Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

I’m a big fan of  pretty much anything wrapped in bacon, and these tasty apps are one of my favorites. Whip up a batch of these mouth-watering bites next time you have friends over for wine, but fair warning – they disappear fast! Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps 1   1/4 pounds boneless , skinless chicken …

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Aug 30

My Red Sangria

Last week I shared my recipe for White Peach Sangria. This week, we’ve got an easy recipe for Red Sangria. This fun and festive concoction can mark the end of summer, or the beginning. VinoMan’s Red Sangria 1 bottle Spanish red 1 can Hawaiian Punch 1 sliced lemon 1 sliced orange 1 pack of cinnamon …

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Aug 29

Wine of the Week – 2010 Follies White

Wow, is this a winner! From Portugal comes this 2010 Follies which is a 50/50 blend of Alvarinho and Loureiro grapes. The Alvarinho grape is the class of Portugal producing fine quality whites perfect for the warm summers. Loureiro adds crisp acidity and a nose of passion fruit and white flowers. Match this up with a …

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Aug 26

Baked Cheese Olives

These are great little bites, easy to make and can be frozen before baking – just add a few minutes to bake time. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (make sure the cheese does not have a high oil content) 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature 1/2 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 24 pimento-stuffed olives …

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Aug 25

My White Sangria

Ole people! Let’s grab the bull by the horns and make some sangria! VinoMan’s White Sangria 1 bottle crisp Spanish white 2 sliced peaches 1/4 c. triple sec or orange liquer Let it sit overnight to marry the flavors. When you’re ready to serve, add marachino cherries for sweetness, generous ice and let the dancing …

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Aug 24

Meadowood Tasting

Thank you to Meadowood Farms for partnering up for our wine and cheese tasting last week. The tastings at Vinomania are always fun, and this was no exception. Meadowood brought all kinds of tasty cheeses for our VinoManiacs to sample Along with a selection of summer reds and whites We’ll be announcing our next tasting …

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Aug 24

Sauvignon Blanc Grape- The Summer Buddy

If there was a seasonal summer wine buddy to hang with,  it’s the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Always aromatic and fresh, it’s the perfect companion to seafood. I find it comes in three styles: The grapefruity New Zealand style Fresh cut grassy California style Oaky blends with Semillon – fuller bodied, richer, less acidic All have their …

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Aug 23

The Sunday Supper Club with Adam Eagan – Vol. 2

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for their feedback on the first of hopefully many installments of the Sunday Supper Club. Your compliments and criticisms were taken to heart and duly noted. My only hope is for you to have as much fun watching my growth as I’m having hearing about your adventures in …

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Aug 22

2010 Vega Sindoa Garnacha Rose – Wine Of The Week

A classic new-world style of Rose made in the old world would be a good way to describe the Vega Sindoa Garnacha Rose. What do I mean by that? Old-world style Rose is normally a lot lighter, using less grape skin contact resulting in a lighter bodied wine. The new-world style produces a richer, fruit …

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Aug 19

Ben Franklin was a wino?

  “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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