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Wine & Food

Following on from the last few Fancy Food Shows, where there were a number of attempts at trying to match wine with chocolate (a notoriously hard thing to get right I believe), as well as producing chocolate with wine in it, it would appear that producers have now moved on to biscuits, cookies and jellies.

While the latter are nothing new, I just wanted to add it as a recent find at today’s San Francisco Winter Fancy Food Show.

Two interesting producers of the cookie phenomenon were Cookies and Corks and the Napa Cookie Company.  Both have slightly different approaches.

Cookies and Corks provides a unique tasting experience: they offer selections of cookies designed to match Sparkling, Red or White wines.

On their website, they provide suggested pairing charts, so their Iced lemon cookie is more suited to Brut, Prosecco and Demi Sec, as opposed to their Sea Salt Chocolate Oatmeal cookie, which is better suited to a Rose.

Napa Cookie Company have two sweet and spicy shortbread biscuits infused with premium wine and black pepper.  They were created by founder Melissa Teaff, who set out to develop the perfect small bite of food that would pair magically with Napa’s world-famous red wines. 

After numerous testing and tasting trials, Melissa and her team found the ideal combination of sweet, salt and savory—the Wine Snap.

Each delicious Wine Snap is handmade in small batches in her Napa Valley kitchen using all-natural, preservative-free ingredients.

A little more conventional, are the excellent wine jellies from Tishbi Winery.

The Tishbi familys romance with grapes and wine began in 1882 when the present generations great-grandparents were commissioned by Baron Edmond de Rothschild to plant the first modern wine grape vineyards in Israel. After more than a Century of grape growing tradition, Jonathan Tishbi founded the Tishbi Estate in1984, which produces four series of wines, as well as the wine jellies which have been developed by Oshra Tishbi.

Each of the preserves is cooked in small batches. Unusual flavours include Apple Cabernet, Mango Chardonnay as well as Sangria and Fig Cabernet.

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