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...
A Dozen Rosés for Valentines and Galentines Part 1: 6 CA Wines + Monte Cristo Sandwiches and Part 2: 6 Old World Wines + Croque Monsieur Sandwiches by Wine Predator...Gwendolyn Alley
Is Pink Wine the New Winter White? by My Full Wine Glass
Kimchi Spaghetti with Black Girl Magic Rosé by Cooking Chat
Marry Me Chicken and Cantina Zaccagnini Il Vino Dal Tralcetto Rose; A Perfect Pairing for your Valentine by A Day in the Life on the Farm Oltrepo' Cruasé Wines Paired With Sette Cene Extravaganza by Avvinare
Pink Pét-Nats from Around the World with Some Loved Up Bites by Culinary Cam (you're here)
Please Be Vine Rosé Bubbles! byThe Quirky Cork
Rose-shaped pasta and Rosé! by Crushed Grape Chronicles
Salmon en Papillote with Coopers Hawk Katie Lee Biegel Rosé by Our Good Life
Shrimp Scampi Pizza Paired with Masciarelli Montepulciano Rosé by Vino Travels
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!