Big Cork Pours at Maryland Wine Festival

Our Big Cork team had an incredible weekend pouring wine at the Maryland Wine Festival! For two days, our team uncorked bottles and filled glasses with our Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah Rose, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vidal Ice! We are amazed at the outflow of support we received, and the new Big Cork fans we gained! For everyone who was there, thank you for letting us fill your weekend with Big Cork wine, and we look forward to filling glasses at our tasting room late this fall!

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Big Cork Vineyards Winemaker Showcases Syrah Grapes

Big Cork Vineyards Winemaker Dave Collins spotlights the Syrah grapes on the vineyard.

Big Cork’s Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Big Cork's Bourbon Glazed SalmonOur Bourbon-Glazed Salmon is the perfect meal to create a fine-dinning experience right at your dinner table. The sweet notes from the brown sugar and soy sauce based marinade make it pair well with Big Cork Vineyards’ Syrah Rose wine.

Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons bourbon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets

 

Directions:
Grate fresh ginger and combine with the bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice and garlic in a large zip-loc bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 ½ hours, turning occasionally to ensure it is coated well.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish and marinade into the pan and cook four minutes on each side (or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork). Plate each fillet, drizzle remaining sauce on top and pair with brown rice and asparagus. Pour a glass of Big Cork Vineyards’ Syrah Rose wine and enjoy!

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!

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