Friday, December 23, 2011

Just in time for the Holidays - retail locator

Just in time for the Holidays!  You can find Fireside Winery wines at these fine retail stores:

Retail Store Address City 
Daily Bread Bakery 814 N. Roan Algona
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 108 8th Street SW Altoona
Ox Yoke Restaurant      4420-220th Trail Amana
Ronnenburg 4408 220th Trail Amana
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 640 Lincoln Way Ames
Hy-Vee Drugstore  849 S. Ankeny Blvd Ankeny
Bloomsbury Farm 3260 69th St. Atkins
Bancroft Liquor Store 107 Portland St. N Bancroft
Belle Plaine Drugstore (Phillip Pharm) 810 12th St. Belle Plaine
Country Foods 1206 7th Street Belle Plaine
Timbergate Gardens 204 13th Street Belle Plaine
See What We Got Shop 210 Main Street Bennett
Seaton Flag Foods 122 East Front Street Brooklyn
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 5925 University Avenue Cedar Falls
The Vintage Iron Company 104 Main St. Cedar Falls
Benz Beverage Depot 501 7th Ave SE Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee 1843 Johnson Avenue NW Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 20 Wilson Ave SW Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 3235 Oakland Road NE Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 5050 Edgewood Road NE Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Drugstore 2405 Mt. Vernon Rd SE Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Drugstore 1520 6th Street SW Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Drugstore 4825 Johnson Avenue NW Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee Drugstore 2001 Blairs Ferry Road NE Cedar Rapids
Hy-Vee 279 Collins Rd., NE Cedar Rapids
Tomasos Pizza 212 Edgewood Rd NW Cedar Rapids
Downtown Drug (Phillip Pharm) 207 2nd Ave. SE Cedar Rapids
Central City Family Pharmacy 402 E. Main St. Central City
Lake Coffee & Bakery 210 US18 Clear Lake
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1914 8th Street  Coralville
Marriott Hotel (Edgewater Grille) 300 East 9th St Coralville
Hy Vee Wine and Spirits  3301 W. Kimberly Rd Davenport
Bart's End Zone P.O. Box 640 Denver
Hy-Vee 2540 E. Euclid Ave. Des Moines
Palma's Deli and Market 604 Main Dike
Custom Creations by Sheri 319 Main St. Dysart
Willow Creek Wine & Garden 104 1st Street SW Elkader
Cobblestone Creek 3445 Lafayette Rd. Evansdale
New Morning Coffee House & Wine Tavern 213 Main St. Grimes
Hy-Vee 320 W Street S Grinnell
McNally's Foods 1021 N. Main St. Grinnell
Northside One Stop 1208 4th St. NE Hampton
Koerner-Whipple Pharmacies 104 1st St. NW Hampton
Basket Bowtique  758 N. Center Point Road Hiawatha
The Farmers Daughter Market 495 Miller Road Hiawatha
Basket Cases 601 St Thomas Ct Iowa City
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1720 Waterfront Drive  Iowa City
Hy-Vee 812 South 1st Avenue  Iowa City
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1201 North Dodge Street Iowa City
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 310 North 1st Avenue Iowa City
RJZ Express 2 Escort Lane Iowa City
Casey's General Store 601 E Ave Kalona
Ampride 2205 Hwy 6 Trail Marengo
Big G Foods PO Box 261 Marengo
Cornerstone Apothecary 1099 Court Avenue Marengo
Phools Gold 1185 Court Ave Marengo
Hy-Vee Drugstore  2790 7th Ave Marion
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 3600 Business Hwy. 151 Marion
Ramsey's Metro Market 1120 7th Ave. Ste. A Marion
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 802 S. Center Marshalltown
J.T. Hadherway (Phillip Pharm) 419 E 1st ST Monticello
Hy-Vee 1501 1st Ave E Newton
North English Family Foods 114 N Main St North English
Johncy's Liquor Store 585 Hwy 965 SE North Liberty
Saint Avenue Stop 302 E School Olds
Kwik Serve 115 Main Street Osage
Sleepy Hollow RV Campground 3340 Blackhawk Ave NW Oxford
Trunck's Country Foods, Inc 606 Grundy Ave Reinbeck
Riverside Travel Mart 3070 Hwy 22 East Riverside
Strawberry Point Drug (Phillip Pharm) 104 W Mission St Strawberry Point
Kava House & Café 122 2nd Street SE Swisher
The Secret Cellar 1205 Curtis Bridge Rd NE Swisher
Hunt's Cedar River Camp Ground 1231 306th Street Tipton
Cornerstone Apothecary 122 Main St. Van Horne
Victor's Market 1001 3rd Street Victor
L Marie Boutique 915 W 4th Street Vinton
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1004 W Madison St Washington
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits  2834 Ansborough Waterloo
Lena's Liquor 1544 Superior Webster City
Freeman Foods 268 8th Avenue Wellman
Casey's General Store 700 6th St Wellman
Ingersoll Wine Merchants 1300 50th Street West Des Moines
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1725 Jordan Creek Parkway West Des Moines
Hy-Vee 1700 Valley West Dr. West Des Moines
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits 1990 Grand Ave. West Des Moines
Hy-Vee 7101 University Ave. Windsor Heights
Burg Spirits 813-1/2 S. Highland  Williamsburg
Casey's General Store #2528 602 South Highland Street Williamsburg
Casey's General Store #2769 130 West Evans St Williamsburg
Colony Point Convenience Store 333 East Evans Street Williamsburg
Star Drug (Phillip Pharm) 517 4th St. Williamsburg
Williamsburg Foods 1030 W Walnut Street Williamsburg

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Apple Blue Cheese Salad & Frontenac Vinaigrette

Last week I was invited to join Luann Alemao, an educator and speaker on topics of etiquette and conduct, skills and abilities, and food and nutrition, who hosted a cooking course at the new Hy-Vee store in Waterloo, called "Food for Fellows".  I was the local wine support.
During the very hands-on cooking class her students (mostly middle-aged gentlemen with little to no experience in the kitchen) were guided through a four-course meal preparation.  The students excelled and because the meal was so easy to prepare and tasty, I thought I'd repost the salad recipe:

Apple Bleu Cheese Salad
  • 1 bag mixed greens
  • 2oz Blue Cheese crumbles
  • 1 ripe pear or crisp apple, cubed
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • Directions:  Toast walnuts for about 2-3 minutes, over medium heat, using a flat saute pan - stir frequently to prevent burning.  Place the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss.  Serves about 4-5 people.
Frontenac Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup of oil (Canola or good vegetable oil)
  • 3Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Fireside Winery, Iowa Frontenac
  • 1/2tsp Dijon mustard
  • Directions: Mix ingredients together thoroughly.  Serve over the salad greens you prepared (above).  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Luann Alemao & Associates for permission to reprint the recipe.  Please visit her website to learn more:  Luann Alemao & Associates.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Celebrating our Holiday Open House

Our Holiday Open House (December 10th) was a tremendous success!  We wish to thank all of you who were able to make it out to the winery yesterday and share a special day with us.  

A beautiful day drove temperatures to the lower 30's and we stoked the fireplace on our patio and turned on the heaters.  Before long many friends began filling the space and by 5pm we were treated to the beautiful and familiar holiday renditions performed by the Williamsburg High School choir. 

Singing on our warm, back patio the choir students silhouetted by the setting sun provided pleasing entertainment for 2 hours. 

 Interspersed between sets Mrs. Jessica Claus and her associates shared stories from the north pole. 

We had a wonderful time and are thankful to all of you for your support.  Because we had such a great time we cannot wait until next year!

Your Fireside friends