Recipes & Pairings

Mardi Gras Wine Pairings

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Mardi Gras is known for the wild celebrations and the overabundance of food! Louisiana’s creole cuisine blends ancestral influences to create a delicious mix of dishes that feature staple ingredients like rice, meats, fresh seafood, and mouthwatering creole seasonings with a kick. Traditional dishes like gumbo and jambalaya typically have one thing in common if nothing else: SPICE! Authentic creole dishes often boast flavors of cayenne, paprika, and pepper sauces to get the perfect amount of heat and flavor. When looking to pair a wine with these spicy traditional meals it can be difficult but once you find the perfect...

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Pink Moscato Strawberry Lemonade

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YIELD: 8-10 servings    ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes Ingredients 1, 750mL bottle of pink Moscato 6 cups of strawberry lemonade 1 cup lemon slices 1 cup strawberry slices Optional Ingredients ½ cup vodka ½ cup raspberries Instructions Chop lemons and strawberries as desired. In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, mix pink moscato, with the strawberry lemonade. Stir and add fruit. Let chill until ready to serve.  

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Wine Gourmet’s Sweet Red Wine Sangria

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We always like to change things up on you guys. Check out this iteration of our recipe for Wine Gourmet's House Sangria with sweet red wine! YIELD: Roughly 6 Glasses    ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes     TOTAL TIME: 70 minutes Ingredients 1, 750ml bottle of sweet red wine 1/4 cup of pulp-free orange juice 1/3 cup 7-UP 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 tbs vodka** 2 tbs brandy** 1 stick of cinnamon Fresh Fruit Granny Smith Apples Lemons Raspberries Strawberries Oranges Any variety of fresh or frozen fruit can be used, such as grapes, limes, melon, mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and...

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Lemon and Herb Chicken Moscato

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Cooking with wine is nothing new, but this Lemon and Herb chicken that’s made with moscato is worthy of its chance in the spotlight. This recipe we tried from What’s Gaby Cooking makes us want to lick our plates clean! YIELD: 10-12 servings    ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes Ingredients 1-pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces 1/4 cup all purpose flour 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6-8 baby bella mushrooms, sliced (about 6 ounces) ½ cup Moscato wine 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped basil Juice of...

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Creamy Strawberry Moscato Torte

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Thanks to the geniuses over at New York Times Cooking, we stumbled across this incredibly delicious recipe for a ladyfinger torte amped up with strawberries and moscato! YIELD: 10-12 servings    ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 bottle of moscato 1½ quarts of strawberries 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 2 pounds mascarpone ½ cup heavy cream 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 plum, moist vanilla beans 48 ladyfingers (2 packages) Instructions Hull and slice 1 quart of strawberries. Leave remaining 1/2 quart whole for garnish. Put sliced berries in a bowl and gently toss with superfine or granulated sugar, adding more if...

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