“Montegria” Sangria

1 bottle Water 2 Wine Montepulciano
12 oz can Sprite Zero
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce Brandy
2 ounces Triple Sec
2 orange slices with rind, halved
1/2 cup each: blueberried, blackberries, and sliced strawberries

Mix. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend. Sip and Enjoy!!!

-Recipe credit to customer Jackie O.

Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

 

Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

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Serves: 8 cups

Summer fruit salad gets a sweet boost with the addition of a White Merlot sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water 2 Wine White Merlot (or your favorite sweet wine)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 cups mixed fresh fruit (berries, melon, and peaches are a great combination)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Dice fruit and place in refrigerator to cool.
  2. Mix wine and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Chill.
  3. While sauce and fruit cool, chop mint.
  4. Pour sauce over fruit and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with mint.
  5. Serve immediately or chill for several hours to allow flavors to meld. Fruit may soften while chilling.

 

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Recipe: White Meritage Sauce with Artichokes

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Recipe: Merlot Dessert Sauce

Who doesn’t love dessert? And wine? And wine-enhanced dessert? Sweet, thick, syrupy, and a gorgeous plum color, this dessert sauce adds a little something special to your favorite ice cream or angel food cake. It’s also delicious poured over fruit or as a topping for meringue. It’s so versatile and so yummy. It stores well, so you can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for your next sweets craving.  Continue reading

Recipe: Piedmont King Risotto with Baby Bellas

Piedmont King adds a deep, savory flavor to this vegetarian-friendly side dish, peidmont king risotto water 2 wine brookfield wicomplemented by tangy, salty Parmigiano Reggiano. Though somewhat time-consuming, risotto’s creamy, comforting texture makes it the perfect accompaniment to a hearty fall roast or simple baked chicken. Pictured here with steamed broccoli and Italian- seasoned chicken breast with black olive paste from Oilerie. Continue reading