Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wine and Cheese

I am really excited to bring you today’s post as it is featuring two of my favorite things:

Red wine and cheese!

MD and I subscribe to Wine Enthusiast, a magazine that provides the best in wine 101, entertaining and even a little bit about food and travel. Each month it arrives in our mailbox, we quickly pluck it out and flip through the pages to see what wines they are featuring and more importantly, what wines we need to add to our wine cabinet.

In this month’s issue, Wine Enthusiast provided a list of the top 100 affordable wines.

Naturally, I need to do some of my own research. As we read through some of the top wines, I knew I wanted to feature a red wine. That narrowed it down some. Next, I needed to be sure it was a wine that I could easily find in my area. Lastly, I wanted it to be a red wine that I hadn’t tried before.

 I decided to go with #2: Dominio de Eguren 2009 Portocolo red wine.

Origin: Spain
Year: 2009
Price: $8

There it is on the cover!

MD and I really, really loved this wine. The taste was very rich and smooth. This wine would be perfect even for someone who doesn’t drink red all that often.

This would also be excellent to serve while hosting. At $8 a bottle, the affordable price allows you to serve a delicious wine without having to spend much at all.

You could serve this with a nice dinner, or simply enjoy it with a scrumptious cheeseboard like we did!

There is no doubt this wine will make a nice pair with most everything. I highly encourage you to go out and pick up a bottle or two soon! With the cold winter months already sneaking up, this will be perfect to keep you and your honey warm.

Let me know when you try it!



Anonymous said...

Oh it sounds lovely. And I'd like to get a copy of the Wine Enthusiast issue as well. I enjoy a glass of red wine after dinner sometimes, but we don't drink it often enough to spend a fortune on bottles. Between you & Amy over at Your Southern Peach, I'm dying to put together a great cheese tray and pair it with a delicious new wine :)

Danielle Brewer said...

Ready to come to the Jenkins' casa to enjoy this wonderful treat! One of my favs!!

Christi's Chirps said...

Hello, Ally! Wine Enthusiast will certainly point you in the right direction of just the wine you're looking for.

Amy's cheese tray was so beautiful! I can't wait to put something like that together for my next dinner party!

Hello, my sweet Danielle! MD and I can't wait for you to come see us! Name anything you want and you've got it! xo

Thanks to you both for swinging by today and saying hello!

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

i loooove a wine + cheese night. sometimes, the perfect dinner is just that - a bottle of wine, a bunch of tasty cheeses, a baguette + some fruit. oh, and some chocolate to finish the meal off!

Christi's Chirps said...

Hi, Amy! I totally agree that a simple cheese board and wine can make the perfect dinner some evenings!

I have a few blocks of Brix chocolate that I haven't tried yet. I am looking forward to opening a good bottle of red and seeing how they pair up!

Thank you for dropping by!