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We couldn’t be more excited for the Big Game! Cheering on our favorite team with family and friends + great food and wine make for an unforgettable experience. This year, we decided to pair a few of our favorite Big Game snacks with the best wines to compliment each dish. We hope you love them! Cheers!
Everyone loves a good chili on game day. Not only will it warm you up, but when made a bit thicker, it can double as an awesome chip dip. Because the flavors of chili tend to be pretty bold, we like pairing it with a Chardonnay. Because we’re using chicken, we’d pick a well-oaked, buttery Chardonnay to be exact.
Another dip for the line-up, this one is a fan favorite. Hot wings and football are best buds, but wings can leave your hands pretty messy. So we turned the famed wing into a dip to clean it up a bit and then paired it with a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Just like with the poppers, this crisp, cool wine will balance the heat of the buffalo chicken nicely.
For our rose lovers, we present Bison nachos and Zinfandel! Since bison tends to be a bit leaner than ground beef, but fattier than chicken, this meat choice leads to the perfect balance of heat, savory, and crunch. The Zinfandel is the perfect balance to the fat from the meat and cheese, without being overpowered by the heat of the peppers and onions.
Try to host a party without deviled eggs- we double dog dare you! When you find that it can not be done, may we suggest pairing them with a Chardonnay? The flavors mingle well. And, if you simply must have a red, reach for a Pinot Noir.
Feel like your chili just needs red meat? Here’s an alternate recipe that calls for beef and pork. The duet of fattier meats produces a heartier chili that can support a more Earthy wine. For this reason, we suggest a Merlot with significant tannins. They’ll help dry out the mouth and tame the flames!
Finally, we can’t leave you without something for the sweet tooth at the party. Brownies make for great finger food since they’re relatively clean and crumb free. Chocolate almost always plays well with red wines, especially Cabernet. Together they’ll balance the sweet and bitter flavor profiles creating a rich flavor profile that is sure to be a fan favorite!
Hosting a Grammy viewing party this year? We suggest wow-ing your guests with cocktails inspired by the nominees for Album of the Year. So, without further ado, here’s how to really “rock” your Grammy party in 2018.
Rapper Childish Gambino shows off his singing pipes in this release, a change of direction that caught the attention of the music critic world. With a new fusion of soul, funk, and R&B, the album notes a firm departure from his previous hip-hop influences. Gambino, born Donald Glover, is a celebrated American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, DJ, singer, and songwriter. The man has 21 awards across a variety of platforms, but no Grammys to date. Considering his multi-talented background, we thought it appropriate to dedicate the “Goody Two Shoes” cocktail to Glover.
10 ounces Pina Colada Mix
5 ounces White Rum
2 squirts of lime juice
2 tbsp sugar
Cut the tops off of the strawberries before tossing everything into the blender. Hit puree and watch the magic happen. Pour into a daiquiri glass and garnish the rim with a strawberry.
He’s out of retirement, again, and making waves again, too. Jay Z is back on top and looking to bring home the gold with his 22nd Grammy. He’s got a good shot at winning it, too, since the American rapper is nominated for 8 Grammys this year alone. Even though he’s from Brooklyn, help this native New Yorker celebrate with this awesome Manhattan recipe.
3/4th ounce Sweet Vermouth
2 ½ Ounce Burdon Whiskey
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 Orange Twist
This drink can get pretty customized bartender by bartender, but in general, you’ll want to lightly mix the vermouth, bourbon, and bitters with 2-3 large ice cubes. The trick is to be tender in your blending, so as not to cloud the drink. Next, place the cherry at the bottom of a cocktail glass, pouring your drink atop it. Use the orange twist to the rim of the glass, but don’t drop it in.
Kendrick Lamar is a California raised rapper who made heads turn on the music scene in 2017. With seven Grammys already under his belt, Lamar is looking to add to the gold this year. With an album titled “DAMN”, you know we had to go right for it with a cocktail built around the kickin’ 100 proof “HOT DAMN” cinnamon schnapps. Let’s throw a little shade to his New York rapper competition (Jay Z) with this drink, titled “DAMN YANKEE”
½ ounce Hot Damn
½ ounce of Cream
Splash of Blue Curacao liquor
Start with the Hot Damn in a shot glass, adding the cream on top, and a splash of blue to create this layered shot.
Absent on the scene following her hit album “Pure Heroine” in 2013, Lorde is back in a big way with her Melodrama album. The 21-year-old songstress previously claimed two Grammys for her hit single “Royals,” including “Song of the Year.” Considering she chose her stage name based on a fascination with royals, it seems only fitting that her tribute drink should be equally aristocratic. We present the Prosecco Royal.
Simply pour a glass of bubbly, spiking the top with a dash of vodka.
American born multi-instrumentalist Bruno Mars has a big presence for his tiny 5’5” size. Hailing from Hawaii, Bruno is also an accomplished choreographer and record producer. With five Grammys to his name, he’s looking to bring home a new trophy to add to his collection following his wildly popular arena tour in 2017. Let’s take the obvious choice again and grab right for Goldschlager liquor. Since it has 24 karat gold floating in it, it’d be hard to make a tribute drink to this album without it. It’s called the Gingerbread Man, and we think it’s perfect for Bruno.
1/3rd ounce Goldschlager Liqueur
1/3rd-ounce Butterscotch schnapps
1/3rd ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
Mix all three in a shaker with ice before pouring into a highball glass and serving.
For a full list of Grammy nominations for 2018, click here.
When it comes to wine, we’re a fan of not following the rules. Or, at a minimum, following this one simple rule:
If you like it, if it tastes good to you, drink it.
Even so, there are some basic rules that you could know and choose to follow if you were looking for a traditional wine experience. Here are some basic tips, rules, and examples to help you get the most of out of your glass of wine.
The simplest thing to remember is to color match. While a nice steak can do well with a white wine, in general, red meats pair with red wines and white meats do best with white wines. Consider this the first choice you make. From there, other useful tips to remember include:
If it grows together, it goes together. Serving Brazilian style steak? Reach for a Brazilian red. A nice French duck? You guessed it, grab for a wine from a French vineyard.
Tart and Tangy sauces on your meat cry out for a wine with a bit of zip all of its own. We recommend Sauvignon Blanc.
Vegetarian? No problem. If the main vegetable is “meaty,” like an eggplant or heavy squash, then reach for red. For dainty or spring vegetable-based dishes a white will do fine. A cheese heavy option wants a Rosé.
All about Sweets
When it’s time for dessert, most of us will think that bubbly wine is the obvious, if not the only, choice out there. Contrary to that knee-jerk reaction, sparkling wines really aren’t that great for desserts at all. Sparkling wine, while awesome for celebration, is actually quite crisp. This means that, if you pair it with something very sweet, the two flavors will do battle for dominance in your mouth. Believe it or not, sparkling wines are at their best when paired with savory, salty dishes.
So save the bubbles for a toast, and when pairing your dessert, try this:
If you’re not having chocolate, a mild white is probably your best bet. A Moscato, Pino Grigio or Riesling should do the trick. In some cases, a warm, buttery Chardonnay can work quite nicely, too.
How to balance the heat of a spicy chili or a Thai dish can throw even the seasoned wine enthusiast for a loop. In general, you’re going to want a white wine. The fact that whites are served chilled can help tame the heat of the food, and the slightly more sweet tones in most whites can present a good balance in the mouth. A Riesling is a great option. A good choice for a red wine lover is a nice Syrah. Whatever you choose, always opt for a wine with a lower alcohol by volume number.
If we were to show you a photo line-up of the variety of wine glasses out there, we can promise it’d be incredibly overwhelming. Does it matter how long the stem is? Or how wide the bowl is? Crystal vs. glass vs. plastic, does it really make a difference?
Not enough of a difference for most people, anyway. The truth is that, while the ideal glass can encourage a wine to breathe better or release a certain bouquet more ideally, these are incredibly minute differences. At a beginner wine enthusiast level, you’re not likely to notice the changes at all. If you don’t like a certain wine in a Solo cup, chances are, pouring it into the “right” glass won’t change your opinion of it.
So don’t feel overwhelmed by wine glass selection or availability. But, if you’re curious, here’s a guide to the different types of wine glasses and why they look the way that they do.
Apart from pairing with food and finding the right glass for your wine, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Holding the Glass- no, you don’t need to pop your pinky. But, in general, you can hold a red wine glass by the bowl of the cup. This allows the heat of your hand to raise the temperature of the wine, which is great for a red. For a white wine, hold the glass by the stem.
Wine does expire. Here’s a lengthier guide about how long each type of wine can last once open, but in general, try to consume your wine within a couple of days to a week of opening the bottle.
Kick the cold and flu season with this Winter Citrus Salad, packed with vitamins! Made with our ONEHOPE Kitchen Balsamic Vinegar, which can be found in our Healthy Dish Essentials Set, it is sophisticated enough for a side dish, yet sweet enough for a dessert. Pair this dish with our Italian Pinot Grigio and you’re in for a treat.
Peel grapefruit and blood orange and slice crosswise.
Peel tangerine and break apart each piece.
Thinly slice the persimmon and red pear.
Mix all the fruit in a medium bowl. Top with
pomegranate seeds and drizzle with balsamic
vinegar. Garnish with mint.
A healthier version of the standard pizza is here! Try our “pizzetta”, a smaller version of a pizza made with cauliflower crust! This Cauliflower Crust Proscuitto & Arugula Pizzetta is made with our ONEHOPE Kitchen Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce (in our Savory Sauces Set) to give it a little zest. Pair with our Provence Rosé for a light meal.
1 Head Cauliflower
1 c. Grated Parmesan (opt.)
3/4 c. Almond Flour
1 Garlic Clove (finely
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
¼ c. ONEHOPE Kitchen
Raspberry Chipotle BBQ
4 oz. Prosciutto
2 c. Arugula
Sliced Parmesan (opt.)
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel and tightly squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Mix cauliflower, egg, parmesan, almond flour, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper until mixture holds together when pinched.
Line pizza tray with parchment paper; brush with oil. Form cauliflower mixture into a 12” circle on parchment. Spread it out to make thickness as even as possible. Bake cauliflower crust until golden brown and firm, rotating halfway through, 20–22 minutes.
Remove crust from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes, then spread ONEHOPE Kitchen Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce evenly over the crust. Layer prosciutto over sauce, set oven to broil, then place back inside until prosciutto is crisp. About 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven, top with arugula and sliced parmesan. Slice, serve, and celebrate with a glass of ONEHOPE Provence Rosé.
Looking for a healthy plant-based meal to support your diet in the New Year? This beet risotto will make your mouths water and you’ll wonder if it’s even healthy for you at all. Made with our ONEHOPE Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, found in our Napa Taster Set, it’s sweet yet savory. Pair with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for a balanced meal. This dish is vegetarian and gluten free.
3 c. Broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/4 c. ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut
2 tbl. Butter
2 tbl. ONEHOPE Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
1 Small Shallot (finely chopped)
2 Small Beets, Peeled (1 cubed, 1 grated)
1 c. Arborio Rice
Grated Parmesan (opt.)
In a medium enameled cast-iron casserole, melt ONEHOPE Kitchen Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
and butter over medium heat.
Add shallot and sauté, stirring frequently until soft. Add the Arborio rice and stir, allowing
the rice to be coated in the oil and butter.
Add the ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut and stir until absorbed.
Add 1 cup broth and cubed beets, stir until absorbed. Once absorbed, add another cup of
broth and the shredded beet. Continue to stir until absorbed. Add the third cup of broth and
any cheese (optional). Continue to stir until rice is al dente and all liquid has been absorbed.
Turn off heat, add parsley and cheese to garnish, and serve immediately.
Still curious why everyone is into this sweet + spicy craze? Try these shortbread cookies with our ONEHOPE Kitchen Pineapple Spread, found in our Dip & Spread Set, and you’ll know why. Pair with our North Coast Sparkling Brut for a crisp and bubbly finish. These cookies are vegetarian!
1 pkg. Shortbread Cookies (about 12)
1 jar ONEHOPE Kitchen Pineapple Pepper Spread
Sliced Almonds and Dried Apricots (for garnish)
Use a small knife to spread the ONEHOPE Kitchen
Pineapple Pepper spread onto the cookies.
Top with sliced almond or dried apricot.
Looking for a healthy start to your New Year? Try our Namaste Napa Bowl, filled with good-for-you greens and just a little spice. Pair with our Spicy Sriracha Mustard, found in our Dip and Spread Set, and CA Chardonnay for a pleasant sweet and spicy meal. This meal is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free!
2 c. Cooked Quinoa
1 c. Shredded Red Cabbage
1 c. Shaved Brussel Sprouts
2 c. Rainbow Chard (torn
into 1” pieces)
½ c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ c. Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ c. Pure Maple Syrup
¼ c. ONEHOPE Kitchen
Spicy Siracha Mustard
Salt and Pepper
Make dressing by whisking ingredients together in
medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, cabbage,
brussel sprouts, and rainbow chard. Toss with ¼ cup
dressing. Remaining dressing can be stored in the
refrigerator for up to 6 days.
Winter is still here, which means there’s plenty of time to cuddle up with a bowl of soup! Try this roasted acorn squash bowl made with our ONEHOPE Kitchen Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, found in our Healthy Dish Essentials Set. Pair with our Argentinian Malbec for a delectable finish. This meal is vegetarian and gluten free.
2 Acorn Squash
ONEHOPE Kitchen Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
6 c. Baby Arugula
8 oz. Goat Cheese
1 1/2 tbl. Fresh Mint (chopped)
1 1/2 tbl. Fresh Oregano (chopped)
1/4 c. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 c. ONEHOPE Kitchen Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
1 pinch Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Cut squash in half and remove seeds and strings. Brush cut ends
liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay face
down on baking sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until soft.
Mix ingredients for vinaigrette in blender and blend until smooth.
Transfer squash to serving plates. While still steaming, fill the
cavities with crumbles of goat cheese and then baby arugula.
Add vinaigrette to taste and toss, being sure to scrape squash
flesh into salad as you toss. Enjoy immediately.
They’re what’s left over at the end of a pot of coffee. All of those coffee grounds that go from that basket to trash every day can feel really wasteful. Yes, you can compost them, most of us know that. But if you don’t keep a compost pile, or simply don’t want to mess with it, here are ten other surprising uses for those old coffee grounds.
Make some soap! Yes, the soap will be black, but it will also have an incredible aroma – at least if you like the scent of coffee that is! Since it can look a bit like a “lump of coal” this one gets our vote for most creative use during the holiday season! Here’s how to do it.
Why stop at suds? Coffee grounds are naturally exfoliating and can also be used to create a great bath scrub. Again, the aroma will be that of a coffee shop, but it also leads to glowing, fresh skin. Even better yet? Some research suggests that this may reduce the appearance of cellulite. Complete a beauty kit with this third recipe, great for an eye serum.
Furniture Stains– Your dentist may have told you that too much coffee can stain your teeth. Guess what? It can also stain your furniture. Mix your used grounds with water to create a thick paste, then just rub it into scratches on your wood surfaces. Let it sit for a bit, then wipe it away to reveal a more uniform wood! Here’s more
Don’t stop with the coffee table, though. Coffee grounds also make a great organic brown dye for fabrics and even Easter eggs.
You might love the smell of coffee, but not every creature out there agrees with you. In fact, outdoor pests like insects and animals are particularly turned off by your Italian roast. Sprinkling used grounds into the grass around your patio or herb garden can serve as a totally organic pest control system!
Have a fireplace? You can stop ash and soot from escaping simply by sprinkling wet coffee grounds on top of ash. It’ll weigh it down and keep it from spreading. Bonus? The rest time you light a fire the coffee aroma will greet you!
OK, we have to talk about the garden. Coffee in your gardening can help seeds grow faster and stronger, and it will also create a healthy environment for bait and Earthworms.
We’ve all seen artisan candles with whole coffee beans in them. Do it yourself with used coffee grounds for a much cheaper experience that smells just as nice! Home candlemaking isn’t hard, here’s a look at how it’s done.
If your hair is already brown, feel free to use the grounds as a pre-shampoo masque while you’re in the shower or tub. Just massage the grounds in, leave them for a few minutes, then go about your normal shampoo and conditioning routine. We’re told the result is a glossy, healthy mane.
Finally, turns out coffee grounds can really clean up. If you have extremely dirty pots and pans, a coffee ground scrub can remove cooked on grime with ease. Just be sure you don’t mind if the coffee grounds stain said pots and pans.