August Wine Highlight: Nectar

Celebrate summer with a chilled glass of Nectar. Through the month of August, order it online and receive:

  • 15% off half cases (6 or more bottles)

Laurel Gray’s Nectar is the perfect refreshment for those hot summer days. This wine brings the flavor of fresh-picked grapes from the vine to your table. Enjoy it ice-cold or with your favorite dessert. Pairs well with the flavors of vanilla, butter and brown sugar.

Listen to the complete pairing notes for our Nectar:

 


Try a glass of Nectar with these delicious Gingerbread Cookies:

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 c. unsulphured molasses
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 c. plain flour (unsifted)

Directions:

Combine the sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Add the melted butter, evaporated milk and molasses. Add the vanilla (use only pure vanilla – not imitation). Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, while stirring constantly.

The dough should be stiff enough to handle without sticking to your fingers. Knead the dough until smooth, adding a little flour at a time, up to 1 cup, to prevent sticking.

When the dough is smooth, roll it out to a 2 inch log. Roll the log in powdered sugar to coat. Sprinkle more powdered sugar onto the surface and cut the log into ¼ in. thick slices.

Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets in a 375°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cookies are done if they spring back when touched.

Serve these cookies with a glass of Nectar anytime of the year.

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