Joel Gott Wines Gott 12 Celebrates Dads

A special celebration calls for a special wine.  And celebrating fatherhood is a big deal–so we did it with gusto!We had one beer-brewing dad with his magical, tender-hearted daughter. And another dad–spirit-seeker, master-builder, with his whirling-dervish, delicate-soul daughter. Of course there were grilled steaks, because, men. I made a spring salad from a favorite...

Cipresseto Rose’ in my Summer Trifecta

Chilled, delicate Rose’–Juicy watermelon–Sizzling hot sunshine!My summer trifecta! Not just any rose’ or watermelon, mind you. I chose a rose’ with the most beautiful drenched-in-pink color.  And I combined my sweet watermelon with salty, savory ingredients. And the sun?  Well, it just knew it had to shine blazingly bright. My Cipresseto Rose’ is produced...

Vina Borgia And The Pursuit of Sangria

Sunshine.  Festivals.  SANGRIA!! I got to don my festival frock and represent Hy-Vee at this year’s SWINE Festival–an Iowa celebration of wine and pork! Bottles and bottles of Slices Sangrias were staged and ready to pour on our beautifully decorated tables. Our Chef Andrew was on hand to offer his amazing creation–Salted Caramel Apple...