So, for the "Holiday Extravaganza" wine club we were doing a mix of different, unusual, and highly recommended wines from Tom at Waterford Wine Co on Brady St. Thanks Tom! I didn't know what to really plan for so I just did some old standbys and tried a few new things, too. My wine buddies don't mind being guinea pigs (or so they say). So: clockwise from the top- crab tarts with cream cheese and chives, Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, a quick bread with bacon, dried pears, and Gouda cheese (not that good- a bit dry IMO), and a really nice, easy flourless chocolate ganache cake. I'll post the recipe for that later.
Here we have those citrus tarts, and roasted fingerling potatoes with sour cream remoulade and smoked salmon.
The cookies: Swedish Pepperkakor, cranberry white chocolate shortbread, and raspberry almond butter bars.
OK- this picture is some the most fun, stylish, and interesting women in the greater Milwaukee area. We had 16 ladies but I couldn't get them all in! I had a great time and sampled some very offbeat yet traditional wines. I'm sorry I can't review them or even tell you specifics but I just wanted a nice, relaxing time drinking and chatting with my crew, so I didn't take notes.