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Order County wines, craft beers & ciders

Posted by Amanda

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Ready. Steady. Go!  Are you ready for County in the Capital? It’s back in town for the 4th annual Taste & Buy event featuring Prince Edward County’s finest wines, ciders & craft beers – you won’t find any of these at the LCBO.

savvy-eventAt this sold out event, you have the unique opportunity to meet the cool people from The County & order any combination of their favorites from The County to be delivered by courier to your  home or office. And there’s free shipping by courier on orders of 12 bottles or more.

Can’t make it? Don’t have a ticket? No worries! You can order your favorites from The County in one click with our online order form.

Get your shopping list ready!

With over 100 wines, craft beers & ciders discoveries that await…Here’s what will be available to sample so you can plan ahead & make your ‘I gotta try’ list.

Craft Beer

BARLEY DAYS BREWERY

Sugar Shack Ale (660 mL) $8.50

Mix n’ Match to make your 6-pack

County IPA $13.25

Harvest Gold Pale Ale $13.25

Loyalist Lager $13.25

Royal George Brown Ale $13.25

Wind & Sail Dark Ale $13.25

Yuletide Cherry Porter $15.95

Hard Cider

COUNTY CIDER COMPANY

A Tortured Path Cider $7.95

County Pear Cider $7.95

PEC Ice Cider (375 mL) $30.00

BERGERON ESTATE WINERY & CIDER CO.

Cole Point Cider 6-pack $17.40

 

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BERGERON ESTATE WINERY & CIDER CO.

2011 Riesling (Reg $16.95) $15.50

2011 Rosé (Reg $17.95) $16.50

2011 Gamay Noir (Reg $20) $18.50

2010 Pinot Noir (Reg $28.95) $26.95

CASA-DEA ESTATES WINERY

2012 Pinot Gris $18.95

2010 Chardonnay Reserve $24.95

2013 Gamay $15.95

2011 Pinot Noir $19.95

DEL-GATTO ESTATES WINERY

2013 Dragonfly White $20.00

2012 Pinot Noir $29.00

La Porta dessert wine (500 mL) $29.00

DEVILS WISHBONE

2013 Wicked White $18.00

2013 Pinot Gris $22.00

2013 Pinot Gris Rosé $23.00

2013 Incarnate Red $18.00

2012 Pinot Noir $29.00

2012 Cabernet Franc $29.00

 

HALF MOON BAY WINERY

2013 Pinot Gris $15.00

2013 Chardonnay $18.00

2012 Merlot $22.00

2012 Pinot Noir $25.00

HARWOOD ESTATES WINERY

2013 Windward White $18.00

2013 Pinot Gris $18.00

2013 Friends Rosé $18.00

2011 Merlot $25.00

2011 Pinot Noir $29.00

HILLIER CREEK ESTATES

2011 Riesling $18.00

2012 Chardonnay $18.00

2008 Colonel’s Cuvée $14.95

2012 Gamay Noir $18.95

2009 Pinot Noir $20.00

HUFF ESTATES

2012 Riesling $18.00

2013 Rosé $19.00

2012 Pinot Gris $20.00

2013 Pinot Noir $30.00

KEINT-HE WINERY

2013 Voyageur Chardonnay $17.00

2012 Fox Croft Chardonnay $25.00

2013 Voyageur Pinot Noir $19.00

2011 Portage Pinot Noir $20.00

2013 Voyageur Gamay Noir $25.00

2012 Queenston Pinot Noir $30.00

LACEY ESTATES WINERY

2011 Gewürztraminer $19.95

2012 Chardonnay $20.00

2014 Riesling $25.00

Dorland Red $13.95

2011 Baco Noir $20.00

2011 Pinot Noir $22.00

LIGHTHALL VINEYARDS

2013 Progression Sparkling $20.00

2014 The Fence Rosé Sparkling $25.00

2011 Chardonnay $25.00

2013 Gewürztraminer $25.00

2013 Pinot Noir $30.00

LONG DOG WINERY

Bella Reserve Chardonnay

2010 (Reg $25) $22.00

2011 (Reg $25) $22.00

2012 (Reg $28) $24.00

2009 Otto Reserve Pinot Noir (Reg $24) $22.00

Top Dog Pinot Noir

2009 (Reg $30) $27.00

2010 (Reg $30) $27.00

ROSEHALL RUN VINEYARDS

Pixie Sparkling Rosé $17.95

2014 Hungry Point Chardonnay $19.95

2014 Righteous Dude Riesling $19.95

2013 Hungry Point Pinot Noir $24.95

SANDBANKS ESTATE WINERY

2013 Summer $14.95

2013 Sauvignon Blanc $15.95

2014 Rosé $12.95

2013 Baco Noir $14.95

2013 Mouton Noir $19.95

STANNERS VINEYARD

2012 Riesling $23.00

2012 Cabernet Franc $25.00

2012 Estate Pinot Noir $30.00

2011 Pinot Noir Four Mile Creek $30.00

THE GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD

2010 Lot 2 Brut $30.00

2010 Victoria Block Chardonnay $25.00

2010 Diana Block Pinot Noir $35.00

THIRTY THREE VINES

2013 Frontenac Blanc (Reg $17) $15.00

2011 Chardonnay (Reg $17) $15.00

2013 Vintage Riesling (Reg $17) $15.00

2013 Red Caboose Rosé (Reg $17) $15.00

2013 Vintage Baco Noir (Reg $17) $15.00

2010 Pinot Noir (Reg $17) $15.00

 

THREE DOG WINERY

2013 Dog House White $12.95

2013 Pinot Grigio $19.95

2013 Dog House Red $14.95

2013 Double Barrel Baco $24.95

2013 Sweet Sister (375 mL) $17.95

 

TRAIL ESTATE WINERY

2013 White Blend $21.95

2013 Reserve Gewürztraminer $28.00

2013 Rosé $21.95

2013 Pinot Noir $25.95

 

TRAYNOR FAMILY VINEYARD

2013 Pinot Gris $24.95

2013 Chardonnay Gris $24.95

2013 Sauvignon Blanc Gris $24.95

2013 Alta Red $19.95

 

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Too many to count! Here’s what’s in store at County in the City

Posted by Debbie

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Are you ready?  We certainly are! County in the City is our annual Taste & Buy events featuring Prince Edward County’s finest wines, ciders & craft beers – you won’t find any of these at the LCBO.
County in the City
At this sold out event, ticketholders have the unique opportunity to meet the cool people from The County & order any combination of their favorites from The County to be delivered by courier to a work or home. And there will be free shipping by courier on orders of 12 bottles or more.

Can’t make it? Don’t have a ticket? No worries! You can order your County favorites using our online order form.

What will be showcased when The County comes to Ottawa?

There are so many delicious discoveries that await…Here’s what will be available to sample so you can plan ahead & make your ‘I gotta try’ list.

Barley Days Brewery

Sugar Shack $8.50

Oak Aged IPA $8.50

Vin & Sail $8.50

Pumpkin Saison of the Witch $12.95

Scrimshaw Oyster Stout $12.95

County Cider Company

Waupoos Premium Cider (4 bottle pack)  $13.35

Waupoos Peach Cider $9.95

Waupoos Feral Cider $9.95

Casa-Dea Estates Winery

2012  Dea’s Cuvée Sparkling Wine $19.95

2011 Riesling $16.95

2010 Cabernet Franc $18.95

2010 Pinot Noir $19.95

Devil’s Wishbone

2012 Wicked White $19.00

2012 Riesling $22.00

2012 Cabernet Franc $25.00

2012 Pinot Noir $29.00

Harwood Estates Winery

2012 Pinot Gris $18.00

2012 Windward White $18.00

2011 Friends Rosé $18.00

2011 The Admiral’s Blend $25.00

2011 Merlot $25.00

Hubbs Creek Vineyard

2013 Pinot Gris $17.95

2012 Rosé $17.95

2011 Pinot Noir $28.95

Huff Estates

2012 Riesling Off Dry $17.95

2010 South Bay Chardonnay $29.95

2012 Merlot $19.95

2012 Gamay $24.95

Karlo Estates

2012 Riesling $22.00

2012 Chardonnay CHOA $25.00

2011 Pinot Gris $21.00

2011 Frontenac Gris Rosé $16.00

2011 Cabernet Franc $24.00

2011 Merlot $24.00

2010 Pinot Noir $29.00

2010 Quintus $35.00

2010 The 5th Element $39.00

2010 VanAlstine White Port $29.00

2009 VanAlstine Red Port $29.00

Keint-He Winery

2012 Voyageur Chardonnay $16.00

2012 Portage Chardonnay $20.00

2011 Voyageur Rosé $15.00

2011 Portage Pinot Noir $25.00

2012 Voyageur Pinot Noir $18.00

Lacey Estates Winery

2011 Chardonnay $24.00

2013 Pinot Gris $19.95

2013 Riesling $25.00

2011 Baco $20.00

Lighthall Vineyards

2012 Progression Sparkling $20.00

2011 Chardonnay $20.00 – special price

2012 Gewürztraminer $25.00

2010  Pinot Noir $25.00

Long Dog Winery

2008 Bella Riserva Chardonnay $18.00

2009 Bella Riserva Chardonnay $22.00

2010 Bella Riserva Chardonnay $25.00

2008 Top Dog Pinot Noir $24.00

2009 Top Dog Pinot Noir $30.00

2010 Top Dog Pinot Noir $30.00

Rosehall Run Vineyards 

2011 Pixie Rosé $17.95

2012 Pinot Gris Cuvée County $21.95

2011 JCR Chardonnay Rosehall Vineyard $29.95

2012 Gamay Noir Cuvée County $19.95

2011 Cabernet Franc Cuvée County $24.95

2011 JCR Pinot Noir $39.00

Sandbanks Estate Winery

2012 Shoreline White $14.95

2012 Sauvignon Blanc $16.95

2012 Cabernet Franc Réserve $29.95

2011 French Kiss (Cabernet-Merlot) $19.95

2012 Late Harvest $14.95

Stanners Vineyard

2011 Riesling $23.00

2012 Chardonnay $25.00

2011 Straw House Red $20.00

2010 Pinot Noir $30.00

2011 Pinot Noir $30.00

The Grange of Prince Edward

2012 Estate Riesling $15.95

2010 Estate Gamay Noir $14.95

2012 Estate Pinot Noir $14.95

2009 Estate Pinot Noir $16.95

 Thirty Three Vines

2012 Frontenac Blanc $15.00

2012 Chardonnay $17.00

2012 Riesling $17.00

2011 Baco Noir $15.00

2011 Merlot $15.00

2011 Cabernet Franc $25.00

2010 Pinot Noir $25.00

 

 

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Back to ‘wine’ school – Class #2: Tasting, buying, giving & storing your wine

Posted by Amanda

Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Homework never tasted this good! Here’s class #2 in our Wine 101 series of tips & tricks from our Savvy Sommeliers about tasting wine, buying, giving & storing wines. Grab a glass and unwind as you read these useful tidbits.  Cheers!

Wine 101: Tasting wine

Enjoying wine is not just about the drinking of it…

Look at the way it catches the light; breathe in the multitude of aromas in each glass. Savour the flavours on your palate. Engage all of your senses!  Invite some friends & let your guests exercise their free will! If you’re serving a meal that could go with red or white, let your guests choose for themselves through a mini wine-tasting session.

We can’t say it often enough – always start with sparkling

Popping open a bubbly helps sets the mood, cleanses the palate and gets people eager to discover what’s coming next.

Mark your calendar

Beaujolais Nouveau is released every year on the third Thursday of November. It should be consumed before Christmas if you want to enjoy the wine’s full vibrancy and flavour.

About wine glasses

Some people are skeptical, but we guarantee it’s true: the shape of your glassware does make a difference to the way you experience a glass of wine. From big bowls for reds to flutes for sparklings, each glass pours the wine over your palate in a way that enlivens its flavours. Don’t take our word for it: test it yourself!

Wine 101: Buying wine

Don’t give up…

If your local liquor store doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you can have wine delivered to your home—direct from the winemaker, through a wine club or (and of course we strongly recommend) as part of a Savvy Selections subscription.

A new way to buy wine

Join Savvy Selections– the largest wine of the month club in Ontario. It’s easy and you can sample wines from all the different wineries in Ontario with 3 different wines coming right to your door every month.  Our Savvy Sommeliers hand pick the best wines for you to try every month.

Share a case!

Wineries often ship in volume—six or 12 bottles to a case. So why not order your favourite and share it around: with colleagues, friends or neighbours?

Wine 101: Giving wine

The gift that keeps on giving

We love flowers, but the fragrant bouquet of a brilliant wine can be every bit as special a gift. Celebrate the next special occasion on your calendar with the gift of a great bottle. Giving wine as a gift? Our Savvy Selections wine of the month club is the gift that keeps on givingsign up here for a Christmas or birthday present for your favorite someone. 

Don’t worry about a card with your wine gift

Write a personal message directly on the bottle with a metallic glass marker. It’s the height of personalization.

Wine 101: Storing wine

To fridge or not to fridge?

There are many different type of wine fridges on the market.  The decision that you need to make is mainly about how many you want to store in the fridge.  There are some that are divided into racks for white wine & red wines with different temperatures for the sections of the fridge. You can find basic ones at Canadian Tire & Costco or go fancy with units from Chefs Paradise (on Bank Street) or Wine Cellars Solutions

Which wines to cellar?

Take a cue from the bottle.  Wines in darker glass bottles are intended to keep longer—the coloured glass refracts the light to protect the contents.

Not all ports are the same

Vintage port is the only one that should be aged and a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time.  Frankly, they should be opened once your grandkids are in their 20s. Vintage port is clearly labelled as Vintage port & should simply be stored in a cool dark place – no need for a fridge. All other ports should be consumed & will not improve with age or a fridge.  If you have some Ruby or Tawny ports that are already 15 to 20 years old, their quality is questionable & may have already plateaued.  Best to open to see what they taste like & simply enjoy.

Drink your scotch now

Scotch whisky does not improve with age.  It is already aged & ready to be enjoyed when you are ready to open.

Wine 101: Planning a Party?

Savvy Company can organize your next corporate event or wine tasting with friends. Let us do the work while you sit back and enjoy wine, beer & cheese with your friends & colleagues.  For any  questions relating to wine, craft beer & artisan cheese, email us or call our Savvy Team anytime 613-SAVVYCO  (613) 728-8926.

Cheers!

Amanda

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Savvy Selections e-Zine featuring East Dell Estates Winery

Posted by Wayne

Monday, December 29th, 2008
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November 2008
Savvy Selections – featuring East Dell Estates Winery
Canada’s wineries delivered to your doorstep

There is a sigh of relief in the wine regions at this time of the year when all of the grapes have finally been harvested.  This year with the wet summer weather and the warm autumn days, Ontario winemakers report that they have left the grapes on the vines longer than normal to maximize the ripening.  Now that the vineyards are bare, the fun starts in the cellar!

 

One place that is be particularly busy with harvest is East Dell and its sister wineries – Birchwood Estates, Thomas and Vaughan and Lakeview Cellars.  Operated under one company, Niagara Cellars Inc, these four wineries share many things including equipment and winemakers!  We are delighted to feature East Dell wines this month.  The Savvy Sommelier Wayne Walker and his tasting panel sampled all of the wines in the East Dell portfolio and selected this trio: 

– East Dell Riesling VQA 2007
– East Dell Barrel Fermented Chardonnay VQA 2006
– East Dell Merlot Reserve VQA 2005 – this one is a keeper – for the cellar that is!

 

Below you can read about how East Dell’s Winemaker Scott McGregor ‘balances’ his work at East Dell and the sister wineries.

 

Travel tip – stay at East Dell to experience life at a winery
East Dell has a cabin that can be rented featuring a loft and a Jacuzzi where you can actually become a part of the ‘nature’ of the winery. Now that will be an experience!

 

What do you think?
Your feedback is always welcome, so please let us know how you enjoyed the Savvy Selections. We look forward to your comments on the wine/food matches and to hearing what other recipes you may have tried with these wines.  If you would like to order additional East Dell wines or wines from other featured wineries in the Savvy Selections, it would be our pleasure to organize a shipment for you.

 

Cheers & Enjoy this month’s Savvy Selections!

– Debbie & the Savvy Team

 

Debbie Trenholm

President & Accredited Sommelier

 

 

East Dell Estates

Presented by Savvy Sommelier Wayne Walker

In 1999, partners Susan O’Dell and Michael East purchased what was previously known as Walters Estate Winery on the Upper Bench near Beamsville. Susan and Michael were committed to making East Dell a unique property by enhancing and developing not only its grape growing and winemaking potentials, but by developing the beauty of its rolling hills and trails (part of The Bruce Trail meanders through the 50 acre site). Maintaining a connection with nature is important at East Dell Estates. This philosophy is evident across all aspects of the winery from its down to earth approach to managing the vineyards to the blue heron on its wine labels. As East Dell’s winemaker Scott McGregor, states “We are vine country casual.”

 

East Dell is part of a family of wineries known as Niagara Cellars. In 2005, East Dell and its sister winery in Niagara, Thomas and Vaughan, merged with Diamond Estates (a sales and marketing agency that owns Lakeview Cellars and Birchwood Estates, both also located in Niagara). At this time, the business – Niagara Cellars Inc. – was formed. Scott feels this gives East Dell a big advantage over other wineries. The winery has opportunities to share winemaking techniques with other partnering companies as well as share and exchange crop production. “When you can share crops, you have a great advantage blending wines because you have access to grapes grown in other terroirs (growing conditions) in Niagara as well as the expertise of the people who grow and process those grapes. You have more options when you go to blend the wines. You can produce some wines you couldn’t produce otherwise,” explains Scott. He also feels that with East Dell’s ‘Natural Philosophy’, the style of winemaking can be geared towards the specific grape variety in an open forum with three other winemakers, rather than be limited to one particular winemaking approach.

 

The 13 acres of vineyards on the 50 acre site boast Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Vidal amongst its plantings. And for Scott, its sloped, calcerous topography is one of its unique characteristics in the area that allows perfect drainage and great Summer sun exposure, even though it faces the Toronto skyline to the North. As well, it offers no real low spots for cold air pockets to form early in the spring or late in the fall. This results in uniform ripening conditions.

 

A rustic looking, renovated building that was part of Walters Estates houses the winery with a capacity to produce about 20,000 cases of wines. This, along with a popular retail restaurant appropriately called ‘The View’, are the center of East Dell.

 

The East Dell portfolio carries some very reasonably priced and quality wines. Award winning Riesling and Chardonnay lead the chapters of Whites. Of note there is ‘Summer Rose’, a light, fresh wine with notes of strawberry and citrus. Some interesting 375 mL dessert wines include award winning Vidal Icewine and Cabernet Franc Icewine. Pinot Noir and Merlot round out the Reds where one can find The Red and Black Cab wines. The Black Cab Scott considers to be East Dell’s signature wine because of its unique ‘Canadian Bordeaux Blend’ of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Baco Noir. Not only is it a unique blend, but it has the longest history with the winery which has allowed just the right tweaking for perfection.

 

 East Dell – a uniquely natural property, ‘down home’ accessibility, an unpretentious style, a secure sense of future – “vine country casual”.

 

Enjoy your East Dell wine experience in this month’s Savvy Selections!

 

 

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes

 

East Dell Riesling VQA 2007, $14.95

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Transparent, reflective, brilliant and straw in colour, this Riesling offers fragrant orange blossoms and rose petal aromas on a canvas of ripe apple, peaches and pineapple. Off-dry flavours of apricot, peach, crisp green apple and soft lemon are delivered to the tongue and lead to a very pleasant medium finish of ripe fruit and citrus.

 

Suggested food pairing: White fish like halibut, haddock, tilapia or cod and smoked fish are good choices for this wine. vegetarian pasta, grilled veggies, sweet peppers, soft cheeses, fresh salads with vinaigrette, cold cuts, pates and surprisingly – sauerkraut. Spicy Thai and Mexican dishes can be quenched by this wine as well.

 

Cellaring and Service: Serve at about 10C to 12C. This wine is perfect for drinking now and shouldn’t be cellared for more than a year or so.

 

 

East Dell Barrel Fermented Chardonnay VQA 2006, $18.95

Sommelier’s Speak:  Malolactic Fermentation

This is a process the winemaker puts the wine through after the fermentation process using yeast. That is why it is called ‘Secondary Fermentation’. It is not really fermentation because it is achieved by introducing lactic acid bacteria (not yeast) into the process and changing some of the malic acids in the wine into lactic acids. The effect on taste and flavour is that the biting acidity of malic acid is softened into the smoother acidity of lactic acid and results in a creamier, more full-bodied wine that will exhibit flavours like butter, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee and ripe fruit. This East Dell Chardonnay has gone through extensive Malolactic Fermentation in oak barrels much to its benefit…  and your pleasure.

 

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: A transparent, straw gold colour, bordered by a medium silver rim is supported by medium legs. Butter, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch and warm toasty aromas are blended with a hint of nectarine and tropical fruit. The palette experience is medium to full-bodied and elegantly balanced amid the warmth and toastiness of butterscotch and nectarine. A medium to long lingering finish of butterscotch, toast, vanilla and tropical fruit reflect the fullness of this wine.

 

Suggested food pairing: The flavour balance and texture of this wine make it a great canvas for certain foods. Certainly chicken in cream sauces should come to mind. Grilled vegetables, seafood with butter sauce, roast chicken, pasta with cream sauce, veal, turkey, ham and Gruyere cheese. Because of its creamy texture and buttery flavour, this wine matches best with dishes of similar texture and flavour.

 

Cellaring and Service: Store at 16C. Serve at 15C to 18C and allow it to warm up to show off its barrel complexity and full body. Drink right away to experience the buttery textures or age 2 to 3 years. Keep in mind the subtlety of the fruit will diminish with storage.

 

 

 

2005 Merlot Reserve VQA, $22.95

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: This translucent deep, rich ruby red wine sports a narrow, silver rim and slow, serendipitous legs. Aromas of sweet spices and blossoms, raspberries, green pepper, leather and blueberries give this wine its initial profile. Red cherry, green plums, cranberries, tart fruit and tobacco accompany a good acidic structure; however, most noticeable are the young, grippy tannins which predominate the taste experience. Red fruit and tobacco characterize a medium finish dominated by a powerful tannic structure.

 

Suggested food pairing: This wine is definitely potable now, but one must accommodate its full tannic structure when pairing it with food. If drinking now, it is strongly recommended that this wine should accompany heavier meats and gravies, charred fish, ribs and chicken, full bodied stews, wild red meat game, mutton, dishes with butter and thick cream sauces and hard, older cheeses.

 

Cellaring and Service:

NOTE FROM WAYNE: The tannic structure of this wine begs to be cellared for up to 8 or 9 years to round out the tannins and allow the textures weights and barrel flavours to be appreciated. It doesn’t exhibit balance at present, but with the right food match it could be very pleasant. Cellar at 18C and serve at the same temperature. Four years will make this wine a very good drinking wine on its own….and in four years, you will wish that you had more!

 

 

Recipes to enjoy with your Savvy Selections

 

With East Dell Estates Riesling…

Sweetly Stuffed in Peppers

Serves 4 

Ingredients

4 medium bell peppers (green, red, yellow, orange)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 medium green apples

¼ c. raisins

1 medium zucchini, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1/3 c. mixed bell peppers, diced

1 medium carrot, peeled and diced

1 tbs. curry powder

2 cups cooked white rice

3 green onions, diced

Salt, pepper to taste

½ c. mayonnaise

 

Method

Cut tops of bell peppers off. Remove seeds and ribs. Set aside.

 

Heat large sauté pan with Olive Oil until hot. Add apples, raisins, zucchini, celery, peppers (diced), carrots. Add curry powder. Cook until tender (Wayne’s tip – don’t overcook). Remove from heat.

 

Add cooked rice and green onions, season to taste and allow to cool. Add mayonnaise to mixture and stuff whole peppers.

 

Can be served cold or topped with favourite cheese and baked at 350F for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and rice is hot.

 

 

 

With East Dell Estates Chardonnay…

Paprika Roast Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Serves 2

 

Ingredients
2 chicken breasts

1 tsp. olive oil

1 medium chopped onion

2 cloves garlic

4 sprigs fresh thyme

1-2 tbs. paprika

salt, pepper

 

Sauce Ingredients:

½ lb. mushrooms

¾ c. cream

1tsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. corn starch

1tbs. butter

1 tbs. olive oil

Salt, pepper

 

 

Method

Preheat oven to 450F

Cut each breast into 2 slices of equal portion. Season with salt and pepper and cover with paprika

Sauteé onion in pan with 1tsp. olive oil. Add chicken breasts to pan and fry each side 1 to 2 minutes.

 

Put chicken into an aluminum foil lined pan and sprinkle over sage leaves, thyme leaves and garlic. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in oven for 10 minutes.

 

Sauteé mushrooms in 1tsp. olive oil and salt and pepper until golden.

 

Add cream and soy sauce and continue cooking on medium-low. Cream butter and corn starch together and slowly blend in. Continue cooking the sauce for 5 minutes or until thick. Place breasts on serving plate and pour over sauce.

 

 

 

With East Dell Estates Merlot Reserve…

Irish Casserole

serves 4

Ingredients

500 gms. round steak, cubed

2 gms. onions, chopped

6 gms. black peppercorns

1 tbl. red wine vinegar

1 tbl. East Dell Estates Merlot Reserve

3-4 tbl. Olive oil

3 tbl. celery sticks

½ c. plain flour

300 ml. beef stock

2 tbl tomato puree

2 tbl garlic cloves, crushed

175 gm. button mushrooms cut in half

400 gm. artichoke hearts, drained and halved

chopped fresh parsley and thyme to garnish

 

Method

Place meat, onions, garnish bouquet, peppercorns, vinegar and wine in a bowl and marinate overnight. 

 

Preheat oven to 320F.

Strain the meat, keeping the marinade, and pat dry. Heat oil in a heavy casserole dish and fry meat and onions in batches. Remove and set aside.

 

Add celery and fry until browned, then remove this and set aside with meat.

 

Sprinkle flour into the casserole and cook for one minute. Gradually add the reserved marinade and the stock, and bring to a boil, stirring as you go. Return meat, onions and celery to casserole, then stir in the tomato puree and crushed garlic.

 

Cover the casserole with a tight-fitting lid and cook in the oven for about 2 ¼ hours. Stir in mushrooms and artichokes and cover again and simmer until meat is tender (about 15 minutes)

 

Garnish with parsley and thyme and serve steaming, hot with creamy, butter-laden, mashed potatoes and fresh ground pepper. (This is after all an Irish dish!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you would like to order additional East Dell wines or wines from other featured wineries in the Savvy Selections, simply contact the Savvy Team and we will organize a shipment for you.

 

Cheers & Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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