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One of the best parts about moving into a new neighborhood, is having an opportunity to make new friends. Alex and I love to entertain and throw fancy gatherings and this weekend we get a chance to do just that! We are hosting a wine and cheese night, complete with our favorite jazzy playlist, fun conversation starters and our (guest only) fancy silverware! There are a few different options on the menu for our guests to enjoy, like a variety of different cheeses and charcuterie as well as my go-to Nectarine and Gorgonzola Crostini. We are paring our spread with Notable Wines Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay and Notable Wines Oaky & Buttery Chardonnay for all of our guests to enjoy.
We are particularly excited about this wine, because it’s the first wine that highlights the flavor profiles on the front of the bottle, so there is no guessing game. The bottle elegantly showcases it’s taste on the front label helping us choose which wine pairs best with what we’re serving. I chose the fruit and crispy Chardonnay to pair with my Nectarine and Gorgonzola Crostini, because it has citrus, melon, and peach notes. The flavor profiles of the Notable Wines Fruity & Crisp Chardonnay compliment the sweetness of the nectarine, tartiness of the Gorgonzola, and the calming sweetness of the honey.
Nectarine Gorgonzola and Red Onion Crostini
- 1 small baguette sliced diagonally
- 4oz crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 1 nectarine thinly sliced
- 1/4 of red onion thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Honey for drizzle
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place baguette on a roasting sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes or until golden
- Remove crostini and layer with nectarine, gorgonzola and red onion and return to the oven for two more minutes
- Plate the crostini in a serving dish and drizzle the honey on top.
Choosing a good wine can be a difficult task, and I am all about wines that display their flavor profile for all to see.
Here’s to making new friends and to great wine!