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  • April 06, 2015

    Crawfish Beers

    There is no denying it is Spring, AND crawfish season! But what brews pair best with your boil? Check below for our experts’ choice for the top beers to pair with your crawfish all season long. 1. Our First Brew is… Slumbrew Happy Sol Blood Orange Hefeweizen “This is a new product to Martin Wine Cellar. […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Shrimp Pomodoro

    A Recipe from our Cooking with the Wine Guys series by Jeff Hirstius Directions: Open and drain Tomatoes. Season Shrimp with Salt & Pepper. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and “toast” for about 45 seconds. Add Tomatoes to pan, raise heat to medium high and sautée […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Wilted Spinach & Mushrooms

    A Recipe from our Cooking with the Wine Guys series by Jeff Hirstius Directions: Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil over medium-high until shimmering. Work in batches to get a good sear on both sides of chicken. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside. Drain pan, add a touch of fresh oil, […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Garlicky Tangy Sweet Pork Chops and Sauce

    A Recipe from our Cooking with the Wine Guys series by Andrew Dike Directions: 1. Grill or pan-sear Pork Chops in one tblsp Olive Oil to Medium Rare 130 -135 degrees and set aside. 2. Warm a pan over medium heat and pour in olive oil. 3. Add onions, rosemary and a pinch of salt. […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Chicken Liver Mousse Pate

    A Recipe from our Cooking with the Wine Guys series by Andrew Dike Directions:  1. Heat Sautee pan over Medium-High fire for 4-7 minutes until olive oil is shimmering 2. Season Liver with Salt and Pepper to taste. 3. Sautée Onion and Apple over Medium-High Heat till browned.  Move to food processor bowl. 4.  Reheat Sautee […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Entertaining with Cheese

      I entertain with cheese constantly. My house guests expect it and are always enthusiastic about what I serve. They basically go ape over it.  Why do I love cheese? Because it can be simple or complex depending on what I want to do and how much time I have. In its simplest form I unwrap […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Brillat-Savarin

        A wheel of creamy delicious Brillat-Savarin flipped upside down with the base cut off and surrounded by a bed of fresh, ripe strawberries. Something about a buttery triple crème and juicy sweet berries is a combination that one doesn’t forget. Some of our customer purchase the whole wheel and have us wire cut the base off […]

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  • March 17, 2015

    Wine Pairings for Spring

    It’s springtime. Do you know where your white wines are?  1. Grilled Lamb Burgers and Syrah Syrah and grilled lamb make a beautiful couple. In general, syrah is great with red meats and the smoky flavors of the grill. So if you don’t like lamb, try beef or sausages with your syrah.  2. Asparagus and […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    The Gold Rush

    Ingredients 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons boiling water 1/2 cup (4 ounces) bourbon 1 1/2 lemons, juiced, about 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) Procedure Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Mixture can be […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

      Ingredients: 2 lemons 2 oranges 4 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup honey Ice Soda water Rosemary and lemon for garnish (optional) Procedure Peel off thick strips of zest from 1 lemon. Juice the lemons and oranges into a liquid measuring cup – you should have about 1 cup of juice. […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    Springtime Sangria

    Ingredients 2 cups boiling water 2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea in an infuser) 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 3 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds 1 apple, cored and […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    The El Diablo Cocktail

    Ingredients: 1 can (12 oz) frozen limeade concentrate 1 1/2 can (18 oz) tequila blanco 2/3 can (8 oz) creme de cassis 1/2 can (6 oz) water (still, not soda or tonic water) 1 1/2 can (18 oz) ginger beer Procedure Mix the limeade, tequila, cassis, and water together in a large pitcher (using the […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    Strawberry Basil Margaritas

    Ingredients: 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate 10 strawberries (or 12 if you’re using smaller ones from the farmer’s market or your backyard.) 8 basil leaves 2 to 2 1/2 cups tequila (gold or silver) Procedure: Empty the limeade concentrate into a pitcher. Add 2 1/2 cans of water and 1 1/2 (18 ounces, […]

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  • March 11, 2015

    Gold ‘n’ Soda

    Ingredients: 1 sliver lemon peel 2 dash Whisky bitters 1 tsp honey syrup 1 1/2 oz Whiskey Method: Add ice cubes to a highball glass (you’ll need lots of ice to fill the glass, as there’s not much mixer in this drink), pour in the Macallan Gold, mix with Whisky bitters and honey syrup, then add […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Eat yourself Irish!

    Dubliners Irish Cheddar Milk: Cow • Texture: Hard & Sharp • Price: $4.07 1/4 lb It has a distinctive rounded flavor and a natural hint of sweetness. Aged for 12 months, it has elements of mature cheddar, sweet nutty tones of a Swiss and the piquant bite of aged Parmesan. For Pairing: New Belgium Portage Porter  […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Roasted Salmon with Wild Mushroom Vinaigrette

    The New Year has passed and Mardi Gras has ended, but we have a delicious recipe dish for you to try while you settle into 2015. This healthy and refreshing dish is ideal for Lent and is simple to prepare. Plus, some of our wine and spirit experts chose a few wines that will pair […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktails

    Ingredients: 5 Quart Plastic Bucket of Vanilla Ice Cream 3 shots of Creme de Menthe liquor 1 shot of Creme de Cacao liquor 1 shot of Irish Whiskey (We prefer Jameson brand) PROCEDURE: Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Knead together by using two large ice cream paddles or spoons, or use your stand […]

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  • December 24, 2014

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011

    This wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color intertwined with notions of licorice and cherries. Medium to full-bodied with a generous attack, a pleasant freshness and elegant tannins. A typical expression of southern Rhône wine with a thyme and rosemary aftertaste.

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  • October 16, 2014

    Corazon Reposado Tequila

    The color of this Tequila is a light pale gold. The nose emanates earthly agave gently mixed with hints of smoke. Upon entry the mouth feel is lush with gentle citrus flavors dancing on the tip of the tongue. Mid palate brings a rich agave taste mixed with earthy spiciness which builds to the back of the […]

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  • February 04, 2015

    Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Rosé Champagne

    This sparkling has fruity aromas of wild berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary/spicy fragrance of zest. Rich and full-bodied, Brut Rosé exalts the maturity of the fruit for the perfect Valentine. 

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  • December 24, 2014

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV with gift box

    “A smoky note of minerality complements the flavors of dried cherry and black currant, almond financier and gumdrop in this refined, creamy version. The delicate yet persistent acidity is well-integrated, leading to a mouthwatering finish.” – 91 points, Wine Spectator

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  • December 26, 2014

    Lander Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    “Warm sunny days and cool evening during the 2012 growing season gave us intense, flavorful fruit. Fruit from select vineyards from California’s premium appellations make up this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. “ – Winemaker’s notes. AROMAS: Complex aromas of ripe plum, toffee and vanilla from oak. FLAVORS: a rich, full-bodied wine with silky tannins. Flavors of […]

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  • December 26, 2014

    Angel’s Envy Martin Exclusive Bourbon Whiskey

    In 2013, Spirit Journal named our Angel’s Envy Cask Strength the “Best Spirit in the World.”  Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2014 is unlike any bourbon you’ve ever tried. Only a handful of barrels exceptional enough are selected for the lengthy ruby port cask finishing process, and it is only released it once a year, usually […]

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  • December 26, 2014

    Four Roses Martin Exclusive Single Barrel Bourbon

    A premium Single Barrel Bourbon exclusively bottled for Martin Wine Cellar with a taste you’ll want to savor again and again. Complex, full-bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum, cherry and other fruits, mild spices, plus sweet aromas including caramel, cocoa, vanilla and maple syrup. […]

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  • December 26, 2014

    Louis Latour Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2012

    The Grand Ardèche comes from the best vineyards, carefully selected every year when harvesting begins. The grapes are pressed and the rapes are placed immediately in oak barrels made by the cooperage at Latour, where the wine will age for approximately 10 months, like the great wines of Burgundy. The Grand Ardèche 2012 is shimmering […]

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  • November 26, 2014

    Jefferson’s Ocean Martin Exclusive Single Barrel Bourbon

    The holiday season is fast approaching, which means our gifting lists are growing longer by the day. Fear not! We have you covered for the Bourbon lover (or prospective Bourbon lover!) in your life. Jefferson’s Ocean tastes of Bourbon spice, caramel, cinnamon and dark fruit. The bourbon was put on a container ship for 6 […]

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  • November 13, 2014

    Hot Toddy

    Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces brandy, whiskey, or rum 1 Tablespoon honey 1/4 lemon 1 cup hot water 1 tea bag 1 cinnamon stick for garnish Procedure Coat the bottom of a mug or glass with honey. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to […]

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  • October 23, 2014

    Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail

    Ingredients 1 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey Martin’s recommends Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Bourbon or Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 1 oz Campari 1 oz Sweet Vermouth Garnish: orange twist or cherry Procedure Pour ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cracked ice. Stir well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish […]

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  • October 21, 2014

    Predator Zinfandel Old Vine 2013 in Wood Box

    An intense, full-bodied wine with red fruit, blackberry and spice. Lingering tannins over a long, smoky finish. This Zinfandel has bright raspberry, blackberry, black pepper and smoky oak aromas with flavors of bold red raspberry, cherry, juicy blackberry and black pepper with smooth tannins.

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  • October 21, 2014

    The Culprit Red Table Wine 2011

    The winemaker’s art of blending is often limited by the rules governing the varietal labeling. Culprit is an adventure in winemaking artistry breaking out of the ordinary confines to produce an ultra-premium Sonoma red wine. Now we have captured the best characteristics of intense and extracted berry fruit layered judiciously with a spice box of flavors that only Sonoma can offer. The Culprit on […]

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