5 Tips on Pairing Wine with Green Beans: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Raw green beans can be a crisp raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad. Adding creamy cheeses or Asian herbs and spices create versatile wine pairing side dishes with dry or sweet reds, rose’s, and fruity whites The […]
Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.
Green Beans- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine It is our first full month of Autumn and we have lots of cool season vegetables in the garden now. Many of our warm season vegetables are also doing quite well in the mild weather. Green beans really like the warm days […]
Wine Pairings for Dishes with Peppers as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Tips for Pairing Wine with Peppers: Texas is known for peppers – hot and sweet. The extremes give us great diversity of wine choices! Raw peppers are high in acid so pair with high acid wines. Try Messina Hof […]
Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.
PEPPERS – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine Did you know peppers – hot or sweet – are really berries? October is the first full month of autumn and can be a cornucopia. Cool season crops are starting to come in and warm season vegetables get a second wind in […]
Wine Travel to Umbria 2018 If you have not been to Umbria, you need to put it on your bucket list. Paul and I have been blessed to experience many parts of Italy and Sicily. There are so many wonderful places. Umbria has become one of our favorites. From the Sagrantino wine experience to the […]
“Mike and I moved to College Station and built a home in 2011. Our new home includes a large, covered back porch and an additional outdoor kitchen area. We made the indoor living area opened specifically for entertaining and/or visiting with guests. Mike, as a Master Gardener, put in a large vegetable garden and fruit […]
WINE PAIRINGS FOR SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Sweet potatoes are a classic Southern comfort food ingredient and a holiday table staple. Its firm shape allows sweet potatoes to be sliced and diced to suit an endless list of recipes. Cooking sweet potatoes breaks down the structure and lends it great options […]
In October the vineyard gets a well-deserved rest. The leaves turn a brilliant red and yellow. As they fall we give thanks to the Lord for the crop of 2017. Soon it will be time to prune. Pruning is the way we ready the vineyard for the 2018 crop. It’s amazing that our vineyard is […]