Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get SANTAfied This Season

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
 -Peg Bracken

The holiday season is officially in full swing.... Shopping, cookie swaps, holiday parties, family and friends....

Wishes are made, dishes are created and gifts are given...

Another year has passed, families and friends blessed with another year celebrating... 

In the hustle and bustle of it all, the simplicities become difficulties....  Time to find gifts, decorate, bake, travel or prepare for events overwhelm....

A fruitful season is not far from grasp.... Choose your wish and a dish.... 

Most wishes made are for the family to spend time together in peace and harmony... When bringing the family together a celebration is prepared... i.e. a DISH! 

Maybe you're shy on your kitchen skills or time has become your enemy.. Now you may be wishing for ease with that dish...  Take a moment... sit down.... pour a glass of wine and fire up ....... the computer... Let the ease of technology Santafie your event...  Yes, Santafie!  Everyone deserves Santa, adults and children...

Whether it's a turkey, chateaubriand, prime rib or fish..... Or maybe all four!  Make a wish and let it come to your door...

Turn those hours in shopping cart jams and bumper to bumper lines into minutes of pure bliss...

Become SANTAFIED..... What's on your list?

A Turkey for 20? Seasoned and ready to go?  Click!

Chateaubriand for 10?  Click!

Boneless Prime Rib Roast for 10?  Click!

All Natural Cedar Plank Scottish Salmon for 8?  Click!!

There you have it!  You have been Santafied!!

Santa also knows no meal can go without your favorite wines.... The splendor of wines from Faustini, Domodimonti and more throughout my blog are the perfect accompaniment to your Santafied feast!

Wishing everyone the best this season & many more delicious dishes!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Taste of Giorgio G

Gucci is name well known all around the globe..... Gucci clothing, handbags, sunglasses and more!  Just a few of the popular branded items in demand!

Many don't know, but Giorgio G has something more exquisite and tantalizing than clothing or purses... Giorgio G Cognac, created from the renowned chalky sloping vineyard grapes in the Grande Champagne Area of France.... The cognac is blended from old beaux-de-vie duly selected and patiently matured in Limousine oak barrels.  Giorgio G partnered with Emperors Brand a luxurious importer.

Giorgio's collections exude class, sophistication and style.  The cognac is no exception in its personalized numbered decanter handcrafted and decorated in 24k gold.  The decanter is hand engraved and officially registered as a Limited Edition "Giorgio G" Cognac and guaranteed authenticity of 100% Cognac Grand Champagne from the Cognac Grande Champagne region of France.

I've been told I'm wise beyond my years which is why I believe the over 50 years old Premier Cru, Special Limited Edition delighted my senses... With scents of dried plums, elder and light vanilla.  Jasmine, butter and honeysuckle notes and traps flower aroma.... The taste is described as soft and easy to swallow with nutmeg, vanilla and licorice notes.  Full-bodied..

The Grand Cru, Limited Edition is 50 years old with the scents of crystallized dried fruits such as grape, plum and apricot with smoked oak notes and light vanilla aroma.  Notes of jasmine and honeysuckle.  The taste is powerful, well balanced and smooth.  Slightly spicy bouquet with pepper notes.

Giorgo G XO Limited Edition is over 35 years old with a deep mahogany color accented by brilliant glints of red flames.  The first wave of aromas and flavors offers a dense fruity overtone of orange and passion fruit.  Its composed almond bouquet has floral overtones of wild rose, then evolves into more concentrated notes of Chocolate, Coffee.  XO is a powerful cognac with long structure, fruits and spices that makes a full bodied and refined cognac.  It has excellent lingering qualities in the mouth for over 20 minutes after drinking.

The Giorgio G spirit collection is produced by EGE and imported by Emperor's Brand.

Giorgio G can be found to order in a few locations I have found:

Trump's International Golf Course Philadelphia in Pine Hill, NJ.

Hops & Grapes, Glassboro, NJ


Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Can You Say Opakapaka?

Tis' the season.  Family and friends come together looking to enjoy company, delicious meals and wine.   Entertaining doesn't have to be a chore nor expensive.. You can bring the elegance of restaurant dining right into your home and surprise guests! The recipe created here is simple, delicious and will leave your guests begging for more... But remember to have perfection you have to have the perfect product! I don't get through the holiday without Rastelli Direct.

For less than $8 a serving your guests will be amazed!  But remember the product must perform and Rastelli's Hawaiin Pink Snapper is the only choice to make!  Steam up some veggies for a side and pour a Chardonnay unlike no other....

The 2010 Faustini Playdate Chardonnay was made for this dish!

Tasting Notes:  Pear, apricots, jasmine, honeysuckle, and vanilla define the perfumed nose that also shows hints of orange peel and tobacco. A red pear attack transitions smoothly into a complex, juicy mouth of green apple, white peach, pineapple, and traces of chestnut and nutmeg. An orange blossom silky transition releases the vanilla finish with hints of coffee that cleans out with a lingering lemon-lime.

With all the holidays around the corner, make the most of your time with the best.... Create simple yet delightful meals this season with the help of Rastelli Direct.