A Little Street Music 2015

A Little Street Music is back for a fourth season with another incredible summer line-up.

Join us the second and last Sundays of the month, starting in May. The events are free, the tasting room is opens at 11am with music from 3-6 PM.

Bring your favorite lawn chair and be sure to pack a picnic. We’ll have bottles and wines available by the glass; please no outside alcoholic beverages.

Enjoy the summer, Taft Street style.

Torta Di Formaggio

Something spring-like. Something light and fresh and versatile (lunch or supper).

Something that goes well with our current Medallion – our Petit Meunier blend.

Call it savory cheese pie; or better yet TORTA DI FORMAGGIO!

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ pound puff pastry
  • ½ pound mixed cheese; including ricotta, parmigiano and tellagio
  • ½ pound Italian sausage
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 10 ounce pkg spinach
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thaw and squeeze spinach dry. Mince.
  2. Skin sausage and sauté briefly and render off fat.
  3. Set one yolk aside and beat remaining eggs and white. Combine with sausage, cheese mix, spinach and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 360
  5. Take puff pastry and roll it out so it will both cover a pie tin and cover the pie. Butter pan and line with pastry dough. Add cheese/egg mix and spread evenly. Cover with remaining dough and pinch sides to make a notched rim. Puncture top several times with fork. Brush top with remaining egg yolk, and bake for about an hour.

Served sliced, either warm or cold.

Enjoy!

Happy 33rd Birthday!

It was 33 years ago today
The folks at Taft Street began to play
(on the up and up).

Today we are old timers in all the good ways, and we continue making “having fun” our top priority. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAFT STREET! (NO April Fools’ Day prank.)

It certainly looks and feels like spring around here, with the buds starting to appear and the hills still bright green. There is even a prediction of rain this Easter Sunday weekend. We’ll take whatever rain we can get!

April is another busy travel month for us. Winemaker Evelyn White is off on a fact finding trip to New Zealand, where she will take part in the second of three 2015 harvests! Mike Martini is off to Nashville, where he will work with the people at BooneDocks, our new distributor in Tennessee. I am off to New York to see our old friends at Vision Wine Brands.

When we all get back home the visitor season will begin in earnest. Next Month kicks off our annual Street Music series, we will receive major kudos for our Sauvignon Blanc, and summer weather will be here to stay.

In the meantime, beat the crowds, enjoy our spring time, and stop by for a glass of Taft Street wine.

Cheers,
Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery