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Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet – Roussanne

At the end of harvest a young man’s fancy turns to… cassoulet! A loose, almost soup-like stew bursting with the rich flavors of cured meat and beans. This dish will pair equally well with our Roussanne or our Nocture.

Bean With Bacon Soup – Aubade

This soup began as our “vegetarian” choice for a spring wine club release. It was a hit but we heard time and again – “it would be GREAT with some bacon”. They weren’t wrong…and our Aubade white cuvee helps too!

Hungarian Goulash – Grenache

Goulash is, at its soul, a braised-beef stew. In the true Hungarian version it’s full of fun spices like paprika, caraway, and oregano. We think it demands to be paired with an equally complex wine such as our Grenache.

Huli Huli Chicken – Serenade

Huli Huli chicken is a Hawaiian street-food first created in 1954 by Ernest Morgado using his grandmother’s recipe. He never divulged the actual ingredients so this is our best approximation based on happy memories and research. I wonder if he knew how well it pairs with our GSM blend?

Pepper Steak with Balsamic Onions – Nocturne

One of our favorite things about Syrah is the notes of pepper and spice in the finish. Our Nocturne is mostly Syrah with a shot of Mourvèdre and bit of Carignane so it pairs perfectly with this simple Pepper Steak garnished with onions.