February 2016 Wine Club & Pickup Parties

Our kitchen staff have been busy so this year you will see even greater harmony between our wines, recipes, spices, gourmet foods and cheeses.

Many of the recipes have been designed using our Herbie's spices and they are also the spices sent to the Spice Club this quarter. So now the recipes of the quarter pair with the wines of the quarter and the spices of the quarter. The February Spices are

  • Cajun Spice Mix
  • Garlic Flakes
  • Chives
  • Garlic Steak Seasoning

    If the recipes contain meat then a vegetarian version is also included. Based on your wine preferences, we have selected three of these six wine alternatives.

    White Wines

    Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo
  • Tempeh Quinoa Gumb
  • Ballerina Goat Gouda Cheese

    Caress Cuvée Blanc 2013

  • Beer Battered Cheese Curds with Garam Masala Dipping Sauce
  • Comte Cheese

    Frolic Viognier 2013

  • Spicy Miso Soup with Nasi Goreng Chili Oil
  • Gorgonzola Piccante Cheese

    Red Wines

    Indulge* Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Italian Sausage Cassoulet
  • White Bean Cassoulet with Blue Cheese Garlic Bread
  • Pecoretto al Pepe Rosa Cheese

    Allure Meritage 2013

  • Minestrone Soup with Parmesan Cheese Bread
  • Vella Dry Jack

    Elate Grange Cuvée 2012

  • Elate French Dip with Garlic Au Jus
  • Roasted Portobello and Eggplant French Dip
  • Blu Monviso Cheese

    Bill's Cellar Wine

    If you are one of the lucky few to have the Bill's Cellar extension on your wine club membership then you are in for a real treat as Bill is releasing one of his favorites from his Aussie Mate, Dan Standish. The Relic* Shiraz/Viognier 2012. Make sure you pair this extraordinary wine with an easy chair and perhaps one wine-loving close friend.

    Icon Club Wines

    Again, a few lucky people are members of our Icon Club and this month they are receiving a wonderful group of Bill's 2012 Noble Bordeaux style wines.

  • Sultry Cabernet Franc 2012
  • Tango Malbec 2012
  • Perky Petit Verdot 2012**](https://williamsonwines.com/product/perky-petit-verdot-2012) Best kept until you can drink them alone.

    February Pickup Parties

    Our parties are an opportunity to taste the wines in your shipment, enjoy some of the special cheeses and new recipes of the quarter and meet other wine club members. Our wine club has grown too large for us to only have one party, so in February we will host 14 pickup parties. Every Sunday there will be three parties plus two Saturday parties especially for our friends who became members before 2010. No crowding - everyone has a chance to enjoy the recipes, wines and cheese of February - Yum!