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Welcome all to the SPRING month of September.
I can hardly believe that it is the 18/9/2019. A very busy month in Cellar Door! 10 more Wine Club members, new harvest wines coming onboard and lots more!
QUEENSLAND WINE CENTRE IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
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GLASSES GLASSES and MORE GLASSES!
As more and more people are coming into cellar door, my team are noticing, like me, people enquiring about our glasses.
As you can see by the picture on the right, there are traditionally different shaped glasses for different styles of wines.
At Cellar door we use a traditionally shaped wine tasting glass. Our shaped glass is the same shape all over the world. It is an international wine tasting glass shape.
I never thought the shape or the glass for that matter would make a difference to the wine tasting experience, but indeed it does.
There is a glass company called Reidel, look them up, the glass enhances your wine tasting experience
Next, an update from our vines, our wine, and the new harvest wines coming into Cellar Door! Plus
Tempting Morsels to Delight!
I think it only fitting to get your spring into your step with the talk of our Semillon Sauvignon Blanc!
What ever name appears first on a wine label is the predominant grape variety in that wine.
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 2 different grape varieties.
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Semillon is a fairly easy grape to grow. It's major fault is interestingly, its best loved virtue. ... It is also an important blending grape used to produce dry, white.
While the reputation of sauvignon blanc has experienced somewhat of a battering in recent years, there are some fine examples around, but region plays a big part of this.
The white grapes Semillon and sauvignon blanc have a long history together. The marriage of these varieties originated in Bordeaux, France.
Here, at Cedar Creek Estate, our SSB is a dry white wine with citrus undertones. Easy to drink and is enhanced with the addition of any seafood. Wine club members can enjoy this lovely wine at 20% off the retail price. Link
Call into cellar door and check out the terrific new range of merchandise at the same time.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Chicken and Prawns in a White Wine Sauce
Chicken and prawns are combined with mushrooms, onion and garlic in a white wine based sauce to create this wonderful yet easy dinner.
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
250g fresh mushrooms
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
500g large prawns, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons plain flour, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2cm cubes
1/4 cup (60ml) (SSB) dry white wine
1 1/4 cups (285ml) water
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
Preparation:15min › Cook:25min › Ready in:40min
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frypan over medium high heat. Sauté mushrooms until golden then remove from frypan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add another 2 tablespoons oil to frypan. Sauté onion, garlic and prawns until opaque. Remove from frypan and add to mushrooms.
In a shallow dish or bowl mix 2 tablespoons flour with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Dust chicken in flour to coat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to frypan and sauté chicken in oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add chicken to mushroom/prawns mixture.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in frypan and stir in 1 tablespoon flour. Cook about 30 seconds stirring constantly until brown. Stir in wine, 1/2 teaspoon salt and water. Boil for 1 minute.
Reduce heat to medium low and return prawns and chicken mixture to frypan. Simmer for about 10 minutes then season with pepper and serve.
Finally, I wanted to let you all know that the last Sunday afternoon of every month I am conducting Master Wine Class in the Heritage Bar of our Cellar door at the Qld Wine Centre. Starting at 3pm SHARP!
What is a Master Wine Class?
At my Master Wine Class there will be a max of 20 people! I will not do the class for 2 people as it is not viable to do so. However! The cost is just $20 per person, it takes approx. 1-2 hours.
The experience is a heightening of the senses! You will receive when you arrive a notebook and pen. Every placing will have a laminated placemat with 6 glasses arranged and wines already poured.
No one will know except me what the wines are.
I hope you all enjoy what is left of September and will talk again when October rolls in.
Until next month!
Bye for now. Judi