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With temperatures dropping, snow starting to fall, and Christmas right around the corner, our kitchens will likely become the hearth of our homes. During the chilliest of winter months, family and friends tend to gather around warm ovens and cozy dining tables to eat foods that are hearty, meaty, and full of rich aromas that signify comfort and warmth. From spice-heavy sauces and rubs to complex broths, we slow cook our winter blues away until our food is melt-in-our-mouths delicious. With such an emphasis on rich flavors packed full of savory satisfaction, it’s only right that we pair our winter meals with the perfect glass of red wine to wash down each bite.

At 7Cellars, our 2014 Elway’s Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match for some of the best wintertime foods. Showcasing a nose of dark fruits and delicate spiciness from hand-selected American oak barrels, our Cabernet is silky-smooth and full-bodied with an intense minerality; pairing perfectly with any hearty winter dish you throw at it. So, as temperatures continue to plummet this holiday season, pour a round of 7Cellars cabernet and unwind with your friends and family while you make one of these hearty winter dishes below:

Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder With Roasted Apples

9-pound, skin-on, bone-in pork shoulder takes an awfully long time to cook, but we are here to tell you that it’s well worth the wait! With this dish, minimal prep time yields astounding results. Once your pork shoulder is done cooking, you’ll have super crispy skin and the tenderest of meats. As a bonus, the olive-oil-tossed apples baking with cinnamon sticks will compliment each bite of pork to perfection. Drink a few glasses of Elway’s Reserve Cabernet while this meal cooks, and then drink a few more when you dish up. You won’t regret it.

Beef Stew With Dill

There’s nothing better than super tender chunks of beef that melt away with each bite, especially in this slow-cooked stew! With tasty carrots, peas, and spinach, this beef stew will surely warm you up from the inside out. As a bonus, this recipe features chopped dill, kicking up the flavor a thousand notches. Pair our cab with this dish and you will win this holiday season. Be prepared, as you might be in a food and wine coma after this feast.

German Chicken Soup With Dumplings

German chicken soup with dumplings? Say no more. This elevated version of a childhood classic will have you crying tears of joy as you reminisce about your grandma’s cooking. Known as ‘Knoephla’ in Germany, this traditional German dish is filled with satisfyingly chewy dumplings, tender pieces of chicken, and potatoes softened to perfection. Before you start prepping to make this soup, let our Napa Valley cab decant in your finest crystal wine decanter. As the total prep and cook time of this dish is around three hours, your wine will have rested for the appropriate amount of time; giving you the delicious taste and mouthfeel you deserve after slaving away making dinner.

The 7Cellars Difference

Here at 7Cellars, we are humbled to have the opportunity to share our delicious brand of wine with vino lovers all across the globe! Created at the helm of Hall of Fame football legend and restaurateur, John Elway, 7Cellars makes an impact with every single bottle of our wine sold, helping to reunite veterans with a sense of purpose by allowing them to organize and lead disaster relief campaigns, such as Team Rubicon.

Grab A Bottle Of Our Cabernet Today For The Best Winter Wine Pairing Experience!

Ready to take your winter wine pairings to the next level? Don’t hesitate to contact 7Cellars today to pick up a bottle of our red wine and get to cooking up some of these hearty winter recipes. Regardless of which recipe you choose to make, we are positive that our 2014 Elway’s Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will complement it perfectly.

We want to see your Elway’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon pairings this winter, so don’t forget to use one of our tags when posting photos of your culinary masterpiece! #elwaysreserve #signedelway #elwaywines #7cellars