Now that the weather is cooling down some, it’s time to get out and enjoy some wine festivals! Fall is a busy time for wine events in Texas, especially October, which just so happens to be Texas Wine Month.
Fall truly is the best time for dessert. I say that every season because I’m excited for the new flavors to try, but I really mean it with fall. The flavors transition from citrus and fruit focused to cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. They’re warmer flavors with more depth. They make you want to slow down a little and savor them, rather than gobble them up and run back to the pool. To get you thinking about the delicious flavors of fall, here are a few of The Sugar Vine’s favorites:
September 1st was the first day of meteorological fall and Saturday will be the first day of astronomical fall. No matter which way you look at it, fall is here and I couldn’t be more excited. This is my favorite season for so many reasons. I love the cold fronts coming through with that cool, dry breeze that makes you feel so alive. I love all of the desserts you make from the apples that are in season, and I love fall wines.
Unless you have been in hiding lately, you have probably heard: It is officially pumpkin spice season. Whether you like pumpkin spice or not, you can’t hide from the ads on tv, the radio, billboards, and anywhere else you might look.
Has it been too long since your last wine and dessert fix? We’ve got you covered! The Sugar Vine will be out and about a good bit the next few months, which means there are plenty of opportunities to get some delicious desserts to try with your favorite wine.
It’s that time again! It’s August so everyone is gearing up to head back to school. For some people this is a welcome break from having kids at home; for others it’s the end of a relaxing summer. Whichever group you fall in, we’ve got some fun new gift ideas for your kids’ favorite teacher, your over 21 wine and dessert loving college student, or yourself.
Special occasion cakes are a great way to celebrate big events- weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and more. These cakes are works of art and incredible. But the cakes that really get me are the simple ones. A delicious, creamy frosting on top of a tender, moist cake with a simple but refreshing decoration of berries is the perfect way to treat yourself in the middle of the week. This cake took a family’s evening dinner from average to great and encouraged them to spend more time enjoying each other’s company.
Summer causes such a conundrum- you want to be outside at the pool, beach, or lounging in the shade; but it’s tough to have food outside because it’s so crazy hot. So what are you supposed to do? Stay inside and miss out on all the summer fun? Have fun outside and track water and dirt in when you want a snack? Skipping dessert certainly isn’t an option! It takes a little work but it is possible to have fun in the sun and have delicious desserts outdoors.