Then you will love this charming accessory from De Vera, NYC or other vintage inspired pieces.
Combine these ingredients with Seven Daughters Red Blend for a warming cocktail after a long winter's journey.
Citrus Spiced Mulled Wine
10 minutes, plus 30 minutes for steeping
1 750 mL bottle red wine
2 oranges, zest and juice
1/4 cup sugar
whole spices such as star anise, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, and cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
With a vegetable peeler, peel off long strips of orange zest from the oranges. Then juice the oranges and reserve the juice.
Place spices either in a tea ball or wrap them in cheesecloth and tie closed with a piece of twine.
In a pan, crush the orange zest with the sugar with a spoon to bring out the flavor in the orange zest. Add the wine, reserved orange juice and spice packet. Cover and simmer over high heat until wine is hot. Remove from heat and let stand for about 30 minutes. Discard the spice packet and orange zest.
Heat the wine again, just until steaming and add the orange liqueur. Serve hot in mugs.
The trails in these five cities are a recipe for an intense workout. Running, walking, hiking and biking...There is something for everyone, so grab your sneakers and become one with nature.
I know, I know...my sisters made me. But, they convinced me by preparing this phenomenal Pomegranate Sangria. We used Seven Daughters Merlot, and watched some of our favorite chick flicks. Serve Chilled and Enjoy!
1 bottle fruity red wine
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 large orange, halved and thinly sliced
1 green apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup red grapes, sliced in 1/2
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 48 hours before serving. Serve over ice.
Is your heart torn...Is your love for the City of Lights just as strong as your love for the Big Apple? Then you will adore Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan. Readers will love how Muratyan captures the essence of both cities with witty comparisons. Discuss your favorite city over dinner with the girls!
This street style ensemble straight from Paris is nothing but Haute Couture. Pair it with your favorite girls for a fashionable night on the town.
Whether you are on the beaches of Rio or southern California, save room in your suitcase for these chic essentials.
Happy dinner party guests...dessert + wine...how can one go wrong. Use Seven Daughters Pinot Noir to make this dish exquisite.
Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone Filling
Recipe courtesy Michael Chiarello
6 firm Bartlett pears
1 bottle red wine
1 vanilla bean, whole
2 cinnamon sticks
2 bay leaves
2 cups sugar
2 (8 ounce) containers mascarpone cheese, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
Peel pears and leave stem intact. In a large saucepan, bring wine and an equal amount of cold water to a simmer. Split vanilla bean lengthwise and add to wine and water mixture. Add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and sugar, to taste. Add pears to liquid and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Cool pears in wine mixture to room temperature. You can refrigerate them in the poaching liquid until you're ready to fill them.
Remove stems from pears and set stems aside. Core pears with an apple corer, leaving pear whole.
Whisk together mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, pinch cinnamon and powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a pastry bag, or if you do not have one, use wax paper tightly wrapped into a cone with the corner snipped off. Pipe filling into cored pears and finish by putting the stems gently into the mascarpone filling on top of the pears.
Bring sauce up to a simmer and reduce by half. Add butter to reduced sauce and stir until combined. Spoon generously over pears. Cool to room temperature before serving.
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