Strawberry Sparkling Rosé Sorbet

One of our judges, Caroline Edwards of created this luscious Strawberry Sparkling Rosé Sorbet using our Tarantas Sparkling Rosé wine. Enjoy!

Strawberry Sparkling Rosé Sorbet  Rose-Sorbet


  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup Tarantas Sparkling Rosé wine



  1. Blend the banana, maple syrup and strawberries together in a blender. Stir in the rosé and pour into a freezer safe container.
  2. Freeze until solid (about 2-2.5 hours), then serve.
  3. Serve with a glass of chilled Tarantas Sparkling Rosé.

Servings: about 2 cups of sorbet

Judge - Caroline Edwards HeadshotCaroline Edwards is a wife, mom of two young boys, self-taught baker, photographer, recipe developer and blogger. Shortly after graduating college with a degree in mathematics and computer science, she began her blog as a way to share recipes with friends and family. The main focus was and still is to make recipes that are better for you. Her sweet tooth has her constantly craving healthier desserts and making living a healthy lifestyle a priority for her and her growing family. What started as a hobby, Chocolate & Carrots has grown into a success and has given her the opportunity to share her love of baking and photography. As a side, Caroline also own a newborn and family photography business in Charleston, South Carolina where she and her family reside.

Why Organic Wine?

Racimo_bobal_PERFECTOSimply put, we believe that the purity and quality of grapes grown organically make the resulting wines a true essence of both the terroir and country, resulting in a taste of Spain in every glass.

Old Meets New
9Tarantas Wines are produced by Bodegas Iranzo, which produces some of Spain’s Oldest Estate Bottled Wines. Since 1994 Bodegas Iranzo has exclusively produced wine from organically grown grapes making the winery one of the oldest-established vineyards in Spain to apply this European Organic regulation. Bodegas Iranzo is one of the first bodegas in Spain to be certified EU organic and the FIRST bodega in Spain to receive USDA National Organic Program certification. The winery is based in the quaint town of Requena, just a stone’s throw from the modern city of Valencia. The wines are produced in a historical setting using modern technology, resulting in wines that are a pure expression of the grape.

Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza - montageWines Made with Organically Grown Grapes Must be:
-Made with 100% organically grown grapes, grown under supervision of an organic certifying agency
-Produced without excluded methods including most conventional pesticides, fertilizers, synthetic ingredients, ionizing radiation, or sewage sludge
-Sulfur dioxide (sulfites) may be added to yield less than 100 parts per million in finished grape wine (for comparison, raisins have 500-2000 ppm sulfites)

Traditional artisan wine making craft passed on for family generations combined with organic agriculture on lime-crusted sandy soils within a National Reserve Park = superb Spanish wines.

Sandra Taylor, an internationally recognized expert on environmentalSandra Taylor sustainability, and founder of Sustainable Business International says, “Having tasted several of the Tarantas wines from Bodegas Iranzo, I am so impressed with their mission of delivering pure high quality wines, made with organic grapes, to the American consumer. These wines come from grapes grown in unique organic terroir, each vineyard producing clean, fresh superior wines that are both good for the earth and delicious to taste.”

TasteofSpainContestLogoTarantas is currently inviting consumers nationwide to discover their wines through the Taste of Spain Recipe Contest. Recipes + Tarantas Wine Pairing suggestions are being taken between now and April 15 for a chance to Win a Trip for 2 to Spain! For more information and entry form visit


An Opera Singer, Pharmacy Tech, Mom and Creative Chef All Wrapped Into One!

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Opera Singer in the Kitchen” is all about “Artistry in Food, Music and   Life,” and this creative blog recently featured a recipe using our Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza in a very fun and sugar-free Mini Berry and Red Wine Panna Cotta Jello with Orange Sauce.

From the Opera Singer in the Kitchen blog: “Have you seen Chopped on Food Network? It is one of my favorite shows to watch because there is the challenge of creating one of kind dishes using unique food items or a creative combination of foods. You should hear me yelling at the TV to the contestants what they should be creating. I love it! My kitchen creating looks like an episode of Chopped. I take the ingredients I have available in my fridge or pantry and I create. While I like following recipes, I hardly EVER follow them to a T. I always change them up or add to them because, well, this is how I function.

Mini-Berry-and-Red-Wine-Panna-Cotta-Jello-with-Orange-Sauce-and-contestTarantas Red Wine has sent out a challenge to all to create unique recipes using their wine and that pair well with their wines. The Tarantas brand name and label was inspired by the free-flowing, open art form of Flamenco song and dance of the same name, celebrated in Southeast Spain. “Pure wines capturing the essence of Spain in every glass,” Tarantas Wines are made with 100% certified organic grapes.”

“I was inspired to make a gelatin mold using berries, hibiscus tea, and wine and then created a simple Panna cotta as a second layer. I then added an orange sauce to the dessert that sealed the deal. A glass of Tarantas Tempranillo was used for the berry layer since the tasting notes include flavors of cranberries and blackberries with a crisp honeyed dried citrus finish.” Mini-Berry-and-Red-Wine-Panna-Cotta-Jello-with-Orange-Sauce

Check out this delicious recipe on An Opera Singer in the Kitchen blog. We  hope it inspires you to get into the kitchen and create your own delicious recipe and wine pairing to enter the Tarantas Taste of Spain Recipe Contest! Remember, you are just a recipe and wine pairing away from the chance to Win a Trip for 2 to Spain!