Recipes, Wine Tips

The party is over, now what? 5 uses for leftover wine.

Seems unreal, having left over wine, but if you do happen to have this ‘problem’ – here are some tips to putting this gold liquid to good use.



Freeze the wine! Find out how at


Drunken Spaghetti – that pretty much says it all. View the recipe at

redwinechocolate_cookiesChocolate Red Wine Cookies. View the recipe at tofufortwo


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fruit-fly-trapFruit fly traps. Pests are attracted to strong fruity odors, such as the fermentation agents found in wine, vinegar and similar products. Find out how at Venisonfordinner

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The color of wine chart. Compare the different colors of wine with this unique chart.

Compare the different colors of wine with this unique chart. From light bodied red wines to well aged white wines, this will give you powerful insight to the color of wine.



The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries!

Originally posted on Thursday Night Smackdown:

Tiny martini glasses: cute presentation, or painfully twee?*

A few weeks ago, The Kitchn highlighted an old Bon Appetit recipe for wine-marinated grapes. Because while fruit is tasty on its own, it is almost always improved by being soaked in booze.

I was immediately drawn to this recipe – if you can call it that, it’s so simple I don’t know if it rises to the level of “recipe” – because frozen grapes have always been one of my favorite summer snacks. And if I love frozen grapes, and soaking grapes in booze will make them better, then Newton’s 5th Transitive Rule of Snacks dictates that wine-soaked, frozen grapes should be fan-fucking-tastic. Newton’s actual words.

*Even though I took these photos, I’m going to have to go with “twee.”

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8 brie-licious recipes you must try this holiday season


Brie cheese, pumpkin butter & pecans, wrapped in puff pastry and baked to ooey gooey perfection! PUMPKIN PECAN BAKED BRIE Recipe by Lemontreedwelding


When you think of quesadillas, I highly doubt your first instinct is to whip up a pear and brie one. PEAR & BRIE QUESADILLA. Recipe by NumsTheWord


So throw caution (and your pant size) to the wind and give this uncommon combo a shot. I guarantee you won’t be able to stick to just one creamy, crunchy salty-sweet bite. CHOCOLATE & BRIE PANINI. Recipe by JustATaste


You only need six ingredients to make this amazing appetizer. Take a bite and just try to walk away.  You are going to want to be dipping into this baked brie all holiday season long! BAKED BRIE WITH APPLES & SALTED CARAMEL. Recipe by twopeasandtheirpod


This deep-fried appetizer is a cheese-lover’s dream. A crispy mustard-and-pepper-spiked coating encases warm wedges of Brie. So sinful and yet so good. FRIED DEVILED BRIE. Recipe by BHG


This sweet dessert pizza has it all, and then some— creamy brie cheese, both raspberry jam and fresh raspberries, chopped rosemary, candied pecans and a drizzle of honey for good measure. RASPBERRY BRIE DESSERT PIZZA. Recipe by completelydelicious


The onions are tender, sweet, and caramelized.The cheese is warm, gooey, and tasty. BAKED BRIE WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS. Recipe by thegalleygourmet


When we say this is beyond delicious, we mean it is truly beyond delicious. HAM WRAPPED BRIE WITH THYME AND GARLIC BRUSCHETTA. Recipe by drizzleanddip

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Agua Dulce Winery Events

Stompfest 2014 was a success!


Under gorgeous blue skies, a record 56 guests signed up to compete in our annual Stompfest Extravaganza. With MC Amy on the microphone calling the action, a fierce and fun battle was had by all. Husbands and wives, moms and sons, dads and daughters and best friends clashed and tested their stomping abilities in a grueling athletic endeavor contending for the title Stompfest Champion. When the dust settled and the grapes stopped flying Dede was our 1st Place Winner.  Kudos to Danielle T and Julie O our runner ups who were drops away from hoisting the coveted trophy. Thanks to all who participated.

After a break to catch our breath from Stomping, warm ups on the Horseshoe Rings concluded and our RINGER CONTEST began. Out of 100 participants 5 horseshoe pitchers struck gold with a ringer and enjoyed a cabernet plastic bottle prize.

The smell in the air meant it was time to feast. Tri-tip, baby back ribs, chicken and trimmings.  Did I mention the best garlic rolls on the planet.
With the sun setting and the chocolate cake and port being served our Lucy Look A Like winner was crowned, the dance floor filled and a Stompfest to remember partied on.


We had another successful Stompfest at Agua Dulce Winery. Grapes were crushed, Lucille Ball was dancing and it was a fun day for everyone! BBQ, horse shoes and lots of wine tasting. Thank you for coming out and joining in the festivities. We look forward to next year! Watch the video at