses!
Well nothing says spa
and me time
better than a luxurious bottle of bubbles! But, we are also allllll about getting the most bang for our buck. Ready? THIS
. Elegance meets a field of wild strawberries—wowza! With just a hint of fresh thyme and a back note of citrus, this pink sparkler is the perfect companion for a soak in the tub.
HOMEMADE PASTA DINNER
We're suckers for a rich gorgonzola pasta (or a simple plate of noodles drizzled in EVOO) and a creamy white. Try this show stoppin' Sicilian
that exudes notes of melon and starfruit. A real stunner!
Going red? Our somm, Leslee, loves Sangiovese. And classically, this gorgeous Sangiovese from Tuscany
is absolutely the key to unlocking the perfect pairing to a tomato-based, slightly herbed pasta.
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.
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SUMMER SCALLOPS RECIPE
From Mark and Tamara Knutson | Serves 4
4 ears of fresh...
This week we nearly broke the internet with a Thanksgiving dish that a friend of mine created for our segment on a popular local daytime television show I regularly appear on.
Chef Corey Meier, from Create Catering, whipped up an English Muffin stuffing that made our talk show host, Jason Matheson, from The Jason Show 'oooohh + ahhhh' more than any other food segment as we chatted delicious Thanksgiving sides coupled to a variety of wines perfectly paired to the dishes.
Watch the segment, grab the recipe + order up the wines -- just in time for your Thanksgiving feast (see details in the SHOP page for ordering the wines)!
Thanksgiving Dessert Alert! I'm also featuring a delicious Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar recipe from my gal pal, Brenda, of A Farmgirl's Dabbles. Because who doesn't need a tasty new way to enjoy pumpkin pie this holiday season? Click HERE for the recipe.
Enjoy your bites + paired Sip Better sips this Thanksgiving!
English Muffin Stuffing Paired to Domaine des...
Think about it just for a second...
If you took a Pumpkin Spice Latte and deconstructed it, what are the parts of this favorite fall drink that you love the most?
The Pumpkin? The Spice? or The Latte?
I broke up every part of this frothy delicious fall treat + gave you oodles of wines to sip instead! Wines paired to Pumpkin. Wines paired to cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, all spice... And wines paired to yes, a Latte!
Ever had Chardonnay paired to a can of whipped cream?
Check it out!
Wines showed in the segment:
Corte Guala Valpolicella ~ Veneto, Italy
Domaine des Chers Gamay ~ Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France
Fabio Oberto Dolcetto d'Alba ~ Piedmont, Italy
Brooks 'Amycas' White ~ Willamette Valley, Oregon
Cline Syrah ~ Sonoma, California
Marietta 'Old Vine Red' Zinfandel Blend ~ California
District 7 Pinot Noir ~ Monterey, California
Tortoise Creek Chardonnay ~ Lodi, California
Domaine Gilbert PiCQ...