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Toast to the Holidays  
December 2012

T'was the week before Christmas, and everyone is manic

There's still shopping to be done, creating a panic.

We have great gift ideas and a nice selection of wine,

So relax, call Baskets by Bonnie and you'll be just fine.*

 

We are now in the home stretch of our holiday festivities.
We have some fun new wines we recently discovered from Canopy Management / Wine Sisterhood. These bottles can be added to a basket or purchased as a stand-alone gift.

For those of you who are looking for quick and easy dishes to bring to the party, Robert Rothschild Farms has some recipes sure to wow. We picked two dishes to feature below.  
*Please allow enough time for delivery. For time-sensitive orders we recommend calling us @ (614) 501-4438.
For Women Who Wine

Wine Sisterhood
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The Wine Sisterhood was founded in 2007 by Terry Wheatley, Mary Ann Vagrin and Natalie Wasson, of Canopy Management. This online community is a place where women can converse about wine, food, travel, style and entertaining. Currently the "Sisterhood" has over 197,000 FaceBook Fans, as well as a presence on Twitter and Pinterest.


Canopy Management's mission is "to make wines with an original story to tell" and includes brands such as Middle Sister, pro.mis.Q.ous, Monogamy and Purple Cowboy.


We had the chance to taste these wines recently at a Holiday Trade Show. While we thoroughly enjoyed all their wines, there were three that really spoke to us.



Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet

The Story
Middle Sister Mischief

Have you ever dated brothers? Worn leather pants to a wedding? Paired white wine with red meat? Then you just might be a mischief maker. You keep us up after bedtime on a school night. You change your hair color like most people change their socks. You make lives more complicated, but less boring. You'll be in the stories we tell our grandchildren. You love trouble. And we love you.

Winemaker Notes:

 what's in it? 

80% Cabernet Sauvignon
20% mixed Red Varieties 

 how was it made?

Warm ferment at 75F for extraction of color and character.

wood?
No oak.
smells like...
...plums, berry jam, and dried herbs.
tastes like...
...summer berry jam and finishes with a touch of cocoa.
yummy with...
Grilled Steak, BLT Sandwich, Roasted Lamb, Mac and Cheese.
Retails at $12.99 / promo for $9.99 this month*

*Subject to Ohio Wine Laws.
You must be 21 years or older to purchase gift baskets containing wine.$2 handling charge for adding to a basket. Adult signatures are required on all wine shipments.

 A Spicy & Scandalous Vino 
Promisqous Red

The Story: Are you ready to mingle? A daring dalliance of irresistible red varietals.
Grew up in (and this explains a lot) 100% California (42% from Lodi, the next new hot appellation)
Promiscous Red


Winemaker's Notes

This is why we are so darned  attractive-Fermentation-warm and long. Mixed frequently for extraction of color and dark fruit characters-to maximize our sensuous varietal nature.

Barrels

15% barrel aging-to underscore our dark and mysterious personality with a little wood.

Aromas

Ripe red and dark berry fruit, slight black pepper/white pepper, creme de cassis.

Flavors

See above. 90% of what we taste is what we

smell. And that's a fact.

Alcohol 12.1%

 



Food Pairing, Suggestions:

Meat. Grilled. Roasted. Pan-seared. Game that you've hunted yourself. Burgers. Pizza. Wild salmon. Pasta with a lot of mushrooms or sausages. When you're in a red wine mood and want to drink a red wine that's not so ridiculously serious.

Practice safe sipping.


Retails at $14.99 and on promo for $9.99 this month*

*Subject to Ohio Wine Laws.You must be 21 years or older to purchase gift baskets containing wine.$2 handling charge for adding to a basket. Adult signatures are required on all wine shipments.
A Red to Commit to  
Monogamy Cabernet
Winemaker Notes:
Monogamy

Appellation

North Coast California

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards

A marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties

Barrel Aging

Kissed with French and American oak

Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of black olives, cassis, plum and dried herbs. Completely committed flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and plum with a smooth velvety texture followed by a lingering and slightly toasty finish.

Alcohol

13.5%

Food Pairings

A match made in heaven with red meats and game, pork, burgers, pizza and hearty pasta.

 

 

Retails at $14.99 but on promo for $9.99 until the end of the month.*

 

*Subject to Ohio Wine Laws.You must be 21 years or older to purchase gift baskets containing wine.$2 handling charge for adding to a basket. Adult signatures are required on all wine shipments.  

Appetizers to get the party started 
The folks at Robert Rothschild Farm have incorporated their products as key ingredients in some easy to prepare recipes that are featured on their website. We thought we'd share two of these which would make nice appetizers to serve at your next gathering.


Chicken Cordon Bleu Dip
 
Chicken Cordon Bleu Dip 

Description
A wonderful dip for parties which includes sour cream, mayonnaise, ham, chicken, swiss cheese and Anna Mae's Smoky Mustard.



Ingredients Anna Mae's Smoky Mustard
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Anna Mae's Smoky Mustard
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Ham, diced
  • 2 cups Chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla or pita chips



Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, Anna Mae's Smoky Mustard and pepper. Spread dip on bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle diced ham on top of dip. Spread shredded chicken over the diced ham. Finally, spread the shredded Swiss cheese over the shredded chicken.

Place dip in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla or pita chips.

 

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Hummus Pizza
 Hummus Pizza 

A great twist on pizza featuring our Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Hummus.

Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Hummus
Ingredients
  • 10 oz. Pizza crust dough, refrigerated
  • 1 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Hummus 
  • 1 1/2 cups Bell peppers, sliced, any color
  • 1 cup Broccoli florets
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded




Instructions

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Roll out pizza crust and place on a pizza pan or baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Hummus over the crust. Arrange sliced peppers and broccoli over the hummus, and top with shredded cheese.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted in the center. Slice and serve.

 

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5656 Westbourne Ave.,

Columbus, Ohio 43213

614-501-4438

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