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Build a Better Burger: 2014 Contest Winners
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Hundreds of burger recipes were entered, five finalists emerged, and today one burger took home top honors in the 2014 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest. This year marks the 25th anniversary of our competition, which pairs one of America’s favorite wines with America’s favorite food...
Build a Better Burger Tips: Patty Prep
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Ever heard that preparation is key? Well, when your goal is to build a better burger, that same advice holds true. Here are a few tips to incorporate in your quest to create the perfect patty! Use high-quality meat. If you go the traditional beef route, choose a nice ground chuck with at least 18-...
Build a Better Burger Tips: Top-Notch Toppings
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
A crucial step in building a better burger is knowing just how to top it all off with the right finishing touches. Whether your choice of toppings are mild or wild, classic or crazy, we’ve got some tips to take your burger add-ons to the next level. Place lettuce underneath your burger to keep the...
Build a Better Burger Tips: Wine Pairings
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Building a better burger doesn’t mean stopping with what rests between the buns. To even further enhance the flavors, pair your burger creation with some of your favorite Sutter Home wines. Pair Sutter Home Zinfandel with strong beef flavors and bold toppings like bacon, onion rings, and smoky...
#MeTime: Discover the Value of Journaling
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
​ Most days, #MeTime is likely from the vantage point of a comfy chair or sofa – television on, feet up, and a glass of wine in hand. But make a conscious effort to save some shows for later, place the smartphone and tablet in another room, and unplug completely from time to time. The advantage of...
Wine of the Month: Sangria
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Our second featured wine for May is Sutter Home Sangria , the newest addition to the Sutter Home wine family. While inspired by traditional Spanish sangria, Sutter Home Sangria has a distinctive California style. Bursting with juicy berry and citrus flavors with just a hint of spice, our Sangria is...
Wine Cocktail: Make Yours Moscato
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Summer doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, but one sip of this wine cocktail, made with Sutter Home Moscato, and you’ll be instantly transported to the tropics. Special thanks to everyone who got their creative juices flowing to help us name this delicious concoction. So many great...
Moscato Margarita
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
It’s Cinco de Mayo, which is the perfect time to enjoy a margarita. But as it’s also Sutter Home Moscato Week, we’re serving up a twist on the classic frozen drink. Cheers to celebrating both occasions in one delicious cocktail! Moscato Margarita INGREDIENTS 6 oz. Sutter Home Moscato 10-12 limes,...
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Early evening is prime-time for relaxing with a great read, and this month’s Sutter Home Book Club selection is the kind of story that’s even better savored this time of year. The third novel in the Butternut Lake series by author Mary McNear, Moonlight on Butternut Lake is a dazzling story of two...
Wine of the Month: Moscato
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Our featured wine this May is Sutter Home Moscato. One sip of this beautifully balanced wine and you’ll see why it’s such a crowd-pleaser. A little sweet, with creamy peach and honeydew melon flavors, our Moscato pairs wonderfully with spicy dishes, light cheeses, and fruity desserts. We love...
Celebrating 25 Years of Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
For 25 years, the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest has paired one of America’s favorite wines with America’s favorite food — the burger — encouraging everyday cooks to create recipes and pairings. Over 10,000 Sutter Home fans have participated! We’d love to see your original recipe...
Sangria Slush by Author Mary McNear
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
As summer entertaining season begins, Mary McNear, author of this month’s Sutter Home Book Club selection, Moonlight on Butternut Lake , believes that a simple potluck approach is key to a successful gathering. We’re particularly looking to serving her refreshing twist on Sutter Home Sangria , and...
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You’re sure to be sweet on this Sutter Home wine cocktail! Offering a wonderful combination of flavors, including Sutter Home Pinot Noir, the Cherry Crush is an alluring and lively treat. INGREDIENTS 3 oz. Sutter Home Pinot Noir 1 oz. 100% cherry juice 1/2 oz. almond-flavored liqueur 1/4 oz. lime...
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'Ono 'Ohana Burgers, a finalist in the 2010 Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest, will have you saying "Aloha" to a taste of Hawaii. Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Pinot Grigio . INGREDIENTS PINEAPPLE-MANGO RELISH 1 cup diced mango 1 cup...
Build a Better Burger 25th Anniversary Recipe: Vietnamese Five-Spice Pork Burgers
| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home
Vietnamese Five-Spice Pork Burgers, a finalist in the 2007 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest, are inspired by traditional Vietnamese sandwiches with a mix of cool and spicy flavors. Every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Moscato . INGREDIENTS PICKLED DAIKON AND...
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The Heart and Seoul of Korea Burgers, the Grand Prize Winner in the 2014 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest, includes gochujang (a spicy pepper paste) plus a popular Korean favorite – Spam! Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers in made better with Sutter Home...
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Sweet-Hot Thai Burgers tantalize your tastebuds with flavors of Asian fusion, including sweet chili. Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Riesling . INGREDIENTS PAD THAI SAUCE 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2/3 cup crunchy...
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Grilling season may have met its best mate with these savory-sweet Strawberry BBQ Bacon Burgers, the Grand Prize winner in our 2010 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest. Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers’ mix of tart and smoky flavors is even better with Sutter...
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Take your backyard party guests on a culinary excursion to Italy with these Roman Burgers, the Grand Prize winner in the 2009 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest. Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Zinfandel . INGREDIENTS...
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Peppered Pineapple Al Pastor Burgers, a finalist in the 2011 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest, offer a tasty spin on classic street tacos. Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Pinot Grigio . INGREDIENTS JALAPENO BUTTERMILK...