Join us live from our bar cart with special guest Kendra of Lavish Grazing (from her kitchen) for a winter solstice aperitivo hour.
Friday, December 18th, 2020, 4pm/5pm CT/ET on @goodcleanwine Instagram
Gather Good Clean Winter Solstice Mimosa ingredients and Lavish charcuterie board ingredients, both listed below. If you live in Springfield, Missouri you can purchase a Lavish ingredient kit, password: Goodcleanfun
Learn all our spritz and board secrets and slide into a festive Friday night within the comfort of your own home. Hope to see you there!
Tools: sharp knife & cutting board, small bowl for olives, mustard, honey
Before we start: wash your produce, cut your cucumbers into slices, cut your strawberries down the middle, leave the greenery on, slice your apple
Cheese: brie, cranberry & cinnamon flavored goat cheese, gouda, white cheddar
Sliced charcuterie meats: prosciutto, Genoa salami, cured sausage
Fruits and vegetables: cranberries/sugar coated cranberries, Fuji apple, grapes (we prefer red and purple), blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, small tomatoes (colorful variety, plain red ones will work also), cucumber (mini or regular sized), olives or stuffed olives
Other items: nuts and dried fruit of your choice (we like to use walnuts and dried cherries, dried apricots, dried pineapple slices, dried orange slices, almonds, mixed nuts. Just to give you a few ideas.)
Jam of your choice: (we use fig, plum is also nice this time of year) Mustard of your choice (we use a stone ground or spicy mustard)
Garnish: Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, or Mint
Crackers: a variety pack, crisp flatbreads, or a small loaf of French bread
for us, wine is the main event at thanksgiving, but we can’t wait to eat all. the. food. Stretchy pants, on!
celebrate making it through this intense year by popping open good clean spumante. it pairs perfectly with:
caramel apple baked brie appetizer
ingredients: 4-6 ounces brie cheese with rind cut off
10 ounces 1/2 a can apple pie filling
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons caramel
1 can of crescent roll dough, rolled out into one sheet
1 tablespoon butter melted, pinch of cinnamon for garnish
instructions: preheat oven to 350F. place crescent roll dough on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. place brie in the middle of the dough. top brie with apple pie filling, pecans, and caramel. take the ends of the dough fold to cover the brie. pinch the dough together to seal. don’t worry if it’s not perfect. brush top of dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. bake for 20 minutes or until the crescent dough has browned and is cooked through. remove and serve with apples, crackers, graham crackers, or toasted bread.
good clean rosé will pair with everything you serve, including turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole (the kind topped with marshmallows). it also goes great with pizza, if thanksgiving just isn’t your thing.
dry and versatile, good clean white is a perfect balance of fresh floral aromas and citrus flavors. it’s a memorable party guest because it’s easy drinking, interesting, high quality wine that’s easy on the wallet and pairs perfectly with turkey and sweet potatoes.
crowd friendly, affordable, versatile good clean red pairs well with turkey, gravy, sauces, and roasted vegetables. we are going to pair it with:
crockpot turkey meatballs in cranberry sauce
ingredients:2 lb bag frozen pre-cooked turkey meatballs
12 ounce bottle chili sauce
14 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
instructions: place the cranberry sauce in a bowl and microwave at 45 second intervals until just melted.
whisk in the chili sauce, orange juice and brown sugar; stir until mostly smooth. place the meatballs in a slow cooker and pour the sauce over them. cook for 4 hours on low then serve, topped with parsley if desired.
toasting to friends, family, and health is more important than ever this year and we are going to finish this with sparkling rosé and dessert. wine is a memorable and refreshing complement to pumpkin pie. light and crisp good clean spumante rosé balances the sweet and spice.
pumpkin pie bites
1 pkg (14 oz) refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
1 cup solid pack pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter
mini muffin pan
directions: preheat the oven to 375°F. unroll the pie crusts and cut out 24 small rounds with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter. spray mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and gently press the rounds into the wells of the pan. in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and cinnamon. evenly distribute the filling among the pie shells. bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the filling comes out clean and the crusts are golden brown. carefully remove the pies from the pan and cool them completely. top the pies with whipped cream and serve.
we wish all the good things in life be yours in abundance now and throughout the coming year. be sure to take a pic, post, and tag @goodcleanwine we want to see your pairings!
Enjoy a fall cocktail to delight the senses. Pour a glass, light a fire, and get cozy.
This recipe makes one pitcher of spritz using a bottle of good clean spumante. It serves six.
6oz apple cider
2TB orange liqueur
2TB maple syrup
1 bottle of chilled good clean spumante
rosemary sprigs for garnish
lemon and gold sugar (optional)
rim glasses with lemon wedge and dip in gold sugar. combine apple cider, orange liqueur, and maple syrup. stir. pour mixture into pitcher. add bottle of spumante to pitcher and stir. pour into glasses and garnish with rosemary sprig.
get to know good clean spumante IGP
good on special occasions, like anniversaries or tuesday nights. refreshing bubbles offer a gentle tingle between morsels and secrets. lighter than a proposal, fuller than a fling. clean with minimal-intervention, produced naturally in small batches in the emilia-romagna region of italy. it’s bubbly like the people who live there and you, after a glass or several.
wine that sparkles on your tongue and brings cheer(s) to every season. flowery notes of hawthorne, white fruits, and green apple elevate it from bottle to bouquet, to give to loved ones, or keep for yourself.