We are thrilled to share a post from one of our newest Cultivar Wine Bloggers, Kat of KatWalkSF. Kat is a Lifestyle Blogger with a ton of gorgeous Fashion on her site and recently she added food (lucky for her readers). Below she shares a great Charcuterie picnic she enjoyed pairing with some Cultivar Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. We are sharing a snippet of her post below. To see the entire post visit KatWalkSF.
"Well, this week is different! I teamed up with Columbus Craft Meats and their (killer) Charcuterie Sampler to host a rooftop happy hour (on my friend’s gorgeous rooftop deck) in San Francisco. The Columbus team made this oh-so-easy for me by making user-friendly packaging for the anti-chef. The charcuterie plated beautifully and paired easily with the local selections of cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives and wine I snagged at my neighborhood market."
Cultivar's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc paired perfectly with the charcuterie board and instantly impressed my guests.
"Now, the team over at Columbus made the charcuterie sampler for people like me. And by people like me, I mean people who love to eat and socialize but just don’t know how to do it!
The Castelvetrano olives in the white bowl were a major hit. Sometimes referred to as the “rich man’s black olive,” they are easily recognized by their distinctive bright green hue and meaty, buttery flesh. They paired perfectly with the charcuterie and instantly impressed my guests.
Next, I added some fresh basil to the board for a pop of color. I didn’t intend for any of my friends to EAT the basil…but I happened to turn around and catch one of my buddies shoveling it into his mouth…so much for a green garnish!
And of course, there was cheese! For this, I really had to trust my local cheesemonger. He steered me towards a couple different Spanish manchego cheeses and an aged parmesan. The parmesan had peppery notes to it, adding a bit of spice to the board."
Photos by Garry Alexander photography