Grand Taste with Cranberry Grande
For many of us, the changing seasons come with changing preferences in wine. The crisp whites we crave in summer give way to heartier reds in fall and winter months. As usual, personal preference trumps everything else.
Full-bodied red wines are king in winter since they pair well with heartier dishes, but sparkling wines have a starring role at the holidays too. Our own Cranberry Grande is softly sweet to the palette with a tart cranberry finish. It is a perfect match to game hen, quail, or oven roasted turkey. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is a natural choice for a holiday celebration, or as a hostess gift for a friend or family member. Here are a few recipes for you to enjoy that will pair well with our Cranberry Grande Wine.
Port Cranberry Sauce
1/2 cup ruby port or Lanthier Winery’s Cranberry Grande
Three 1-by-3-inch strips of orange zest, cut into thin matchsticks
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
12 ounces fresh cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, combine the port with the orange zest and orange juice and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and sugar and simmer over moderately low heat until the sauce is jam like, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature. This cranberry sauce is sure to be a hit at your holiday thanksgiving feast with its bold tart sweet taste.
The cranberry sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 2 Cups
Recipe found at: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/port-cranberry-sauce
Cool and easy Crantini Cocktail is the perfect way to entertain your guests during the holidays. It is simple, festive tart and delicious.
3 oz. Lanthier Winery Cranberry Grande
1 oz. Vodka
Lemon or lime twist to garnish (optional)
If wine and vodka are already chilled, simply mix them together. For a more dramatic presentation, use ice with a cocktail shaker.
Cranberry Wine Spritzer
1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda, chilled.
1 cup Lanthier Winery Cranberry Grande chilled.
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled.
1/4 cup orange juice, chilled.
Ice cubes. Mix all ingredients in wine glass, stir and Enjoy!
Mix one bottle of Lanthier Winery Cranberry Grande wine with two 2-liter jugs of ginger ale