News from TDO & ODV Wines

Spring has fully sprung and while April showers are not the norm, there’s lots of sweet things blooming at our bake shop. Whether you need to treat yourself after surviving tax season or seeking seasonal desserts for the holiday, we’ve got edible and drinkable goodies to fill your baskets that are way better than anything the Easter bunny brought.
 
 
EASTER DELIGHTS- Check out the HOLIDAY DESSERTS link to see our Easter offerings.

 HANDS-ON BAKING/COOKING CLASSES
Easy Like Sunday Morning: Saturday, April 20 11-2
$60 per person
Reservations required
Why leave the house when you can do brunch in the relaxed comfort of your home and pajamas? We’ll do lineup of sweet and savory dishes like a Dutch Apple Pancake, Croque Monsieur hand pie, roasted vegetable strata, coffee cake streusel muffins, strawberry scones and mock mimosas.
 
 WINE TASTING EXPERIENCES
Flying Blind!: Saturday, April 13 1:30-3:30 p.m.
$15 per person
Reservations appreciated
 Think you know the difference between a California Chardonnay and an Oregon Pinot Gris? How about an Arizona red blend versus a Sangiovese from Italy? Test your palate as six anonymous wines don brown paper bag outfits, forcing you to let loose of any preconceived notions. Savory treats will be served to help you with the process.

 
Stoic Ciders: Saturday, April 27 1:30-3:30 p.m.
$15 per person
Reservations required
If you think they’re all sugary sweet just this side of a Jolly Rancher, think again. Dispel misconceptions and answer any curiosity about this apple-centric pick-me-up with Cody Routson from Stoic Cider in Prescott, who will talk about cider, heritage fruits and why he and his crew love doing what they do. Ciders are crisp, dry and refreshing – perfect for our upcoming summer season. Thoughtful bites will be crafted to pair specifically with this unique beverage.
 
WINE SPOTLIGHT
Jules Taylor: Gruner Veltliner ($21) & Pinot Noir ($23)
The New Zealand wine scene is not all about Sauvignon Blancs, as these from Marlborough demonstrate. The Gruner Vetliner shows a spring-friendly palate of lemon, peach, vanilla notes and a hint of white pepper. It’s creamy, soft acidity with richness and a long finish begs to play with an artichoke and garlic aioli appetizer.  The Pinot Noir boasts a complex combination of dark cherry, black plum and spice with hints of cocoa and a dry finish. We like this with grilled salmon paired with a French Puy lentil salad.
 
OTTESEN HERITAGE FOOD PRODUCTS
What is a Lefse Chip? It’s kind of what happens when a buttery Ritz Cracker has a rendezvous with a Pringle. But this potato-based munchie is sooo much better and uber snackable. Grab a bag ($5) or two. Who is Ottesen Heritage Foods? Why, that's our very own Chef Brad Ottesen. He's Tracy's talented assistant pastry chef. Brad started Ottesen Heritage Foods to pay homage  and to introduce younger generations to Norwegian heritage foods. You'll find his delectable Lefse Chips in house at TDO/ODV Wines and this month they will debut alongside TDO offerings at the Callaghan Vineyards Tasting room in Sonoita. For those in the know, his traditional lefse is also available via special order and during the winter holidays. Lefse help you with that! Sorry, I couldn't resist.
 
SPONTANEOUS SIPS
Fridays, 3-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-4 p.m.
Come by and sample a new wine selection from our inventory. Check the ODV Wines Facebook and Instagram pages to see what bottles we’ve popped open.