Friday used to be about celebrating the end of a long work week; a fancier meal than your Wednesday Kraft dinner, better drinks than that last White Claw rattling around in your fridge, a chance to relax and let the stresses of the week fade away.
Introducing Fine Wine Friday: 3 special bottles to help inspire a special Friday night meal or just to make your mouth happy.
Terravista Vineyards 2018 Figaro Roussanne Viognier
A rich white full of apples, white flowers, yellow fruits, pear and a hint of ginger. This is a wine for miso-glazed halibut, or perhaps seared scallops or mussels & frites. A fennel and pear salad with parmesan would be an excellent vegetarian pairing.
Volcanic Hills 2014 Cab Franc
A medium-bodied red that has spent several years in bottle, ensuring that the oak and acidity are well-integrated for a smooth and enjoyable glass of wine. This has lots of red fruits and berries with a hint of spice and floral notes, making it perfect for pork tenderloin, tomato-based dishes, portabellos or even green olives.
Fairview Cellars 2016 The Bear bordeaux-style blend
Primarily Cab Sauv, Merlot and Cab Franc with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Blackberries, plums, currants and other dark berries abound with notes of leather, spice and vanilla. A full-bodied wine, this pairs extremely well with duck confit, steak or lamb, but can also be paired with a hearty dupuy lentil dish, braised mushrooms, bbq tofu or aged cheeses.