Try This Delicious Brisket Recipe With A Cabernet Sauvignon At Your Next Dinner Party

Brisket Recipe Paired With A Cabernet Sauvignon

Check out this delicious brisket recipe that pairs perfectly with a cabernet sauvignon!

When it comes to your springtime dinner parties, you can’t go wrong with a juicy brisket. Be sure to dazzle your guests with this wine-braised brisket recipe. It’s the perfect centerpiece to your meal and it pairs well with a cabernet sauvignon or a merlot. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.


1 beef brisket

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

5 cloves garlic, peeled

1 onion

1 1/2 cups dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Start by preheating the oven to 300 degrees. Using a pan on the stove, marinate the meat. Cover the brisket in a healthy dose of salt and pepper and add it to the pan of olive oil. Cook the meat on both sides until browned on both sides and then set the meat aside. In a clean pan, cook the 2 tablespoons of oil, garlic, and onion for about two minutes. Add in the wine, chicken broth and simmer over medium heat.

Put the brisket in a baking dish and pour the broth mixture over the meat. Cover the dish and place it in the oven. Cook for about two hours.

Flip the meat over and continue to cook for 45 minutes or until tender. You’re welcome to add in a few vegetables to add to the dish. Potatoes, carrots, and turnips are all great options.

Once the brisket is done cooking, be sure to add in the lemon juice and if you’d like, a little more salt and pepper.

Cut and serve will a delicious full bodied red wine.

For helping finding the perfect cabernet sauvignon or a merlot to pair with your brisket, be sure to check out your local wineries in Ventura County, California. They offer the best tastings in the area. Contact Ventura County Winery Association today!

Dessert Wine Gelees Recipe!

Wine Gelees with Citrus Fruit

Enjoy dessert and wine together with this recipe! What’s not to love?

This recipe is perfect for a fancy get-together or a dinner party! These sangria-inspired gelees are infused with sweet wines and subtle citrus flavors. They will impress any sophisticated palates!


  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup orange Muscat dessert wine
  • 1 1/4 cups Sauternes or similar sweet wine
  • 1 each grapefruit, blood orange, navel orange, tangerine, and Meyer lemon


Combine 5 tablespoons cold water and gelatin in a bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.

Combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, and wines in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Add gelatin mixture, and whisk until melted. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, and pour through a fine sieve into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Let cool completely.

Cut peel and pith from citrus. Cut each segment from membranes, then cut horizontally into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices (you will need 1 cup). Arrange in a single layer over gelatin mixture. Refrigerate, uncovered, overnight.

To unmold, run a knife around edge of dish. Using an offset spatula, gently coax gelatin from sides. Invert and turn out onto a cutting board. Trim edges, and cut into 1 1/4-inch squares. Serve immediately, or refrigerate, uncovered, up to 1 day.

From all of us at Ventura County Winery Association, we hope that you enjoyed making and tasting these delicious dessert wine bites! Contact us today to schedule a wine tour to enjoy multiple of our local wineries and view the the most beautiful scenery in the area! We host a fantastic variety of wines for every palate to enjoy!

Ways to Use Leftover Wine

Ways to Use Leftover WineIdeas For Utilizing The Last Of Your Bottle

Sometimes, you simply cannot finish your bottle of wine in time. Whether you had unexpected plans come up or are just not in the mood, you likely have faced the situation in which you have a bottle of wine you will not be able to drink before it turns. Fortunately, there are some household uses for wine that can come in handy. Try these tips the next time you have leftover wine.

  • In The Garden: Pouring the rest of your wine into your compost bin will activate the bacteria in it, helping it decompose more quickly. Ultimately, the will mean more compost more quickly, which means your garden will be getting more nutrients so it can better grow.
  • In The Tub: Tons of skin care lines are jumping on the red wine bandwagon for the resveratrol it contains, which can help your skin regenerate. When you have a leftover amount of red wine, pour it into bath to help you skin disinfest, soften, and restore itself.
  • In The Dining Room: It happens all the time. You host a dinner party, and a guest accidently spills red wine across your rug. Use a little hair of the dog trick, pouring white wine over the spill. Let it sit for ten minutes, then rinse it with lukewarm water to lift out the spill.
  • In The Kitchen: Giving your fresh produce a red wine rinse will kill bacteria on its surface, leaving it clean and ready to enjoy.

Of course, to have leftover wine you actually need to go out and get some. To get a look at all of the best offerings from local wineries, contact the Ventura County Winery Association. We know all of the best places to find wine across Ventura County and are here to serve as your guide to this bountiful wine country.

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