Meet the wine that’s back on tables and menus and gaining popularity – our port-style Cookie Cellars Macaron. Toasty, sweet and intense with a chill, fancy-feeling vibe, it’s ideal for the slow sip, and lends itself to savory or sweet recipes with its flavor-building talent.

Thanks to the grape variety Touriga Nacional, Portugal’s prestige grape, Macaron is rich and smooth with aromas of blackberry, cherry and prune. With a high alcohol content and warm sweetness, it’s a delightful after dinner sipper. And with surprising depth and complexity, it’s also a great cooking wine. Read on for recipes to try this season!

Spiced Duck Arepas and Blueberry Port Sauce

Arepas, savory light cornmeal cakes, are topped with flavorful duck breast and a deep port/berry sauce.

Spiced Duck Arepas and Blueberry Port Sauce

PAIRS WITH: Terroir Cellars 2020 Grenache

*Recipe and photo courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

Port Wine Cheese Spread

A wine and cheese tasting in a bowl! Served with accompaniments plain or fancy, it disappears quickly.

Port Wine Cheese Spread

PAIRS WITH: Glory Cellars 2017 Hero’s Blend

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Food52.com.

Beef Tenderloin in Shallot Port Sauce

Tender and juicy with a scrumptious crust and sweet/savory sauce, this is an extraordinary dish.

Beef Tenderloin in Shallot Port Sauce

PAIRS WITH: Terroir Cellars 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

*Recipe and photo courtesy of newenglandtoday.com.

Beef Stew with Port and Porcini

Once you experience the deep beefy flavors of this fragrant dish, it will be your go-to stew.

Beef Stew with Port and Porcini

PAIRS WITH: Milano Cellars 2018 Sangiovesee

*Recipe and photo courtesy of foodandwine.com.

Pork Chops in Port Sauce

You may want to drink this sauce! Serve the chops over rice or polenta to catch every drop.

Pork Chops in Port Sauce

PAIRS WITH: Somersville Cellars 2020 Red Meritage

*Recipe and photo courtesy of thekitchn.comcs.

Port Sliders with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Port-infused beef from the grill with caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese and more port sauce. Whoa!

Port Sliders with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

PAIRS WITH: Family Ranch 2020 Red River Blend

*Recipe and photo courtesy of thebrewerandthebaker.com.

Chicken, Mushrooms and Tomatoes with Port

This simple simmer of chicken and mushrooms with garlic, tomatoes and port is an ideal midweek meal.

Chicken, Mushrooms and Tomatoes with Port

PAIRS WITH: Halcyon 2020 Chardonnay

*Recipe and photo courtesy of simplyrecipes.com.

Pear Salad with Grilled Cheese and Port Dressing

Sweet pears, arugula, crunchy pecans and cheese cubes fresh off the grill are a real wow with their stunning port dressing.

Pear Salad with Grilled Cheese and Port Dressing

PAIRS WITH: Gemme Cellars Topazo

*Recipe and photo courtesy of braziliankitchenabroad.com.

Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Port

Buttery polenta topped with mushrooms simmered in garlic and port is quick to prepare and tastes quite fancy.

Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms and Port

PAIRS WITH: Halcyon 2019 Alcedo

*Recipe and photo courtesy of Lauren Hartmann and Rabbit and Wolves.

Port Wine Fig Mascarpone Parfaits

Elegant parfaits of mascarpone, sweet oranges and fresh figs simmered in port are showstoppers.

Port Wine Fig Mascarpone Parfaits

PAIRS WITH: Homage Cellars 2018 Viognier

*Recipe and photo courtesy of mygouretconnection.com.

Port Wine Molten Chocolate Cakes

Cakey outside, molten inside, drizzled with a port reduction and swooshed with whipped cream – oh my!

Port Wine Molten Chocolate Cakes

PAIRS WITH: Cadeau Rosé Sparkling Wine

*Recipe and photo courtesy of brownedbutterblondie.com.

Port Wine Poached Pears

Red pears simmered in port with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla are sweet, spicy and stylishly simple.

Port Wine Poached Pears

PAIRS WITH: Cookie Cellars Biscotti

*Recipe and photo courtesy of honestcooking.com.

Cocoa Balls with Port

Nobody can eat just one of these no-bake, cocoa-and-port treats, so double the recipe.

Cocoa Balls with Port

PAIRS WITH: Gemme Cellars 2018 Ruby

*Recipe and photo courtesy of noblepig.com.

Blackberry Port Cobbler

Fresh and juicy port-soaked berries covered with a sweet corn biscuit topping bakes up fast and disappears fast.

Blackberry Port Cobbler

PAIRS WITH: Royal Mama Queenie’s Blend

*Recipe and photo courtesy of ritzymom.com.

Brownies with Port Soaked Cherries

Gooey, fudgy dense brownies with an explosion of port-drenched cherries!

Brownies with Port Soaked Cherries

PAIRS WITH: Cookie Cellars 2019 Macaron

*Recipe and photo courtesy of theflouredtable.com.

 

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