Category Archives: Educational

Taste A Delicious Tradition

In the name of tradition… In this season full of family holiday traditions, we are exploring the Christmastime customs of our two family heritages! Our name, Messina Hof, is derived from the cities Messina, Sicily, and Hof, Germany, where the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pie Recipe

In the spirit of giving, we are spilling our favorite secret ingredient…red wine! Here at Messina Hof, around the holidays, we love infusing naturally fruit-forward and rich red wine into our desserts. This week, we are featuring our Chocolate Pie … Continue reading

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Uncork Christmas Dinner

We’re feeling festive, fine, and looking forward to drinking Christmas wine! Although mashed potatoes, green beans, and buttered rolls are great, this week we are focusing on the main parts of your plate. Whether you’ll be enjoying lamb, turkey, ham, … Continue reading

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A Toast to Being the Host

December is around the corner, the glimmer of Christmas lights are reappearing, and loved ones are packing up their sleighs and coming to visit. As we wrap up the year, it can be easy to get lost in the long … Continue reading

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Wines

Put a cork in holiday stress! When it comes to choosing wine, you really can’t mess up. Do some wines pair better with Thanksgiving dishes than others? Of course. Will your kitchen implode, and a Thanksgiving fiasco occur if you … Continue reading

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Sip and Savor Texas BBQ and Wine

Gather around the table because it’s time to pour some holiday cheer! This season, sip and savor the perfect pairing of Opa’s Smoked Meats and Messina Hof wine. Beau • Cabernet Sauvignon with Beef Sausages The soft fruit notes in Beau and the spicy tones of … Continue reading

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Get Cozy with Messina Hof Mulled Wine!

Brr, it’s cold outside, so wine not warm up with some delicious Mulled Wine? “Mulled” means heated or spiced and typically features ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, and honey. This drink is traditionally served during the winter months and is a favorite … Continue reading

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Wine Tip: Serving Temperatures

Did you know the temperature of your wine affects the way a wine smells and tastes? That’s right! For the best wine drinking experience, use these basic guidelines… When it comes to red wine, serve at room temperature between 59-64°F. Examples: Paulo Sagrantino, … Continue reading

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Cork Hallo-wine Craft

Hocus pocus, it’s time to focus and get crafting. Supplies: 24 Corks Hot Glue Gun Twine Yarn Acrylic Paint (optional) How to: Gather up your corks. For the perfect pumpkin, you will need 24. Don’t have enough? This seems like a worthy … Continue reading

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Happy Sip-tember!

It’s Sip-tember y’all! With the playfulness of August behind us, it’s time to get down to business. Sure, you know how to enjoy wine, but do you know wine tasting techniques that will bring your experience to the next level? … Continue reading

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