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Serve up the boldness with Weibel Family Vineyards Petite Sirah paired with these incredible, melt-in-your-mouth oven baked ribs! Our Mendocino County Petite Sirah has aromas of blueberry and licorice which gives way to flavors of blackberry, anise and black pepper and finishes with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. These flavors complement the sweet and...
What’s the trick to a great corned beef and cabbage? Cooking low and slow with lots of wine in hand of course! This month on Fred Recommends, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we thought we’d share a wine pairing with a traditional Irish staple, corned beef & cabbage. Of all the alcoholic beverages that...
Three wine glasses making a toast at a barbecue
High temperatures, backyard get-togethers, and warm summer evenings call for perfect seasonal pairings. Our newest addition to the Weibel family of wines is our award-winning pinot noir rosé, and it could not be more ideal for a patio dinner spent with friends and family. With just the right balance of sweetness and acidity, this wine...
A bowl of fruit crumble and ice cream
Summer may be winding down, but this Central California heat doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Thankfully, the fresh, sweet flavors of summer also get to stick around! There is nothing quite like summertime fruit. Fresh berries, juicy watermelon, and perfectly ripe peaches are among some of nature’s finest offerings. And while fresh fruit is...
A cantaloupe, proscuitto, and mozzarella salad paired with champagne
Crisp. Classic. And absolutely crave-able. As spring comes into full bloom in California, there is no better time to whip up this 10-minute plethora of perfect pairings. A few twists on the classic Italian dish elevates the salty-sweet flavor—adding some savory notes while keeping the simplicity, while our award-winning Stanford Brut lends its light, fruity...
A pan of bacon wrapped asparagus
It’s officially asparagus season, and no one has asparagus like our neck of the woods. Home of the Stockton Asparagus Festival, the San Joaquin Valley yields some of the best asparagus in the nation, and we surely reap all the benefits! If asparagus is also a spring staple in your home, then you must try...
Corned beef and cabbage plate
Nothing says St. Paddy’s Day like a good ol’ fashioned meal of corned beef and cabbage.This dish is so incredibly flavorful, and more than anything, easy! And while beer is the typically the Irishman go-to, this pairs just as well with a good, light-bodied red as it does with a pint of lager. In fact,...
Plate of sliced steak with chimichurri sauce
With the new year comes new resolutions, and oftentimes, we make vows to focus on our health. But keeping a healthy resolution doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor or- more importantly– wine. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Red wine, such as our Cabernet Sauvignon, helps with cholesterol, heart health, and is full of antioxidants....
Porkchops with caramel apple sauce
As summer fades and fall approaches, the new season brings with it all of the warm, sumptuous flavors we adore. These caramel apple smothered porkchops are decadence in a dish. They’re just the right balance of sweet and savory, and our almond sparking is the absolute perfect accompaniment. Make these one night soon and watch...
Aerial view of steak and asparagus
Summer is the the season of backyard barbecuing, but it doesn’t have to be all burgers and hot dogs. Up your grilling game without upping the time or difficulty with these sumptuous blue cheese covered ribeyes. And they just so happen to pair perfectly with out new Archgate Bubbles Syrah! A delicious, hearty steak like...
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