Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It's opening night in Seattle for the Mariners, and since I'm stuck in cold, rainy Brooklyn I can't be there for the game. Instead, I opened up a bottle of wine and tried some cheese I picked up last weekend at Fairway.
The wine is a Michele Chiarlo Barbera D'Asti Superiore 2006, one of the best, least expensive table wines out there. It's pretty mild and goes with almost anything and can be found for $7-$8 a bottle pretty easily. It's the kind of wine that's always good to have around and is almost worth picking up by the case. The not-Costco liquor and wine store next to Costco in Red Hook sells it, which is where I picked up this bottle (which was one of many).
The cheese is langres, a creamy French cheese similar in texture to brie, but a little more salty and tangy. I was browsing Fairway's pretty great cheese selection and decided on this on a whim. I wanted soemthing easy to spread onto crackers, but with a little more punch. This fit the bill nicely.
Hope everyone's staying dry and warm tonight. I thought Spring was supposed to be here by now?