Steve Matthiasson was perhaps the most in-demand viticulturist in Napa when he and his wife, Jill, decided to start their own wine label. We caught up with Steve in the middle of this year's grape harvest to talk about one of his favorite subjects: gathering friends to eat, drink and be merry. Read More
Creamy ingredients are a delicious way to rein in chile peppers’ heat. Here, we use a filling of cream cheese and cheddar in a classic finger food, and serve it alongside a savory ranch dressing—for even more cool factor. See below for our favorite ranch recipe! Read More
The sight of farmers’ market tables and roadside stands, laden with ripe produce—smooth-skinned squash in the winter giving way to bright, plump and deeply fragrant fruits in spring and early summer—is one of our favorite ways to mark the changing seasons. Now, as summer begins to heat up, we’ve set our sights on those characteristic green lattice baskets filled with soft, jewel-toned strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Read More
A truly great wine not only impresses enophiles, it pairs well with dinner. And then there are rockstar wines—the kind that not only impress, but are versatile. These wines stand up to simple, straightforward dishes as well as more complex, intricate combinations of flavors on the plate. Our reds and whites made in collaboration with Pax Mahle and Ian Brand are most definitely in this rockstar category. Check out our pairing tips for L'Ptit Paysan Chardonnay, Pax Red and Pax White—and discover why rockstar wines make for a memorable dinner. If you want to try them for yourself, order here by June 17th! Read More
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but with all the excitement comes a little bit of pressure. What can we get mom that will show her how much we love her (not to mention that we have our act together) this Mother’s Day? hether you’re cooking for mom or with mom this Mother’s Day, we agree that she's onto something: there’s nothing better than staying in and cooking together. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite foolproof recipes to share with mom. AND, we've created a suite of printable (and colorable!) Mother’s Day treats to make the meal even more special. Read More
The bowl that gets our attention during the Big Game is the guacamole bowl. And the spicy cheddar dip bowl. And the salsa bowl. Closely followed by the chip bowl (psst, it’s really easy to make your own). Don’t get us wrong, we’re watching the game, the halftime show, and the commercials, but we always have our eye on the snacks. Read More