WBTC Cavern
Wine Knowledge

The History of Wine Caves

The history of wine caves can be traced back several thousand years, when the Romans discovered the best way to store and age wine is in a cool, damp underground environment. They used the catacombs as both an underground cemetery and a wine cellar. However, it was not until the mid 1800s and the California […]

Cheesecake Recipe
Recipes

Creamy Blueberry Port Cheesecake

What’s not to love about wine? You can drink it, cook with it and now you can also make delicious dessert even more flavorful! Try this Blueberry Port Cheesecake recipe for a sweet and creamy treat.   What You’ll Need: Crust: 1 tablespoon melted butter (for greasing the pan) ½ cup pecan pieces 1 cup […]

Cote Rotie
Wine Knowledge

French Terroir In Your Backyard

Introducing the Côte of Fair Play. Fair Play isn’t really a valley—it’s a Côte or Coteau (the hillside or the “foothillside”). Our Côte shares various similarities with the Côte-Rôtie appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) in France. Like the Côte-Rôtie, Fair Play features granitic and slate soils, steep slopes and extreme temperatures, making it ideal for growing Rhone […]

Beef Bourguignon
Recipes

Hearty Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Time to uncork your favorite red wine and channel your inner Julia Child with this classic (but simplified) Beef Bourguignon recipe! Serves: 8 Prep: 20 min Cooking: 3 hours What You’ll Need: ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground pepper 2 lbs cubed stew meat 4 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped 1 red […]

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How-To

How to Play Petanque

Pétanque (pronounced “pay-tonk”) is the French equivalent of Bocce, only with some minor differences: the balls (called “boules”) are made of metal and are about the size of an orange, while the playing surface is like a baseball infield (dirt, gravel, hard-packed sand) and may or may not have a boundary. The object of the […]

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Recipes

Nutella & Fresh Fruit Crepes Recipe

In honor of Bastille Day and our upcoming celebrations, we’ve put together a recipe for one of our favorite French-inspired treats. These delectable crepes make for the perfect Sunday morning brunch meal! Total Time: 45 min Makes: 8 crepes What You Need: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs ½ cup milk ½ cup water ¼ […]