Grape Killers: 7 Wineries, Bacon, and Disco Tim

by Shona Milne on December 18, 2010

If you have not attended a Grape Killers event you need to make sure you go to the next one. The Grape Killers are: Mark Ryan Winery, Stevens Winery, Baer Winery, Sparkman Cellars, Gorman Winery, Guardian Cellars, and Darby Winery.

I started at Gorman and had splash of The Bully with a nice plate of pasta prepared by Italiannissimo. Baer was offering a 2003 and 2007 Ursa, both were good, but that 2003 was wonderful. At Sparkman I had a barrel sample of a port style wine, only one barrel I believe. Guardian gave us Candy Bacon with the ChalkLine. I did manage to get the recipe for the Candy Bacon if you are interested

Candy Bacon or Pig Candy 

1 lb. of sliced Apple wood smoked bacon (suggestion Nueske’s from The Butcher Shop Café) 
2 cups of brown sugar 
2 Tablespoons of Chinese 5 spice 
1 Tablespoon of Smoked paprika 

Mix sugar and spices together in a large zip lock bag. Working in batches of 5-6 slices shake raw bacon in the bag and place on a silpat lined or foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350* or until bubbly and desired crispness is reached. Remove sheets from oven and allow to cool for no more than 2 minutes, using tongs place bacon on drying racks.

My final stop was at Stevens Winery where Tim put on what looked like a jet pack but it dispensed his Malbec. He dispensed Malbec to disco lights and music. Video

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Antoine Pin 01.04.11 at 3:05 pm

I love it Shona. Love it. Thank you.

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