Maybe aging is finally affecting us, because everyone in Wine Club is finally trying to be sorta kinda healthy. Don't worry, we're still dipping into some mac and cheese or pizza on occasion, but we're making more room for green things. In this spirit, we had a "healthy favorites" wine club that was super delicious! Only problem? I ate so much it couldn't possibly be considered healthy!
We chose wines we thought would suit our respective dishes. We sampled:
- Sheep Thrills Pinot Grigio: Delicate floral and tropical fruit aromas, perfect with my bell pepper panzanella.
- Love Noir Pinot Noir: This is an especially delicious and lush pinot noir with "generous notes of dark cherry." It was a fantastic match for our espresso-soaked steak.
- Alamos Malbec: Ripe red fruit flavors with notes of vanilla and anise.
- Kris Pinot Grigio: Hints of lime, tangerine, apricots and almonds with a long finish.
Savor the Olive's espresso oil, and Lauren's Fresh Market fruit and custard tart.
On the other side of the table, we had Ashleigh's Famous Kiwi Guacamole, Lauren's amazing quinoa salad and my bell pepper panzanella (from a Plated recipe).
My overloaded (and delicious!) plate. I can pretty much wholeheartedly vouch that all of these were tremendous, and — maybe not together — healthy options.
Click for the panzanella and guacamole recipes!