March 2015

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Get ready to set your clocks forward an hour this month! We're so ready for the cold weather to be over, and in the meantime, we're going to enjoy some wine in front of the fire. We hope you join us!

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Martin Ulisse Montepulciano Cerasuolo


Fruit forward yet dry, this true Rose' appeals to all palates. A typically rich, this medium-bodied wine has a lingering finish of red cherry and strawberry balanced by soft tannins. This light and crisp rose' is the perfect year round "red." Fun by itself or paired with salads and cured meats.









Featured Recipe Pairing - Broccoli Rice Casserole 


Broccoli Rice Casserole

Easter is associated with ham and lamb. We have in years past done videos and recipes for both ham
and lamb and they can be found on our website at This year I am doing a side
dish that is great accompaniment to either or both dishes. Broccoli rice casserole is a great crowd
pleaser for adults or kids. It goes well with Martin Ulisse Cerasuolo which is a perfect wine for ham or


Click here for complete recipe. 

Resta "Gelso Moro" Negroamaro
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Gelso Moro Negroamaro


One of the two principle grapes of Puglia, this fresh and lively red is truly scintillating and an easy drinking example of an Old World Italian wine. An intense taste of fresh black fruit and spice combine with good body and balance to make this an elegant wine. Added layers of complexity come from the mulberry trees that are prolific in this area of Puglia, giving an additional blueberry undertone. From start to finish the bold fruit and spicy pepper seem to linger on your palate. Serve with hors-d'oeuvres, pasta dishes, white meat, lamb, light roasted meat, chocolate and cigars.




Featured Recipe Pairing - Lamb Chops


Lamb Chops

Lamb has long been associated with Easter and here is a great recipe for lamb chops. Rack of lamb is actually an easy dish to prepare and goes great with our Resta Negroamaro. 

Video Spotlight

Join our own Lynn Martin Russell as she visits with Trevor Wright, the wine buyer for Whole Foods Arbor Trails in Austin. Be sure to visit their location, or any Whole Foods location, to purchase your favorite wine, too! 

Whole Foods Arbor Trails - Austin

Wine Spotlight: Whole Foods Arbor Trails - Austin
Wine Spotlight: Whole Foods Arbor Trails - Austin

Cooking Spotlight

Join our own Chef Doan Shockley as he shows you how to make Broccoli Rice Casserole recipe featured today with our Martin Ulisse Montepulciano Cerasuolo.
Wine & Food Recipe: Broccoli Rice Casserole
Wine & Food Recipe: Broccoli Rice Casserole

We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter!  We invite you to please share any ideas, recipes, events and story ideas.  We'd love to hear from you!

Chrissy Martin
Martin Ulisse Imports 
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Did You Know?

If you squeeze some grape juice into a jar and keep it a little warm, it'll turn into wine all by itself. The yeast that lives on grape skins is so irrepressible that it produces wine automatically. It may not be good wine, but it's wine nonetheless.
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Thank you to American Bistro in Holiday Inn (Albuquerque, NM) for a wonderful wine dinner! Please click the picture to visit their website.
Brickyard Pizza is promoting their summer wines by the bottle! Please click the picture to visit their website.
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