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Pea Soup with Creme Friache

Spring Pea Soup

SPRING IN A BOWL This clean, delicately sweet pea soup is loaded with fresh herbs and a generous dollop of crème fraîche. Serve it chilled as the first course to Easter supper or serve it warm for lunch (this would be delicious with a gooey ham and cheese melt on the side!). Either way, the pairing with our Pinot Gris Reserve is spot on.  Don’t hesitate to grab a couple of bags petite peas in the freezer aisle. Boiling them for two minutes will

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2020 Rose and Cheese Tart from Trellis Wine Bar

Trellis Wine Bar & Kitchen’s Four Cheese Tart

PERFECTION WITH OUR 2020 ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR We recently asked Trellis Wine Bar & Kitchen Chef Joe Jackson to pair our Rosé of Pinot Noir with a dish of his creation. Chef Joe responded to our query with an appetizer on flavor overdrive—a buttery four-cheese tart garnished with arugula, candied walnuts, and a drizzle of saba—a grape must reduction that is made from Lambrusco grapes (you can substitute balsamic vinegar in a pinch).  For Joe, the pairing is all about balancing the

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Homemade Rotisserie Chicken with Herbs and Lemons

Buttermilk Brined Roasted Chicken

The Perfect Sunday Supper When Samin Nosrat made her debut in the Netflix documentary series Salt Fat Acid Heat, we were glued to the television. Her down-to-earth, no nonsense cooking style was, admittedly, a breath of fresh air after Netflix’s exotic and glossy Chef’s Table. Her buttermilk roasted chicken was so perfectly browned and simple, we couldn’t resist experimenting with her recipe. Our version is similar, but we’ve added garlic, thyme, and rosemary to the brine to lend a little more depth of

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Asparagus and Crab Quiche

Asparagus & Crab Quiche

An Ode to Spring Versatile and flavorful, quiche makes for a lovely brunch item that can be prepared well in advance or as an easy weeknight dinner. The possibilities for ingredients are endless. In this iteration, we used asparagus, sweet onion, and crab meat—the sweetness and succulence of the crab is absolutely sublime paired with our 2018 Freedom Hill Chardonnay. If you’re in a hurry, use a pre-made pastry shell rather than making the dough from scratch.  BUY THE WINE Recipe INGREDIENTS FOR THE

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Risotto with truffles and wild mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, and basil

Risotto with Oregon Truffles and Wild Mushrooms

So Much Umami Goodness The inspiration for this dish was sparked by an Oregon black truffle that we found at our local Zupan’s Market. Our recipe features a delicious umami trifecta of ingredients with copious amounts of black truffle shavings, wild mushrooms, and aged parmesan cheese. We paired it with our 2019 Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay, a silky, full-throttled white with a slight savory edge—it dances in pitch-perfect harmony with the earthiness of the mushrooms and the decadent creaminess of the risotto.  BUY

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Spinach Crepes

Savory Spinach Crêpes with English Peas, Courgettes, and Mushrooms

A HARBINGER OF SPRING Bright chartreuse green, spinach crêpes are a flavorful and relatively easy dish to prepare. Layer in lightly sautéed vegetables and you have a showstopper of a dish for spring.  The recipe is the same for the classic crêpe, save for the addition of pureed spinach and Italian parsley. There is, however, one trick to ensure perfection, and that is to age the batter. Allotting an hour or two for the batter to rest ensures that long-chain glutens will form—a

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Pea Soup with Creme Friache
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Christine Havens

Spring Pea Soup

SPRING IN A BOWL This clean, delicately sweet pea soup is loaded with fresh herbs and a generous dollop of crème fraîche. Serve it chilled as

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