Saturday is National Picnic Day! Get outside and enjoy the weather with family and friends with this three-course Spring Picnic Wine Trio, complete with recipes paired with three Sunstone wines.
Each of these wines is available for purchase individually, but you can save 32% by buying all 3 together for just $99. Enjoy!
PINOT-FRIENDLY CHEESE & FRUIT BOARD
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2019 PINOT NOIR, SBC
A cheese and fruit platter is easy to put together and portable enough for a picnic. While wine and cheese is one of the most traditional pairings out there, not all wines pair with all cheeses. We’ve created this specially-curated cheese and fruit board recipe that pairs perfectly with not only Pinot Noir, but with THIS specific Pinot Noir. Light-bodied reds like Pinot are best paired with medium/semi-soft cheeses like Comté (not to be confused with its “cousin” Gruyere) and Gouda. If you enjoy an even softer style, then Brie works well too, especially because it can take on a mushroom-like earthiness as it ages. In addition to the cheese pairings, we’ve recommended some fruits, butters and jellies to add to the platter that will accentuate the cherry, plum, raspberry and fig flavors in the wine. Enjoy!
BEEF & BLUE SANDWICH
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2019 MALBEC RESERVE
Sandwiches are another easy-to-make no-brainer to bring to a picnic. While sandwiches are usually paired with white wines, we think this one goes perfectly with our 2019 Malbec Reserve. As many people know, beef and red meat are usually a natural pairing with red wines. The grilled onions in this sandwich complement the roasted/smoky flavors in the wine. But what sets this pairing apart is the blue cheese. Malbec is one of the few reds that can consistently stand up to pungent, soft cheese like blue cheese. This wine is drinking extremely well right now, so it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
honey pineapple cookies
Paired With: SUNSTONE 2020 SYMPHONIE DU SOLEIL
Cookies are another simple, portable food that you can enjoy on a picnic. We chose this recipe because it perfectly matches the pineapple and honey notes in this Rhone-style white blend. The cinnamon and nutmeg in the cookies also goes well with the spice character in wine. What a perfect way to end an enjoyable afternoon outdoors!