Recipe: Prosciutto & Olive Pizza

Recipe: Prosciutto & Olive Pizza

This flatbread pizza can be thrown together quickly for a simple supper to serve with mixed greens, or as a tasty nibbler to serve at any casual get-together.

Would pair nicely with LE23 Nebbiolo.

2024 Wine Tasting Competition Results

2024 Wine Tasting Competition Results

Well that was nice day!

The WBD Wine Tasting Competition (2024) is complete!

We would like to once again thank everyone who contributed their wines to this year’s wine-tasting event. There was a great selection of wines this year and (from what we hear, because as there wasn’t much left for us to try), they were great!

Thanks to everyone who attended: it was YOUR job to judge! We appreciate you not putting the pressure on us!

We had four categories this year: Red (1 & 2), White, and Dessert/Fruit. There were so many red wine entries that we split them into 2 groups. As a quick reminder, each category wins a $50 gift certificate to WBD, with the winner with the highest number of votes receiving an additional $50 gift certificate. 

OK… drum roll please… without further ado:


2024 WBD Wine Tasting winners ($50 gift certificates)

  • Red 1: Gary LaToy – WineMaker’s Trio Red
  • Red 2: (Mr.) Copek – Nebbiolo / Barolo
  • White: Steve Elensky – RQ Muscat
  • Fruit/Sweet: Jasmine Smith – Pomegranate Zinfandel


2024 WBD Wine Tasting overall winner (an additional $50 gift certificate)

  • Overall: Steve Elensky – RQ Muscat


Congratulations to all!

Some of you had asked, so here’s a list of this year’s entries!

2024 Wine tasting entries

Space rental

Space rental

We’re opening up our space

We’re excited to announce that we’re making our space available for your team building and small group events.

We’ve recently had the opportunity to host a couple of small groups and parties in our space, and they went over swimmingly. So much so that we are looking to host additional small groups and/or team-building events.

So far, we have hosted workshops, graduation parties, team-building events, and even a Bunco night!

This will be by reservation only, and we are planning on keeping this relatively small, as a result, we won’t be booking a large number of events.  We also understand that our space is limited, so we plan to keep the group size to 30 attendees or below.

Please note: While the pictures of food look great, we are offering a space only. This particularly beautiful (and delicious) spread was provided by Artfully Arranged.

If you are interested in hosting your small group or team event with us, please feel free to check in (by email or phone) and find out what dates are available.

While prices are subject to change, we will start at $50 per hour for the space. 


Recipe: Best Skillet Steak

Recipe: Best Skillet Steak

The key to this mouthwatering steak is the flipping technique. While it requires more attention than a traditional method, the results are more than worth it!

Goes great with LE23 Bobal Cab Sauv.

2024 Wine Tasting Competition

2024 Wine Tasting Competition

The WBD Wine Tasting Competition is returning!

We had a great time at last year’s Wine Tasting event!

You’ve worked hard perfecting your wines here at Wines By Design and once again, you have a chance to show it off. Enter your personally made (Wines By Design) wine.

Coming soon: (Saturday, April 13 from 12p – 4p to be exact)

The store will be closed for “normal” business, the day is devoted to the event!

We will have 3 entry categories: Red, White, and Dessert/Fruit. Your wine will be moved into numbered bottles and you will be the judge in the blind tasting. The highest scored wines will be the winner in each category and the highest scoring of those will be named Best of Show. Best of Show wins a $100 gift certificate at WBD and the other two winners will each receive a $50 gift certificate to WBD.

You are allowed to submit up to 1 bottle per person (or 2 per couple).

To enter, turn in your bottles at the store before Friday, April 12 (contest closing time is 6p).

Note: This is limited to wine made in the Wines By Design store (from our kits). This does not include wine made from fresh juice.

For the day of the event: there will be a $5 fee for those not contributing a bottle of their finest vino. (Contest entrants are free!)

Special bonus: All attendees will receive an Owners discount of 15% off all wine kits during the event. (Is limited to current stock on hand and excludes the “limited edition” wine kits.)

A quick recap (TL;DR):

  1. Drop off up to 1 bottle per person by Friday, April 12 at 6p.
  2. Join us for wine judging on April 13 beginning at 12p.
  3. See how your wines stack up against all the WBD competition!

WBD will provide palate-cleansing crackers, appetizers, snacks, and more!