Our wines are very much "food wines:" bold
enough to pair with any red meat or game. But their forward fruit and
peppery spices can enhance other dinner courses as well, both paired with
the food & used in the preparation.
Moon Raspberry Sauce
from International Dining with Spice Islands, 1970)
pkg. frozen raspberries (10 oz. size) (or fresh if you have!)
tsp. Orange Peel
whole stick cinnamon, cracked
½ C McCray Ridge Merlot (or
other dry red wine)
the first 6 ingredients into a saucepan.
Heat to boiling; simmer 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. For a clear sauce, strain
out the seeds and whole spices. (I
prefer leaving some seeds and pulp, but I remove the cloves.) Borrow
½ C of the sauce and stir in Arrowroot.
Add back into pan; re-heat to boiling. Remove from heat and cool.
the sauce into pieces of store-bought angel food cake, add a layer of
chocolate ice cream, and top with the sauce.