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Welcome to our Wicked Wines Blog! This is where we plan to share our thoughts and keep you updated on everything WICKED. We’ll keep you posted on the latest news, additions to our line, events in town, and announcements about any new PACKYS that carry our product. Or, we may just share whatever is on our mind.

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Red, White & Rosé Sangrias That Are Necessary This Summer

June 20th, 2017 / Julie McCarthy / 0 comments

Finally we’re seeing consistent HOT summer days, which means you’ve been hitting up the beaches and pools as often as possible to make up for a rainy May. You’ll need to stay refreshed laying out in the hot sun – and what better to keep refreshed with with some homemade Sangria?

Make a huge pitcher and divide it up into personal Mason Jars – easily stored in a cooler. Check out our favorite Red, White & Rosé Sangria recipes, just in time for the 4th!

Red Sangria

  • 2 bottles Wicked Cabernet
  • 1 cup brandy.
  • 1/2 cup triple sec.
  • 1 cup orange juice.
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice.
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup, or more to taste (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves, cooled)
  • Blueberries.
  • Apple slices.

Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a sealed container in the fridge for at least 24 hours. Serve over ice.

White Sangria

  • Strawberries, sliced.
  • Blueberries.
  • Pineapple (Optional – cut into star shapes with cookie cutter)
  • 2 bottles Wicked Sauvignon Blanc.
  • 1 cup Triple Sec.
  • ½ Cup berry-flavored vodka.
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice.
  • ½ cup simple syrup.

Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate for 4-6 hours in a sealed container. Serve over ice.

Rosé Sangria

  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 cup water.
  • 1/4 cup crème de cassis.
  • 1 1/2 of mixed blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
  • 1 bottle Wicked Rosé
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Heat the sugar, water and crème de cassis in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Add to the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher and chill for 4 hours. Serve over ice. 

May you enjoy your beach day, your sangria, and the company you have. Remember sunscreen, and extra wine for when the sangria runs out!

 

 


 

Wicked Good Pasta Salad Recipes for Summer

June 14th, 2017 / Julie McCarthy / 0 comments

Who doesn’t love a cool, refreshing pasta salad in the summer time? It’s something you can make for the whole week, it’s satisfying, yummy and healthy! Check out our favorite pasta salad recipes – of course with a suggestion of wine to pair it with!

Mediterranean Pasta Salad 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Box Bow Tie Pasta
  • 2 Cucumbers, Diced
  • 1 Small Carton of Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Down the Middle
  • 1 Can of Black Olives
  • 1  Container of Crumbled Feta
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions: Cook pasta and let cool in fridge. Once cool, add in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix. Add in the remaining ingredients (including extra olive oil to decrease dryness) and serve. Try it with: Wicked Chardonnay – Unoaked with flavors of tropical pineapple and peach. Wicked tasty with light pasta dishes.

Caprese Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Rotini
  • 1 Container of Mozzarella Balls, Cut in Halves
  • 1 Can of Pesto
  • Chopped Basil Leaves
  • 1 Container of Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Down the Middle
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze

Directions: Cook pasta and let cool in fridge. Once cool, add in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix. Add in half of the jar of pesto and mix again. Add in tomatoes, mozzarella, and any additional pesto desired. Upon serving, top with the balsamic glaze and basil. Pair with: Wicked Sauvignon Blanc – Grassy, crisp and tangy, with a blast of quenching grapefruit.

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Bow Tie Pasta
  • 6 tbsp Mayo
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Bunch of Kale

Directions: Cook pasta and let it sit in the strainer. In a bowl combine the mayo, mustard, parmesan, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix, and then toss in kale. While pasta is still warm, combine the mixture. Once it has been mixed, let cool for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. Serve with: Wicked Rosé – Delightful with fresh cherry, strawberry and citrus flavors and bright berry aromas.

Avocado Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Penne
  • 2 Medium Avocados, Pitted and Chopped
  • 6 Mini Baybel Swiss Cheeses, Chopped
  • 1 Container of Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Down the Middle
  • 6 Strips of Cooked Turkey Bacon, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions: Cook pasta and let cool in fridge. Once cool, add in a little bit of olive oil (the avocado will make the dish creamy), salt and pepper, and mix. Add in ingredients and mix. Serve with Wicked Pinot Grigio – Fresh, bright and packed with intense citrus, green apple, yellow pear and lemongrass.

And you’ll have pasta salad for days! Gotta stock up on that wine!

Health Hack: Replace any of the pastas above with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low carb pasta salad! #Health

Bon Apetit!

 


 

Come Join us at the Taste of Somerville

June 12th, 2017 / Julie McCarthy / 0 comments
A unique way to experience Somerville’s local dining and nightlife scene. More than 60 local restaurants and food trucks will be serving tastes of their best dishes, and local breweries and wine companies will be offering beverages to accompany! The event will also include live music and a DJ on the lawn.
The Taste of Somerville will be held in the Nathan Tufts Park, close to Davis Square, on Wednesday, June 14th, 5-8 PM.
General Admission Tickets are $50, but I highly suggest upgrading to VIP for $75 – which includes exclusive food tastings, oyster & wine pairings and cocktails.

Find us at Highland Kitchen’s tent for some refreshing wine and oyster pairings! We’ll be pouring the following wines:

El Brazo Albarino, Domaine des Malandes Chablis, & always a crowd favorite, Flama d’Or Cava Rose

  
Check out http://www.tasteofsomerville.org/ to purchase tickets, find a full list of vendors, directions and more. See ya there!