Just out this week Bin 702 has new wine pairing specials through the month of April.
Each wine was chosen for its quality and value. We then brought some wine samples over to our friends at Michael’s Gourmet Pantry (definitely check out their retail shop Cured & Whey) and spent some time tasting for the perfect cheese & salami pairings.
Below is a brief description on what we thought were the perfect pairings for this month. Please stop in and see if you agree. We’d love to hear from you.
The Bin 702 Team
March Cheese & Wine Pairing
Four Fat Fowl
ST. STEPHEN as described by the producers at Four Fat Fowl
Our first cheese is a beautiful, hand-crafted triple cream that bursts with buttery and milky overtones. A smooth, silky interior made from all natural jersey cow’s milk and fresh jersey cream creates the perfect texture, while our soft, bloomy rind adds an earthy flavor with nutty undertones. St. Stephen will leave you wanting more to share with a friend and a glass of bubbly. This classic cheese works anytime of day – spread it on your toast for breakfast, serve it as an appetizer before dinner or dress it up with some honey or berries for a fancy dessert.
MOLÉ SALAMI as described by the producers at Elevation
Inspired by the famous Mexican mole this salami is made with a spice blend of chilies, garlic, cinnamon and oregano. A local chocolate stout is used to add the authentic flavor derived from a slow cooked mole. Made with 100% humanely raised pork.
Ken Wright Chardonnay
CELILO VINEYEARD 2013 CHARDONNAY as described by the producers at Ken Wright Cellars
This bottling is 100% chardonnay from the Celilo vineyard located in White Salmon, Washington. Celilo is a unique vineyard situated on a 1,000 foot bluff overlooking the Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge. It lies on the South face of Mount Underwood, which is currently an inactive volcano. The soil is pulverized basalt, extremely porous and loose, which promotes deep rooting. The vineyard was planted in 1983. Unlike the Chardonnay grown in the hot eastern desert of Washington, this is a much cooler site. As a result, the fruit retains more aciditiy and the wine displays a clean mineral character with an expanisve texture.
Terre Siciliane is the region-wide IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title for Sicily. IGT allows freedom for winemakers producing wine that do not qualify for DOC and DOCG status. The name Terre Siciliane translates literally as "Sicilian lands".
This wine has classic notes of raspberry and plum on the nose followed by dark berry fruit and hints of licorice on the palate.