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Lavish Merlot & Chocolate Truffles, A Luxurious Pairing That’s Pure Bliss

If you’re craving a pairing so luxurious, so over-the-top, so satisfyingly indulgent, look no further than our grand Lavish Merlot coupled with divinely delicious chocolate truffles.
 
Defined by their decadence, chocolate truffles are considered one of the more richly regal indulgences of the dessert world. So it’s no surprise that we’re pairing them with our Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot during the month of love. Your valentine will surely swoon with just one taste of this opulent pairing.
 
Made with ripe blueberries and juicy black plums that flirt endlessly with dark cocoa, Lavish offers a plush, sensual tasting experience that’s pure luxury. Hints of vanilla and a smooth, chocolatey finish intertwine effortlessly with the sweet, creamy texture of chocolate truffles — a complementary combination that’s destined to sweep you and your beloved off your feet.
 
Live the lavish life this Valentine’s Day — and every day — with a luxurious pairing of Ménage à Trois Lavish and Chocolate Truffles that’s pure bliss.

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Ménage à Trois Midnight Black Heart Cocktail
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Midnight

"Do you like to do it in the dark?"

Love reigns with our Ménage à Trois Midnight Black Heart Cocktail

This Valentine’s Day, the secrets of love light the way. Throughout the ages, the deep, dark mysteries of love have always been as boldly curious as they are boundless. So we’re celebrating the power of romance with our Ménage à Trois Midnight “Black Heart” Signature Cocktail. Are you ready to unlock your love?

Ménage à Trois Black Heart Cocktail
Serves 2

Ménage à Trois Black Heart Cocktail Ingredients:
- 6 ounces Ménage à Trois Midnight
- 2 ounces Berry Vodka
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- Dash of sparkling soda
- Black cherry for garnish, without stem

Ménage à Trois Black Heart Cocktail Directions:
1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cold martini glass.
2. Top with a dash of sparkling soda.
3. Garnish with a split black cherry.

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Menage a Trois Golden Orange Cocktail
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Gold

"Let us lavish you in delicious riches."

Our Juicy Little Secret: The Ménage à Trois Gold & Fresh-Squeezed Orange Cocktail

How do we turn a gray day into a cheerful, beautiful, and blissful one? It’s as easy as 1-2-3 with our bright-as-sunshine Ménage à Trois Gold & Fresh-Squeezed Orange Cocktail. Even if the sun’s not out, you can still catch plenty of rays by blending together our Gold Chardonnay with fresh-squeezed orange juice. 

Ménage à Trois Gold is a wealth of ripe tropical fruit flavors that mingle endlessly, selfishly with grand French vanilla and hints of deluxe sweet spice. When swirled together with the fresh tartness of O.J., you’ll taste an abundance of riches like never before. It’s a match so tempting, so irresistible, so juicy that you won’t be able to resist serving it at your next brunch. 

It’s tasty and tantalizing, and with all of that vitamin C, it’s even rich in wholesomeness. Cheers to a fresh, flirty, sunny cocktail recipe like no other.

Ménage à Trois Gold & Fresh-Squeezed Orange Cocktail
Serves 1

Ménage à Trois Gold & Fresh-Squeezed Orange Cocktail Ingredients:
- 2-ounces Ménage à Trois Gold
- 1-ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1-ounce carrot juice
- 1 – 12-ounce ginger beer
- 1 cup ice cubes
- One orange for garnish

Ménage à Trois Gold & Fresh-Squeezed Orange Cocktail Ingredients:
1. In a shaker, add ice, Ménage à Trois Gold, orange juice, carrot juice shake.
2. Pour in glass and top with chilled ginger beer. 
3. Garnish with orange twist. 
4. Serve at once.

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Feel the Heat of Our Purple Cauliflower Passion Soup and Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot Pairing​
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Lavish

"We vow to make a grand impression."

Feel the Heat of Our Purple Cauliflower Passion Soup and Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot Pairing​

Besides you and your significant other, the most beautiful couple in the room will be this Purple Cauliflower Passion Soup paired with our Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot. Not just for the way they dress a table, captivating your discerning eye and palate, but because of the way they make you feel — inside and out. ​

Warm, satisfying, and easy on the eyes, this pairing epitomizes the perfect match. Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot will woo you with ripe blueberries and juicy black plums that flirt endlessly with dark cocoa, while the thrill of vanilla and our smooth, chocolaty finish complements the equally smooth but savory taste of our Purple Passion Soup. It’s lavish in every sense of the word. ​

Come in from the cold with this vibrantly bold and lustful pairing: Purple Cauliflower Passion Soup and ​Ménage à Trois Lavish. ​

Cooking time: 45 minutes — Servings: 4-5 bowls​

Ingredients:​
· Coconut Oil for drizzling in the pan​
· 4-5 cups medium-sized purple cauliflower florets ​
· 2 heaping cups purple potatoes, peeled and chopped ​
· 1 cup Ménage à Trois Lavish​
· 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped​
· ⅓ cup fennel bulb, sliced​
· 4-6 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped​
· 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (purple or orange)​
· Salt and pepper, to taste​
· 48 ounces low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (more may be needed)​

Instructions​
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. ​
2. Place cauliflower florets and potatoes on a large baking sheet. ​
3. Drizzle with oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Toss to coat.​
4. Place on the bottom rack of the oven for 30 minutes, flipping veggies midway through baking, until veggies start to caramelize and are slightly tender.​
5. To make the soup base, drizzle a little oil into a large pot and place on the stove over medium-high heat. ​
6. Add onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Stir in fennel, garlic, and carrots. ​
7. Add Ménage à Trois Lavish Merlot, and let the vegetables reduce until fragrant and slightly wilted.​
8. Add roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes to the pot. ​
9. Pour in enough broth to generously cover all the veggies, about 6-8 cups. ​
10. Bring soup to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. ​
11. Let simmer until large vegetables are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork, about 10-15 minutes. ​
12. Season broth with salt and pepper, to taste.​
13. Use a blender and blend until creamy. Add additional broth to thin, if needed. Add seasoning.​
14. Serve soup warm. Optional: Top with homemade croutons (bread cubes pan-fried with a little butter), quality olive oil, yogurt, coconut cream, or sprigs of fennel.

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Holiday Punch
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California Red Wine

"We promise you a luscious love affair."

Create Quite the Stir with our Fruity & Festive Holiday Punch Recipe 

This festive and flirty holiday cocktail recipe packs a punch, thanks to a generous splash of our sassy, splendid Ménage à Trois Red Blend. Mixing and mingling with fresh and succulent fruit, our captivating punch bowl delivers a delicious dalliance with holiday cheer that tastes absolutely sublime. 

For starters, our Red Blend’s thrillogy of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet brings together three exquisite and attractive grapes, creating a delicious base for your punch bowl. From there, simply add some ripe, juicy fruits and voilà! Your irresistibly tasty punch bowl is complete and ready to create quite a stir at your holiday soirée. 

The best part of this gorgeously inviting bowl? There’s no bartender necessary! Just set out your stylish, stemless glassware, and serve the punch in a decorative bowl with a ladle for a charming self-serve display. 

Our holiday punch is a joyous, scrumptious way to say happy holidays to all — and to all a good night. http://www.menageatroiswines.com/california-red-wine

Ménage à Trois Red Blend Holiday Punch
Serves 6

Ingredients:
- 2 cups Ménage à Trois Red Blend
- 1 cup blood-orange juice, chilled
- 4 (12-ounce) natural blackberry sodas, chilled
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 blood orange, thinly sliced
- Fresh rosemary to garnish

Directions:
- In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients. Stir gently to combine.
- Add ice and several blackberries and an orange slice to each glass and pour the punch into the glasses.
- Garnish with a fresh rosemary, if desired, and serve immediately.

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Romance Bubbles Over When You Serve Our Sparkling Wines On This Beautiful Tray

Single. Taken. It’s Complicated. Whatever your relationship status, one thing is certain: A love affair is bound to unfold with the irresistible effervescence of our sparkling wines. 

Craving a sparkling romance? Let us woo and delight you with playful, pink bubbles of passion and cranberry aromas of our Ménage à Trois Sparkling Rosé. Searching for something to as blissful as it is bubbly Ménage à Trois Prosecco seduces with lovely citrus and bright green apple flavors. 

Romance, of course, is about more than just the physical attraction — the tickle of our bubbling Prosecco or the gentle fizz of our sweet Rosé. It’s the atmosphere, the mood, the company that sets the scene for a passionate rendezvous. You, too, can create an atmosphere of amour that celebrates every guest in a most clever, divinely stylish and knowing way. It’s easy to do. 

We suggest picking up some gorgeous bar cart items to design a serving tray that flaunts our sparkling showstoppers, Ménage à Trois Prosecco and Ménage à Trois Sparkling Rosé. Attention-grabbing cocktail accoutrements make a statement as stunning conversation starters. Plus, they’ll add to the tasteful thrill of anticipation that runneth over with every pop, pour, and sip of our Prosecco and Sparkling Rosé

Come, sip into the unexpected.

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This Brownie & Bacon Sundae is a Dessert Worthy of Ménage à Trois Decadence
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"Feel luxurious, rich and seductive..."

This Brownie & Bacon Sundae is a Dessert Worthy of Ménage à Trois Decadence

If you’re feeling more naughty than nice this holiday season, let us tempt you with our over-the-top, goose-bump-giving, devilish pairing ever: Ménage à Trois Decadence and our brownie & bacon ice cream sundae. 

We dare you to desire our most seductive and luxurious red wine, divinely matched with the extravagance of our mouthwateringly lavish dessert. If you’re inspired to toss your inhibitions to the wind, who could blame you? Certainly, none of your guests, who will undoubtedly be forever grateful to you for treating them to this feast for the senses.

Imagine the taste bud-tingling chill of ice cream sensuously melting in your mouth, complemented by the richness of chocolate brownies and contrasted with the savory, unexpected crunch of bacon. Feeling tempted yet? The final pièce de résistance of this pairing is none other than Ménage à Trois Decadence, a cabernet blend so indulgent, you’ll be forever wanting more.

So go ahead, indulge in our most pleasurable pairing yet. You’ll be glad you did. 
 
Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Maple Caramel Sauce and Candied Bacon Ingredients:
Brownies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt

Caramel Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup

Toppings
- 8 slices bacon
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- Vanilla ice cream

Chocolate Brownie Sundae with Maple Caramel Sauce and Candied Bacon Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
2. Lay out 8 strips of bacon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the fat begins to render. Brush with maple syrup and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and sticky. Cool and set aside.
3. Lower the oven temperature to 350 F.
4. On the stove over medium heat, melt the butter in a 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Remove from heat.
5. Add the sugar and cocoa and stir.
6. Add the eggs and mix well.
7. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix thoroughly.
8. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.
9. While the brownies are baking, make the caramel sauce.
10. Place the butter, brown sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until melted.
11. Lower the temperature to medium heat and continue cooking at a low boil for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
12. Add the maple syrup and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened and glossy.
13. Build your sundae.
14. Place a warm brownie on a plate, stack with another brownie, then another. Top with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle warm maple caramel sauce over the ice cream, and top with crumbled candied bacon.
15. Grab a spoon and dig in!

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Ménage à Trois Midnight: An Award-Winning Wine Worth Swooning Over

We don’t know about you, but when we look up at the midnight moon we swoon. We’re smitten with its magnetic charms and mysterious, other-worldly glow. Our Ménage à Trois Midnight will most certainly have the same effect on you. This daring, dark red blend first captivates with its gorgeous garnet color, then seduces your palate with its bold blackberry and plush spiced plum flavors. But it doesn’t stop there — Midnight's hints of mocha and exotic spiced kisses linger on your lips, sip after sip.
 
Once you embrace our velvety Midnight Red Blend, you’ll reveal your deepest, darkest desires. But don’t worry, that’s nothing out of the ordinary for us. In fact, Midnight scored a pulse-racing 94 points at the California State Fair, qualifying as an outstanding wine of superior character and style. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot makes a smooth, flirty combination with a long, powerful finish that will have you wishing Midnight would last forever.
 
Do you dare to indulge in this award-winning wine? It’s time to turn out the lights and savor the pleasures of the dark.

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Gold Escargot
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Gold

"Let us lavish you in delicious riches."

Explore An Extravagant Pairing with Ménage à Trois Gold & Escargot

What could be more romantic, more exotic, or more enticing than the exquisite French delicacy (and some say aphrodisiac) escargot? After all, the French are known for both their romanticism and their devotion to fine dining.
 
For those with l’amour de l’aventure, or love of adventure, this divine recipe for escargot will inspire desire. The traditional delicacy is thought to have a seductive quality, making it the perfect dish to serve on date night. We recommend pairing these amorous, luxurious little snails with none other than Ménage à Trois Gold . Our opulent Gold Chardonnay will spoil the senses with a wealth of ripe tropical fruit flavors and grand French vanilla, culminating in a smooth, sensual, buttery finish.
 
When you’re ready to experiment threely, arouse your senses with this escargot recipe and the extravagant, delicious riches of our Ménage à Trois Gold Chardonnay.

Ménage à Trois Gold Escargot Ingredients:
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 tablespoon Ménage à Trois Gold
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- ¾ cup finely chopped parsley
- 24 large empty escargot shells
- 24 extra-large canned escargot, preferably from Burgundy

Ménage à Trois Gold Escargot Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Using an electric mixer on medium, beat butter in a medium bowl until smooth. With motor off, add Ménage à Trois Gold, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and then beat on medium until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add garlic, shallot, and parsley; mix just until incorporated.
3. Transfer butter to a disposable pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag, and snip off the end (or a corner if using a plastic bag).
4. Place shells in a single layer in a shallow 2-quart baking dish, and pipe about 2 teaspoons garlic-parsley butter into each. Tuck a snail inside each shell and then pipe in more garlic-parsley butter to fill the shell and mound over the top.
5. Bake until snails are sizzling and garlic in the butter no longer tastes raw, 10–15 minutes.

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Red Wine Poached Pears
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Lavish

"We vow to make a grand impression."

The Perfect Pear-ing: Ménage à Trois Lavish & Red Wine Poached Pears

What could possibly taste more seductively divine than crisp, succulent Red Wine Poached Pears infused with Ménage à Trois Wines Lavish?
 
Mouthwatering, juicy and sinfully sweet — this fall dish beckons to be served for dessert at your next dinner soiree or as a Lavish ending to date night. Swooning with cinnamon and other beguiling spices, our fruitful recipe is ripe with flavor that will surely delight and astonish even your most discerning guests.
 
Ménage à Trois Wines Lavish makes a splendid accompaniment to our poached pears, with tasting notes of ripe blueberries, juicy black plums, dark cocoa and a vanilla-chocolaty finish that highlight the dessert’s ravishing, fruit-forward sweetness. Served together, this magical pairing (or should we say, pear-ing) is just the way to wrap up an unforgettable evening.
 
With just one taste, you’ll succumb to the Lavish life and love it. Ménage à Trois Wines Lavish and Poached Pears. Get ready to be wooed.

Red Wine Poached Pears Ingredients:
- 6 conference pears
- 1 bottle Ménage à Trois Wines Lavish
- 2 cups water 
- 3 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- ½ cup walnuts
 
Red Wine Poached Pears Directions:
1. Preparation: Cut off a small portion of the bottom of each pear so it can sit upright. Peel the skin from each pear and then set aside.
2. Cook: Set a large pot over medium heat and add Ménage à Trois Wines Lavish, water, cloves, cinnamon, and sugar. Split the vanilla bean down the middle, scrape the seeds into the pot, and then throw the whole bean in as well. Add the pears, making sure they’re mostly covered by the wine. Put the lid on the pot, and let gently simmer for 20 minutes or until pears are soft.
3. Serve: Serve warm and fresh. Add walnuts. Store leftovers in the wine juice for up to two weeks in the fridge.

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