Are you a middle sister? I'm not, I'm the big sister. The one who got into trouble because I was the oldest and my parents were still feeling their way around setting limits and boundaries. My sister though is the middle sister. She's the one who is perfect at everything she does. The phrase 'how does she do it' was made just for her. And looking back, I think rules were created because of people like me. I wasn't exactly the easiest child. I may have climbed out the window to go to my boyfriends, may have attended clubs underage and dated a musician, and quite possibly ditched school (before I dropped out) in favor of watching soap operas or swimming in a friends pool … or sometimes hanging out at a local hair salon where the dreamiest hairdresser worked. I'm not confirming or denying that any of that took place though. My sister though didn't drop out of school and went onto college, and now works in government, has two amazing children and still looks like she's barely 18 – even though I know she's only a couple of years younger than me. But she marches to the beat of her own drum, she's not a rule follower, she's a bit of a rebel and that's why I love her.

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta with "Rebel Red" wine.
So as you can see when it came to choosing a Middle Sister wine to feature here it was only natural that I choose the Rebel Red.

But before I share more about Middle Sister wines and their sassy new labels … because if you are like me you often purchase wine based on the label, let me share a delicious recipe for a creamy chicken and bacon pasta.

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta with "Rebel Red" wine. #MiddleSister #DropsofWisdom

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Rigatoni
  • 5 rashes of bacon – cooked and roughly chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts – roughly chopped (I love using the grocery store roast chickens for pasta)
  • 3 roma tomatoes – diced
  • 1 yellow onion – chopped
  • 1 tbs chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh thyme – remove leaves from stems
  • 1/4 cup Middle Sister wines – Rebel Red
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbs bacon grease
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Heat the bacon grease in a pan, and then add the onion and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent. Add the wine and tomatoes and continue stirring occasionally for a few minutes before adding the fresh herbs and salt and pepper.

Stir in the chicken and bacon, and then top with cream. Stir until completely combined and then turn down the heat to simmer while you cook the rigatoni in a pot of boiling water.

Once the rigatoni is drained mix in the chicken and bacon sauce.

Serve with Parmesan cheese, a bottle of Middle Sister's Rebel Red, and if you like a little kick like I do, red pepper flakes.

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta with "Rebel Red" wine. #MiddleSister #DropsofWisdom

Middle Sister just received a brand makeover and now features “Drops of Wisdom” which are a dose of inspiration right on the front label. Check out the fabulous new look!

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta with "Rebel Red" wine. #MiddleSister #DropsofWisdom

The Middle Sister brand is based on a series of quirky “middle sister” characters who each claim their own varietal and personality. The various sisters are engaging and entertaining.

Which Middle Sister wine are you?

    • Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Wild One Malbec
    • Goodie Two Shoes Pinot Noir
    • Drama Queen Pinot Grigio
    • Rebel Red (red blend)
    • Sweet & Sassy Moscato

Did you know that birth order is commonly believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development? Middle Sister wines did! And that is why they have dedicated a wine to the sister in the middle – the one who always seems to have a personality of her own, and steals the show. Not everyone has a wine named especially just for her…some people are just born lucky! Enjoy these sassy wines with your favorite family meals.

Middle Sister wines was crafted by award-winning winemaker Nancy Walker (a middle sister herself), the portfolio includes a wide variety of delicious red, white and sparkling wines from California and Argentina.

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta with "Rebel Red" wine. #MiddleSister #DropsofWisdom

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

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