For this dill pickle dip recipe, we partnered with chefs Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cenami, authors of the Season Cookbook, a celebration of wine country food. We think a picnic should have a dip, regardless of whether it's happening at the park, on the balcony, or in the backyard. While it goes great with chips, a creamy, tangy dip like this one serves as the “secret sauce” of the whole event: the dollop you spoon right onto your plate and eat with literally everything from crudité to crusty bread to chicken.
Wine barrels have a large impact on the quality of wine as they add aromas, texture, flavor, and tannins. The different kinds of oak used and the amount of time wine spends in the barrel will have a great impact on this magical juice we so enjoy.