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The Pretty in Pink Line-up for #WinePW and a Chevre Dip with a Cherry on Top

This month I am hosting the first quarter event for the Wine Pairing Weekend group. You can read my invitation. And I am so excited to read all of the pink wine pairings.

Here is what the #WinePW writers have planned...

Also, I will be hosting a Threads chat on Saturday morning at 8am Pacific time. Follow the hashtag #WinePW if you are interested, but please exercise patience and kindness as we all learn how to navigate the new platform.

A Chevre Dip with a Cherry on Top

This is the perfect mostly hands-off appetizer for any casual dinner party or a date night in. The best part about this: how easy and flexible this dish can be. This version pairs the earthy creaminess of chevre with the sweetness of cherries in syrup and the rich tangy kick of a cherry balsamic vinegar. I actually made this when my best friend was waiting around in town for her son while he was at a school dance.


  • 8 ounces soft goat cheese

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 2-3 Tablespoons cherry balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • salt, if needed (I don't usually add salt)

  • Amarena Toschi Italian Black Cherries in Syrup for garnish

  • Also needed: crackers for serving


Spread the cheese over the bottom of shallow bowl or rimmed plate. Sprinkle with Bruschetta Seasoning and black pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Let stand for, at least, 15 minutes before serving. But leaving it for at least an hour is preferable. Scatter black cherries over the top.

Serve with your favorite crackers. On Saturday you will see my tasting notes for the wine I paired with this dip: Field Recordings Pét-Nat Rosé 2022. Stay tuned!

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