The season is upon us! If you’re planning to host a holiday party this year, Food & Wine magazine has some helpful tips for your wine-related planning.
1) How much to serve?
Cathedral Ridge is currently offering a holiday pack that includes 3 bottles of Cabernet, 1 bottle of Halbtrocken, and 1 bottle of Rusty Red: Click here to have it shipped to you!
2) Wine Serving Tips
White Wine (serve at 55°)
In a refrigerator: 1.5 hours
In a freezer: 40 min
In ice & water: 20 min
If it’s been stored in a refrigerator, keep it at room temperature for 20 min
Red Wine (serve at 65°)
In a refrigerator: 20 min
3) What to do for a spill?
One foolproof way to get red-wine stains out of carpets and upholstery is Wine Away ($9; 888-946-3292 or evergreenlabs.com), a spray made of fruit and vegetable extracts. If you don’t have Wine Away, blot up as much of the stain as possible with a paper towel or clean cloth, saturate the area with cold water, blot that up, then apply a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Let the paste dry, then vacuum it up.
Thanks again to Food & Wine for these great tips!
Cheers & Happy Holiday Season,
The great American holiday of Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away. Cathedral Ridge Winery has put together a holiday package of six bottles that have been especially selected for their compatibility with Thanksgiving fare. Herewith, a few recipes to inspire your planning and pairing…
More to come!
These guys are having a good time, so why shouldn’t you? This Tuesday, November 6 will likely be the last we see of political advertisements for at least two years. If you’re planning to either host or attend an election night party, one key ingredient everyone can agree on is that good wine is essential. The Wine Market Council has done some polling of their own to help you offer politically correct wine to your host or guests. Apparently, Red State wine drinkers are “more likely to purchase an unfamiliar brand of wine, drink at home, and select wine by how well it pairs with meals,” while Blue State wine drinkers are “more likely to drink Champagne or sparkling wine, try wine from a local winery, or purchase wine made from sustainably or organically grown grapes.” If you’re attending a bipartisan party, best to have your bases covered: Select a local, versatile wine, such as Cathedral Ridge 2010 Cabernet/Merlot or a Cathedral Ridge 2010 Pinot Gris. When tensions run high, topping the glasses with either of these options should keep everyone in the right mood. And whether you find yourself celebrating a victory or drowning your sorrow, at least you’ll know your wine is a winner. Cheers!