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July

Fete des Vignerons 2019

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Fete des Vignerons 2019 July 18th – August 11, 2019 Looking for something to do in the next 13 days?  This may be the only chance of your lifetime! Vevey, Switzerland Don’t miss the show! Only happens 4-5 times per century since 1797.  2019 marks its 12th production. Organized by the Confrerie des Vignerons, the […]

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas

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Wine Pairings for Dishes with Southern Peas as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Wine & Southern Peas: Why do they pair well with wine? They have a high level of protein and starch which give balance to acids in wines. When do you use them? In winter, try them in a curry sauce […]

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe with Southern Peas

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  Print Cowboy Caviar Ingredients 2 cups cooked black beans – cooled 2 cups cooked southern peas also known as cow peas or black eye peas- cooled 1-2 cups Fresh diced tomatoes 2 cups cooked corn kernels 1 small red onion diced 1 green bell pepper 1 jalapeno minced 1 bunch cilantro chopped S+P to […]

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July Vineyard Notes

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July Vineyard Notes The Messina Hof Estates Vineyards have just begun veraison. Veraison is the time that the Lenoir grape turns from a green to a pink and later to a dark deep purple. It also signifies that the sugar content in the grape is about 10% and will eventually become 24-30%. This process usually […]

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July In the Neighborhood

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The Vineyard District is bustling with thanksgiving for great harvests! Harvesting, canning, blanching, freezing, drying, processing – is endless. Every day is something to do and something to eat deliciously fresh! Grapes are ripening. The Messina Hof harvest celebration begins this month. Tomatoes, peppers, cucuzza, and eggplant are still producing. Figs are in full production […]

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Spinach Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

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  Print Spinach Cantaloupe Salad as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Salad Cuisine American Servings 2 Ingredients 4 cups baby spinach 1 cup cantaloupe diced 1 cup avocado diced 1/2 cup fresh red bell pepper diced 2 tbsp Messina Hof Jalopeno Blush Jelly 1 1/2 […]

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