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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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Garlic Spread

Suggested Wines Meritage (Dry Red) Capriccio (Dry Red) Lakeshore Ruby Red (Semi-Dry Red) This recipe is a Welsch family favorite, and was originally published in our print newsletter in 1996! Spread this flavorful concoction on slices of fresh baked bread and serve them with your favorite Italian red sauce and pasta or on their own […]

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Crab and Shrimp Dip

Suggested Wines True Chardonnay (Dry White) Chardonnay Reserve (Dry White) This recipe was featured as the 2nd course during the 2015 New Release Wine & Food Pairings. Ingredients 2 green onions, minced 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp. 3 Tablespoons Mayo 6.5 oz. can lump crab meat 4.5 oz. can tiny salad shrimp 8 oz. […]

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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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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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Bean and Rosemary Salad

Suggested Wines Edelzwicker (Off-Dry White) Pinot Grigio (Dry White) True Chardonnay (Dry White) This dish is inspired by travels to Tuscany and is great as a side year around. It can also be used as an appetizer by serving on a crostini. Ingredients 1/2 red onion 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil […]

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Butternut Squash Hummus

Suggested Wines Premier Cuvee (Dry, Sparkling White) True Chardonnay (Dry White) This recipe is from our good friend, Chef Christine Ferris. It uses butternut squash in place of garbanzo beans, making it a perfect addition to any fall menu. If you are like us you start all your family gatherings with sparkling wine and appetizers. […]

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