Caress Cuvée Blanc

Caress Cuvée Blanc, as blended by Bill, is a White Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a magnificent nose and delicious full mouth feel - an incredible breadth and depth of aroma and taste.

The lush style of Caress Cuvée Blanc is a wonderful California example of a Rhone White Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with textbook acidity, a nice concentration of fruit flavors and with less than 4 grams per liter of residual sugar, the driest (Sec) level.

Caress is the best-of-the-best cuvée delivering a haunting, complex, long-lived white wine.

Caress Cuvée Blanc is a White Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the rarest and most prestigious wines in France, made from a variety of different grape varieties. They are delicious and some of France’s most full-bodied and rich white wines.

Because of the intensity and body Caress is wonderful with food and can be pair not only with fish but also with duck breast and all kinds of white meat.

Caress ~ a gentle or loving touch

Cuvée Blanc ~ a medium-bodied white wine blend inspired by the traditional white wines of the Mediterranean Coast.

Cuvée ~ used to indicate a blended wine of exceptional quality. It is a derivative of the word “Cuverie” which is the French term for the building housing the fermentation vats of a winery.

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

Our mixed spice does the trick nicely for an Aussie apple pie but we asked Herbie for a specific American apple pie spice blend to make an extra fragrant, spiced apple pie. The blend can also be used in an apple crumble or apple muffins.

Aussie Seafood Salad

Aussie Seafood Salad

This dish is what Australian summers are all about ... great flavor, great seafood, simple and fresh. You will love this as much as we do.

Avocado & Truffle Salt Soup Shots

Avocado & Truffle Salt Soup Shots

Simple, easy and delicious this Vegan soup is just the perfect starter for a summer meal paired with any of our chilled white wines.

Baked Seasonal Fruit and Raisins

Baked Seasonal Fruit and Raisins

Not feeling like making some elaborate dessert? This is an easy, warm dessert to top off the evening, together with ice cream, fresh cream and or course, our Caress Cuvée Blanc.

Basil Risotto

Basil Risotto

Risotto is so easy to make and such a cooking ritual of love with the stirring and adding, tasting, stirring more and more until a creamy consistency results. You do need to use Arborio rice because of this variety's characteristic of creating creaminess from the constant stirring and release of starches while at the same time absorbing the liquid.

Beer Battered Cheese Curds with Garam Masala Dipping Sauce

Beer Battered Cheese Curds with Garam Masala Dipping Sauce

A Wisconsin favorite, fried cheese curds are a favorite at carnivals and fairs. They look like little balls of popcorn and taste like cheese! Add the Williamson Wines Garam Marsala Stoneground Mustard as a dipping sauce and . . . WOW!

Beurre Blanc Sauce with VerJus

Beurre Blanc Sauce with VerJus

Beurre blanc, or white butter, is a classic and delicious French wine and butter sauce. Versatile and simple to make, beurre blanc has a light texture and rich flavor that goes great with different types of seafood. A fantastic sauce to really dress up shrimp, seared scallops, pork or roasted chicken.

Butternut Squash Feta Tartlet

Butternut Squash Feta Tartlet

These individual tartlets are simple to make and are simultaneously both sweet from the butternut squash and savory from the feta cheese.

Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin

Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin

This is a quick easy way to make Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin in your own kitchen and it will taste like it was made by a famous chef in Monte Carlo.

Caress Scones with Sauteed Pear Chutney

Caress Scones with Sauteed Pear Chutney

The scones are baking away in the oven and the whole place is filled with most glorious aroma. Glasses clink, friends are met and settle in for a chat about what's happening in their lives. The world outside goes on, but nobody cares because we're taking time with friends, scones and wine.

Chinese Beef Stir-Fry

Chinese Beef Stir-Fry

This stir fry is not only delicious, the thin slices of beef sirloin are quickly stir-fried with colorful vegetables and using Herbie's Chinese Stir-Fry Spices it's ready for the table in 15 minutes! Simple, quick, easy, delicious!

Christine's Caress Cupcakes

Christine's Caress Cupcakes

Our wine club manager, Christine made cupcakes for the office. Everybody in the place loved the cupcakes and thought they would make a great pairing with our Caress Cuvée Blanc so we had to try them together. Several cupcakes and glasses of Caress later we knew we had a winner. Thanks Christine!

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce

You could share this Coconut Shrimp dish as an appetizer, it also makes fabulous finger food for a party or serve it as a light dinner. This recipe comes together very easily and quickly in a simple process and the homemade version tastes much better than at a restaurant.

Colin's Corn Salad

Colin's Corn Salad

Every Chef has their version of a Corn Salad so here is Chef Colin's take on everyone's favorite summer dish. Quick, easy and delicious, a perfect party starter or just enjoy by the pool with either a white or rosé wine.

Coriander Apple Crumble

Coriander Apple Crumble

This Coriander Apple Crumble recipe is one of Herbie’s favorites and was created by his Mother, Rosemary Hemphill.

Crab Fritters with Spicy Aoli

Crab Fritters with Spicy Aoli

Crab cakes don't get much easier or tastier than these light, flavorful little crab fritters topped with a spicy aioli.   

Creole Crab Sliders

Creole Crab Sliders

You can never go wrong with slider of any kind. To top it all off, this slider is made with delicious crab and it is extremely simple to make, what more could you want!

Doughnut Holes

Doughnut Holes

So perfect for a breakfast treat or a special dessert these little balls of joy are simple to throw together and taste delicious.

Espelette Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Espelette Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Just a dash of Herbie's Espelette Pepper Flakes kicks up your basic sweet potato wedges. Serve with a side of your favorite dipping sauce, truly a match made in heaven!

Frittata of Asparagus & Smoked Salmon

Frittata of Asparagus & Smoked Salmon

A frittata is an egg-based dish similar to an omelette or quiche, enriched with additional ingredients and sliced to serve guests. It may be served hot or cold, accompanied by fresh salads, bread, beans, olives, etc.

Frittata with Cajun Red Pepper

Frittata with Cajun Red Pepper

This is a fantastic recipe for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or really anytime of the day where we add Cajun flavors, such as crushed red chili pepper, chili powder, garlic and herbs, to a bell pepper-laden frittata

Gazpacho Verde

Gazpacho Verde

Made from Honeydew melon this is a variation on a simple recipe that also receives a lift from the spiced prawns and a great finish from the yogurt and Chardonnay. It's great for a hot summer day, and is a refreshing change from regular gazpacho as our Amourette or Chantilly Chardonnay reveals the prawns.

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Georgia Peach Cobbler

A genuine Georgia Peach Cobbler courtesy of club member Tonya Bothe, a genuine Georgia Peach.

Green Jalapeno Hot Wings

Green Jalapeno Hot Wings

These buffalo-style chicken wings are roasted rather than deep-fried and then smothered in a spicy green jalapeno sauce pureed with pickled jalapenos for an extra flavor hit.

Homemade Hummus with Harissa

Homemade Hummus with Harissa

This Harissa Hummus will have you hooked with its spicy, smoky, and wonderfully aromatic flavors. Makes a wonderful snack or appetizer. Serve with warm pita bread or veggies.

Honey Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

Honey Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is so incredibly tender and full of flavor. It is the perfect solution to not having enough time to make an elaborate diner. You can even begin the marinating process the night before.

Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean & Scotch

Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean & Scotch

This is everything vanilla ice cream should be, impossibly rich and smooth with deep notes of honey, caramel, and flowers. A good Scotch such as Glenlivet will bring out the vanila flavor.

Jalapeno Crab Dip

Jalapeno Crab Dip

With tender, sweet Dungeness crab, creamy cheese, and Herbie's delicious Catch of the Day spice, this dip will complement any family feast—just make sure you get a few bites before it completely disappears and slurp a little Caress Cuvee along with it.

Linguine Carbonara with Black Pepper Prawns

Linguine Carbonara with Black Pepper Prawns

Pasta Carbonara is a classic Italian dish from Rome that traditionally consists of eggs, cream, and bacon or pancetta. This recipe uses Linguine instead of the more traditional spaghetti noodle and with the addition of Black Pepper Prawns it truly pops with our Caress Cuvee Blanc.

Mediterranean Fillo Triangles

Mediterranean Fillo Triangles

Surprise your special someone with a dinner of just appetizers. This is how they regularly eat in Spain (they call the dishes tapas). For dinner you have little plates of lots of different kinds of foods. Everything is just one or two bites and you share. Break out a bottle of wine and have some fun with it.

Missi Roti

Missi Roti

An easy recipe from the Raffles area in Singapore for a light, North Indian flat bread. This healthy and traditional Indian flat bread combines the goodness of whole wheat and chickpea (garbanzo bean).

Pavlova

Pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream. The dessert is a popular part of the national cuisine of Australia, named to honor Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

Pumpkin Pie with Orange Cardamom Custard

Pumpkin Pie with Orange Cardamom Custard

When October is here so are the pumpkins! What better dish is there to mark that autumn is here than a pumpkin pie? Family gatherings can be stressful so collect some calm before a lively family evening and make this simple, delicious Pumpkin pie, everyone's favorite Thanksgiving food.

Risotto Robiola

Risotto Robiola

Risotto Robiola is simple to make and is certainly a dish impossible to forget, thanks to the wonderful flavor and aroma.

Shrimp Bisque with Spiced Creme Fraiche

Shrimp Bisque with Spiced Creme Fraiche

Delicious and decadent, this soup wins on both accounts. The soup is perfectly lovely so make it yourself but prepare to receive compliments and be rewarded with requests for seconds.

Sovrano & Bresaola Salad

Sovrano & Bresaola Salad

A completely different salad focused on Sovrano cheese and Bresaola beef with artichoke hearts. These salty components marry well with soft and peppery greens in this salad with Sovrano cheese that is similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano, but not quite as nutty.

Spiced Pear Fritter

Spiced Pear Fritter

These fritters feature a soft interior with tender pear flavor, fried to golden perfection and dusted with powdered sugar then drizzled with caramel sauce - Yum!

Tuna Croquettes

Tuna Croquettes

Old fashioned Tuna Croquettes is a quick and easy recipe. A great idea for a comfort food meal in a hurry. While you can guess that the name Tuna Croquettes doesn't sing but a plate full of these (tuna as an improvisation of) "crab cakes" will be great with either the condiments and wines we have suggested.

Turmeric Chai Panna Cotta

Turmeric Chai Panna Cotta

Enjoy the health benefits of turmeric with this coconut cream Panna Cotta which is also dairy free.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is a favorite and our Vanilla Bean Sugar makes you impatient to make some.

Wine Poached Pear Turnover

Wine Poached Pear Turnover

The best turnover ever! Made with puff pastry, the buttery and flaky pastry shell encases a sweet wine-poached pear and Herbie's Spice Dust filling that's perfectly cooked throughout.

Wine Poached Pears

Wine Poached Pears

This simple wine poached pear recipe is a perfect dessert option for cold winter nights or as an elegant brunch dish. The recipe maximizes the pear's natural sweetness, combining it with a delicious wine and highlighting both with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Truly decadent!

Apple Horseradish Jam

Apple Horseradish Jam

Your taste-buds will be delighted with the unusual combination of naturally sweet apple juice and the hearty kick of horseradish.

Comté

Comté

Comté, made with raw cow milk in the Franche-Comté region of France, is actually also known as "Gruyère de Comté." Considered one of the world's greatest cheeses Comte captures the essence of raw, mountain pasture-fed cow milk.

Fiore di Capra

Fiore di Capra

A cheese produced in Sardinia, exclusively from goat’s milk and goat rennet, compact and white with no eyes.

Fiore Sardo

Fiore Sardo

Fiore Sardo DOP also known as Pecorino Sardo is a raw, hard cheese made from whole sheep’s milk on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Fiorito di Capra

Fiorito di Capra

Fiorito di Capra is a goat's cheese with a flowery rind and soft texture made with raw goat's milk.

HoneyBee Goat Gouda

HoneyBee Goat Gouda

Chèvre Gouda HoneyBee is made in the Netherlands from pasteurized goat's milk, with a drizzle of honey added to the pure goat milk producing a cashew-like nutty sweetness.

Roaring 40s Blue Cheese

Roaring 40s Blue Cheese

Roaring Forties Blue is a full flavoured blue with a sweet, slightly nutty character, a rich mouth feel and good aftertaste.

Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

Ooh - so good! Apple Pie Spice perfectly combines sweetness from caramelized apples contrasted delightfully with a perfect blend of exotic spices.

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

This delicious blend to dust over fish fillets or peeled prawns and shallow-fry or barbecue.

Rose Harissa Spice Blend

Rose Harissa Spice Blend

Based on a Tunisian blend that may be rubbed on food before cooking, or made into a fragrant, spicy paste.

Turmeric Seafood Rub

Turmeric Seafood Rub

Turmeric is well known as a a wonderful spice to complement to seafood along with ginger & pepper.