RELEASE THE REDS! Award-­Winning Big Cork Vineyards Unveils First Line of Red Wines

Big Cork Vineyards, nestled in Maryland’s Pleasant Valley just west of Frederick, today announced the debut of its first line of red wines. Now Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania wine enthusiasts who have been sipping on the vineyard’s award-winning white wines can enjoy Big Cork’s reds, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Big Cork’s Barbecue Beer Brisket

Our Barbecue Beer Brisket is delicious dish for Father’s Day! With the smokey flavors and hint of spiciness, it pairs best with Big Cork Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon.

Prep: 10 minutes Cook TiBig Cork's BBQ Beer Brisketme: 5 hours

Ingredients:

4 pounds beef brisket
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup beer (pick your favorite!)
Ciabatta bread (get enough for the number of sandwiches you want to make)

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Sprinkle both sides of the brisket with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red cayenne pepper.  Place in a large covered roasting pan, add the liquid smoke on top and place in the oven, cooking one hour per pound. Before the last hour of cooking, remove the brisket and let it rest for 15 minutes. Then, slice the brisket and return the slices to the pan. Combine barbecue sauce and beer and pour over the slices. Then, place pan in oven for additional hour. Take the brisket out of the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. Serve on ciabatta bread and top with BBQ sauce. Pair it with a side of potato salad or french fries and uncork a bottle of Big Cork Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon to make the meal complete!

Big Cork Wine Bottling & New Wine Releases

May was a busy month at Big Cork Vineyards. We were hard at work bottling six different Big Cork wines: Viognier, Savignon Blanc, Syrah Rose, Merlot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and a new exciting varietal that only Big Cork is producing….Russian Kiss! Our first vintage of reds ever produced was bottled during this two day bottling marathon, and as the last case was corked, labeled, wrapped and packed we toasted our good fortune and our good wine with a glass of Big Cork!

It’s been exciting to see the transformation from vine to wine, but we are even more enthused to finally share our creations with everyone. Throughout June, we will be releasing our new wines, the first being our Merlot and Syrah Rose!

We are anxious for everyone to uncork our wine, and we can’t wait to hear the reviews. To reserve your bottle, pre-order by calling 301-432-3889!

Open Thursday through Monday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Open Fridays until 9:00 pm.
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