Beth's News, July 7, 2017

Summer wine, beer and lots of summer cocktail ingredients are here and many are on sale!

WINE

Tati red, white and rose are great summer wines.

Bricco dei Tati


Nestled in the heart of the Barbaresco DOCG, in the region of Piemonte, this is a small estate owned by Mary Beth and Emanuele Gaiarin. Having always had an interest in the hands-on of winemaking, they purchased this small (6 hectacres) property with an abandoned farm house on a hillside in 2006. The farmers before them had been tending the vines organically and many vines are as old as 75 to 80 years old.

Bricco dei Tati Barbera

This is a young, fresh, lively Barbera with a persistent and attractive bouquet of black cherries and a bit of spice on the palate. It has few tannins which is typical of the Barbera varietal, and a medium finish. Delightfully approachable, it is great with medium to strong cheeses, barbecue and game

Summer wine, beer and lots of summer cocktail ingredients are here and many are on sale!

WINE

Tati red, white and rose are great summer wines.

Bricco dei Tati


Nestled in the heart of the Barbaresco DOCG, in the region of Piemonte, this is a small estate owned by Mary Beth and Emanuele Gaiarin. Having always had an interest in the hands-on of winemaking, they purchased this small (6 hectacres) property with an abandoned farm house on a hillside in 2006. The farmers before them had been tending the vines organically and many vines are as old as 75 to 80 years old.

Bricco dei Tati Barbera

This is a young, fresh, lively Barbera with a persistent and attractive bouquet of black cherries and a bit of spice on the palate. It has few tannins which is typical of the Barbera varietal, and a medium finish. Delightfully approachable, it is great with medium to strong cheeses, barbecue and game

Summer wine, beer and lots of summer cocktail ingredients are here and many are on sale!

WINE

Tati red, white and rose are great summer wines.

Bricco dei Tati


Nestled in the heart of the Barbaresco DOCG, in the region of Piemonte, this is a small estate owned by Mary Beth and Emanuele Gaiarin. Having always had an interest in the hands-on of winemaking, they purchased this small (6 hectacres) property with an abandoned farm house on a hillside in 2006. The farmers before them had been tending the vines organically and many vines are as old as 75 to 80 years old.

Bricco dei Tati Barbera

This is a young, fresh, lively Barbera with a persistent and attractive bouquet of black cherries and a bit of spice on the palate. It has few tannins which is typical of the Barbera varietal, and a medium finish. Delightfully approachable, it is great with medium to strong cheeses, barbecue and game

Bricco dei Tati Cortese

This is a lovely young fresh white wine, made from the grape Cortese, a very old varietal from Piemonte, Italy. The Cortese vines are planted on a sunny hillside you can see from our own Dolcetto vineyards on the east side our property. This wonderful wine has a bright fruit taste and crisp acidity, which makes it ideal as a wine to sip before dinner or with seafood, salads, and white meat dishes.

Bricco deit Tati Rose`

Fresh with aromas of strawberries, cherries and rose petals. This is ideal with shellfish, salads, chicken, and with appetizers.

All of these favorites of mine are very nicely priced at only $7.99- Talk about a bargain. These are case-worthy!

RECIPE

Chicken, Sausage,Potatoes and Peppers

I make this a lot at home and everyone loves it! It can be prepared in a covered cast iron pot on the grill outside if you can keep a good hot temperature for an hour. I add zucchini,garlic cloves and grape tomatoes to my recipe.

Ingredients

⦁4 large links hot Italian sausage

⦁2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

⦁6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs

⦁1/2 pound assorted sweet peppers, seeded

⦁1 small red onion, sliced

⦁1/2 yellow onion, sliced

⦁4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

⦁2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs

⦁2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed

⦁Freshly ground black pepper to taste

⦁Chopped fresh Italian parsley (optional)



Directions

1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

2.Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage links until browned and oil begins to render, about 3 minutes per side. While sausages are cooking, pierce them lightly here and there with the tip of a sharp knife so some fats and juices are released. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3.When sausages are cool enough to handle, cut them into serving pieces, about 2-inch slices. Transfer back to pan along with any accumulated juices from the cutting board.

4.Cut two slashes down to the bone on the skin side of each chicken thigh.

5.Depending on the size of the peppers, halve or quarter them and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced red and yellow onions and potato chunks. Add chicken thighs and sausage pieces with pan juices.

6.Season with kosher salt, black pepper, and Italian herbs. Drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.

7.Mix with your hands until all ingredients are coated in oil, 3 or 4 minutes. Transfer to large, heavy-duty roasting pan. Evenly space the chicken thighs skin side up. Position potatoes near the top.

8.Place in preheated oven until chicken is cooked through and everything is caramelized, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with chopped fresh Italian parsley, if desired

BEER

GREENSPRING BREWING CO.

Our friend Joe,my favorite brewer, will be in the house this Friday from 4-7 pm with four of his delicious beers on tap!

Greenspring Brewing Company is a small specialty craft brewery located in Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, MD. They believe that beer is a perfect combination of art, science and fun. They are committed to using methodologies and techniques that provide the highest quality, drinkability and enjoyment of their beer.

Grab your growlers and stop in for some cold, draft beer that will put a smile on your face!

Thanks for your business! I appreciate you!

Beth


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