Today, June 4th 2016, is National Cheese Day. Which means we’ll need some wine to pair with it, of course!
FBI Agent Carlos Gaspar can help us whet our appetites. You remember the meal he devours in Jack in the Green, right?
“The combination of ripe Bartlett pears, Gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts and vinaigrette perfectly blended. A dry Cabernet would have made the meal one of his wife’s all-time top five.”
-Jack in the Green: The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series By Diane Capri
Because of the research on genealogy that I’ve been doing for my upcoming Michael Flint novel, we talked this week about how our genes affect our affinity for coffee. I wonder how genes affect our affinity for cheese!? That’s a topic for another time, I suppose, but interesting to think about until next time.
Meanwhile, here’s your ultimate guide to selecting a wine to go with your favorite cheese:
And finally, this blog wouldn’t be complete some “cheesy” grammar humor for all you book lovers like myself:
Have I outdone myself with this cheesy pun? Ha! Happy National Cheese Day!
So what’s your favorite wine and cheese pairing? Leave a comment below and let me know!
A magician walked down the street and turned into a bar.
Kangaroo walked into a tavern and ordered a dry martini, put a fifty dollar bill on the bar. Bartender put the martini in front of the kangaroo and a twenty dollar bill in change. Bartender looked at the kangaroo. “Um, ‘scuse me but might you be a kangaroo?” Kangaroo took a sip, nodded, “Indeed, sir, I am a kangaroo.” “Thought so; just we don’t get many Kangaroos in here, ya see.” says the barkeep. Kangaroo look at his drink, the change and the bartender, “And at the prices you charge for a bottom shelf martini, you will not get many more, either…”
Emanthaller and a good oaky Chard, preferably from Temecula County, CA (Calloway is nice) or a Lindemans Semillon/Chardonnay