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Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Ice Wine (Dessert Wine) Late Harvest Vignoles (Dessert Wine) Dessert wine pairings can be tricky. The key is to choose a food item that seems less sweet compared to the wine (even if in reality the food has […]

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Italian Quesadillas

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Meritage (Dry Red) Cabernet Sauvignon (Dry Red) Lakeshore Ruby Red (Semi-Dry Red) An Italian take on this classic Mexican dish! The strong fennel flavor of the sausage is a classic Bordeaux style red wine pairing. The apples deliver […]

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Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Merlot (Dry Red) Capriccio (Dry Red) Lakeshore Ruby Red (Semi-Dry Red) This flatbread is the food version of red wine! The fig jam brings out fruitiness while the Gorgonzola cheese and fresh herbs add a dimension of earthiness […]

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Cheesy Bacon Spread

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Edelzwicker (Off-Dry White) Not many white wines would go well with this flavorful cheese spread. However Traminette has a wonderful floral aromatic, fruity flavor and slightly spicy finish, making it an interesting¬†and successful pairing. Ingredients […]

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Super Orange Chicken

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Muscat Ottonel (Dry White) Moscato (Semi-Dry White) Lakeshore Demi-Sec (Semi-Dry White) The classic orange blossom characteristics of Muscat Ottonel pair perfectly with the orange marinade on the chicken. Also, Muscat Ottonel is one of the few wines that […]

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2017 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) Sauvignon Blanc can be a tricky food pairing. Those from cool climates (such as Michigan) tend to exhibit more citrus fruit character. The lemon dressing helps to bridge the flavors between the wine and […]

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Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Edelzwicker (Dry White) Traminette (Semi-Dry White) Asian and Indian foods can often be difficult to pair with wine due to their strong flavors. More full flavored wines, such as Edelzwicker, can stand up to the food and create […]

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Brats with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Dry Riesling (Dry White) Edelzwicker (Dry White) Riesling (Semi-Dry White) A classic sauerkraut and brat recipe. The sourness of the food helps soften the tartness in the wine. Ingredients 8 oz thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces […]

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Citrus Almond Israeli Couscous

**This recipe was featured as part of our 2016 New Release Wine & Food Pairings.** Suggested Wines Vino Verde (Dry White) Pinot Grigio (Dry White) Israeli couscous has the consistency of pasta, making this light and fresh side dish the perfect compliment to grilled foods and chilled white wine. This can be made ahead of […]

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