St. Francis Winery's Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Salad

This fresh and tasty main dish comes to us from Chef Peter Janiak of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. It's an easy dinner party recipe for summertime, focusing on fresh ingredients and easy grilling. We recommend serving it alongside St.Francis' crisp and lively Wild Oak Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc…

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Backyard Barbecue Wine & Spirits Basics

“Drink what you like,” may seem like a great rule for wine and food pairing, but any seasoned Sonoma wine pro will tell you that the right pairing does make a difference and it can really maximize your enjoyment of both food and drink. And by considering a few backyard barbecue wine-pairing basics, you can apply the rules to almost anything you want to serve, even inside during the winter months…

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Highwayman Wines' Summer Peach & Blueberry Tart

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate…

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Refreshing Summertime Cocktails from Hanson of Sonoma

Hanson of Sonoma Distillery knows how to put a fresh spin on summer! Their small-batch vodkas, made from organic grapes, are the perfect thirst-quenchers for long days under the Sonoma sun. These three cocktails put their Habanero Vodka front and center. Serve these three cocktails at your next barbecue, and wow your guests with a spicy kick! The Kickin' Greyhound 1.5 oz Hanson Habanero Vodka 2…

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The girl+the fig's Fried Green Tomatoes with Tomato Corn Relish

Nothing says summer like tomatoes! Riffing off of a classic southern recipe, the famous Girl & the Fig has come up with the perfect antidote for your bumper crop! It's also a great way to use your under-ripe tomatoes (and it's also delicious in your BLT!). Tap into the dog days of summer with this…

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LaSalette's African Piri Piri Chicken

By Manuel Azevedo, Chef/Owner of LaSalette Restaurant Piri piri chicken or frango piri piri is one of the most famous Portuguese dishes outside Portugal. Piri piri chicken is now popular in many African countries, in Macau (where it’s known as African chicken), and in various parts of Europe, especially in areas with a strong Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) community. You’ve probably even seen…

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Tasca Tasca's Sopa de Agua

By Manuel Azevedo, Chef/Owner Tasca Tasca This refreshing “soup” is commonly enjoyed in the hottest regains for central Portugal. When I first encountered it, I thought this unique soup sounded wonderful, so I adapted it by adding more distinctive yet basic ingredients I thought would work well and came up with the idea of serving the soup in a shot glass so that these flavors could provide one…

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