Wine & Pie Pairings – Chocolate Pecan Pie

Here’s a twist on a traditional fall favorite – the pecan pie. This version uses cane syrup, instead of corn syrup, and has the addition of chocolate, both on and in the pie. Chocolate and red wine can pair quite well together, as a sweet pie calls for a wine that will complement, vs. clash […]



Wine & Pie Pairings – Summer Plum Tart

An unusually warm start to fall can sometimes produce a bumper crop, leaving us with an excess of fresh produce that needs to be eaten quickly. A delicious way to use up the last of summer’s fruits like peaches, plums, and nectarines is in a tart. This one has a creamy, vanilla and almond flavored […]


Pickled Beet Tarts-Teeny’s Tour of Pie-WorkmanPub

Wine & Pie Pairings – Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Tarts with Candied Walnuts

Savory pie and tart recipes make a great addition to any gathering. A harvest dinner menu would naturally feature items that are in season, like squash and root vegetables. Teeny Lamothe, founder of Teeny’s Pies, and author of “Teeny’s Tour of Pie,” shared one from her book that features just that-pickled beets, and creamy goat cheese. […]


Alice Waters lemon meringue pie recipe

Wine & Pie Pairings – Lemon Meringue Pie

As summer fades into fall, thoughts of baked sweets and treats are on our mind. One great dessert that shines, regardless of the season, is lemon meringue pie. This recipe is an adaptation of Alice Water’s pie from the New York Times in 1987. Slightly sweeter and more fragrant than a regular lemon, the Meyer […]


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10 Tips to Celebrate National Relaxation Day

Today is National Relaxation Day! Like us, you’re probably still working, but if you’re fortunate enough to have the day off, here are 10 relaxing and rejuvenating ideas to help you unwind, feel good, and do literally nothing. Because you deserve a day of rest! 1. Take a nap. This might seem obvious, but one […]



Move Over Red – 5 Health Benefits You Should Know About White Wine

For decades health experts and scientist around the world have raved over the health benefits of red wine. Sure it’s fantastic for you, with its high levels of resveratrol and heart happy properties, red wine is considered to be the super drink of alcoholic beverages. Could it be that the forgotten and yet still loved […]



Rosé On The Rise – The Pink Drink Trend

Picture this: a hot summer day, a get together of friends laughing by the poolside enjoying holiday. What’s that chilled bottle resting on the patio table? The most refreshing, cool, sophisticated, summertime beverage. It’s Rosé. In the last decade, Rosé wine has skyrocketed out of the depths of oblivion. It has become such a huge […]



Grüner Veltliner – Food’s Perfect Pair

Pairing food and wine is about enriching the dining experience. Whether you are having a casual night of ramen and egg rolls or a ten-course tasting menu, wine has the ability to take either occasion to the next level or, if paired incorrectly, it can negatively affect the quality of the meal. A harmonious relationship […]



The Down Low On Merlot – A Surprisingly Stellar Wine

So let me tell you a little secret, Merlot wine is actually fantastic, and everyone needs to know about it. This gem has been overlooked for too long! Merlot is not the “Two buck chuck”, cheap, supermarket wine it’s stereotyped to be! Inside every bottle of Merlot is a whirlwind of wonderful flavors and rich […]



Our Story – Founder & Chef, Jamie McFadden

Chef Jamie McFadden is the award-winning, highly esteemed founder of Snowbirds, as well as Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events, located in Winter Park, Florida. Over the years Jamie has received many awards and recognitions such as; being inducted into the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame, being featured in a cooking segment on NBC’s The […]