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Saperavi, An Ancient Grape That Thrives On America’s East Coast

  Do you know about the origins of Saperavi?  Saperavi is actually the Georgian word for “dye.” The grape is grown throughout the Caucasus — the area between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea — where winemaking began at least 6,000 years ago. The region has a moderate climate and is believed to be the original home of vinifera, the species of grape that includes classic European varieties like Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Hardy and late-ripening, Saperavi thrives in the cooler, moist climates of eastern Europe, so it’s no surprise that Mid Atlantic winemakers see its…

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Terrapin Wine

Curried Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 2 Butternut squash, sliced in half, lengthwise, seeds removed 1 – 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Tbsp. butter 3 medium apples, peeled and diced (I like to use Honeycrisp) 2 celery stalks, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 large yellow onion, diced 1/2 cup Linganore Terrapin white wine 1 tsp. curry powder 32 oz. Chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream or Evaporated milk Salt – to taste Pepper – to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Rub squash with olive oil,…

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MOUNT AIRY, MD., February 12, 2021/PRNewswire/ — Linganore Winecellars, located at 13601 Glissans Mill Road in Mt. Airy Maryland. Linganore Winecellars received a total of eleven medals and two “Best In Class” designations at the 2020 Maryland Wine Governor’s Cup Competition. Originally planned for August 2020, the competition was finally held on February 5 with a cohort of judges and staff.  The 32nd annual event featured 160 wines, some made from new-to-Maryland varieties, like Malbec, Saperavi, and Chenin Blanc. Linganore Winecellars passion is to make wines that can compete on a world stage. Thanks to our extremely talented winemaking team…

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini from Olive & Basket

This recipe is by Olive & Basket in Frederick MD. Find more at Ingredients 1 Baguette, cut in 1/2 inch slices 1 pint Strawberries, fresh, sliced Goat cheese (ricotta or mascarpone cheese are great substitutions) 3 Tbsp. ( 1 Tbsp for bread, 2 Tbsp, for Goat Cheese) Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Basil EVOO Traditional Balsamic Reduction Vinegar Basil, fresh, chopped Black Pepper Directions Preheat broiler and position oven rack to highest position. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Toast under broiler, watching closely and rotating pan as needed for even browning, about 2-3…

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Quinoa Vegetable Meatballs from Fresh Balance Nutrition

This recipe is by Nutirtionist Jennifer Cohen Katz RDN LDN CC. You can find more about it at Ingredients 1 ¼ cup cooked quinoa, divided 2 Tablespoons olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 8 ounces container bella mushrooms, sliced 1 cup spinach, sliced 1 egg ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup chickpea flour ⅓ cup fresh dill 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons tamari ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms. Sauté 5-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat the oven to…

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INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp flour 1½ cups milk 1/3 cup Linganore Terrapin white wine 8 oz Gruyere cheese, grated 4 oz Dubliner cheese, grated 2 slices (2 oz) Cooper Sharp White American Cheese (deli counter) 4 medium Russet potatoes 1 onion Salt Pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-sized pot, over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add flour and mix until smooth. Pour milk into flour/butter mix – medium-slow – so that the flour/butter mix doesn’t form clumps, but stirs into a smooth sauce.  Add wine. Stir to make sure flour/butter mix is off the…

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