Welcome to our first of five Wine Wednesdays! Can you think of any better way to get through the rest of the week? A few months ago, I attended a culinary conference and had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting hosted by Kendall-Jackson Wine. Not only was the wine amazing, but the food paired with it was delicious. It never ceases to amazing me how the right wine and food pairing can completely change the taste of a dish!
The wine and food pairing got me thinking…what if we pair our Wilton recipes with Kendall-Jackson Wines? After some brainstorming, the Wine Wednesday series was born! The Wilton Test Kitchen sent some recipes to the wine experts at Kendall-Jackson, and they perfectly paired each recipe with one of their wonderful wines.
“Floral notes of orange blossom with aromas of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg tease your senses and this unctuous rich liquid gold coats your palate and tongue. Excellent balance of residual sugar and acid coupled with nuances of botrytis (noble rot) make this a wine to savor and remember.”
Doesn’t your month just water reading that? As far as chardonnay goes, this is a very sweet chardonnay. If you typically gravitate towards drier wines, I still recommend trying this delicious wine with our dessert pairing! The sweetness of the wine matches the sweetness of the blueberry and brings out the lemon flavor in this recipe. It’s a bright, sunshine-flavored way to start off your summer! Wilton’s Mini Fluted Cake Pan will give you perfectly sized mini cakes. The recipe uses a cake mix so it’s quick and easy, which gives you more time to enjoy the wine.