Virtual Wine Tasting

I’ve been meaning to post for weeks. I have recipes to share. My goat cheese and tomato tart, heaven. My chanterelle toasts were to die for. But posting just isn’t happening. It has been a bummer week for me personally. Not for the family. Everyone is fine. I’m cranky again. That’s all there is to it!

We got a dog. We all four (five if you count Reggie) are in this house pretty much ALL. THE. TIME. My husband is an only child and likes being around people. I am not an only child. I need alone time. There is no alone time and it is getting to me again. And with four humans and a dog… the house is dirty. It is always dirty. No matter how much I clean; it feels dirty.

In addition, we have virtual school starting next week. 100% virtual. School hasn’t even started and I am already overwhelmed with all the school emails. I truly can’t keep track. So to sum up… I’m constantly feeling overwhelmed in a dirty house. This is not a good place for me. And I feel sorry for those who live with me.

However, tonight we had a virtual wine tasting because of husband’s work. Ahhh… this is something I can look forward to. This is something I can “make a moment.” (More on making moments another time.) so let’s dive in head first.

We received two bottles of wine earlier this week. Two bottles we didn’t have to pay for!!!! #CovidWin

The first was a bottle of Twomey Sauvignon Blanc and the second was Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. My self-appointed job was to make food that pairs with these. A project I can get behind.

First off, I don’t like Sauvignon Blanc. If I’m drinking white I’m chardonnay all the way. Dry, buttery, oaky, delicious, Chardonnay. I can pair food with a chard. What do I do with an SB? I searched Google a bit then did whatever I felt like. So, our white pairing plate consisted of prosciutto wrapped fresh figs, brie & grapes and deviled eggs (p. 62 in your cookbook). Half the deviled eggs had a sliver of smoked salmon on top. Delish. All these went beautifully with the (actually delicious) Twomey Sauvignon Blanc.859D0B20-02DF-4CD4-91E1-076796DA9CD8

Then I made the plate to pair with the Silver Oak Cab. No problem. Truffle marcona almonds, paper thin crackers spread with Boursin and topped with a slice of salami, piece of baguette topped with thin slices of beef tenderloin (p. 88), horseradish and arugula and a dark chocolate square. Done!

Not to mention, I spent the last two days doing a deep clean on the house. By the time 5 o’clock rolled around tonight I felt relieved. At peace. Clean. Ahhhh. Let’s taste this wine!

It was a great virtual wine tasting. Thanks to Perficient and Silver Oak. You made it a great start to the 937th Covid weekend.

If my house stays clean until school starts on Wednesday it will be a true feat. If there is any free wine remaining by tomorrow night it will be a miracle.

The moral of the story… take control of the things you can (clean the house) and take advantage of the things given to you (free wine!!!!).

Happy Weekend!


6 thoughts on “Virtual Wine Tasting

  1. Oh honey I feel your pain! Doesn’t anyone in my house know how to use a vacuum cleaner?? Haha 😂
    Silver Oak! Yum! Lucky you!
    Cheers! 🍷

    1. My kids were supposed to have the stairs vacuumed by dinner Friday night? Guess what still isn’t done.

  2. So glad to hear about figs because I ALWAYS miss the season. This is a great blog and food looks delish for sure. And, I know the feeling about the house not cleaned but too know your home and it has never been dirty. Just for the record and your readers!!! 🍷

    1. Well, it was dirty to me. I roasted some figs last night and topped with some goat cheese and honey. Most of us in the house really liked it; A not so much.

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