Chef Inspired Pairings
A recipe of the month developed by Chef Mike Monahan with specially selected wine and beer pairings. This month’s feature is a delicious and easy meal that is perfect for any occasion.
Chicken Taco Soup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 Pkg dry HT taco seasoning
1 Pkg dry HT ranch dressing
1 - 32 oz box HT chicken broth
½ cup Edna Valley Chardonnay Wine
1 - 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 - small can HT green chilies
1 - 15 oz can low sodium HT tomato sauce
1 - 15 oz can HT black beans rinsed and drained
1 - 15 oz can HT kidney rinsed and drained
1 - 15 oz can HT sweet corn drained
rotisserie chicken, shredded
Brown diced onion in the oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the taco and ranch dry seasonings and sauté for 1 minute. Add the next 5 ingredients and bring to a simmer. Lower heat to low and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Add the next 4 ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.
Enjoy with Edna Valley Chard, Prophecy Cab, Kona Hanalei or Wicked Weed Pernicious
Our Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay opens with delicate aromas of crisp green apple, lemon zest and cream. On the refreshing palate, layers of white peach, ripe pineapple, melon and hints of apricot effortlessly blend with notes of baked apple and subtle hints of creamy toasted oak.
Prophecy Red Blend showcases luscious, lingering wine has hints of pomegranate, raspberry, plum and dark cherries, blending seamlessly with notes of butterscotch, toasted oak and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Passionfruit, orange, and guava balance the subtle bitterness of aromatic Azacca and Galaxy hops to deliver a coppery, laidback, session-style ale, bright with tropical flavors and just 4.5% ABV.