Joy Wine and Spirits

Given the Passover Seder plate staples of brisket and matzoh, a fuller bodied red wine would be good, although we've always tried to let our customers choose whatever they want.  We do have red and white kosher wines.

Kosher wine has come a long way in the last five years with more modern wine making techniques, more care in the vineyard and more care in the cellar.  There is much more variety as well: pinot noir, sparkling, cabernet, chardonnay, white blends.

Just after the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Joy Wine and Spirits, Carolyn Joy visited First Take with Lando and Chavis with some Thanksgiving food and wine pairings.

The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  "It's diminished in popularity a bit in the U.S.," said Joy, as she happily uncorked one of their offerings, from Georges DuBoeuf (pictured).  "It's  very young, very fresh, and a lot of people like to serve it at Thanksgiving."

Congratulations to Joy Wine and Spirits’ 2014 Chili Cook-Off winner, Café Brazil.  In honor of this win and the Hatch Green Chile season, Tony from Café Brazil shared a delicious recipe for brie stuffed sandia chiles. 

 Air Date: August 1, 2013
Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichokes with Lemon Basil Aioli

To prepare Artichokes:

  • 12 canned artichokes
  • ¼ C cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-cup flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1-cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 quart frying oil

To prepare Aioli:

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