Updated: Oct 17, 2019
As I ponder on what to serve for dinner tonight, I think a Friday simple serving is the ticket! Perhaps aged cheese, roasted garlic and tomatoes with fresh basil from the garden, organic focaccia bread, and a glass of red wine?
I am rereading through a book I thoroughly enjoyed, entitled, Bread & Wine. The stories are inviting, but the recipes are even more tempting! I thought I would share not only a short review on this fine book, but also a list of wines to savor as you make your dinner tonight and the ones to come.
Bread & Wine, By Shauna Niequist
This nourishing read is written in a combined form of recipes, real-life stories, reflections, and a love letter style to what happens when we invite others into our lives. It is real, it is raw, and it’s filled with delightful dishes! Goat Cheese Biscuits have become my new thing to pair with hearty soups and a glass of red wine, thanks to the author! She connects nourishment and provision with the hand of God, and the sacredness of fellowship with breaking bread. This mixture of stories and food will inspire you to get cooking, call your friends, get out your special occasion dishes, and say grace with true gratitude!
If you do appreciate vino, continue to read on to view a list of suggested wines and links. Pair a good book or a delicious dinner with...
A cosmic glass of SkyFall Vineyard, Red Blend, 2015. Oaky to start then ripe dark berries to finish! Find this Columbia Valley Red Blend at: http://www.skyfallvineyard.com/index.php
Pair with an array of olives, sprigs of fresh herbs, and gorgonzola cheese. Cheers with 2015 San Polo Toscana Rubio Sangiovese... a medium-bodied, fruity, with notes of cocoa. Find at San Polo's beautiful website: http://www.poggiosanpolo.com/en/home.php or at Wine Library's store: https://bit.ly/2UbHCW5
Toast to the weekend with an inspiring glass of this limited edition, dark red wine blend. One glass is enough for me. This is a strong brew! Gnarly Head’s 1924: https://bit.ly/2CyxCym
Coastal Estates Merlot has hints of pepper, toasty oak and black cherry stand out in this ripe red! Find at: www.bvcoastal.com/wines/our-wines
Ava Grace Rose is not too sweet, more on the dry side, and tastes of honeysuckle with a touch of apricots. It is divine with fresh fruit! Find Ava Grace: https://www.avagracevineyards.com/
Robert Mondavi's Bourbon Barrel Chardonnay is rich, creamy, and a unique aged flavor for a Chardonnay- one of my favorite Chardonnays! https://www.robertmondaviprivateselection.com/california-wine/bourbon-aged-chardonnay
What's on your menu tonight?