Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend Recap

This weekend Hubby and I went to Rockville's Uncorked Wine Fest. We had so much fun. The festival had local Maryland wineries set up in the Town Center. I ended up buying 4 bottles of wine. Three from Boordy Vineyards and one from Solomon's Island Winery.

From Boordy I bought the Seyval-Vidal-Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Riesling. And from Solomon's Island I bought the White Merlot. I had never had White Merlot before and this one was so tastey! I also sampled Terrapin Station's Sangria and OMG it was sooo delicious. I wanted to buy their Rose' that they made it with but they were all out. :( I'm going to see where I can buy it around here so I can make this delicious drink. I've included the Sangria recipe below.

1 box of TSW Five Rivers Rose'
1 can (11.5 oz) of San Pellegrino limonata or aranciata (sparkling lemon or orange soda) OR substitute 1 cup club soda/sparkling water and 1/3 cup orange or lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Rose's Sweetened Lime JuiceFRUIT - use any combination or all to your taste & liking
2-3 slices each of lemon, lime, orange
about 1/2 cup each of berries (blackberries, raspberries, & strawberries)NOTE: (Optionally - mascerate berries in sugar/orange juice (or liquer such as Grand Marnier/ Cointreau / Brandy) for an hour or more or overnight
about 1/2 cup each of diced apples & pears NOTE: use firm, tart cooking apples such as Braeburn, Pink Lady or Granny Smith

In a large pitcher:
Mix the soda, sugar, & lime juice to melt the sugar
Add fruit
Add box of Rose' wine
Add a cup or two of ice

I didn't take a lot of pictures this weekend but here are a few -

1 comment:

Lyndsy said...

Wine tasting is one of my most favorite things to do :) Glad you got some good ones and looked cute doing it!


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