We have a winner! Cristy, who said: “I haven’t cooked with wine in a long time. Since I prefer white wine, I’d choose the Sauvignon Blanc and use it in a light pasta sauce of some sort. Adding to risotto does sound delicious! Splash for the food, glass for me… splash for the food, glass for me… Splash for me, splash for me…”
Thanks for playing everyone!
Today’s giveaway is a $30 gift certificate from The Vegan Vine. Yes, my friends, it’s wine country! The Vegan Vine is a family-owned and certified sustainable winery located on the coast of central California. They refine their wines without the use of any animal products. Their whimsical packaging is reason enough to need a bottle in your kitchen today!
Even if you’re not the type of person who likes to talk about the “legs” on a glass of Cabernet, or the citrus undertones of a Chardonnay, wine is a powerful ingredient for any vegan chef. Cooking with a splash (or a glass) adds depth and nuance to stews, sauces and marinades, taking dishes from “I could make that” to “How did you make this?”
Some traditional dishes made with wine are picatta and boeuf bourguignon, which both translate beautifully to plant-based recipes. I always finish off risotto with some white wine. But the question is: How do you cook with wine?
To enter this contest, check out the Vegan Vine website, then tell us which of their wines you would use to cook one of your favorite dishes. Of course you’d have to enjoy a glass alongside your meal, too. Or perhaps even while you’re cooking!
The winner will be picked at random by 8 PM EST tonight, October 4th, 2011. This contest is US only. Please don’t forget to fill in your email address, so that we can contact you if you’re the winner. Good luck!
Added bonus: Best use of wine in MoFo so far has to go to Vegans Eat Pencil Shavings, for this Cabarnet Dessert Caviar.
And don’t miss the SuperVegan review of a the Vegan Vine tasting at Candle 79.