Monthly Archives: August 2010

What wine should I serve with Mexican food?

Since we pair the wine with the strongest flavor on the plate, the spice of Mexican food is the predominant flavor. If the Mexican food dish is hot and spicy, then we serve a semi-sweet white or rose’ wine.  Gewurztraminer, Chenin … Continue reading

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Winery Work

WINE WALK by Ron Saikowski The allure of being a winemaker centers around the romance and the sharing of those wines with friends. However, there is a lot of work that goes into making wines that many people do not … Continue reading

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Texas’ Newest Approach to Wine Tastings

WINE WALK by Ron Saikowski Most people enjoy tasting wines and trying to decipher the nuances of wines. However, there are some people who are hesitant to go to such events because they feel that they might be judged by … Continue reading

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Should you change wines during a multiple course?

If you have the opportunity to do multiple wines, absolutely do it. If not, design the meal to go with one wine. Traditionally, multiple course meals start with a white wine and then progress to light reds to bold reds and then … Continue reading

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French Wines

The Greeks and the Romans have been accredited for being the first to plant and cultivate vineyards. Later on, around the 5th Century, the church became the primary keeper of the vine and the main wine producers, which was used primarily … Continue reading

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A Classic Wine Pairing

What would you serve with a spicy Thai dish like mild seafood with a coconut milk? A classic pairing with spicy Thai food is Muscat Canelli. The Muscat has a natural peach, apricot flavor that beautifully complements the spicy Thai flavors. Most … Continue reading

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Harvest Memories

Harvest memories are wonderful and we love it when guests share their favorite moments. Dana wrote: “My family and I stayed at Messina Hof during Harvest Weekend on July 30-Aug 1. During the lunch on Saturday we were served a squash/zucchini dish. It was … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Murder!

Wine and Dine like the stars as you enjoy a Murder Mystery Dinner with lots of drama on Friday, August 13th at 6:30pm! Dress for the Red Carpet and get ready for a fabulous and exciting meal. A-list Brie wrapped … Continue reading

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Harvest Packages

Harvest is well underway and it is truly an exciting time here at Messina Hof. In celebration of another great harvest the retail center at Messina Hof has put together special harvest merchandise packages.  The Ultimate Harvest Experience Box includes a … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Red Wine and White Wine

Is wine healthy? Yes, in moderation and as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Wine’s alcohol content and nonalcoholic phytochemicals has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers and slow the progression of neurological degenerative … Continue reading

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