Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wienerschnitzel’s Football Party Pak

Be the MVP of your Super Bowl party when you show up with Wienerschnitzel’s {20 for $20} Football Party Pak!

Wienerschnitzel’s Football Party Pak includes:
- 6 Chili Dogs
- 6 Corn Dogs
- 4 Mini Corn Dog 6-packs
- 4 Small Fries

This deal is only here until February 7, so don’t miss out on being the game day hero!

To find your nearest Wienerschnitzel, visit: www.wienerschnitzel.com/locations.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chicken Chili Cheese Enchiladas #ProgressoGameDay

The big football game is coming up on February 7th, which means it's time for all of us fans to start planning what delicious eats we will serve/bring to the party! These Chicken Chili Cheese Enchiladas are absolutely perfect for halftime and without a doubt will be devoured before the second half of the game starts. These enchiladas are stuffed with Southwest Style Chicken Chili and creamy Monterey Jack cheese, topped with more of the same and baked until melted and bubbly. Sprinkled with green onions and served with sour cream and hot sauce these are a crowd-pleaser to keep in the books!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Amazon's 19 Best Wines from 2015

Did you know that Amazon is a great place to buy wine? They have got a load of deals and savings on a seriously fabulous selection of wines. Since most of my online purchases are through Amazon {thank you 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime!} it was only inevitable that I start buying wine there too. Whether you enjoy bottles of wine that are $10 or over $100 - Amazon has you covered.

Although 2015 is over we can still enjoy the best wines of the year. Here are Amazon's 19 Best Wines from 2015, waiting to be poured in a glass and enjoyed!

2012 Maryhill Winery Winemakers Red
Layered with jammy, rich, red fruit flavors, lined with hibiscus, tar and sweet cedar notes. Pleasing, balanced finish.
Amazon $15.00

2012 Boundary Breaks Vineyard Ovid Line North Finger Lakes Riesling
Flavors of juicy strawberry, mango, and honeysuckle. Tropical flavors of pineapple and grapefruit juice. Ovid Line North is a harmonious off-dry Riesling that drinks beautifully and crisply now and will continue to improve to a peak of tropical and honeyed fruits in five years with good cellaring.
Amazon $19.95

Tess Red Wine Blend, Napa Valley
Tess is a delightful, refreshing wine that showcases the bright fruit of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. A lovely aromatic nose displays pomegranate, cranberry and orange peel with light floral notes and hints of spice. This wine is surprisingly rich with soft tannins and balanced with bright acidity.
Amazon $19.99

Thursday, January 21, 2016

11 Placer County Wineries Awarded in World’s Largest Competition of American Wines

Vintners Honored with 45 Awards Including Two Best of Class and One Double Gold

Vintners from Placer County are raising a glass to celebrate their success at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This year, 11 wineries brought home a total of 45 awards from the world’s largest competition of American wines, including two Best of Class awards for Loomis-based Le Casque and one Double Gold for Auburn’s Viña Castellano. Overall, Placer County wines secured nine gold, 24 silver and 12 bronze medals at the competition.

“We founded Le Casque with a singular goal: to produce small lots of wine from the absolute best vineyard sources in Placer County and the surrounding Sierra Foothills area,” said Kevin Stevenson, Owner of Le Casque. “This year’s competition was intense, and we are proud to have produced a collection of top-tier wines that stand out to the nation’s most discerning wine experts.”

Participation in this year’s competition yielded significant returns for Le Casque, with its 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Sergent Port each awarded Best in Class while two other vintages garnered silver medals. Viña Castellano, whose Tempranillo earned Best of Class in last year’s competition, gained a Double Gold award for its 2012 Mourvedre this year, along with four silver medals.

Having received a record breaking 7,000 entries from more than 1,500 wineries, judges in this year’s competition faced a challenging decision in each category. The panel included 80 wine experts within the media, trade, hospitality and education industries.

Le Casque: Two Best of Class and two Silver medals
Viña Castellano: One Double Gold and four Silver medals
Wise Villa Winery: Four Silver, five Gold and three Bronze medals
Mt. Vernon Winery: Five Silver and 2 Bronze medals
Popie: Three Silver and one Bronze medal
Secret Ravine: Two Bronze and one Silver medal
Lone Buffalo Vineyards: Two Bronze and one Silver medal
Fawnridge Winery: One Silver, one Gold and one Bronze medal
Dono dal Cielo: Two Silver medals
Pescatore Vineyard and Winery: One Bronze medal
Bear River Winery: One Silver medal

Placer County Wine Trail is home to 20 Placer County wineries that expand throughout the foothills and are easily accessible from I-80 and Highway 49. For a complete list of participating wineries, venue details and directions, please visit PlacerWine.com.

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