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Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
July 30, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

This Steak might be jealous, but you gotta try it!

Recently, we were honored to learn that Wine Enthusiast Magazine picked 2017 Copia Vineyards Cabernet as one of it's top-rated all-American Cabernet bottlings (95 pts). We think that this lush and opulent Cabernet could make a steak salivate and we are happy that others agree!

Cooking the perfect steak takes very few things. You need a high quality piece of meat, a super hot cast iron pan and some patience to not mess with it too much! 

Our 2017 Cabernet is a superstar wine and we have held on to it exclusively for our wine club members. We wish you happy food pairing and hope you try this Ribeye recipe out with some Award-winning '17 Copia Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

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Time Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
June 30, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Our Response to Covid-19

We Are Open and Safe

We're working hard to provide a warm and hospitable "touchless" guest experience!

As we prepare to reopen, we're being incredibly intentional and thoughtful. Your health, well-being and safety are of topmost importance and we are following strict sanitizing and social distancing guidelines.

We are following strict and frequent sanitizing and social distancing guidelines. Reservations will also be limited to maintain proper distance between parties. 

Here are a few things to know as we enter into this new environment:

Social distancing practices, including face masks upon arrival and being seated, are required for all parties. If you don't have a mask, one can be provided to you. A mask is required during times when you are not seated at your table for tasting, including in public, common areas and the restroom.

By current order of the State of California, all reservations take place outdoors. Please click here to book one of our outdoor experiences.

Reservations are required and can be made here. Same-day reservations are also welcome by calling 805-296-3000 (Thurs-Sun).


We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Time Posted: Jun 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
April 14, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Getting to the root of it

Hi Friends and Copia Family,

It's true. We're addicted to Masterclass. Have you seen the ads for this app creeping around on your social media profile? We succumbed and subscribed. We are Masterclassing. In all fairness, we have always been thirsty for knowledge in any number of topics. This is just another way to get it. Of course we are both binging on the cooking classes. Egg yolk after egg yolk, we made aioli, remoulade and hollandaise in a matter of two days (thanks, Thomas Keller). But there's also classes on economics, writing and film direction. In fact, it was something Mira Nair said in her film direction class that spurred the topic of this email. She said, "You are not a foreigner to yourself. You come from somewhere. Your roots are strong ... I always believe it's my roots, because my roots are strong, that I can fly." 

In that spirit, we pay respect to our roots and what allows us to fly. Going through the once-in-a-century type of time that we are experiencing now, we recall that our parents have all seen and done a lot in their lifetimes. Collectively, they have lived through the violent partition of a country, civil war, riots, loss of loved ones en masse, migration, learned new languages, joined a new workforce and all the while, attempting to not completely melt into the melting pot of their existence (another line from Mira Nair's class). They have survived, contributed to the mosaic of cultures in the US and have maintained their identity all the while. What's more is they raised us to be strong and fiercely independent individuals.

Who our parents are has directly contributed to who we are. This week, we honor them - our roots - and share a few of their passions.


Varinder's Mom ~ Recipe for Moong-Masoor Dal Tadka
Varinder's Dad ~ The deeply spiritual poem Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun
Anita's Mom ~ An elegant party playlist
Anita's Dad ~ A wine recommendation from our cellar
Sarah's Mum & Dad ~ Scroll down for their tips to stay physically and mentally active
 


Drop us a line anytime by replying or calling (805) 835-6094. Enjoy and be safe. 

Warmly,
Anita and Varinder Sahi

 

"Parh parh ilm hazaar kitaaban
qaddi apnay aap nou parhiya naee ..."

"Yes, you have read thousands of books
But you have never tried to read your own self ..."  -Baba Bulleh Shah






 
 
Time Posted: Apr 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
April 14, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Moong-Masoor Dal Tadka | Recipe from Varinder's Mom

There are some recipes that just speak of home and this is one of them. Dal is a term in several Indian languages that refers to dried lentils, legumes and beans. It’s as staple as it gets when it comes to the Indian diet. This version uses husked and split yellow and red lentils. The texture of this dish is soupy, but with a creamier texture than that of a straight broth. We sometimes call it peeli dal – meaning yellow dal – for its obvious golden appearance when finished. Moong-masoor dal is a classic Punjabi comfort food and it can be paired with white basmati rice or fresh rotis (Indian flatbread). These lentils would be mild on their own, but with the tadka or tempering with aromatics, makes it anything but.

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Time Posted: Apr 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
April 7, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Balance and Nature


 

Hello everyone,

 
The buds are breaking on the vineyard because for the vines, the cycle continues as it always does. That's the thing about nature, isn't it? The sun rises each day and the plants soak it in. The birds are especially active. Quails rapidly walk in their funny line formation. The sparrows and finches are singing while they splash in the pool. The hawks feel a little more freedom in the air. But, then again, they always felt that freedom. 

We are bearing witness to a time that forces reflection and makes you take notice: There is life out there that is seemingly unaffected by the ongoing crisis. Our vineyard tells us that spring is here. As a living, breathing space, it has its own pulse and we feel it. There is an inherent spiritual connection to nature. We breathe in its energy and breathe out gratitude for being allowed to take care of it. 

We'll ask you again: How are all of you? Please feel free to drop us a line about anything at all.

Nature's balance and our connection to it has been our muse this past week. Here's what we cooked, drank, listened to and read to each other.
 

Cooking and Drinking
Varinder's recipe for Halibut with Saffron Beurre Blanc and Copia's White Blend

Listening
Indian Classical/Western Fusion Playlist

Reading
"Daffodils" by William Wordsworth


As always, if there is anything that you need, please reach out by replying or calling (805) 835-6094.


Warmly,
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 


"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

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Time Posted: Apr 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
March 31, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

How's it going?

Hi friends,
 
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your positive notes, emails and calls this week. It means so much to us and we could not continue to do what we do without you. 

How are all of you? We hope you are staying safe and keeping in touch with all the people that matter to you. That's what we are doing. Our week is full of quality conversation -- in person at home and virtual. We stay busy, concocting comfort in the form of food and wine. This week we are sharing a recipe for beautifully simple raw beet salad, linking you to a funky music playlist to get you going and suggesting an apt read by NY Times Wine Columnist Eric Asimov who says, "In times of fear and anxiety, we find solace in foods that conjure up memories and emotions. Why not wine?" Why not, indeed. 

We're also continuing our super special on the entire Copia store, which gives you 20% off everything and $1 shipping on 3 or more bottles (extra benefits for club members). If there is anything that you need, please reach out by replying or calling (805) 835-6094.
STAY HOME, BE SAFE. ENJOY SOME FOOD AND WINE WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE.

Warmly,
Anita and Varinder Sahi


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Time Posted: Mar 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Anita and Varinder Sahi
 
March 24, 2020 | Anita and Varinder Sahi

Indian Goat Curry | Recipe from the Sahi Family

We recently made a meaty goat curry that had a soupy broth, mild warming spices and big flavor. We were feeling like going big, so we paired it with our 2016 Cure Reserve Syrah (L'Aventure and Copia Estate Vineyards), which is juicy, rich and big on fruit. 

The recipe is included here for you to enjoy. Stay positive, stay safe and support small businesses whenever possible. We will be in touch throughout the next few weeks with some additional offers and recipes.

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Time Posted: Mar 24, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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