Monthly Archives: November 2010

Let’s Talk Turkey – Rosemary Pecan Cornbread Stuffing

Make the Rosemary Cornbread Stuffing your choice of stuffing this year. It goes great with a baked, smoked, or grilled turkey. Pair this recipe with Messina Hof Gewurztraminer along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, or Reflections. -4 … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – North American Butternut Squash Stuffing

Wanting to try something new to your traditional stuffing for the Holidays? Try this delicious North American Butternut Squash stuffing for any Baked, Blackened or Cajun turkey. Looking for a great wine to pair this dish with? Semi-dry white wines … Continue reading

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Do You Toast the Inside of the Barrel?

Barrels are made from Oak, Chestnut, Pine, Redwood, etc. depending on the part of the world you live. In our wine process, we use Oak barrels. The wood is cut into staves and air dried. The Cooper (Barrel Maker) builds a small campfire … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Muscat Canelli Garlic BBQ Sauce

Looking to try something new to your Thanksgiving Turkey? Enjoy a barbeque flavor to your baked, blackened, or cajun turkey, try the Garlic BBQ sauce. Messina Hof’s Muscat Canelli is a perfect sweet white wine to pair for this sauce and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing

Bring some new flavor to your holiday turkey with the Minnesota Wild Rice Dressing. Works best with baked, smoked, or grilled turkey. You can pair this stuffing with Messina Hof Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, and Reflections. -4 … Continue reading

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Thank you for attending “Murder at the Baths”

Thank you to all who attended our Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner, “Murder at the Baths” on October 29, 2010. The night began with a wine and cheese reception as guests marveled at surrounding attendee’s costume choices. We had everything from … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Louisiana Oyster Dressing

To bring a taste of the South to your holiday meal, try the Louisiana Oyster Dressing with your turkey. This dressing tastes best with fried, baked, roasted or boiled turkey. Pair the dish with Messina Hof Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Hawaiian Sweet Potato & Walnut Stuffing

If you prefer sweet potatoes, try using the Hawaiian Sweet Potato and Walnut stuffing for your holiday meal.  Goes best with a salt cured or blackened turkey and can be paired with Messina Hof Angel Late Harvest Riesling, Glory Late … Continue reading

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What Cheese do you recommend with Red Wines?

Red wine and Cheese paring is a natural match. The fuller body and rich structure of the wine can buffer very sharp cheeses with an intense personality. Here are some general types of red wines and the cheeses that pair well … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Green Pesto Recipe

If you’re thinking of preparing a fired, baked, roasted, or boiled turkey – try pairing your dish with the Green Pesto sauce. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. This recipe will go perfect with Messina Hof Chardonnay.  Some choices … Continue reading

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