Monday, October 22, 2012

Giveaway: Cooking with the California Wine Club

It is no surprise that I LOVE cooking. It is a passion that I developed after my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies. I went from a macaroni and cheese chef to a pretty good cook. Some of my favorite recipes that the family always enjoys are the recipes where I include wine. (Don't be afraid to cook with wine because the alcohol is burned off during cooking process).

The only time that I find myself enjoying a glass of chilled wine is when I am cooking with it, or attending a celebration. My husband and I joined the California Wine Club almost six months ago because of their wonderful variety of wines. We have been shipped some of the most fantastic bottles of wine during our time as members of the California Wine Club.

Our most recent shipment included wine from the Robledo Family Winery. The wine made the most flavorful garlic shrimp scampi that I have ever made. There was not a crumb left from this flavorful meal.

During dinner, I enjoyed a glass of the Sauvignon Blanc. It was light and brought out the rich flavors of the dish that I had just finished cooking.

Garlic Wine Shrimp Scampi
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 pound of frozen shrimp
  • 1 package of angel hair pasta
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  1. Cook the pasta per the package instructions.
  2. In a large sauce pan melt the butter.
  3. Add the wine, garlic, red pepper, 1/2 parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Then add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is fully cooked
  5. Toss the sauce with the cooked pasta.
  6. Top with remaining parsley
We are happy to be able to offer one of our readers a $50 gift certificate to the California Wine Club. The giveaway is open to the US only and winner must be at least 21 years of age or older. The California Wine Club cannot ship to a winner within the state of Utah.

Disclosure: We were provided with one complimentary shipment from the California Wine Club. We have been members for a long time, and our thoughts about their great company are of our own.


  1. I’m drunk,
    and in a flunk.
    I know typing while inebriated may not be the best idea,
    I drank some wine and can’t see clear
    Sorry about my rhyming scheme,
    to win wine and chocolate would be a dream.

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