Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Savor the Flavor of St. Francis


St. Francis Winery is challenging grillmasters like you to:
• Get behind the grill
• Videotape yourself demonstrating your favorite and most impressive grilling recipe
• Pair it with a St. Francis wine
• Tell us why the pairing works and why YOU should be the next St. Francis Grillmaster!

Want to win, but not sure where to start? Here’s some handy notes on St. Francis to get you thinking. You can also see what grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel has to say on the pairings at

St. Francis Chardonnay / Rich, yet crisp! Flavors: melon, citrus, and vanilla / Lobster, seafood, and herbed chicken
St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon / Strong , firm, and full! Flavors: berries & currants, vanilla, tea, tobacco and oak / Steak, lamb chops, and swordfish
St. Francis Merlot / Lush, ripe and multi-layered. Flavors: dark plums, chocolate and spiced vanilla / Beef, tuna steak and veal chops
St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel / Deep, full and lush. Flavors: ripe black cherries, licorice, coffee and blackberry / Ribs, barbecued pork, steak and lamb

Once you’re sure that you’ve got a winning video, here’s what to do:

1. Before August 31st, upload the video to YouTube. Be sure to tag it with this phrase: StFrancisSavortheFlavor
2. Go to Click “Enter Now,” fill out the form linking your video to our site & your contact information (so we can notify you if you win!), and recap your pairing in a sentence or two.
3. Click Submit – you’re done!

On September 15th, we’ll announce the finalists. You’ve got over 2 months left to Turn Up the Heat – so get sizzling and smoking, and show us all you’ve got!

And go to:
to find a free for download - the St. Francis' Girls' Guide to Grilling by native North Carolinian chef Elizabeth Karmel!

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