Braised Chicken Thighs with Herbed Cream Sauce

May 1st, 2017|

Recipe by Chef Sarah Sparks

Braised Chicken Thighs with Herbed Cream Sauce and Chemins de Casel Chardonnay 

Braised Chicken_blog2 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 medium yellow onion, medium julienne
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup Chemins de Casel Chardonnay
2 cups chicken stock
4 sprigs rosemary
4 sprigs thyme, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup heavy cream


1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack positioned in the center. Season [...]

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: A Cozy March Recipe for the Last Days of Winter

March 30th, 2017|

by Sarah Shotwell

In like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb_blogThis March, TCM is celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a series of films set in Ireland. As the last of the year’s wild weather batters the country, get cozy at home with an Irish-inspired TCM film like The Quiet Man (1952) or The Informer (1935) and a glass of bold red wine from your TCM shipment! Want to make a night of it? Try our decadent wine-paired [...]

Autumn Appetizer: Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Pecans and Goat Cheese

September 9th, 2016|

by Sarah Shotwell

autumn-appetizer_blogFresh fig season is finally here, but it won’t last long! Across the states, beautiful, sweet brown and green figs will be available through the next month, and we plan to take advantage of the short season by putting them into as many recipes as possible! Next movie night, treat your guests to a rare, seasonal appetizer. These decadent morsels can be made by the boatload in under an hour. So get to work [...]

Summer Recipe: Pink Lemonade Sangria

July 5th, 2016|

by Sarah Shotwell

Pink Lemonade Sangria_blogSangria is the ultimate hot-weather patio staple, and this tart, pink version is perfect for a summer picnic, bridal shower, or barbecue! Like any cocktail elixer, Sangria is only as good as what you put in it. With dry Rosé, Cointreau, Armegnac, and Meyer lemons, this recipe is light, refreshing, classy, and infinitely drinkable.


1/2 cup Cointreau
2/3 cup Armegnac
1 bottle dry Rosé (Pinot, Syrah, or Garnacha)
1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice
1/4 Cup fine sugar
Sparkling [...]

Spring Recipe: Orecchiette e Piselli

March 23rd, 2016|

by Sarah Shotwell

Orecchiette_blogsizeSpring Recipe: Orecchiette e Piselli

This simple, classic northern Italian dish includes all our favorite spring ingredients and pairs perfectly with a light, crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Grüner Veltliner.





  • 1 lb. orecchiette (or-eck-yet-ay)
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, whole
  • 3 small shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 cups hand-shelled peas
  • 3 oz. prosciutto
  • bunch of young mint leaves
  • Pecorino Romano to taste, grated
  • fresh ground pepper
  • salt
  • water
  1. Boil water in a large pot with a sprinkle of salt. Once boiling, add pasta.
  1. In a [...]

Recipe: "Classic for the Classics" Roast Salmon with Lemon Burre Blanc

December 23rd, 2015|

Featured Food, Wine & Movie Pairing

Ca’ Vescovo Pinot Grigio 2014 from Venezie, Italy with High Society (1956) - 12/23/15 @ 11pm ETCa-Vescovo-Pinot-Grigio-2014-&-High-Society-(1956)

Today's Recipe: Chef Plum prepares his "Classic for the Classics" Roast Salmon with Lemon Burre Blanc

WINE & MOVIE PAIRING: What better to pair this classic, refreshing Pinot Grigio with than High Society? The film’s love triangle of a divorced socialite (Grace Kelly), her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) and a tabloid reporter (Frank Sinatra) who converge [...]

WINE CLUB TIP -  Break out your Principe Strozzi Selvascura 2013 Toscana IGT, Italy Sunday nights in November!