Category : Wine Recipes

Red Wine Tomato Sauce

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon crumbled sage leaf
4 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine (something you would drink)
salt and pepper

1. Sauté onion and garlic in oil over low heat for 15 minutes-until very limp.
3. Add sage and sauté 5 minutes.
4. Add tomato sauce and wine-simmer UNCOVERED 10 minutes.
5. Then cover and simmer for 60-90 minutes.
6. Stirring occasionally.
7. Uncover and simmer to desired thickness.
8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
9. Serve over spaghetti, gnocchi, pierogies, sausages- whatever sounds good to you!


Winter Warmer

1 bottle red wine
6 cloves
6 star anise
6 green cardamom pods
6 allspice pods
2 stick(s) cinnamon
10 black peppercorns
Nutmeg, freshly grated
1/2 orange
1/2 lemon
3/4 cup(s) sugar
2 ounce(s) vodka


1. Combine all dry ingredients and wine in a pot over medium heat.
2. Squeeze and toss in both the lemon and orange.
3. When the mixture comes to a simmer remove from heat and let steep for another five minutes.
4. Add the vodka. Strain and serve.