Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Things to Know: Use blackberries fresh or frozen and in sweet or savory dishes. Blackberries are a common descriptor for wines, especially Bordeaux reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Primitivo and wines with black fruit jammy flavors. These are […]
BLACKBERRIES – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine When I was a boy my family would go “berry-ing” this time of year. Each armed with a bucket and a stick we would pick wild dewberries. The bucket held the harvest and the stick was used to probe for unwanted critters […]
When you’re in the neighborhood in the summer, stop by Bob Norris’ Farm to Market Stand. It is open 10am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday on the honor system. The stand is located on Austin Estates Drive just around the corner from Messina Hof Winery. To contact Bob, call (979) 739-0797.
WINE PAIRINGS FOR FRIED GREEN TOMATOES & OTHER TOMATO DISHES as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo • Tomatoes come in almost as many forms and flavors as wines. The colors are nature’s way of celebrating the beautiful start of summer. • Tomatoes are best characterized as a fresh profile of bright acidity with juicy sweet notes. […]
First ever harvest at Messina Hof Estates in the Vineyard District! It is so exciting to harvest and see how well the plants at Messina Hof Estates have done. Harvest from around the state is rolling in. The sugars are going up. The color in the Lenoir Papa Paulo Port skins is getting darker. As […]
Tomatoes are special in so many ways. They are – a staple fruit/veggie in our diets suitable for our area. – easy to process for storage as marinara sauce, tomato juice, dried tomatoes, tomato soup, etc. All can be frozen for use later. – easy to grow & a great way to get young children […]
My Table Scape and Life acronym is “KISS” Keep It Simple and Spontaneous What your guests remember most about your event is not did you have matching wine glasses or was your bread knife positioned correctly on the table. What they remember is how welcome you made them feel and how much fun they had […]
as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Click here to view wine pairing tips with this recipe.
Tips for your Garden in June as recommended by Charla Anthony Harvest is often associated with October, but for Central Texas, it is without a doubt the month of June, when gardens and orchards are bursting with ripe fruits and vegetables. If you’ve nothing yet to harvest, there is still time to plant a few […]