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How about something substantial and spicy for a cold winter’s day? The liberal peppering of all kinds of peppercorns in this recipe will warm you from within! Paired with a glass of our fruit-driven, spicy Tempranillo it’s one of Colleen’s favorites and really hits the spot! This is quick and easy to make whether it’s […]

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2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

by David on May 20, 2010

New release! Not so familiar with Cabernet Franc? It’s a little softer, leaner and more elegant than its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes it easy to drink and very food friendly.   When it’s blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s often done to “bring up the nose”, which just means it smells really good. Expect lush, ripe […]

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2007 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on May 20, 2010

This is no Cabernet wannabe. With its red fruit, velvety tannins and earthy, slightly herbal note it’s unmistakably Merlot.       This is 100% Merlot, but you can still call it a blend because it brings together rich, ripe flavors from our Yountville Estate and the leaner, earthier character of Carneros-grown fruit. It all […]

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We’d like to welcome spring with something just a little sweet. That’s our Chenin Blanc – fresh and light with just a touch of sweetness to accentuate the honeyed pear, bright citrus and pineapple character. The Chenin Blanc is wonderfully refreshing on its own, but Colleen came up with this quick and delicious recipe that features zesty citrus […]

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Culinary Getaways

by David on February 21, 2010

Suffering from cabin fever? Love to cook? And EAT??? You should know Sherry Page of CulinaryGetaways. Whether it’s Napa Valley, Paris, Sausalito, Tuscany or Provence you’ll cook with the very best local ingredients and eat the best that the region has to offer. This 2-minute Fun Fact fills you in!

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Pairing Wine and Chocolate

by David on January 25, 2010

Scroll down for a 3-course, all-chocolate menu for Valentine’s Day! In 1528, when Hernando Cortez first brought chocolate to Spain from the Aztec Empire, it was considered the ultimate gift to bestow upon a loved one. Its rarity and seductive powers made it an unequivocal declaration of passion and devotion. The Aztecs believed chocolate to […]

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In our last video you heard from Colleen, Sherry and Diane about suggested wine pairings for Thanksgiving. If you’re in the mood to do something a little different for Thanksgiving this year, in this brief video you’ll hear from them again, talking about their favorite Thanksgiving food traditions and how to pair them with wine. […]

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Goosecross: Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

by David on November 22, 2009

It’s almost here! Are you ready for Turkey Day? Wondering what wines to serve? Here’s some great advice from three wine and food experts, all within two minutes! Here’s what Colleen Topper of Goosecross Cellars, Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways and Diane De Filipi of Let’s Go Cook Italian have to suggest! Happy Thanksgiving! To […]

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Goosecross: Savoring Saffron

by David on November 13, 2009

Just to be honest, I’m not the cook in the family – no interest, no talent. Fortunately, my husband is, and in spades, and he keeps the battle of the scale going for me So, imagine someone like me faced with the prospect of using saffron – nope – ain’t gonna happen. Waaay to intimidating! […]

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Goosecross: Not All Pumpkins are Created Equal

by David on November 8, 2009

Getting ready for Thanksgiving?  Give a listen to this two-minute Fun Fact on the best pumpkins for baking! Speaking of Thanksgiving, Colleen has a great Thanksgiving menu for you on our homepage!  Of course it includes pumpkin pie, which is absolutely delicious with a glass of our Chenin Blanc.  So much to be grateful for! […]

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