Don’t be crushed by the crowds! Jjoin our Holiday Pot Luck from 1 – 5 pm on November 29th! Bring in your favorite Holiday recipe to be tasted out and featured in our Agua Dulce Cookbook! We are offering half price on “Wine by the Glass” and half off “Wine Tasting”. Don’t miss out!
2 Cinnamon sticks
8 Cloves, whole
1/4 cup Honey or sugar
2 Star Anise
1 (750 ml) Bottle Red wine
Simply bring a bottle of wine with an orange and some spices to a boil, then let it simmer for at least 15 minutes, and that’s ample time to create a delicious serving of mulled wine. You can, of course, let it simmer for much longer — which has the added benefit of making your home smell even more amazing. Or you can also let it mull in the slow cooker. #ADwineryFOOD
Halloween is here, and what is better than having an excuse to eat candy while drinking your favorite glass of wine. Check out some pairings that you may never think would go well together. Have fun and this is the season of imagination!
Baby Ruth with Sherry: Sweet sherry pairs well with nutty, gooey chocolate because it’s nutty and gooey. The signature chocolate nougat in the Baby Ruth brings out the maple and brown sugar tones in the sherry, while the nuts go perfectly with the oxidative, candied walnut notes of the wine.
Starburst When it comes to Halloween candy, Starburst can practically be classified as a fruit. Try a white wine with this chewy burst of sugar.
Red Licorice paired with a Pinot Noir
M&M’s paired with a Malbec or Merlot
Almond Joy with Red Rioja: ”Many Riojas are aged in American oak, which adds flavors of coconut,” says Laura Maniec, co-founder of New York’s Corkbuzz Wine Studio. Choosing a modern, fruity Rioja will ensure that it works with the chocolate as well.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with a Juicy Red Blend: This trick-or-treating king is best with a big, not-too-tannic red, says Gillian Ballance, wine director at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA. “The wine’s rich fruit accentuates the salty, savory peanut butter, and soft tannins cut gently through the creaminess of the chocolate,” she says. Unfortunately, Ballance hasn’t found a match for her other favorite candy: “I love wax fangs too,” she says, “but some things just can’t be paired with wine.”
Petite Filet covered in a Roquefort and bacon drizzle, cuddled in a nest of garlic infused tates and broccoli rabe… sublime! The Sierra Roja blend of 2005 Reserve Cab and 2008 Reserve Syrah makes this a memorable marriage! Yummy yummy.
Last Sunday, at our Pick Up Your Wine Party, we did a trial run of our custom made, Grape Stomping Machine! This is actually a custom made, wine barrel, cut to hold up to 2 stompers and measure their “grape juice” output! We had individuals, we had couples and can’t wait to use this contraption! The grape stomping barrels will be formally debuted at our StompFest on October 12, 2013 from 2 – 6 pm! Reservations are required, seating limited, and tickets are $45 per person; which includes Chuck Wagon BBQ, Wine Tasting, Dancing, Horseshoes and lots of fun! Check it out!
To commemorate Labor Day, there is a great offer at the Winery! If you purchase 1 bottle of Zinfandel and 1 bottle of Merlot, you receive 1 bottle of Chardonnay for free!
Also I hear that there are a few spaces left to attend the September 7th, Chili Cook Off, but that the contestant slots are completely filled out and have been for weeks. We have a lot of local Iron Chefs of Chili who want to make their debut at the Winery’s Chili Cook Off! If you want to attend, taste, and help judge and decide this battle, I suggest getting tickets early. Don’t want to miss out on this one!
I hear that there is a wonderful Labor Day Special being offered at the Winery on Monday, September 2, 2013, which is: If you buy 1 bottle of Zinfandel, and 1 bottle of Merlot (Silver medal winner) then you get 1 bottle of Chardonnay for free!
Other tidbit of news is that all of the contestant slots for the Chili Cook Off have been filled… which means there will be over 15+ Local, Iron Chefs of Chili here offering samplings of their best chilis! The good news is that there are still a few spaces available for folks who want to attend and taste the chilis, be a part of the judging and taste some fabulous wines along with them! But like other events here, they tend to sell out, so if you want to attend the Chili Cook Off, please make your reservations soon! Chili Cook Off is September 7th, from 2 – 5 pm; check website (www.aguadulcewinery.com) for more details.