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June

Wine Pairings for Dishes with Blackberries

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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 […]

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Blackberry Crisp Recipe

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1 lb Fresh Blackberries (hulled and rinsed)3 Tbsp sugar3 Tbsp AP flour½ cup MH port2 cups rolled oats1 cup flour1 cup brown sugar½ lb cubed cold butter1 Tbsp cinnamon • In a bowl mix together the berries/sugar/ flour/port• In a separate bowl mix together the oats/flour/brown sugar/cinnamon• Cut in the cold butter with a fork [...]

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June in the Neighborhood

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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.

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June Vineyard Notes

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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 […]

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Enjoy small moments together…

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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 […]

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Guest Tablescaper: Telva

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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 […]

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