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May 2018 Wine Club Newsletter

21st Apr 2018 @ 09:53 by Bill


Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in May together with the cheeses and recipes to go with your wines.

Simply click on the wine, cheese or recipe for more information. To watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe click on the red arrow


White Wines of May 2018


Frolic Viognier 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Panzanella
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Garlic Steak Seasoning
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Lustenberger 1862


Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken with Caper Cream Sauce
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Lemon and Herb Pepper - & - Bay Leaves
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Grossetano


Relish Roussanne 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Za'atar Crusted Grilled Shrimp Skewers
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Za'atar
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Salva Cremasco


Red Wines of May 2018

Allure Meritage 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Baba Ghanoush with Grilled Steak Kebobs
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Sesame Seeds - & - Native Lemon Pepper
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Gorgonzola Piccante


Indulge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pecan Pie Tarts
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Cassia Bark Ground
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Piave Vecchio


Harmony Shiraz 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Sichuan Marinated Grilled Chicken
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Sichuan Chili Spice Mix - & - Jaggery - & - Ginger Slices
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Farmstead Manchego



February 2018 Wine Club Newsletter

17th Jan 2018 @ 09:45 by Bill


Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in February together with the cheeses and recipes to pair with them!

Simply click on the wine, recipe, spice or cheese names for more information.

Click on the red arrow within each recipe to watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe.


White Wines of February 2018


Caress Cuvee Blanc 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Chinese Beef Stir-Fry
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Chinese Stir-Fry Spices
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Sgt. Pepper Chèvre


Relish Roussanne 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Chai Chaat Masala Lamb
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Chaat Masala + Tea & Coffee Masala
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Taleggio


Amourette Chardonnay 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pan Roasted Salmon with Spiced Cream Sauce
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Amchur Powder + Lentil & Dhal Spice
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Blondie's Best


Red Wines of February 2018


Scandal Zinfandel 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Spanish Chicken & Rice Soup
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Paella Spice Mix + Cumin Seed
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Smoked Goat Cheddar


Amour Merlot 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Vanilla + Sugar 'n' Spice
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Blu al Don Santo


Elate Grange Cuvee 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Sweet and Savory Pork with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Wasabi Powder + Galangal + Cloves
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Comté


Bill's Cellar Selection for February 2018

Intrigue Melange 2014 a Left Bank style Red Wine blend (Mélange) created from our finest California vineyards and inspired by Château Haut-Brion.


Visit, Taste, Dine & Travel

Come visit us in California wine country and enjoy some of our 2018 events.

  • Epicurean Dinners ~ Dine with us on the first Friday every month
  • Pickup Parties ~ Party with us every Weekend in December, February, May and October
  • Oz Odyssey ~ Enjoy the best Wines and Foods of Australia with us March 7 to 15, 2018
  • Pig Roast ~ Celebrate Harvest with us Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Europe Odyssey ~ Cruise the Adriatic Coast with us August 13 to 23, 2018
  • Lobster Feast ~ Celebrate Crush with us Sunday September 9, 2018

Book early as space is limited or call 707-433-1500 with any questions.



December 2017 Wine Club Newsletter

17th Nov 2017 @ 19:26 by Bill


Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in December together with the cheeses and recipes to pair with them!

Simply click on the wine, recipe, spice or cheese names for more information.

Click on the red arrow within each recipe to watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe.


White Wines of December 2017


Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Broccoli Cheddar Soup
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Fragrant Sweet Spices & Crunchy Salad Sprinkle
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Beemsters Goat Gouda


Amourette Chardonnay 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Winter Roasted Vegetables with a Honey Citrus Glaze
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Pickling Spice & Orange Peel & Ginger
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Robiola Rustica


Relish Roussanne 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Spice Crusted Petrale Sole
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Amok Spice Mix & Dill Green Tips
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Caciocavallo Affumicato


Red Wines of December 2017


Enchant Trinity 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Chicken Saltimbocca
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Sage & Garam Masala Spices & Stoneground Mustard
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Camilla


Amuse Melange 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Holiday Pumpkin Pie
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Vanilla & Pumpkin Pie Spice
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Westcombe Cheddar


Perky Petit Verdot 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Carnitas Tamale Pie
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Guacamole Spice Mix & Mexican Spice Blend
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Mimolette, aka Boule de Lille


Bill's Cellar Selection for December 2017

SHIPPING CLUB MEMBERS: - Ingenue Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

PICK UP CLUB MEMBERS: - Schubert Theorem Shiraz 2010


Visit, Taste, Dine & Travel

Come visit us in California wine country and enjoy some of our 2018 events.

  • Epicurean Dinners ~ Dine with us on the first Friday every month
  • Pickup Parties ~ Party with us every Weekend in December, February, May and October
  • Oz Odyssey ~ Enjoy the best Wines and Foods of Australia with us March 7 to 15, 2018
  • Pig Roast ~ Celebrate Harvest with us Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Europe Odyssey ~ Cruise the Adriatic Coast with us August 13 to 23, 2018
  • Lobster Feast ~ Celebrate Crush with us Sunday September 9, 2018

Book early as space is limited or call 707-433-1500 with any questions.



October 2017 Wine Club Newsletter

22nd Sep 2017 @ 19:55 by Bill


Dawn, Sam and Bill are back from our Europe Odyssey trip and now it's time to finish harvest and enjoy our October Pickup Parties. We took over one hundred club members for our wine and food odyssey through Europe and many have already signed up for our 2018 cruise next August. more details . . .

Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in October together with the cheeses and recipes to go with your wines. three of which are based on your wine preferences. Simply click on the wine, cheese or recipe for more information. To watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe click on the red arrow.


Selected White Wines of October 2017


Frolic Viognier 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pan Roasted Chicken, Smashed Potatoes, Brown Butter
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Mustard Seed ~ Chicken BBQ & Roast Rub
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pecorino di Rocca & Chili


Caress Cuvee Blanc 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Homemade Hummus with Harissa
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Garlic Powder ~ Desert Oak ~ Cumin Seed ~ Harissa Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Sriracha Gouda


Chantilly Chardonnay 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Clam Chowder
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Celery Seed ~ Bouquet Garni
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Rodolphe Le Meunier Camembert


Selected Red Wines of October 2017


Clarissa Vin Rouge 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Penne Puttanesca
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Italian Seasoning ~ Dill Seed
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Vacherousse d’Argental


Heritage Shiraz 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Rib Spice Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Black Butte Reserve


Passion Pinot Noir 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Barberry
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Truf Goat



May 2017 Wine Club Shipments

16th Apr 2017 @ 16:55 by Bill


Welcome to Summer

Winter has left us, Dawn and I are back from our Australian Oz Odyssey trip and its time to get ready for a great summer. We took twenty wine club members to Australia for our annual wine and food odyssey and now we are all shopping for larger clothes.

The wines, bottled last August, are already tasting great now so here are the wines we have selected for your May shipment, three of which are based on your wine preferences. Just click on any of the wines, recipes or cheeses for more detail.


Selected White Wines of May 2017


Chantilly Chardonnay 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Shrimp Tacos with Spiced Mango Salsa
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Mexican Spice Blend
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Lamb Chopper Cheese

Relish Roussanne 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Weeknight Vegetable Coconut Curry
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Vegetable Curry
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Purple Haze Cheese

Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Pesto Sauce
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Lemon & Herb Pepper - & - Shish Kebab Spice
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pecorino il Crudo Cheese


Selected Red Wines of May 2017


Entice Cuvée 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pipin' Hot Creole Sausage with Rice Pilaf 
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Persian Spice Mix - & - Creole Seasoning
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Occelli al Pepe Nero e Bache Rosa Cheese

Embrace Grenache 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Teriyaki Marinated Steak
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Brazilian Spice Blend - & - Garlic Powder - & - Ginger Powder
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Fiore Sardo Cheese

Sutry Cabernet Franc 2013

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Dark Chocolate Mousse
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Spice Dust - & - Strawberry Gum - & - Vanilla Extract
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Casa de Mendevil Cheese


Bill's Cellar Selection for May 2017


Ravish Mélange 2014 - WHITE LABEL


Come visit, taste and dine with us.

If you intend to visit California wine country this summer remember we have these events already scheduled so book early as space is limited.



May 2017 Pickup Parties

15th Apr 2017 @ 09:27 by Bill


Come enjoy the wines, cheeses and new recipes at any one of the fifteen Pickup Parties in May held at our 18 Matheson Street, facility located opposite Hotel Healdsburg just two blocks from our original tasting room.


Click on your choice below or call us on 707-433-1500 to RSVP

If you have already RSVP'd, you're all set!


Sunday May 7


Saturday May 13


Sunday May 14


Saturday May 27


Sunday May 28


As usual, Wine Club Members and partner are complimentary; guests are $25 each (limit of 2) charged to your card on file. Please confirm your reservation as this is required for entry.

Call with any questions: 707-433-1500 Monday to Friday ~ 9am - 5pm PST



February 2017 Pickup Parties

20th Jan 2017 @ 15:57 by Bill


Come enjoy the wines, cheeses and new recipes at the February Pickup Parties in our new facility at 18 Matheson Street, located opposite Hotel Healdsburg just two blocks from our original tasting room.


Click on your choice below or call us on 707-433-1500 to RSVP

If you have already RSVP'd, you're all set!


Saturday February 11


Sunday February 12


Saturday February 18


Sunday February 19


Saturday February 25


Sunday February 26

As usual, Wine Club Members and partner are complimentary. Guests are $25 each (limit of 2) charged to your card on file to confirm your reservation. Reservations are required for entry.

Call with any questions: 707-433-1500 Monday to Friday ~ 9am - 5pm PST



February 2017 Wine Club Shipments

20th Jan 2017 @ 12:52 by Bill


Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in February together with some new cheeses and recipes.

Simply click on the wine, cheese or recipe for more information. Highlighted spices are shipped as the February Spice Club. To watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe click on the red arrow


White Wines of February 2017

WHITE WINE #1: - Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Asian Noodle Bowl
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Tamarind Block Thai - & - Laksa Mix - & - Dukkah
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Blondie's Best


WHITE WINE #2: - Frolic Viognier 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Steak Quesadilla & Sriracha Horseradish Dipping Sauce
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Mexican Chili Powder - & - Sriracha Horseradish Sauce
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pecorino Sardo Vecchio di Fonni


WHITE WINE #3: - Caress Cuvée Blanc 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Wine Poached Pear Turnover
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Spice Dust
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Cevrin alle Erbe di Montagna


Red Wines of February 2017

RED WINE #1: - Rapture Pinot Noir 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Lamb Sliders with Truffle Mayo
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Porcini Powder - & - Chermoula Spice Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pecorino Moliterno al Tartufo


RED WINE #2: - Allure Meritage 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Tuscan-Style Chicken & Parmesan Cream Sauce
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Tarragon Leaves - Cut
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Bianche


RED WINE #3: - Amour Merlot 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Beef Borscht
SPICES USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Dill Green Tips - & - Beetroot Powder - & - Baharat Spice Blend
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Blu del Monviso



December 2016 Wine Club Shipments

1st Dec 2016 @ 14:46 by Bill


Here are the wines we have selected for you to enjoy in December together with the cheeses and recipes to go with your wines.

Simply click on the wine, cheese or recipe for more information. To watch Chef Tommy prepare the recipe click on the red arrow


White Wines of December 2016

WHITE WINE #1: - Amourette Chardonnay 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Bread Pudding, Citrus Lavender Glaze
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Lavender Flowers - & - Bread Makers Seed Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Tuma tri Fulera


WHITE WINE #2: - Relish Roussanne 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Crab Cakes, Sumac Aioli
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Sumac - & - Catch of the Day - & - Garlic Powder
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Midnight Moon


WHITE WINE #3: - Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Crab Wonton Bites
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Shichimi Togarashi - & - Korma Curry Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Latteria S. Andrea


Red Wines of December2016

RED WINE #1: - Heritage Shiraz 2014

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Beef Stroganoff
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Piment D'Espelette - & - Licorice Root
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Quadriacapra


RED WINE #2: - Seduce Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Honey Baked Yams, Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce & Pomegranate
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Pomegranate Molasses - & - Roast Vegetable Herb Mix
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Saint Agur*


RED WINE #3: - Amuse Barrel Selection 2013

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Turkey Meatloaf
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Tasty Meat Sprinkle - & - Onion Chopped, Large Slices
CHEESE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Barely Buzzed



December 2016 Pickup Parties

20th Nov 2016 @ 12:54 by Bill


Come enjoy the wines, cheeses and new recipes at the December Pickup Parties. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year we are holding three parties each Saturday and Sunday for the first three weeks in our new facility at 18 Matheson Street, located opposite Hotel Healdsburg just two blocks from our original tasting room.

Members who joined before 2013 are invited to attend one of four special 10 am to noon parties.


Click on your choice below or call us on 707-433-1500 to RSVP


Saturday December 3


Sunday December 4


Saturday December 10


Sunday December 11


Saturday December 17


Sunday December 18

As usual, Wine Club Members and partner are complimentary. Guests are $25 each (limit of 2) charged to your card on file to confirm your reservation. Reservations are required for entry.

Call with any questions: 707-433-1500 Monday to Friday ~ 9am - 5pm PST



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