Thursday, July 12, 2012

Breakfast for Dinner

It's getting late.  You've been working/traveling/ get the idea.  Dinner needs to be dealt with right away.  What do many people do these days?  Breakfast for dinner.  What wine goes with scrambled eggs? Well, that depends.
If you're adding a daring sauté of shishitos (Japanese peppers) and roasted red peppers with a side of spicy sausage, try a savory Grenache-Syrah blend from the Rhône Valley.  There are countless delicious, affordable Côte-du-Rhône Villages to choose from.  Or if you're willing to notch-it-up, open a savory Côte-Rôtie for a blast of bacony goodness.  Add crusty baguette and this is the perfect quick dinner anytime.

For summer out-on-the-porch dining, lighter fare is in order.  A recent post-travel meal included creamy slow-scrambled eggs with goat cheese, 9-Grain toast, and slices of tomato picked fresh from the garden.  The wine?  A translucent ruby gem called Pink Fiddle.  This rosé of Pinot Noir is by winemaker Kathy Joseph, owner of Fiddlehead Cellars. Kathy makes gorgeous Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  Lucky for us she also makes a little bit of rosé each year.
It's completely dry, but so packed with luscious fruit it explodes with flavors of ripe strawberry and cherry.  With the creamy eggs and vibrant tomato it is a perfect trio of taste. Look for Pink Fiddle at your local wine shop.  The supply is very limited and usually runs out by summer's end.  But it's worth searching for.


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