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Food & Wine Pairing Recipes

White Bean & Artichoke Crostini

A well-stocked pantry is key to easy entertaining and two staples our TasteMaker Sharon Damante recommends keeping on hand are canned artichoke hearts and boxed or canned white beans like cannellini or great northern.  Combined with fresh squeezed lemon juice and...

Warm Crab Dip, Chardonnay Spice Blend

Warm Crab Dip with  Chardonnay Spice Blend   Affordable yet elegant and so easy to make, this Warm Crab Dip showcasing our Spice Pairing for Chardonnay will get raves reviews from friends and family.  Using canned crabmeat from your pantry (or fresh if your...

Butternut Squash Crostini

Butternut Squash CrostiniHere’s another tasty and easy to make recipe for any gathering you are planning, our Butternut Squash Crostini. In the recipe below you’ll use our Spice Pairing for Chardonnay but, it works equally well using our Pinot Noir Spice Pairing …...

Cocktail Meatballs

Pinot Noir Blend – “Cocktail” Meatballs Mini meatballs are a time-honored entertaining favorite and the little gems you’ll create with this recipe are a really tasty take! For our version below, we are showcasing Winemaker’s Pantry ™ Spice Pairing for Pinot Noir –...

Quick Take Aioli/Mayonnaise

Quick take Aioli/Mayonnaise Looking to add some zip to your sliders or sandwiches? Need a new twist for topping grilled chicken or steak? Try adding a little spice! Whether using store-bought mayo or flexing some inner chef muscles by making an aioli from scratch,...

A Super Simple Wine Tasting

A Super Simple Wine Tasting There isn't a single demonstration we do where people don't ask about our Spice Pairing Blends Crostini. These quick-to-make bites can be done with 1, 2, 3 or even all 5 of our Spice Pairing Blends. Shared with friends and a few good...

Quick Blueberry Compote

Quick Blueberry Compote©  This sweet and savory compote, showcasing Winemaker's Pantry™ Spice Pairing for Merlot, offers a simple-to-make opportunity to jazz up cream or goat cheese for a quick entertaining bite. It's deep fruit flavor pairs well with the subtlety of...

Warm Mushroom Crostini

Warm Mushroom Crostini© Mushrooms are truly a great friend to all red wine, but most especially when seasoned with Winemaker's Pantry™ Spice Pairing for Cabernet. Their earthy flavor brings out the rich complexity of our blend, enhanced by its woody notes of juniper...