Master Wine Club Recipes - Red - September 2022

Below you will find 3 recommended pairings, 1 for each of your wines. Enjoy!

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir ‘16

Pairing: Crispy Peking Duck Wraps

Recipe by: Adam Perry | Serves 6-8


  • 1 whole duck

  • ½ cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  • 6-8 green onions, cut into short strips
  • 1 jar Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 lime
  • Mandarin pancakes (available from specialty grocers) OR clean lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps


  • Preheat oven to 350 F

  • Trim the duck of any excess fat around the cavity
  • Place on a rack in a deep roasting tray (you could use a rimmed cookie sheet, but you’ll need to clean the oven afterwards!)
  • Roast for 4 hours, then turn the heat up to 450 F and roast for a further 25 – 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, warm your tortillas in a steamer
  • Pour the hoisin sace into a bowl, and thin it out with 1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice. You can modify the sauce to your preference at this point, by adding sriracha or fish sauce for example. Keep in mind that excess spice will negativaly affect the wine pairing
  • Remove the duck from the overn and allow to cool for at least ten minutes. Then transfer it to a tray, and use two forks to pull the meat apart until you have a shredded consistency
  • To serve, simply lay out the garnishes, tortillas, sauce and duck on the table and allow guests to build their own wraps

Marques de Murrieta Reserva ’16

Pairing: Buttermilk-Marinaded Lamb Chops

Adapted from: Theresa Carle-Sanders  | Serves 6


  • 3 frenched racks of lamb (see Notes), 6 to 8 ribs each, 3 to 4 pounds (1.3 to 1.8 kilograms) total 
  • ¼ cup fresh marjoram or oregano leaves 
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 
  • 1  cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon rosewater 
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves 
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
  • 1½ tablespoons honey 
  • Vegetable oil for brushing the grill pan (optional) 


  • With a sharp knife, carefully cut between the lamb ribs to divide them into chops of equal thickness. Depending on the number of ribs per rack, you will have eighteen to twenty-four individual chops. 
  • In a mortar, combine the oregano, coriander seeds, salt, and peppercorns. Bash and grind with the pestle until well mixed. In a small bowl, combine the ground herbs and spices with the buttermilk and ½ teaspoon rosewater. Pour over the lamb chops in a baking dish or on a large plate and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. 
  • Combine the chopped mint, vinegar, honey, and the remaining ½ teaspoon rosewater in a small bowl and mix to combine. Refrigerate while the lamb marinates.
  • Gently shake most of the marinade from the chops and cook by one of the following three methods.
  • Cook the chops over a barbeque medium-high flame until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare. 
  • Arrange the cooked chops on a plate and tent loosely with foil. Rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the mint sauce.


Sartori di Verona Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C.G. ‘16

Pairing: Korean Beef Short Ribs (Kalbi)

Recipe by: Adam Perry | Serves 4


  • 1.5 kg pork ribs, cut flanken style (1/2” thick across the bone)

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)
  • ¼ cup SS
  • ¼ c. mirin
  • ½ small onion, grated
  • ½ asian pear, grated (or Bosc)
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (for garnish)


  • Whisk together all the above ingredients to make the marinade. Fully cover the ribs and allow them to marinage for at least 2 hours or optimally overnight

  • When ready to cook, pre-heat your grill to medium-high heat
  • Remove the ribs from the marinade and wipe off – stuck on garlic or fruit will just burn on the grill
  • Grill to desired doneness, about 4-8 minutes per side (this can vary greatly based on the size of the rib. Err on the longer side for the first batch and taste. The good news is these are difficult to overcook)
  • Serve with rice as a main, or cut into individual pieces for an appetizer. Garnish with sliced green onion.

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