Our Carr Winery neighbor, Chef Justin West over at Wildwood Kitchen, is helping us celebrate the release of the flagship 2016 Carr Syrah from Kærksov Vineyard by setting us up with this fantastic tri-tip pairing. The flavors compliment and balance out the wine in an effortless way.
Chef Julian Martinez from Barbareño has paired with Carr Winery to come up with this easy and delicious grilled avocado recipe to pair with the 2016 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard – “Here, we pair the richness of the avocado with the slight bitterness that the grill imparts and the acidity of citrus. The ponzu sauce that we make is very savory, pairing well with the vanilla and maple notes of the Morehouse Syrah.” –Julian Martinez
Pork belly is one of my favorite cuts of meat these days. While some people consider pork belly nothing more than a fancy version of bacon, it really is so much more than that. In fact, it is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world! This version of pork belly is crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside. It is a perfect match for our 2016 Carr Santa Barbara County Syrah, that has just as much style as this trendy piece of meat. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year again when everyone is gearing up for a Sunday Funday of football, friends…and beer? But, not all of us drink beer. Have no fear, Carr is here to save the day – with wine on tap! Who needs growlers of beer when you can get 1-liter growlers of wine instead? We have two tasty options to choose from: Chardonnay, or El Guapo (Grenache/Syrah blend.) We’re all about tacos for Super Bowl snacks this year, so we’ve paired each wine with some of our favorite taco recipes. Pick up a growler (or two!) and be your Super Bowl party MVP.
Winter is the best time of year for slow cooker recipes. The most festive of these recipes are those that mirror the feeling and colors of the season. The purple potatoes in this beef stew pair perfectly with the deep plum tones of the 2015 Carr Syrah from Tierra Alta Vineyard, creating the the ultimate home cooked meal for a cozy night in.
With hints of dark berries, vanilla and cocoa, the 2015 Carr Syrah from Morehouse Vineyard is delicate yet full bodied, smooth yet flavorful. This wine goes great with desserts that aren’t too sweet. The fresh berries and the creamy panna cotta in this recipe make this pairing a match made in heaven.
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday for so many reasons – family and friends come together to share thanks while indulging in tasty food paired with delicious wines. Everyone has a signature turkey, mashed potato, and stuffing recipe – these are the traditional foods that we love about the holiday. But we love to mix up the side dishes! We want you to be prepared, so we are sharing a few of our choice side dishes, paired with our favorite Carr wines.