Dreaming of a white (wine) Christmas?
This special 4-bottle holiday white wine sampler is a perfect treat for yourself or gift for your favorite home cook and wine-lover.
It features four of our high-elevation, Colorado-grown, white wines and four delicious culinary treats from three of our favorite Colorado small businesses.
$130, plus $15 flat-rate shipping
What’s included in your sampler?
The Storm Cellar’s 2019 Viognier
The Storm Cellar’s 2018 Chardonnay
The Storm Cellar’s 2019 RRV, dry white blend
The Storm Cellar’s NV Fire + Ice Riesling
One 8-ounce jar of Misohot chili paste
Two 4-ounce jars of seasoning blends from The Spice Guy
One 8-ounce jar of smoked tomato jam from Forage Sisters
Which businesses and people are you supporting?
Zach Johnston of The Spice Guy
We met Zach, aka “The Spice Guy,” during our 2019 season with the Colorado FIVE culinary team. Hearing some of the best chefs in Colorado all swear by his products intrigued us, and once we tried a few of his blends, we were sold, as well. Zach’s primary business revolved around the Denver restaurant scene, and his business dramatically shifted this year. We are proud to support him and his team.
We selected two of our favorite seasonal seasoning blends from The Spice Guy’s arsenal – “Midnight Toker” and “Colorado Chicken and Veg.” You’re probably cooking at home way more than you used to, and odds are that your spice rack is either depleted or stale. You can’t imagine what these blends will do for your cooking game, and both of them pair perfectly with the white wines we selected.
Chef Curtis Bell of Misohot
We had heard the name Curtis Bell spoken very highly of for years in the Denver culinary scene before we finally met Curtis last December, where we were booth neighbors at the Fetch Holiday Market. He is a renown chef and culinary educator with a storied career. After yet another glowing recommendation from our friend, Colorado sushi-guru, Elan Wenzel, we took home our first jar. It has become a staple in our house ever since.
Curtis’ product, Misohot, is a unique twist on chili paste that utilizes a base of red miso, rather than vinegar, adding a wallop of savory, umami goodness to virtually any dish. It’s especially magical in ramen, but is incredibly versatile – in soups, on eggs or burgers, or even as a marinade. Curtis offers serving suggestions and recipes for Misohot on his website.
Chefs Nicole Carrillo and Mirasol Gomez of Forage Sisters
Our good friends Nicole and Mirasol started their farm-to-table event company, Forage Sisters, out of a love for curating meals and experiences focused on food from local, Western Slope farms. We have had the pleasure of partnering with them at several wine dinners, where they cook asado-style, Argentine- and Italian-influenced cuisines.
Fire is a central part of their cooking technique, so naturally, sharing one of their signature creations, a smoked tomato jam, was fitting. This smoky, savory jam is perfect for colder months, while also bringing a taste of summer-grown tomatoes to the season’s richer dishes. Serve their smoked tomato jam with holiday charcuterie boards, as a spread on sandwiches, or simply over freshly baked sourdough toast.
$130, plus $15 flat-rate shipping
We'll be sharing our own reviews and recipes, using these culinary treats and pairing them with our wines, throughout the holiday season. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, so you'll know when we're posting.
We'll be dreaming of a white (wine) Christmas here in Hotchkiss, Colorado – wishing you the happiest of holidays!!