Let’s face it. Not everyone drinks beer. And with Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, some of us are “deflated” at the idea of sipping on beer all afternoon while chowing down on chips and dip. Some of us need another option. Fear not, Carr is here to save the day – with wine on tap! We have three tasty options to choose from, Chardonnay, El Guapo, and Il Padrino, and we’ve paired each wine with some of our favorite sliders. Pick up a growler (or three!) and be your Super Bowl party MVP.
Root veggies take the cake for winter and fall comfort recipes, and they pair SO well with the 2013 CrossHatch “Shading,” a co-fermented blend of Grenache and Syrah. While slightly floral, this wine has hints of licorice and fig, which makes it a superb wine for gamey, roasted meats and root vegetables.
I know what you’re thinking -rabbit!? How could you! But before you jump to conclusions – have you ever tried rabbit? Rabbit is amazing. Back in the 40’s and 50’s, rabbit was as common as chicken is today, and it is seen as a staple in cuisine all around the world. It isn’t one of the “Big 4” meats that we are used to in the US, but it is certainly worth stepping out of your comfort zone to try. And this low calorie, low fat dish is especially tasty when paired alongside the 2013 CrossHatch “Shading” – a beautiful cofermented blend of Grenache and Syrah. Forget about Bugs and Roger for an evening and give it a try!
Happy International Grenache Day. To celebrate, we thought we would take a moment to share a delicious recipe to go with our newest vintage. Goulash and our 2013 Carr Grenache have a lot in common. Both full of wonderful spices and flavors, and they both warm you up on a cold day. Granted it’s not to chilly quite yet in many places but fall is only a few days away and it’s almost time to dust off your crock pot and start making those wonderful dishes that not only warm your house but fill it with amazing aromas.
The CrossHatch is a creation that Carr came up with that plays with different blends. Each blend is co-fermented together to produce a fun and distinct flavor profile. Our 2012 CrossHatch blend of Grenache and Syrah has subtle blackberry flavors with an earthy quality which pairs great with grilled meat. This dish is sure to please your palate.