Seven Wines That Make Me Smile

Why do I love wine?  Why does anybody love wine? Memories… memories of a special occasion with family and friends or memories of the first time you splurged on a beautifully bold Merlot.  I’ve been hooked ever since my first Dom Perignon on a New Year’s Eve long, long ago (and no, I’m not telling […]

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Peek a Boo… I see you!

Have you noticed lately that some wineries no longer print the varietal breakdown on their labels?  Rumor has it that the consumer, you and I alike, judge wines by the grapes themselves and not by the most important quality – taste.  It’s not that a certain grape is bad but more of a misconception that […]

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Grilled Halloumi

Grilled Halloumi is a wonderful summer treat! Halloumi is a traditional cheese from Cyprus.  This sheep’s milk brine cheese is sold in little blocks or squares about 8oz. each and is a Mediterranean staple often served with mint. It is semi-firm, easily sliced and its mildly salty mellow-yet-tangy flavor squeaks as your teeth break it […]

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say cheese!

I am so excited about this new find for Vine &Table gourmet market – Roaring Brook Dairy Mozzarella Cheesemaking Kit! With our Indiana summer tomatoes coming to ripen this is a must-have for everyone, even great as a gift for the “foodies” in your life.  Imagine eating the freshest, tastiest mozzarella, made in your own […]

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Special Notice – Ardbeg Day

I look forward to welcoming you all to Ardbeg Day this Saturday, 2nd June from 12 pm to 3 pm at Vine & Table gourmet market. We are gearing up for a great day (though not as good as being at the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay!) made possible by our good friend Rick Vela and […]

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Blueberry, Lemon and Brie Scones

We came across this recipe from sommelier and wine writer Natalie MacLean and just had to share. The idea is to innovate this Easter and entice your guests by adding a bit of your favorite fine cheese to Easter brunch. The delicate taste and texture of bloomy-rind soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert suggest refinement […]

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organic: a lifestyle and these wineries are livin’ it

Earth-friendly and organic, as a lifestyle,  is something that is emphasized to the younger generation now more than ever. With Earth Day  this Sunday, April 22nd, this week has been ‘Earth Week’ in Noblesville Schools and not only is my son participating in a tree planting ceremony, his spelling words for the week include reduce, […]

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Excited Sugar Butter Cookies

We are ‘excited’ to post this special recipe graciously given to us by one of our wonderful customers, Ronnelle J. Excited Sugar Butter Cookies is just what we want to nibble on when that 4pm sugar craving comes knocking at the door. 3 sticks butter, melted 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1½ cups […]

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