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Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

Try this simple, but satisfying fall dish with a bottle of Gnarly Head Zinfandel.
Ingredients
6 green bell peppers
salt to taste
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup

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Crostini with Mozzarella and Tomato

Your family and your guests are sure to smile when you serve this easy-to-make appetizer along with a Farnese Sangeovese.
Ingredients
1 French baguette, cut into diagonal 1/2 inch slices
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, halved
6 plum tomatoes, seeded and

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Mango Salsa

This salsa really shines when served over blackened fish done with Cajun spices. Serve it with a lively Crios Torrontes–a lush white wine from Argentina ($14.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
Ingredients
1 mango – peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup finely

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Spice things up with this light and delicious dish. Pair it with a rich, robust Lodi Zinfandel like Plungerhead.
Ingredients
16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon

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Blue Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Start the New Year off right with this delicious appetizer. Pair it with a great French Champagne, like Montaudon NV Brut.
Ingredients
3 strips bacon
6 large mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, sliced
3 ounces cream cheese
3 ounces blue cheese
1/3 cup bread

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Pumpernickel Spinach Dip

Here is an easy party dip for the holidays. Serve it with a light, dry white like Mezza Carona Pinot Grigio.
Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 (1 ounce) package dry dill dip mix
1/2

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Bacon Water Chestnut Rolls

Here is a quick and easy appetizer for a chilly winter night. Try it with Lioco Chardonnay from Sonoma.
Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, halved
1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato

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Jalapeno Popper Spread

Here’s something fun to munch on for your summer cookouts! Try it with our new drink recipe, the Cuervo Especial Oasis.
Ingredients
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
2 ounces canned diced jalapeno

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Cocktail Sauce

Break away from the cocktail sauce-in a bottle and try this recipe for your next party. Just add a platter of chilled shrimp and bottle of Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc.
Ingredients
1/2 cup ketchup (such as Heinz®)
1 cup tomato-based chili sauce

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Cocktail Meatballs

Here’s a tasty treat for your next cocktail party. Serve it with Artezin Zinfandel.
Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup shortening
12 fluid ounces

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