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May 27, 2023

Sizzlin' with SAS: Shrimp Mango Salad with 2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal

Shrimp and Mango Salad with a “Fancy Farm Girl (FFG) Twist”



  • 2 tbsp. white or yellow miso
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. honey 
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil


  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium head napa cabbage, thinly sliced (FFG=Farm Boy – pre sliced!)
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe mangos, chopped (FFG=frozen section – thaw on paper towel overnight in the fridge)
  • 2 small cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • Roughly chopped toasted salted peanuts, for garnish (FFG = toasted slivered almonds – little more subtle to go with Icewine)
  • Fresh basil or cilantro leaves, for garnish


  1. Whisk to combine all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Season shrimp all over with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  3. Combine cabbage, mango, cucumbers, and avocado in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss gently to coat and mix the ingredients.
  4. Serve salad topped with shrimp, chopped peanuts, and herbs.
March 16, 2023

St. Patrick's Day Suggested Pairing: Mabel's VCR and...

With St. Patrick's Day almost upon us, we're thinking of colcannon, a delicious Irish dish of potatoes and cabbage. But what wine?

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September 28, 2022

Thanksgiving Hours 2022

Yes, we are open all Thanksgiving weekend!  Check out our recommended Thanksgiving wines here:

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April 12, 2022

Easter Open House 2022 RECIPES!

Easter recipes from our recent Easter Open House event on April 9th! Dig in and get cooking!

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February 18, 2022

#sizzlinwithSAS: Family Day Fondue!

Fondue always brings people together – it is perfect for a Family Day treat.  It isn’t every day that we can all sit around the table and share a wonderous pot of gooey cheese.


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February 12, 2022

February 04, 2022

#sizzlinwithSAS: Peppered Duck Breast & Gritstone Cabernet

Sue-Ann's amaaaaazing Peppered Duck Breast with a silky red wine/cranberry sauce. Not to be missed!

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