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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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Print Ingredients 1 lb Fresh Blackberries hulled and rinsed 3 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp AP flour ½ cup MH port 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ lb cubed cold butter 1 Tbsp cinnamon Instructions • In a bowl mix together the berries/sugar/ flour/port• In a separate bowl mix together […]

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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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Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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  Print Cornmeal Dusted Fried Green Tomatoes as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Appetizer Cuisine American Servings 4 Ingredients 2-3 large green tomatoes cored & sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 cup buttermilk 3 whole eggs 1 tbsp pepper sauce 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup […]

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