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Bay Scallop Gratin with White Wine

Date: Wed, Apr 28, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Robin Raible, the Director of Operations for Vintners Circle Franchising, suggested this easy and delicious scallop dish. She adapted the recipe from the Barefoot Contessa’s Bay Scallop Gratin, found at foodnetwork.com. This dish is a wonderful blend of both light and rich flavors, balancing the gentle sweetness of bay scallops with a full-bodied white wine (in [...]

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White Zinfandel Sponge Cake with Macerated Strawberries

Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

This recipe has been adapted from Gourmet’s Wine Cake with Macerated Strawberries at epicurious.com. The dessert is a simple sponge cake, made delicately fruity with the addition of White Zinfandel, and topped with warm strawberries. It’s a lovely after-dinner dessert, but is equally delicious in the morning, with coffee, or in the afternoon, with tea. White [...]

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Vintner’s Circle Dickson City Hosts Wine and Cheese Charity Event

Date: Wed, Apr 14, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner’s Circle Dickson City, Lackawanna County’s first on-site, personalized winemaking shop, recently hosted a wine and cheese event for members of St. Bernadette’s Church of Canadensis. DICKSON CITY, PA, April 14, 2010 – Stan and Joanne Triplett, franchise owners of the Dickson City shop, donated a wine and cheese event gift basket for the Monroe [...]

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Vintner’s Circle Andover To Celebrate Ribbon Cutting April 16th

Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner’s Circle Andover will be celebrating its new winemaking enterprise this Friday, April 16th, with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. ANDOVER, NJ, April 13 – Todd and Janine Billingsley, franchise owners of the first Vintner’s Circle in Sussex County, along with the Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ceremonious red ribbon this week. An Open House, [...]

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A Glass of Wine In the Morning

Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Recently returned from the IFE (that is, the International Franchise Expo), we of the Vintners Circle Franchising corporate team are tired, but thrilled. We are extremely happy with the trade show turnout, and spoke with hundreds of people interested in our wine making franchise. We would like to send our sincere gratitude to all of [...]

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Vintner’s Circle To Showcase Exciting Franchise Opportunities at IFE

Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner’s Circle will be exhibiting at the International Franchise Expo this April 9th through 11th, offering potential franchisees a taste of the good (wine-driven) life. HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, April 6, 2010 – Thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners are congregating in Washington, DC this weekend at the largest franchise exposition in the United States. Vintner’s Circle [...]

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What To Make For Dinner: Roasted Chicken with Chardonnay

Date: Fri, Apr 2, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Chicken is a food that pairs well with many wines; depending on the ingredients, the sauce, the cut of meat, and the cooking method, you can match chicken with almost anything. This simple recipe is calls for roasting a whole chicken, cut in parts, with shallots, mushrooms, and Dijon mustard. A [...]

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Vintner’s Circle Dickson City To Celebrate Ribbon Cutting April 8th

Date: Thu, Apr 1, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner’s Circle Dickson City will be celebrating its new venture this Thursday, April 8th, with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. DICKSON CITY, PA, April 1 – Stan and Joanne Triplett, franchise owners of Lackawanna County’s first Vintner’s Circle, will cut the big red ribbon along with Dickson City’s Chamber of Commerce. The new Vintner’s Circle in Dickson [...]

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Region At a Glance: Mendoza

Date: Thu, Apr 1, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Mendoza lies in the central-western region of Argentina, flanked by vast stretches of flat, dry land to the east, and by the stately, ominous Andes to the west. It is the country’s most dominant oenological province: over an expanse of 356,000 acres, Mendoza produces nearly eighty percent of Argentina’s wine. Malbec is by far the most [...]

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Easter Wines

Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

As you set the table for Easter this Sunday, please don’t forget one of the most delicious dinner components: a bottle (or two, or three) of wine. With its myriad of possibilities, Easter dinner can pose a challenge to the person picking wines. I prefer to think of this challenge less daunting than fun; wine is [...]

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Wines and Magnets

Date: Tue, Mar 30, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Jolan, One of our regular customers brought in a new gadget today.  It was a simple disk supposedly magnetic, that when you place your bottle of wine on it for 30 minutes it will age the wine.  We actually tried it out with a barbaresco and did notice a difference. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of such [...]

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What To Make For Dinner: Chicken Liver Pate with Riesling

Date: Fri, Mar 26, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

This chicken liver pate is adapted from Julia Child’s recipe, as found in Julia Child’s Menu Cookbook – that thick slab of a cookbook, whose recipes are interspersed with vaguely tinnish colored photos and slightly sardonic, but never nasty, short essays on ingredients and cooking techniques. The book is a great [...]

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Region At a Glance: Alsace

Date: Thu, Mar 25, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Alsace is located in northeastern France, on the border with Germany. In fact, Alsace has gone through several changes of political hand in the last four hundred years, which accounts for the bizarre, yet delicious, blending of French and German styles in food, language, architecture, and wine. The latter, our focus today, is dominated by [...]

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Pretension and the Palate

Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Concerning wine, many people have reservations when it comes to admitting personal taste. Why should this be so? Perhaps the reservation comes from inexperience with wine; people may flounder when asked to describe what they like, simply because they don’t know how to describe it. Perhaps the reservation comes from disinterest; [...]

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