Joel Gott Gott 10 Cabernet for MY BIRTHDAY

It wasn’t a significant one, but since my birthday landed on a Friday this year, I made a three-day weekend of it.   A gathering at a local brewery (Confluence Brewing Company) started the weekend.   A bacon-topped breakfast taco with beers at another local brewery (515 Brewing) for brunch the following morning was...

Tarima Monastrell Elevates the Lowly Beet to Royalty

Peel the mud-colored, wrinkly skin from a beet and its vibrant, garnet-hued color shines!  Cooking the beet further brings out its true character of deep, earthy sweetness.   The lowly beet can be a forgotten gem, but in this Beet Bourguignon recipe from Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindalh, it is elevated...

Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon with the Talented Trio

Katie our Cheese Specialist, our Chef Andrew, and I paired the Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon with a cocoa-rubbed cheese and with Chef’s pizza with sausage, goat cheese and spicy arugula.  They all paired together so well!  The recipe for the pizza can be found in the current issue of Hy-Vee’s Seasons magazine.