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Berry beauty: Whether or not you can be face-to-face with Mom this Mother’s Day, she deserves a cake. And a toast. Maybe you have to pour the sparkling wine and clink glasses virtually, but she’ll feel your love. Try your hand at making this luscious Almond Meringue Torte for Mom, even if you’ll need screen time to “share” it.
Dessert deserves wine: Most people default to sweet wine with dessert, but it can pay off to be more daring. While a California late-harvest Sauvignon Blanc, sweet Muscat or California Port would be a slam-dunk with Mom’s cake, give some thought to a sparkling wine, too. Brut (dry) bubblies can work, but extra-dry and demi-sec sparklers are always cake compatible.
Meet the leaders: Gold medals are for inspiring athletes. Green Medals are for inspiring leaders—the California winemakers and winegrowers who are demonstrating best practices and enlightened approaches to achieving sustainability. Meet this year’s four winners of the California Green Medal Awards.
a culinary tour of california
Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California’s Sustainable Harvest takes readers on a journey through California’s rich wine and food heritage, culinary diversity and sustainability with 50 fabulous recipes and stunning photography.
Written by award-winning author Janet Fletcher, Wine Institute’s new book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.
Hardcover / 8.4” x 10.5” / 352 pages
300 color photographs
$45.00 U.S., $60.00 Canadian
Release Date: April 2019
Wine Institute is an association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state. Wine Institute works to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified sustainable producer Jordan Winery, owner of the Wine Country Table website and magazine, consents to Wine Institute’s use of its trademark for this book. Find food, wine, entertaining and travel tips at www.winecountrytable.com.