The holiday we can ALL celebrate has arrived, friends! IT’S NATIONAL WINE DAY! (proof that God loves us, amen!?) To celebrate, we are featuring two of our favorites with a few of their respective charcuterie board pairings and we think you will absolutely love them!
First on the docket is our Dellatorri Chianti. This beautiful Italian wine boasts bright, cherry aromas and soft vanilla and berry flavors and pairs OH SO PERFECTLY with all your pasta dreams! When being paired with charcuterie, we highly recommend featuring some tomatoes, mozzarella cheeses, parmesan cheeses, mushroom flavors, and, believe it or not, BBQ flavors! We promise your taste buds will thank us!
Next up is our Dellatorri Pinot Grigio. This lovely Italian gal shows off with her citrus, mineral, and flint aromas and abundant fruitiness. And in the hot summer heat that we’re in right now, we think it’s the perfect wine to chill next to your charcuterie board! Speaking of — if you’re doing a little charcuterie with this one, we highly suggest adding some veggie flavors — lettuce, green beans, radishes — and complimenting those with some fruity additions like apples and pears. And of course, don’t forget the cheese! Ricotta is the perfect pairing for this wine!
No matter how you choose to celebrate National Wine Day, we are simply saying this: JUST MAKE SURE TO CELEBRATE IT SOME HOW, SOME WAY! We think you earned it! 😉
As always, you can follow along on social media with us @corksandcheers for videos, pictures, pairing suggestions, and much more!
What would we be good for around here if not to give you every excuse in the book to enjoy a glass of wine as part of a national holiday!? Another national holiday to celebrate another wine, you ask!? YES and YES. And you’re welcome. Again.
This time, we’re celebrating Zinfandel Day! And instead of just suggesting a glass of Zin for you to enjoy, we’ve included one of our timeless recipes to help you spice it up a little bit! Don’t get us wrong — just a normal glass of Zinfandel is a great option, but sometimes it’s just fun to make it a mixer!
So — allow us to introduce you to our Cranberry-Lime Zinfandel Mixer. It’s DELISH and honestly would be a fantastic drink to serve at all the holiday parties you have coming up! Nothing says holiday cocktail quite like cranberries, right!?
Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Zinopolis Zinfandel
-2 cups Cranberry Juice
-2-3 tbsp Lime Juice (to taste)
-2/3 cup Sparkling Water
-Lime, sliced for garnish
Here’s how you make it:
Disclaimer: as per usual with our recipes, this is about as easy as it comes.
Start by combining your wine, cranberry juice, lime juice, and cranberries in a pitcher, then chill in the refrigerator. Once chilled and right before serving, add your sparkling water. Garnish with lime and enjoy!
Not a mixer kind’a gal? No worries! Our Zinopolis Zinfandel is amazing by itself! It’s a full bodied wine with dark berry flavors, and it is incredibly smooth and velvety. We can’t say enough good things about this bottle! Grab yours at your local Kroger!