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Decadent Chocolate Fruit Tart

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Recipes

Whether you are celebrating Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, this week is the perfect excuse for eating sugary goodies and drinking wine! This decadent chocolate fruit tart with a chocolate cookie crust is smooth and a chocolate lovers dream! Pair this delicious treat with a full bodied, fruit forward red like our 2017 Zinfandel or a bottle of bubbly like our Rosé Sparkling Wine 

Ingredients

for the crust:

  • 2 cups of double stuffed oreo cookies
  • 6 tablespoons of butter melted

for the filling

  • 12 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • oreo cream
  • 1.5 oz Decadencia
  • fresh berries- blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries

Instructions

for the crust:

  1. Take oreo cookies and scrape cream into a bowl and set aside; and the chocolate cookie into a separate bowl.
  2. Chop your cookies into crumbs
  3. Mix in the butter to your chocolate cookie crumbs
  4. Press crumbs into tart pan
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool

for the filling

  1. In a small sauce pan heat cream to simmer, do not allow to boil and remove from heat
  2. Add Decadencia, oreo cream, and chocolate chips to the heavy cream and let it sit for 5 minutes – Do not stir
  3. After 5 minutes gently stir until smooth being carfeful to not add air bubbles so your ganache
    is nice and creamy
  4. Pour your ganache over the cookie crust in the tart pan
  5. Place in refrigerator to allow to cool partially (check after 10 minutes)
  6. Add your fresh berries on top of your partially cooled chocolate ganache. When the chocolate is still a little soft, it allows the fruit to partially sink
    into the ganache adhering it in place
  7. Place back in the fridge, allow to cool and set completely before serving
  8. Add a dusting of powdered sugar right before serving

Looking for a delicious cocktail to start your evening? Try our Cotton Candy Rosé! 

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Cotton Candy Rosé

Posted on February 11, 2020 in Recipes

February truly is the month of love and Galentine’s Day on February 13 fits right in! Whether you are celebrating Galentines or Valentines Day, Sparkling wine is always a must! It literally is the definition of Romance & Celebration in a bottle! Now, don’t worry about it pairing with foods, Sparkling Wine and Champagne are very food friendly.

We have the perfect drink to start your evening or end with a treat! Our Cotton Candy Rosé Cocktail is not only gorgeous on your table, it’s easy to make, smells like Cotton Candy & tastes like sweet strawberries & melon with a sugary twist. 

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2 bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur – chilled
  2. 1 bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling – chilled
  3. Pink Cotton Candy
  4. Edible Gold Hearts

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour half a bottle of St. Germain into your pitcher
  2. Add in your bottle of Wilson Creek Rosé Sparkling and stir well; Chill until ready to serve
  3. Then place your cotton candy on top of your champagne flutes
  4. When it’s time to enjoy take their cotton candy flute and pour the Rosé cocktail over the cotton candy to make a beautiful pink drink
  5. Sprinkle your edible gold hearts over the top for a beautiful pop of color and detail

 

Cheers To That!

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10 Reasons Why You Love Wilson Creek Winery

Posted on February 4, 2020 in Lifestyle

photo creds: shellyfphotos.com

You Know You Love Wilson Creek Winery When…

  1. It’s always the place to meet up with your Mom Friends.
  2. You are out shopping and you have to post on IG stories that you found it in your local grocery store.
  3. Host brunch at your house and everyone brings Almond Sparkling.
  4. You know your favorite server’s schedule.
  5. You find our Golden Retrievers on property and you have to stop and take a selfie.
  6. Drop everything to come see Mario Lopez play Bocce Ball… or have severe FOMO!!!
  7. The weather hits 75 degrees and it’s just “SO HOT” you need one of our Wine Slushies!
  8. Our Country Concerts are always your date night.
  9. You’re a part of our extended family and you know our wine club is the best 😉
  10. You can always count on unlimited bubbly at our Sunday Brunch.

Go On Celebrate!

 

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New Year’s Sparkler

Posted on December 17, 2019 in Recipes

The countdown to the holidays is officially on! Sparkling Wine cocktails are, of course, perfect for Christmas and also make the ideal New Year’s Eve cocktail. May we suggest our New Year’s Sparkler? It’s the loveliest, tastiest sparkling cocktail for either holiday…or both!

INGREDIENTS
 
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a punch bowl or large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Serve and garnish with raspberries.

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Jingle Juice

Posted on December 17, 2019 in Recipes

This Jingle Juice recipe is simple, delicious, and pretty! You only need three ingredients to make this holiday punch everyone will love. Enjoy a couple of these and you’ll hear those sleigh bells jingling in no time!

 

INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a punch bowl or large pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Serve over ice and garnish with cranberries.

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