Keep cool with Blossom Trail wine cocktails for summer

These two sweet, light summer sips are the perfect way to sit and chill on a warm afternoon. Note: Always remember to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Blossom Trail White Sangrito Ingredients 1 bottle of Blossom Trail Dry White 3-4 limes, thinly sliced 15-20 mint leaves Method Add 3 to 4 sliced lines, … Continue reading Keep cool with Blossom Trail wine cocktails for summer

Red Oak Grilled Tri-Tip and Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Ancho Chili Sauce

Chef Lee Abbott's famous Santa Barbara Surf n Turfby Lee Abbott | Photography Lee Abbott Created exclusively for Basil & Salt Magazine, the burst of coastal ranch and sea flavors matched with Altaneve Rosé Prosecco bubbles, creates the perfect pairing. Watch Chef Abbot make it below! Pair with a lovely wine and good company! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5hD42VAmZY&feature=youtu.beContinue reading Red Oak Grilled Tri-Tip and Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Ancho Chili Sauce

Ruby Rosé Granita

Celebrate National Rosé Day with a slushy summer favorite. As happens every spring, "Rosé season" has been officially announced. Of course why limit any wine to just a season? We enjoy a chilled pink year round. The granita recipe is a great summer treat and it's also a beautiful companion for the holidays, a New … Continue reading Ruby Rosé Granita

Santa Barbara Style Surf n Turf

Chef Lee Abbott's Tri-Tip and citrus Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with Rosé Wine Ancho Chili Reduction Sauce paired with Altaneve Rosé Prosecco. Created exclusively for Basil & Salt Magazine, the burst of coastal Ranch and Sea flavors matched with Altaneve Rosé Prosecco bubbles creates the perfect pairing. You can find the recipe and method inside … Continue reading Santa Barbara Style Surf n Turf

Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Sippin’ wine on the porch in summer – but what to drink? From Oregon Culinary Institute — Portland's only independent culinary school — sommelier/instructor Maxine Borcherding has just the advice you need for drinking with tips for whites, reds & rosés--juice that you can enjoy by themselves or with just about any summer foods. Her … Continue reading Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Looking at Wine around the World through Rose’ Colored Glasses

Author:  Jack Chase Mention “Pink” wine in conversation and a very interesting look of disapproval come across faces. Why this reaction to Rose'?  It is the stereotype surrounding White Zinfandel and I am here to let you know, the “Pink” wines, are not all sweet. In fact, they can be some of the most approachable, … Continue reading Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Looking at Wine around the World through Rose’ Colored Glasses

Kari Gran ~ The Little Black Dress of Eco Skincare

I have been using the same basic formula for my skin for years.  Hot water, soap and a washcloth, every once in a while I would try a new product for cleansing and would end of throwing it away because my skin would just dry out.  Now and then a baby wipe would suffice if … Continue reading Kari Gran ~ The Little Black Dress of Eco Skincare