Paula Deen’s Sons Are Getting Into The Wine Business
These wines will pair perfectly with Southern classics.
The next time you want to whip up a batch of the Lady and Sons' Chicken in Wine Sauce, you could use a bottle of wine created by Paula Deen's own sons. Jamie and Bobby Deen are launching a collection of wine, called Savannah Cellars. The collection includes a variety of wines, including a Chardonnay, that could be used in a wine sauce, as well as a red blend developed by Jamie during a trip to California's wine-growing country.
Not sure which wine to pair with Jamie's smoky pimiento cheese sandwiches or Bobby's sarsaparilla basted ham? Their wines come with pairing suggestions. "Pairing wines has been a part of our business for 30 years so it's a natural fit that we are excited to share," Jaime told Savannah Now.
To create their wines, Jamie and Bobby Deen partnered with master winemaker Doug Margerum, making it easy for wine-loving Southerners to try Margerum's award-winning product without having to travel all the way to his Santa Barbara vineyard. The Deens worked with Margerum to create wines that will pair perfectly with "food, family, and fun," which sounds like the recipe for a perfect evening with friends, just like Paula Deen taught her sons.
"She always taught us to welcome guests like they were a part of our own family," Jamie says in a press release. "That's really what this collection is all about… warmth and hospitality."
In addition to wines, the Deen brothers will also be selling their own line of cookware and kitchen accessories on Evine, meaning the next time you make a batch of Paula's bacon cheeseburger meatloaf it could be on her sons' cookware.
While Paula is still the head chef in the family, her sons have been working hard to keep up the family's reputation for Southern hospitality. They've hosted Food Network shows like Southern Fried Road Trip and published many cookbooks filled with family recipes, like The Deen Bros. Cookbook-Recipes from the Road and Y'all Come Eat.
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In addition, Jamie helped his mother launch her renowned Savannah sandwich delivery service The Bag Lady and now can be seen on the Food Network on his cooking show Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen. In the name of old fashioned sibling rivalry, his brother Bobby hosts his cooking show, Not My Mama's Meals, on the Cooking Channel, offering a healthy spin on Southern favorites.
The new cookware and wine collection will launch June 12 on Evine, so check your local listings.