A Journey Through Wine and Food

Book cover, spine and back.

As we departed one of the local wineries this view greeted us. It was breathtaking!

The beauty was demanding to be photographed. I fired off a few photos and then the clouds separated displaying the most glorious sun rays. I continued photography the beauty before me.

The golden light bathed the vineyard with it’s glow. Illuminated the grape leaves with it’s warmth and vibrance.

Was this a cover contender? Only time would tell.

The images were transferred to the computer. I immediately snapped a few screenshots and forwarded them to Jerilyn. Including a brief message, “Cover contender?”

I didn’t have long to wait for Jerilyn’s response….”Yes, yes, yes!”

Just like that we had our cover shot!

Food Photography

The recipes and culinary skills produced the most beautiful dishes. They were a delight to plate and style.

Featured Wines

Recipes have been paired with wines of Vintners from Fresno County, California and are part of the Fresno County Wine Trail.

Nonini Winery

Mexican Cottage Pie paired with Claret

Beef Bourguignon paired with Burgundy

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells paired with Chianti

Short Ribs Braised with Mushrooms paired with Cabernet

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Yribarren Family Vineyard

Pumpkin Chili paired with Zinfandel

Classic Chicken Pot Pie paired with Chardonnay

Individual Beef Wellington paired with Cabernet Sauvignon

Creamy Cajun Pork Chops paired with Tempranillo

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Engelmann Cellars

Meatballs and Spaghetti paired with Cabernet Franc

Shrimp Tacos with Lime Creme Sauce paired with Rose

Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables paired with Chardonnay

Blue Cheese Crusted Filet paired with Cabernet

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Moravia Wines

Chicken Oscar with White Wine Sauce paired with Chardonnay

Smoked Salmon Terrine paired with Symphony

Italian Beef Braciole paired with Med Venner

Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake with Raspberry Filling and Sour Cream Frosting paired with Port

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LoMac Winery

Turkey and Gouda Panini with Cranberry Mustard paired with Merlot

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin paired with Rose

Butternut Squash Soup paired with Chardonnay

Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole paired with Pinot Noir

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Ziveli Winery

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Figs and Goat Cheese, Served with a Maple Honey Mustard Sauce paired with Syrah

Kicken Crab and Corn Chowder paired with Chardonnay

Creme Brulee Pumpkin Cheesecake paired with Isla

Garlic and Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce paired Alicante Bouschet

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Elainea Vineyards

Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy paired with Night Sky Gypsy

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato paired with Tempranillo

Lamb Stew paired with Primitivo

Herb Crusted Beef Wellington paired with Melbec

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Kings River Winery

Vodka Sauce with Prosciutto and Peas paired with Alicante Bouschet

Chicken Enchiladas paired with Tempranillo

Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Sweet Potato Salad paired with Albarino

Baked Greek Feta Meatball Gyro Sandwiches paired with Cabernet Franc

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