Winter Wine-derland Recipes



Mulled Wine
Pictured Above. (Sans Soucy Vineyards)

1 bottle Sans Soucy Oak N’ Berry wine
1 quart apple cider
1 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. butter (not margarine)
Cayenne pepper, to taste
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Handful of cinnamon sticks

Mix first nine ingredients in a pot or slow cooker and simmer on low one to two hours. DO NOT BOIL. Serve in cups with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese
(Pairs well with ports,

1 pound thin-sliced bacon, cut in half
1 pound pitted dates
4 ounces blue cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice dates in half and stuff with blue cheese. Wrap a half-slice of bacon around each stuffed date. Secure with toothpick. Arrange dates on rack in baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, turning halfway, until bacon is crispy.

Whisky Mac
2 shots whisky or bourbon
1 shot ginger wine

Mix ingredients, stir, enjoy.


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Suzanne Ramsey is a freelance writer who also works part time in the communications and marketing office at University of Lynchburg. She enjoys historical research, running, traveling, and hanging out with her husband, John, and cats, Hector and Edna.

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