Wine and Strawberries

The Northwest if famous for its strawberries.  The queen of England at one time was shipped strawberries from the area.   Check out these links for some history about the regions strawberries. 

http://www.visitbainbridge.com/about-bainbridge/bainbridge-history.html

www.oregon-strawberries.org/history.html

The strawberry has such a complex sweet to tart flavor and has many qualities of an aphrodisiac.  Here is a great pairing suggestion  for strawberries to pass a way a lazy summer day?

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto

        1 Quart of Fresh local strawberries

        1/2 pound of semisweet chocolate. (your choice)

1.  Using a glass mixing boils over a pot of boiling water, (making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl) melt the chocolate. 

2.  Dip the strawberries in the chocolate let the chocolate set. Place then on a in the refrigerator on wax paper until the chocolate is completely solid.

3.  Pair these delights with Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto a perfect italian dessert wine.  Here is a link to the wine

http://www.wine.com/V6/Banfi–Rosa-Regale-Brachetto-2007/wine/94192/detail.aspx?ct=1

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