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Curried Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup

A perfect pairing with the newly released Snowbirds Vintners Gewürztraminer.  The minerality and fruit-forward nature of the wine contrasted with the savory, richness and spice of this soup provides the perfect balance of flavors. Add in a warm, crusty baguette and a green frisée salad with a sweet mustard vinaigrette dressing for a light meal! […]


Chocolate Mole Pots De Cream

If you are looking for a delicious dessert recipe for that special someone, Chef Jamie has a great recipe for you. Chocolate Mole Pots De Cream Servings: 8 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 c heavy cream 1/8 tsp salt 6 egg yolk 1/2 c sugar 1/4 tsp orange rind 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 […]



Game Day Buffalo Style Chicken Wings

It’s tailgating season, and that means finger foods, burgers on the grill, and lots of dips and chips! Originally inspired by Chef Jamie McFadden’s Florida Buffalo Frog Legs recipe, these Buffalo Chicken Wings are sure to score a touch down for your home team! Serve with with fresh bleu cheese dipping sauce, and quick pickled […]



Chef Jamie’s McFadden’s Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce

The perfect Game Day dip for buffalo wings, celery, pickled veggies, and more. It’s guaranteed to score you a touchdown with guests! Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce by Chef Jamie McFadden, Cuisiniers Catering (This recipe can be prepared up to 3 days in advance) 8 oz fresh bleu cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 cup high […]



Chef Jamie’s Pickled Celery Recipe

Snacking is one of our favorite past times, especially when the weather is chilly. During football season, what’s on the menu is not only fun, but usually involves something pickled to go with all those burgers and barbecued foods! A good bunch of celery will be snappy in flavor, not too stringy, and will make […]


Snowbirds Vintners Award Winning Wines

Snowbirds Vintners Wins Triple Gold At Artisan Awards

Snowbirds Vintners, a chef-created wine portfolio specializing in American grown, food friendly wines, is thrilled to announce the recognition of our Snowbirds Vintners Rosé 2016, Snowbirds Vintners Grüner Veltliner 2016, and Snowbirds Vintners Merlot 2013 in the third annual 2017 Artisan Awards. A blind tasted, medal-based competition, reviews and awards were given to competitors based […]



Snowbirds Cinnamon Sour Cocktail

What better way to kick off a party than meeting guests at the door with a cocktail! This one is inspired by the traditional whiskey sour, but has the extra added flavor of our Grüner Veltliner, as well as fresh orange juice and cinnamon. It’s perfectly refreshing any time of year, but we particularly like […]


Maryland Style Crab Cake Recipe and Wine Pairing

One of my favorite dishes to make due to it’s versatility as an appetizer or meal are crab cakes.  This crab cake recipe is not only delicious, but can work for many occasions as a simple but beautiful addition to any menu. Along with any savory meal, you must have an amazing wine that pairs […]


Snowbirds Vintners holiday party tips

Secrets From a Chef: Top Tips To A Stress-Free Party

Every year, the holidays provide an opportunity to bring family and friends together.  Planning a party or event, however, need not be overly stressful or intimidating. If this year happens to be the one in which you decided to put those hosting skills into action, Snowbirds Vintner proprietor and founder of Cuisiniers Catering, Chef Jamie […]


Snwobirds Vintners Mulled Merlot

Snowbirds Mulled Merlot Cheer

This time of year, parties with friends, family, and cheer fill our calendars, and stir up flavorful experiences.  If you’ve ever traveled through Europe during the winter or holiday season, you’ve likely been offered a glass of mulled wine, a warm, cider-like cocktail with a unique taste, and a rich history. Mulled wine originated in the […]