I recently had the opportunity to try out a couple of different products that will be featured at this wine expo including some delicious duck from Maple Leaf Farms and some great wines from Hope Family Wines.
I tried and enjoyed three reds from Hope Family, but my favorite was by far the Treana.
- Treana: a blend with notes of ripe dark fruit and spice
- Liberty School Merlot: flavors of rich dark fruit, perfect with pork or duck
- Troublemaker: a very interesting take on a classic Rhone Blend
To get the duck to that perfect balance of crispy skin and pink juicy center, I seasoned and seared it on the outside for 7 minutes and then finished it in the oven at 375 for about ten minutes.
The duck with orange sauce came pre-cooked, and was a perfect quick meal on a night when I came home late from work. I'll admit it looks a little boring without any sides, but I honestly didn't need any! I enjoyed this with a nice glass of red wine, and it was delicious!
Maple Leaf Farms and the Boston Wine Expo are co-hosting a twitter chat tomorrow night at 8PM EST. I'll be participating, so be sure to join in using the hashtag #BWEChat. Participants will have a chance to win great prizes including a pair of tickets to the Wine Expo!
Also, make sure to check out both Hope Family and Maple Leaf Farms at the expo - you will not be disappointed!
Disclosure: this post was sponsored by the Boston Wine Expo, but the opinions are my own