Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ice-tini Recipe

Ice-tini Recipe

While we prefer icewine straight and unmixed as a dessert, we’ve seen many icewine dessert cocktail recipes. This one is still our customer’s all time favourites:

1 ½ oz Erie Shore Vineyard Vidal or Cabernet Icewine
1 ½ oz Vodka

Pour ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cranberries for the Holidays.

Holiday Desserts-Glamorous and Easy

This continues to an all time favourite!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

16 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
Or 16 oz Dark Chocolate
2 tbsp shortening (the original recipe called for paraffin)
1 pound fresh strawberries*

1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries
2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.

Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into Styrofoam for the chocolate to cool. White chocolate may be drizzled over the chocolate for a fancier look.
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Serve along side 1-2oz of Erie Shore Vineyard’s Vidal or Cabernet Icewine

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures."--Michael Broadbent

 Great Holiday Entertaining...

Party Wines & Foods:
Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds and other nuts all have an oily, salty taste and need a

wine with an acidic backbone such as our Riesling or Blanc de Blancs to balance their taste.
Spicy Asian and Thai foods need some sweetness to temper their heat.  Winter Harvest Cabernet, Summer Sun, Sellar Secret and Vidal all complement these.

Snacks such as oysters, shrimp and salmon are too briny for red wines and make the wine taste metallic. Try our Vidal,  Blanc de Blanc, Proprietor's White or Summer Sun Cabernet and Sellar Secret.

Wine-friendly cheeses:

• Brie• Cambozola
• Camembert
• Canadian Cheddar
• Chevre
• Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Log
• Duo Bleubry-Saint-Honore
• Fondue Cheese
• Friulano
• Oka
• Parmigiano-Reggiano
• Port Salut
• Roguefort

/ from Natalie MacLean & Costco Connection-2009