Memorial Day is not only the unofficial start to summer, but more importantly, it is a day to remember and reflect on the lives lost during military duty.  We say thank you to all the service members and their families for the ultimate sacrifices for our freedom. We think the best ways to honor these individuals is to spend quality time with the people that are closest to us, friends and family, and honor the relationship we have.  One of our favorite ways to do this is to prepare a meal and share it with our loved one.  We have gathered some of our favorite recipes to create a summer inspired menu that is perfect for this long weekend.    

Arugula Salad with Chardonnay Vinaigrette



Chardonnay Vinaigrette Recipe

  • 1/4 c Folino Estate Chardonnay Barrel Reserve
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh cracked pepper

*Mixed all ingredients until well combined and served over arugula.  Top with freshly shaved Parmesan and enjoy! 


Garlic Butter Sauteed Clams

The beautiful and bright Garlic Butter Sauteed Clam recipe from Rasa Malaysia is a refreshing and classic Italian way to add incorporate wine in your cooking.  This recipe calls for 1/4 cup white wine.  We recommend using 2 cups of our Chardonnay Barrel Reserve,  1/4 cup for the recipe and the rest for you to enjoy! 

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Marinated Flank Steak

This flavorful cut is perfect for a red wine marinade and the grill!  This perfect marinade recipe from Saveur calls for 1/2 cup of red wine.  We recommend using a dry red like Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.  Not only will these wine enhance the flavors in the marinade, but they are also the perfect pairing to sip on while you enjoy dinner!  

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