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Winemaker Takeover – Angelo, Rocca di Castagnoli

Thursday, May 18 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Angelo from Rocca di Castagnoli. Rocca di Castagnoli is a medieval village in Gaiole in Chianti, using mainly Sangiovese, surrounded by woods, olives and rows of cypress trees. This property has been around since the Etruscan period, and they have since built a modern wine-making cellar while still… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Roberta Perillo, Joseph Drouhin (Beaujolais)

Thursday, April 20 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Roberta Perillo representing Joseph Drouhin’s holdings in Beaujolais. Taste the crus side by side and explore the hippest terroirs of Burgundy. Joseph Drouhin’s Website More Events Like This No Reservations Required, stop by for flights of Beaujolais’ best!

Winemaker Takeover – Frederico Simoni, Maso Cantanghel

Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Young winemaker Frederico Simoni from Maso Cantanghel (Trentino, Italy). Federico is both the owner and winemaker. He is making Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer using all organic practices in vineyards on the hills over Trento. Mason Cantanghel’s Website More Events Like This No Reservations Required,… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Mark Harmann, Dunham Cellars

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30PM-8:00PM  Mark Harmann from Dunham Cellars (Walla Walla, Washington). This is a family run winery making extraordinary Washington wine with a reputation of excellent quality. Dunham selects their fruit from several estate vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia Valley Appellations using all sustainable vineyard growing practices. Dunham Cellars Website Here… Read more »

Winemaker Takeover – Marina Marcarino, Punset Wines

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30PM – 8:00PM Spend an evening with Marina from Punset in Neive – Langhe Piedmonte enjoying flights of Arneis, Barbera d’Alba and Barbaresco. Marina Marcarino of Punset produces an authentic and fine Barbaresco style of wine. Destined to be an engineer by a family in the construction business, Marina rebelled and headed to the… Read more »

Shepard’s Apple Tart with Cranberries Recipe

Shepherd’s Apple Tart with Cranberries Serves 4 © James Laird   1          cup sugar 5          golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut in half ½1/2    cup cranberries   4          eggs ½1/2    cup sugar ½1/2    vanilla bean, split and scrapped ½1/2    cup creme fraiche 1          cup flour   In 2 quart sauce pan, add the 1… Read more »

Toasted Orzo Risotto with Butternut Squash and Shrimp Recipe

Toasted Orzo Risotto with Butternut Squash and Shrimp 4 servings     For Orzo 2          cups orzo pasta 1          cup butternut squash diced l           lb. Gulf shrimp, cleaned and diced 4          cups vegetable stock, hot 2          TBS. minced onions 2          TBS. grated Parmesan cheese 2          TBS. butter 1          TBS. Chopped fresh sage leaves sea salt… Read more »

Freshly Minted Mocktail Recipe

Freshly Minted (non alcoholic)   Glass: martini Ingredients: ½            oz. Egg White 1              oz. Sour Mix 2              oz. Sweetened Mint Tea 1              Dash Matcha Green Tea Powder Garnish: Mint Leaf   Method: Dry Shake Egg White with Sour Mix. Add Sweetened Mint Tea and Matcha Powder. Shake well with Ice. Garnish with a… Read more »

Dead Loss Cocktail Recipe

Dead Loss   Glass: Highball Ingredients: 2             oz. El Destillador Reposado Tequila 1              Egg White ½           oz. Sour Mix 1              Bar Spoon Agave Nectar ½           tsp. Matcha Powder Matcha for Garnish   Method: Dry shake egg whites and sour mix. Add Tequila, agave, matcha, and ice. Shake Well. Pour into a highball glass, garnish with… Read more »

Will To Live Cocktail Recipe

Will To Live 2 oz. Gold Tequila ½ oz. Agave Nectar 2 oz. Fever Tree Bitter Lemon 3 slices of European-style cucumber   Muddle 2 cucumber slices in a mixing glass. Combine agave nectar and Tequila with the muddled cucumber over ice. Shake well and pour into rocks glass. Top with Fever Tree Bitter Lemon…. Read more »