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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

On 4:37 PM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine in    No comments
My wife and I spend a lot of our dinner hours on the roof of our building, tar beach. We'll bring up some wine, cheese, salad, salumi and call it dinner.

The 2006 Paul Blanck Pinot Blanc is a perfect wine for this type of dinner. It's very clean tasting wine. A little lemon curd, a little peach. Fairly dry, but not high acidity by any means. A perfect accompaniment for soft cheeses, with enough flavor to handle a low acidity, heirloom tomato.

In a similar vein, we took just that kind of picnic to Central Park Sunday night, before the NY Shakespeare Festival production of Hair. Good bread, some Prosciutto, Serrano Ham, a few different cheeses (Truffle Tremor from Northern California is delicious), olives, some salami - a perfect picnic. For wine, we had a chilled bottle of Chateau du Donjon Minervois Rose. Some nice berry notes, a beautiful nose, and thirst quenching acidity.

Finally, it was back to the roof last night. First, we drove up to the New York Botanical Garden in the afternoon to see the Henry Moore exhibit. There are twenty large scale sculptures scattered throughout the Garden. Some are captivating, others bewildering, but all on a grand scale. After a day in the sun, all we were up for was our typical summer dinner. This time, we added melon and figs to our Parmigiana, Prosciutto, tomatoes and cucumbers. We washed it down with a bottle of Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The ripe melon and citrus flavors worked very well with our simple supper.

Paul
09/02/2008

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