This weeks Wine and Cheese Friday is one for all the “locavores”. We are very excited about the local wine and cheese this week; both produced about an hour from us.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon this week is from Napa Valley. At Maria’s new job they sell a half dozen different Cabernet Sauvignon wines so she wanted a chance to try one and really think about it.
This week our cheese is from California and our wine is from France. We had such a good time learning about French wines at Wine Riot we decided to try one out.
On Saturday night we arrived at Wine Riot with a plan of attack. There were around 40 different wineries represented from all over the world. We decided to visit the South African wines table first and then make our way through Europe, and finish out with the USA. This was a bit ambitious considering there were classes, a photo booth, temporary tattoos and don’t forget about our grilled cheese we had been dreaming about.
Over the weekend Neil and Maria had the opportunity to experience Wine Riot, a great wine tasting/education event sponsored by Second Glass. (http://secondglass.com/wineriot/) Wine Riot occurs in 6 states throughout the year so keep your eye for an event near you!
This week we will try a Florida wine from our recent trip. The wine is produced by a family owned vineyard, Rosa Fiorelli Winery. (Www.fiorelliwinery.com). This also happens to be the winery Maria worked for before moving out to California.
This week we are trying out our new wine and cheese list from BevMo (www.bevmo.com). It should be interesting since Merlot and Swiss cheese are both very common to most people.
Saturday afternoon I headed over to the “Uncorked” event (https://ghirardellisquareuncorked.eventbrite.com/) to learn more California wines, rub some elbows and taste some local wine.
Friday night at The Bluxome Street Winery, Saturday at “Uncorked”, and Sunday night at The Pour House.
We are fast approaching the end of the wine and cheese pairings on our original list. Luckily we found another list this week to continue on with.