This Amazing Deviled Eggs Recipe That Pairs Perfectly With A Prosecco

Deviled Eggs Recipe Ventura County CA

This deviled egg recipe pairs perfectly with a Prosecco!

Get ready for springtime entertaining. Whether you’re throwing an elaborate dinner party or are just having a casual get together with a few friends and family, you can’t go wrong with deviled eggs. Plus, they’re great to pair with a Prosecco or a light rose. Be sure to check out this delicious deviled egg recipe for your next get-together. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Ingredients:

6 eggs

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1/8 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Smoked paprika

Start by boiling the eggs in a medium saucepan. Put the eggs in the saucepan and cover them with water so there’s 1 ½ inches of water above the eggs. Heat the pot until the water comes to a boil. Then, cover the pot and continue to cook at a low heat for one minute. Remove the pot from the heat and let it stand for about 15 minutes. Once the eggs have cooled a bit, run them under cold water.

Remove the eggshells and then slice the eggs in half. Be sure to remove the yolks and set them aside. Mash the yolks in a separate bowl – add in the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and be sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Lay the egg whites out on a platter and fill their centers with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle each egg with paprika and enjoy! It’s the perfect recipe for an easy yet delicious appetizer.

For helping finding the perfect Prosecco to pair with your deviled eggs, 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!

Wine Aroma vs. Wine Bouquet, Do You Know The Difference?

Wine Aroma vs. Wine Bouquet Ventura County CA

Wine aromas and bouquets are more complex than you think!

A wine’s aroma, a wine’s bouquet, they both refer to the way a wine smells. They’re just synonyms, right? Not necessarily. There is a difference between a wine’s aroma and a wine’s bouquet. While they both have to do with the way a wine smells, they come from different stages of a wine’s development process. There are three stages of a wine’s aroma. The first two apply to the aroma, the last refers to the wine’s bouquet. Be sure to check out these main differences between an aroma and a bouquet.

Aroma:

The first, or primary, aroma is called a varietal aroma that comes from the type of grapes used to make the wine, while the secondary aroma is called the vinous aroma. The secondary aromas are developed during the fermentation process. You’re more likely to find these in a younger wine.

Bouquet:

A bouquet is the tertiary aroma. It is the smell developed after the fermentation process. The bouquet develops as the wine ages within the bottle. The chemical compounds in the wine called aldehydes and esters are developed and matured while in the bottle through the process of oxidation. This bouquet takes time to develop and as time progresses the bouquet becomes more complex. A wine’s full bouquet comes from layer upon layer of aroma. Not only does age play a role in the bouquet, but the aromas from the first and second stages. You’re more likely to find a bouquet in an older, or vintage wine.

To learn more about the differences between the complexities of wine aromas and bouquets, 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!

A Quick Look At The Wine Grape Growing Process

Wine Grape Growing Process Ventura County CA

Take an inside look at how wine grapes are grown!

The business of making wine is not an easy process. You must harvest the fruit, crush the fruit, put the grapes through a fermentation process and then age the wine. But, before any of that can happen, you must grow the grapes. Growing the crop isn’t as easy as you may think. It’s a complex process that requires lots of time and energy. Check out how wine grapes are grown with this grape growing guide.

Pruning.

Pruning is an important part of the grape growing process. Every winter pruning is needed to control the growth of the grapes. Experts come in and use very precise methods to maintain the crops.

Buds & Flowers.

As the seasons change, the grapes begin to bud and then flower. Very tiny flowers sprout along the vines and are responsible for bearing fruit. Each flower is capable of producing a single grape. This is the most stressful part of the grape growing process as the grapes have not yet formed and colder weather threatens the survival of the crop. Careful measures are taken to prevent the crop from dying.

Fruit Bearing.

Fruit eventually forms! But, you’re not out of the woods just yet. Until the grapes are ready to be harvested, frost is still a concern.

Crop Management & Thinning.

As the grapes reach their optimal growing threshold, there is some work to do before harvesting occurs. Maintaining the canopy requires leaf removal, shoot thinning and positioning, and crop thinning. Along with the good comes the bad. There is often fruit that is not yet ripe and isn’t of use to the wine making process. Those bunches are cut loose to keep the vines even.

Reap the rewards of the harvest and enjoy a delicious bottle of wine. 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!

Wine History: Check Out These Fun Facts!

Wine History Fun Facts Ventura County CA

These fun facts about the history of wine are sure to impress at your next cocktail party!

Wine has been a staple throughout history. From ancient Rome to the royal courts of Europe, wine has been present. But how did our modern consumption of wine first begin? Julius Caesar likely didn’t pair his dinners with a cabernet sauvignon and merlot.  Check out these fun facts about wine throughout history.

  • Wine has been consumed for as long as history has been written. The earliest known documentation was on a cuneiform tablet dating back to 2031 B.C.E. The tablet was a receipt for the sale of wine jugs. However, it is believed that wine drinking began as early as 4000 B.C.E.
  • Wine has its origins in the Middle East, as that’s where grapes had originated.
  • Wine was the beverage of choice back in the day, not necessarily because of taste. Beverages such as water or milk were often unsafe to drink. The alcohol in wine, however, eliminated such pathogens making it the safest drink.
  • Wine drinking has played a part in folklore around the world, from Persia to Ancient Rome.
  • The first development of different types of wine from different regions began during the Renaissance in the 14th
  • Our modern take on wine as far as grape growing, wine production and wine storage came about during the Enlightenment period in the 18th century.     
  • The invention of fine wine is relatively recent. Historically there was very little fine wine. In the early 20th century there was fine wine called “vin fin”, but most wines were “vin ordinaire”, or just regular, ordinary wine.

Appreciate the wines you know and love. 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!

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