Aug 28, 2010


The winners of The Vineyard Cookbook, as chosen by Random Number Generator are #4 and #63.  The winners have been contacted.  Thanks to all who entered! 

Aug 9, 2010

~CLOSED~Giveaway: The Vineyard Cookbook

THE VINEYARD COOKBOOK: Seasonal Recipes & Wine Pairings Inspired by
America's Vineyards by Barbara Scott-Goodman (, photo:
© Colin Cooke (except for p.25 - photo: © Kirk Irwin)
by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Some of America’s most distinctive vineyards pair recipes and wine in an invaluable new book, The Vineyard Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes & Wine Pairings Inspired by America’s Vineyards

The Vineyard Cookbook contains:

• More than 60 recipes including Swiss Chard Frittata, Risotto with Broccoli Rabe & Parmesan, Pan Seared Duck with Red Wine & Oranges, Ginger-Soy Chicken Wings, Peach & Raspberry Cobbler and Blueberry and Peach Cake

• 12 multi-course menus organized by season: Enjoy a festive spring meal, a casual beachside picnic, an
   intimate autumn dinner, or a festive holiday open house

• Simple profiles on different types of wines and general guidelines for pairing

• The Vineyard Cookbook will transport the way you entertain!

• 160 pages, 8” x 8 3/4”, 100 color photographs, HC, $24.95

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“OK, so let’s be honest. . . most books on cuisine and wine are not much fun to read but The Vineyard Cookbook is — it has exciting, workable recipes and wine recommendations that are bound to make for some kick-butt entertaining.” 

— Steve Girard, Owner, Benton-Lane Winery (Oregon)

“The Vineyard Cookbook is perfect for the wine and food lover who enjoys crafting special dining experiences. The menus are easily executed and luscious, the choice of wine pairings varied, and the beautiful photography makes it all so appealing.”

— Margaret Duckhorn, Founder, Duckhorn Wine Company (California)

THE VINEYARD COOKBOOK: Seasonal Recipes & Wine Pairings Inspired by
America's Vineyards by Barbara Scott-Goodman (, photo:
© Colin Cooke (except for p.25 - photo: © Kirk Irwin)

My Review

I've never been very knowledgeable about wine.  I know of a few that I like, but as far as which type to serve with a particular dish, I'm pretty clueless.  One of the features I found to be very helpful in The Vineyard Cookbook is the list of suggested wines next to each recipe.  Also, scattered throughout the book are descriptions and a bit of background information for many varieties of wines - Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Reisling, etc.  After reading through the book, I feel as though I've taken a "mini-course" on wines!

I enjoyed reading about wineries from all over the US, and their most popular wines, along with pictures of their locations with some beautiful scenic views.  There are 32 in all, and their wines are the ones that are recommended for serving with the recipes.  I looked up some of the vineyards on the internet, and there were many very reasonably priced wines offered.  No need to buy expensive imports!

The Vineyard Cookbook is divided into seasons, with menus for entire meals and the recipes for each dish.  This would be the perfect cookbook for entertaining, with recipes for each course included, and a list of wines to serve with the meal.  How simple is that?  Here's one example of a spring menu: 

Lemon-Fennel Olives
Spicy Roasted Party Nuts
Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill Vinaigrette
Pork Loin with Orange-Marmalade Glaze
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Red Onions
Ginger-Orange Snap Peas
Ricotta Cheesecake

Imagine the reaction your guests or your family would have to a meal like this!  The recipes are laid out in detail, with easy to follow instructions, and don't require hard-to-find ingredients or fancy skills to prepare.  My 22 year old daughter looked through the book, and asked to borrow it so she can try some of the recipes.  
Here's one of my favorite recipes from The Vineyard Cookbook:


THE VINEYARD COOKBOOK: Seasonal Recipes & Wine Pairings Inspired by
America's Vineyards by Barbara Scott-Goodman (, photo:
© Colin Cooke (except for p.25 - photo: © Kirk Irwin)


To buy a copy of The Vineyard Cookbook, visit Welcome Books


Thanks to Carol at Welcome Books, I'm giving away 2 copies of The Vineyard Cookbook!


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PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until August 26th at 11:59pm EST.  The winners will be drawn by and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18+. The winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a copy of the book described above in exchange for my review. The prizes described above will be provided to the giveaway winners by the sponsor. I received no monetary compensation. This is my honest opinion, and was not influenced by the sponsor in any way.