I was so excited to hear that Grocery Outlet had opened a store close by. Friends have told me about their great prices on organic produce and brand-name groceries. So you could only imagine that I was over the moon excited about their 20% off wine sale which runs from today, November 1st through the 7th.
Now that it is officially the holiday season I know the Grocery Outlet wine sale is the perfect time to stock up on all the wine I will need for the next 2 months of holiday festivities (parties, gift giving, and recipes).
I discovered the most amazing wines at Grocery Outlet. Here are just 3 of the selections I brought home with me. Handcraft Dark Red, Diama Extra Dry Prosecco, and John Osborn Napa Chardonnay. While I was talking to a sales associate I learned that the wine buyers for Grocery Outlet are industry experts and live in Napa Valley. So they know their wines!
After picking out my wines I also picked up a couple of packages of beautiful plump strawberries, a round of brie cheese, and a box of crackers. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but the strawberries looked way to delicious not grab a couple of packages. And the brie? How could I not when the price was so great?
On my way home I remembered my parents having a party when I was young. My dad realized that he didn’t have enough red wine to go around so he added puréed fruit to the wine to stretch it a bit. It was a huge hit with their guests and everyone wanted the recipe.
You can blend it all the way smooth, but I like the bits of strawberries.
The perfect combination, strawberries and red wine with brie, chutney, and crackers.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries (cleaned with greens removed)
- 1½ cup red wine
- ⅓ cup simple syrup
- 2 cups ice
- SIMPLE SYRUP
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Make simple syrup by adding sugar and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.
- To a blender add all ingredients. Blend until desired smoothness.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Until Next Time…