Duck Fried Rice

Published On - January 13, 2022

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Duck Fried Rice

January 13, 2022

Duck Fried Rice

January 13, 2022

Surprise your next dinner party guests with something unique and unexpected. This fried rice recipe features rich flavors of duck that pair perfectly with the fresh pear, pineapple and peach notes of our bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay.

Duck Fried Rice with 1000 Stories Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • Recipe
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 confit duck leg and thigh, skinned and boned
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 4 oz smoked country bacon, diced
  • 1 medium-size onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and minced

Instructions

Step 1
Place rice in a saucepan and add 3 ¼ cups cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to very low, cover tightly and continue cooking 12 to 15 minutes, until water has evaporated and surface of rice is pitted with little holes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered and undisturbed, 15 minutes more. Transfer rice to a bowl, fluff with chopsticks, refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step 2
Shred duck meat, mix with soy sauce, add pepper to taste and set aside.

Step 3
When rice has cooled, heat 1 tbsp oil in a large wok or skillet. Add bacon and fry just until golden, not browned. Remove. Add onion and sauté on medium until golden. Stir in garam masala. Add remaining oil, stir in eggs and quickly scramble them. Fold in duck meat with soy sauce, cooked bacon and rice. Cook on medium heat until rice is heated through and ingredients are well blended. Season with salt.

Step 4
Fold in half the scallions, transfer rice to a serving dish and scatter remaining scallions on top. Serve.

Watercolor Weather

Published On - January 13, 2022

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Watercolor Weather

January 13, 2022

Watercolor Weather

January 13, 2022

When creating art, you can find inspiration anywhere. The beauty in a sunset, the simplicity of a landscape, or in the rich, bold flavors of our bourbon barrel-aged wine.

For your next artistic activity, we recommend doing some watercoloring. Watercolor paintings can be one of the most relaxing and artistically rewarding activities you can do. Painting things like flowers, food, trees, or even a self-portrait can be a fun way to spend a cozy night indoors this winter. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned expert, expressing yourself is a great way to spend your time.

So pick up some watercolor paper and brushes and let your creativity shine. And while you’re doing it, grab our bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel. Uncork the bottle and let the art inspire you as you find your muse.

Watercolor Weather

The Perfect Pear

Published On - January 13, 2022

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The Perfect Pear

January 13, 2022

The Perfect Pear

January 13, 2022

New year, new cocktails. Ring in 2022 with a bang by making this delicious Pear Cocktail with 1000 Stories Chardonnay. Whether you make it for yourself, or for guests at your next dinner party, it will be a major hit.

This cocktail is clean, simple, and flavorful. This is a must-try drink for all wine lovers, and our bourbon barrel-aged Chardonnay adds the perfect punch to this delightful cocktail. Check out the recipe at the link below.

The Perfect Pear with 1000 Stories Chardonnay

Ingredients

  • Recipe
  • Pear Nectar
  • Lime juice (plus a lime wedge for garnish)
  • Fresh thyme reserve some for garnish)
  • Sweetener of your choice (we use agave syrup)
  • 1000 Stories Chardonnay
  • Pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. Add lime juice and fresh thyme to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Muddle the herbs to release their flavor. But make sure you save a sprig or two for a garnish.
  3. Add the chardonnay.
  4. Add the sweetener.
  5. Add the pumpkin pie spice, if using. And you should use it.
  6. Add some ice.
  7. Toss on the shaker lid and give it a good shake.
  8. Strain the chardonnay cocktail into a tall glass over fresh ice.
  9. Garnish cocktail with a piece of lime and a sprig of fresh thyme.

Red Wine Brownies

Published On - December 1, 2021

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Fudgy Brownies made with Cabernet Sauvignon

December 1, 2021

Fudgy Brownies made with Cabernet Sauvignon

December 1, 2021

Desserts and the holidays go hand in hand. This time of year brings out the most creative and delicious treats. If you’re looking to take your dessert game up a notch this season, we’ve got the recipe just for you — red wine brownies.

We recommend making these delicious 1000 Stories Red Wine Brownies. Rich, fudgy, and decadent, we make this treat with our 1000 Stories Cabernet Sauvignon. The bold flavors of this bourbon barrel-aged wine will add depth to these luscious brownies.

red wine brownies being sprinkled with powdered sugar on a dark table next to 1000 Stories bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon

Ingredients

  • Recipe
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups light or medium brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup 1000 Stories Cabernet Sauvignon

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Boot Season

Published On - December 1, 2021

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Boot Season

December 1, 2021

Boot Season

December 1, 2021

The holiday season, aka boot season, is fully upon us, which means it’s time to head back home and spend quality time with your loved ones. Whether it’s playing games, singing holiday songs, or making delicious food, there are many ways families connect and celebrate during this time of year.

If you have the opportunity to head home this year, make sure to bring a bottle of our bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel. With bold flavors and welcoming notes of spice box and sautéed herbs, Zinfandel is the perfect wine to share with the ones who mean the most to you.

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Mulled Wine Sangria

Published On - December 1, 2021

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Mulled Wine Sangria

December 1, 2021

Mulled Wine Sangria

December 1, 2021

Cocktails are an essential part of holiday celebrations. While celebrating the festivities with your friends and family this year, elevate the party by making a Mulled Red Wine Sangria using 1000 Stories Red Blend. This bourbon barrel-aged wine has rich and bold flavors that will take this festive cocktail to the next level.

Serves 5

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle of 1000 Stories Red Blend
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 crisp apples in season green or red – 1 for mulled wine, 1 for fresh garnish
  • 2 lemons – 1 for 1000 Stories mulled wine, 1 for fresh garnish
  • 2 limes – 1 for 1000 Stories mulled wine, 1 for fresh garnish
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup blackberries – ½ cup for mulled wine and the rest for fresh garnish
  • 1 cup cranberries – ½ cup for mulled wine and ½ cup for fresh garnish
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick for each glass as a garnish and stir in for extra flavor
  • 1 tsp. cloves

Instructions

  1. In a pot, pour 1 bottle of 1000 Stories Red Blend, 1 cup apple cider and ¼ cup of honey. Add 1 tsp. of cloves in a loose tea infuser (or wrapped in cheesecloth and tied with baker’s string).
  2. Place a lid on top and simmer on very low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. While the 1000 Stories wine simmers with the cider, spices and honey, slice 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime.
  4. When finished, pour mulled wine into a jug or container with sliced fruit, ½ cup of blackberries and ½ cup cranberries.
  5. Add ¼ cup of brandy, stir gently and refrigerate for 2-3 hours until cold.
  6. For garnish, thinly slice 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 apple. Add ice to glasses and pour sangria, adding some of the drunken fruit, and leaving some room for fresh fruit. Add blackberries, pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and sliced fruit.
  7. Other optional garnishes include:
    • star anise
    • herbal-floral garnish
  8. For an alternative recipe and inspiration check out Mulled Wine Christmas Sangria here.

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Hand Made

Published On - November 2, 2021

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Hand Made

November 2, 2021

Hand Made

November 2, 2021

Great things take time. A stunning painting, a charming piece of handmade pottery, a delicious bottle of wine. There’s an elevated sense of appreciation and beauty that comes from something that is handmade. It’s that feeling of knowing how unique and cared for that particular item is.

This holiday season, don’t wait until the last minute to shop for gifts. Plan ahead and give the gift of craft. Pick up a bottle of our bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted with skill, and full of bold flavors, after just one sip, you’ll taste the dedication and passion that created something so special.

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Sip and Bake

Published On - November 2, 2021

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Sip and Bake

November 2, 2021

Sip and Bake

November 2, 2021

The holidays are a time when family and friends gather – this year, give the gift of food. Some of the best memories and meals come during these moments. This means that you’ll probably be spending a lot of time in the kitchen in the coming weeks preparing various meals and baked goods.

If you’re looking to bring something new to your holiday table, we have a great recipe for you to try: Pumpkin Bourbon Cakes. Make to pair this delicious treat with our bourbon barrel-aged Gold Rush Red. This blended, bourbon barrel-aged wine subtly enhances the bourbon flavor in the cake.

Check out the recipe and bring this delicious gift to your next holiday gathering.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ⅓ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • ⅓ cup bourbon
  • 5 eggs

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 6 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp. bourbon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped and toasted pecans

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Story with Spice

Published On - October 5, 2021

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Story with Spice

October 5, 2021

Story with Spice

October 5, 2021

Autumn is here, and that means pumpkin spice overload. While (debatably) enjoyable in coffee, it’s not quite the flavor you’re looking for in an evening cocktail. To kick off fall right, we’ve got just the concoction, a mildly spicy red wine and bourbon cocktail. 

Check out this recipe from The Kitchn for a Red Wine, Spiced Apple, and Bourbon Cocktail. What better wine than our bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon to feature in a bourbon-forward cocktail? It’s the perfect spiced drink to transition from summer to the cooler autumn nights—and keeps pumpkin spice in its rightful place as an addition to a breakfast beverage.

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