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Welcome to our blog about Great Wines... Great Times... Under Blue Ridge Mountain Skies™


 

Jessi R
 
January 8, 2020 | Jessi R

Introducing our Food & Wine Pairing Program

Hello Everyone, 

My name is Jessi Ratledge, the new Tasting Room Manager at JvD.  I lived in the Winston Salem area until I went to culinary school in 2007.  I graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2009.  I have worked in kitchens in North Carolina, New York, Missouri, Colorado, and Alaska.  Recently, I decided to take a step back from the Chef world to explore more about the wine industry, however I still enjoy all things food.  

I'd like to share a few favorite recipes with you as we enter the New Year. Winter is an excellent season for warm, savory dishes and enjoying red wine.   I especially love to cook with the wine I selected to drink with the meal.  

For this French Onion Soup recipe, Jones von Drehle 2014 Merlot would be a great choice when deglazing the pan after caramelizing the onions.  The recipe author suggests duck stock for the soup, but it also okay to use all beef stock, or even a hearty vegetable stock if you prefer a meatless-meal. 

Chef Jenn Segal has an awesome Beef Stew recipe reminiscent of the classic Boeuf Bourguignon in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I cook with Jones von Drehle 2015 Cabernet Franc to add delicious depth of flavor to this stew.  

Lastly, try making Coq Au Vin with Jones von Drehle 2015 Rock & Rail.  Ina Garten always creates reliable, approachable recipes; and I especially love her interpretation of this traditional French dish.  I usually omit the Cognac, but feel free to include it if you have some on hand. 

We will be sampling these dishes in the Tasting Room

from 1 pm until they are gone on the following dates: 

Sunday, January 19th - French Onion Soup 

Sunday, February 23rd - Beef Stew 

Sunday, March 22nd - Coq Au Vin

If you have any questions about these recipes or food & wine pairing, please feel free to reach out to me at jessi@jonesvondrehle.com.  Bon Appetit!

Jessi

Time Posted: Jan 8, 2020 at 2:30 PM