Happy New Year!
Hope you all enjoyed your New Year's Eve the other night. We entertained some family members, and served a French Bistro-type menu. Here were the dishes and accompanied wines:
Mussels steamed in white wine, butter, garlic and shallots
Rosemary olive oil bread
Coquilles St. Jacques
Baby spinach salad with bleu cheese vinaigrette
Mumm Napa Valley Cuvee M
Toast at midnight: Domaine St. Michelle Blancs de Blancs
Molten chocolate cake
I've always been a big fan of both the Cuvee M and any sparkling wines from Domaine St. Michelle. The Cuvee M has a good amount of Pinot Noir in the blend, giving it a gorgeous blush color (not QUITE as pink as a rose sparkling wine, though...) and lots of fresh peach aromas and flavors and nice complexity. And the DSM Blancs de Blancs is just a good all around, versatile sparkling wine.
Hope your holidays were spent with good friends and family, good conversation and fantastic food and wine. Here's a toast to a happy and healthy 2007. And keep checking my Blog for more wine tips, news, suggestions and advice.