Thursday, May 17, 2007

wine and cheese, for dinner

I had one of those "too lazy to make dinner" moods the other night; so I poured myself a glass of cabernet sauvignon/merlot wine and had it with sliced cheese and granny smith apple for dinner. I have these nights once in a while but I am posting about this particular one because I really enjoy a bottle of
Frontera's Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot from the Concha y Toro vineyard in Chile.

I used a jalapeño pepper cheese (monterey jack or habañero would also work). The spicyness in the cheese compliments this smooth, medium bodied wine. The wine has a slight dark fruit flavor with a hint of spice in the background. Next time, I will have grapes or plums with it to excite my taste buds, even more.

This was a quick and easy dinner after a long time. And just perfect!


Katie said...

A wine picnic! One of my favorite meals, as well. I like a bit of smoked salmon thrown into it but that takes more planning. The apple and cheese looks perfect!

liberal foodie said...

smoked salmon, ooooooh that sounds like a great idea! I didn't think about it. Thanks!

The Egg said...

I shouldn't come here on an empty stomach. By the way, that's a cool tattoo!

Mallika said...

I did the same thing the other day with some sweet long red peppers, Spanish chorizo and goats cheese. Perfect for lazy nights in. Esp, the glass of vino!

cindy said...

yay! wine and cheese for dinner! i do that sometimes too, but i have smoked gouda and green olives, and lately i haven't been able to keep cheez-its in the house! yummy blog!