Wine & Words Wednesday has arrived and not a moment too soon! This week is has an important accompaniment: cheese. All the cheese and for good reason, I promise (I mean, is cheese ever a bad idea? I think not). This Wednesday’s wine of the week comes from McLaren Vale favourite Coriole Vineyards. Coriole is located south of Adelaide and has the most gorgeous cellar door. A quaint little cottage filled with delicious wine and local produce. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. The wine I have selected is their 2013 Dancing Fig. Named after the figs that grow on their estate and dance in the wind while growing on the trees. This wine is blend of morvedre, grenache and shiraz that I could not walk away from after tasting. Earthy and smooth tasting Im excited to delve into this one. What am I paring it with this week you ask?
Well, thinking about figs, delicious cheese and all things food related I can’t help but jump to my favourite novel that is about all things food related. Julie & Julia is the hilarious recount of Julie Powell’s adventure that was cooking her way through every single recipe in Julia Child’s cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I listened to this as an audiobook on a trip home and found myself laughing the whole way home. This novel is well-written and entertaining and you can help but root for Julie the whole way. Anyone who enjoys cooking with love this book, understanding Julies struggles along the way from overcoming her dislike of eggs to facing live lobsters.
Settle in with a delicious cheese platter, with figs of course, this delightful novel and a bottle of The Dancing Fig and entertain not just your mind but your tastebuds. Cheese, good wine and someone else’s cooking struggles? You cannot go wrong.