What to do when you are snowed or iced in? Taste a new Texas wine, of course!

Our choice: Becker Vineyards 2012 Malbec Reserve.

Initial flavors: Coffee, chocolate, plums, cinnamon.

Thoughts: This wine’s subtle richness best elevates a more complex dish and allows the meal to be the shining star of the evening. Basic and complex on its own, Becker’s Malbec bridges the gap from our seas to our Texas ranchers’ born and bred beef.

Food: Pair with a sumptuous dish such as shrimp fra diavolo, a scallopini, or a diverse vegan palate of your favorite basil, portabella inspiration.

Branding: Becker Vineyards’s label portrays rich Texas heritage and expert vintner craftsmanship.

Music: Quaker City Night Hawks.