Remember your holiday party ? Well, at ours we drank quite a bit of this lovely Loire White that night and much merriment was had by all. Don't let the timing fool you, though, this wine being a hit at our holiday party doesn't mean it'll be out of place at your spring time table.
Blog Archive for May 2012
Spring is the season of all things fresh and in that spirit Pastoral is proud to present this week's pairing of Fresh Chevre from Prairie Fruits Farm from right here in Illinois (Urbana-Champaign to be exact) and Chenin Blanc from Graziano Family Wines in California. It's a bright, crisp pairing perfect for a sunny May afternoon on the patio with friends or out in the park.
A project from North Coast wherein money is donated to the Thelonius Monk Jazz Institute for every purchase. For those not in the know, Thelonius Monk was a one-of-a-kind piano player, whose powerful and unconventional style is recognizeable upon hearing. "Brilliant Corners" is an outstanding album.
This week's pairing may seem more harvest-inspired at first glance but once you get a taste of it, you'll realize how amazingly light and seasonally appropriate it is. Enjoy!
It's May which means the Kentucky Derby is back and, as if on cue, summer appears to have shown up for the weekend as well! If you're anything like us here at Pastoral, the Derby weekend is a choice opportunity to have a party with your friends and neighbors and consume copious amounts of bourbon, burgoo, and derby pie.