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Staff Post: Simple Pairings

Last night, I enjoyed some chocolate cake and Vintners Reserve. It was delicious. I kept expecting that sour tang that sometimes comes with sweet things paired with the wrong wine. But the chocolate brought out new notes in the wine, and…

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Cookies and Wine! A Sweet Treat!

At Parallel 44 and Door 44 we started our spring tradition of Girl Scout cookies and wine pairing flights many years ago and customers still love it!  Being a former Girl Scout and having both of my daughters enjoy scouting…

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Top 3 Thanksgiving Wines

Wine + Food + Loved Ones = Thanksgiving Joy! By: Steve Johnson, Owner/Winemaker This winning formula is so simple and yet so wonderful. I want to make a few suggestions to allay any fears you many have with food and wine pairing. The…

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Pairing Wisconsin Wine and Cheese

One of the most historically common pairings is wine and cheese. With Wisconsin being a prominent producer of each, we thought it was time to figure out exactly why these two pair so well together. Our owner, Maria, pursued the…

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How To Taste Wine

One of the most conversational topics about wine is how to actually taste it properly. Everyone has their own way, but here are five easy and universally accepted steps to help you better appreciate your next glass of wine. 1.…

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How to Pair Wine and Dessert

When "Local" also means World-Class Nationally we have seen a great rise in the interest for all things “local."  You see it from produce to restaurant menus to beverages.  Among the reasons for this growing interest is the desire to…

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BBQ Maple Chipotle Chicken with Pink Door

Ingredients ¼ cup pure maple syrup2 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon chili powder½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder¼ teaspoon granulated garlic1 ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt½ teaspoon pepper8 boneless, skinless chicken breastsoil for grill Instructions Preheat grill to…

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