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Suggested Wines Dry Riesling (Dry White) Edelzwicker (Off-Dry White) Gazpacho is a cold, refreshing, tomato based soup. This is a combination of many recipes we have tried throughout the years. It makes a lot and is quite versatile. Enjoy it on a warm evening with a crisp white wine, such as Dry Riesling. Ingredients 1 […]

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Sweet Summer Marinade

Suggested Wines Riesling (Semi-Dry White) Cabaret Rose (Dry Rose) This marinade is great for chicken. We like to use boneless, skinless thighs, cutting them smaller and using them on a skewer for kabobs. It is a very versatile recipe. If you like lots of garlic, add more. If you don’t care for ginger, add less […]

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Sausage and Pasta Skillet

Suggested Wines Dry Riesling (Dry White) Riesling (Semi-Dry White) This is a great recipe for a quick mid-week meal. The ingredients are simply suggestions; feel free to experiment. As written, this is great paired with one of our Rieslings. Ingredients 8 oz hot, cooked whole wheat penne pasta 1 clove garlic, minced 3/4 cup sliced […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Suggested Wines Sparkling Riesling (Semi-dry Sparkling) Edelzwicker (Off-dry White) These are great for your next cocktail party! Mushrooms form a perfect earthy base that compliments Michigan wine. These can also be made ahead of time, making them the perfect appetizer for your next impromptu gathering. Ingredients 24 fresh mushrooms (baby bellas are perfect) 1/4 cup […]

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White Turkey Chili

Suggested Wines Edelzwicker (Off-Dry White) Dry Riesling (Dry White) This is a great way to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey! It is hardy and delicious and pairs up nicely with crisp white wine. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 medium onions, chopped 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped (red peppers add great […]

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Pesto Artichoke Spread

Suggested Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) Premier Cuvee (Dry Sparkling) With all of the fresh basil in the garden during the summer, we make a lot of pesto. This spread is a great addition to your next Happy Hour. Serve with fresh veggies and crackers. Ingredients 1 8oz package of cream cheese (low-fat is fine), […]

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Flourless Black Bean Brownies

Suggested Wines Meritage (Dry Red) Lakeshore Red (Dry Red) In this unique recipe, black beans take the place of flour…making it gluten free! The flavors and tannin present in good dark chocolate are a natural pairing with a red wine such as Meritage or Lakeshore Red. Ingredients 1 15oz can cooked black beans, rinsed and […]

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Frog Eye Salad

Suggested Wines Late Harvest Vignoles (Semi-Sweet White) 42 Ice Wine (Sweet White) This recipe gets its name from the tiny acini di pepe pasta that serves as the base. The citrus fruit and shredded coconut are a great pairing for a sweeter wine. Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoons all-purpose white flour 2.5 teaspoons […]

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