Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine
& Ginger Molasses Cookies
Our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine is smooth and delectable like strawberry-rhubarb pie filling in liquid form. With 9 years of age this ice wine has become delicate and velvety - you'll be begging for one more sip.
We paired this with our special Ginger Molasses cookies. The spice of ginger cuts into that candied strawberry sweetness leaving smooth berry flavours lingering on your palate.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine $̶5̶0̶ $25
Ginger Molasses Cookies
1.5 Cups Butter softened to room temp
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
4.5 Cups Flour
4 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tblsp Ground Ginger
2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp Ground Cloves
1 Tsp Salt
We started these delightful bites by mixing together most of the dry ingredients first - Flour, Baking Soda, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves & Salt.
Next cream together the room temperature butter & both sugars. Mmm...You want it light and fluffy and pale yellow (like the colour of a nice Riesling ;)
Mix in the eggs one at a time and then the molasses. Once nicely combined begin adding the dry mixture until fully combined.
At this point you're supposed to chill in the fridge for a couple hours but I never have the patience for that step. I want cookies & icewine asap!
Once your patience has run thin preheat oven to 350° & roll out small balls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes (usually until you see cracks in the cookies). Cool & enjoy! Or burn your tongue like I did (again-no patience)
Pinot Gris & Charcuterie
Start your holiday party off with some light yet memorable bites.
Our crisp, dry, and zesty Pinot Gris sings with notes of Pear and Lime. It's high acidity will cleanse your palate between bites of these mild cheeses.
We used Gruyere & Brie for our pairing. On the side we used an aged Salami (spice won't compliment this dry white wine, so best to keep it simple and go with Gypsy or Hungarian). Finished with simple crackers and a dollop of grainy mustard and this will be a charcuterie pairing your guests will demolish within minutes.
Pinot Gris $18.95
& Bruschetta Crostini
Our appetizer pairing has been a hit at our family gatherings for years now. Simple yet delicious. The acidity lended from the Sauvignon Blanc will make the acidic tomato flavours pop and refresh your senses from the garlicky goodness as the sweetness from our Riesling compliments the salty feta. Ok, I'm ready for another plate of these!
Riesling-Sauvignon Blanc $14.95
1 Container Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, diced
Garlic minced (2 cloves, or more for us garlic lovers)
Red Onion (Usually end up using 1/2-3/4 of the onion)
Olive Oil (a splash or two - how's that for technical?)
Basil (Fresh or dehydrated - not dried)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Best to prep ahead of time so the flavours blend in the fridge and lift each other up (Nothing like a supportive appetizer). Begin by adding the first 6 ingredients in a container. We tend to eyeball the portions, so if you like more or less of anything feel free to adjust accordingly. Use about 6-10 fresh leaves of Basil, or a table spoon of dehydrated.
When you're ready to assemble, cut the french bread into crostini's, lay out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.Bake at 375° until desired toasty-ness has been achieved.
To assemble, spoon the tomato mixture onto toasted crostinis, crumble feta over top & drizzle balsamic reduction over all. Enjoy!