Recipe: Larry’s New Year’s Eve Scallops

You know Larry loves wine, but did you also know he’s a whiz in the kitchen? Check out thislarry ringing out customer lovely recipe for scallops he created this year for a special New Year’s Eve celebration.  He served this with Fettuccine and homemade Alfredo and a Ceasar salad. Don’t forget to serve the rest of the Pinot Gris with your meal. This is an excellent pairing! Continue reading

Wine of the Month: Australian Cabernet-Shiraz

Water 2 Wine’s January wine of the month is our Select Series Australian Cabernet-Shiraz blend. This  medium-to-full bodied, heavily-oaked red is the blend that Australia made famous! It is rich and intense with berry and fruit aromas, an abundance of oak, and firm tannins. Cabernet grapes lend the mouth-puckering tannins and higher level of alcohol, while Shiraz grapes lend fruity balance and flavors of chocolate and tar.

Australian Cab-Shiraz is a great wine with strongly-flavored, smoky, grilled, and rich foods. The heavy tannins cut through the richness of creamy pasta sauces or well-marbled lamb or beef steak, while the fruity flavor balances the smokiness of grilled meats and strong cheeses. Try it with Sartori Aged White Cheddar or Parmesan, both available in-store, or bring in your favorite bleu or gorgonzola, crackers, and sausage for a delicious treat.

This wine is a limited-edition, so stop in this month for your complimentary glass and pick up a bottle while supplies last. If you like this wine, you might also like our award-winning* Rattlesnake Cab-Shiraz, Luna Rossa, and award-winning** Estate Australian Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot.

*Double Gold, Houston International Wine Competition, 2009; Silver, Lone Star International Wine Competition, 2010

**Silver, San Antonio Wine Festival Competition, 2008