The season of cozy blankets, fireside chats, board games, and comfort food is upon us! What better way to celebrate than with 3 delicious recipes that are guaranteed to warm you from the inside out? Try our grilled goat cheese, tomato soup, and red wine hot chocolate recipes this winter and let us know what you think!
Grilled Goat Cheese with Spinach
Paired with Côtes de Provence Reserve Rosé
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
-1-2 logs of plain or herbed goat cheese
-1 large handful of baby spinach, sliced
-Cooked chicken (optional)
In a bowl add the goat cheese and spinach and stir to combine. Next, heat up a panini press or skillet on high heat.
Add the mayonnaise to the outside of the bread and lay on slice flat on the grill (mayo side down). Add the desired amount of goat cheese, followed by chicken (optional), and place the other slice of bread with mayo side out and flip onto heat if using a skillet.
Wait several minutes to allow the flavors to melt together and the bread to turn golden.
Remove from grill to cool. Cut into quarters for a perfect wine pairing portion!
3-Ingredient Tomato Soup
Paired with ONEHOPE Vintner Sauvignon Blanc
Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4–8 bowls
-¼ cup unsalted butter
-1 28-ounce can tomatoes, whole, peeled or crushed
-1½ cups water, low-sodium vegetable stock, or chicken stock
-½ large onion, cut into large wedges
-½ tsp. fine sea salt, or more to taste
-Fresh Parmesan cheese
-1 cup microgreens
In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the can of tomatoes with juice, the water/stock, onion wedges, and salt. Bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more salt as needed.
Using a blender or an immersion blender, process the soup to your desired consistency. Season to taste.
Serve in small bowls and garnish with Parmesan and microgreens. Enjoy!
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 Minutes
Serves: 16-20 mugs
-8 cups milk (1 half gallon)
-1 1/2 cups half and half
-12 oz. dark chocolate chips
-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
In a saucepan, add the milk, half and half, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk.
When it begins to foam, add the wine. Slowly whisk over low heat for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour the red wine hot chocolate into mugs and serve with your desired toppings. Cheers!
The ONEHOPE Wine Team