Cranberry Grape Holiday Wine Pairing

Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery’s Cranberry Grape Holiday Wine is a semi-sweet, polished wine. We noticed a berry/cranberry aroma and detected cranberry on the palate. Although Holiday has a tart finish, it’s easily accessible and a smooth drink. This reminded us of that perfect little cranberry side dish that finds its way to the dinner table over the holidays. We would love to include this addition to the table for our next family gathering.

Cranberry-Orange Scones

These scones really compliment Carolina Heritages Holiday wine well. They help bring out the cranberry flavor of the wine without overpowering the wine. This is a must try scone recipe to perfectly compliment the beautiful aromas in the wine.

—Chef Katie Picher

Ingredients:

(Makes 12)

3/4 Cup plain yogurt
1 egg
2 1/2 Cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup cranberries, dried ( I prefer the dried cranberries because they aren’t too sweet or too tart.)
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1 orange, zested
1/4 Cup powdered sugar (sprinkled on top of scones)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Beat yogurt and egg together in small bowl with whisk. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Cut butter into squares and cut further into flour mixture until it resembles small peas.
  5. Mix in dried cranberries, orange zest, and turbinado sugar.
  6. Add yogurt mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
  7. Form dough into the bowl using your hands and place on floured surface.
  8. Knead the dough for a few minutes. Cut the large dough into 3 smaller circles and roll out about an inch thick.
  9. Cut wedges out of all the circle. I try to cut mine into triangles, but scones come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
  10. Place scones on greased cookie sheet and bake for 15–20 minutes.
  11. Take scones out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes before dusting with powdered sugar.

scones

Until our next glass…

Go local. Drink Carolinas. 🍷

 

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