Why should kids get to enjoy all the fun and excitement of back-2-school?!
Quite certainly, adults need a playground, too - one where play leads to innovation and reward.... If you are an event planner, conference/meeting "junkie", or just OITW (out in the world) you know that from cronuts to gourmet grilled cheese and everything in between, Chefs are having a blast in the ever-evolving, no-holds-barred 20Teens playground. The more kooky or 'old school classic', the greater the delighting riff for foodies and the casual consumer alike.
Whether an individual trend is coming (donuts, cronuts and Pop Tarts) or going (cupcakes!), wine has been around for 12 THOUSAND years. It has outlived every up and down - and it continues to find its place in our hearts.
Here are 7 Worthy Wine Pairings not only to get you through the first full week back to school, but that give you key street cred as you and your tastebuds get throttled into Hipdom!
Classic Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly: Festive and fruity Lambrusco
Gourmet Peanut Butter & Apricot Jam: Exotic and spiced Gewurtztraminer
Ants on a Log: Sassy, grassy Gruner Veltliner
Apple Cider Donuts: Appley, Pear-y, bright and lactic White Burgundy
Sarma Pistachio Pop Tarts: Fleshy and zippy Spanish Albarino
Poutine: Gamey yet silky Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Gourmet "Spanish Fig & Olive" Grilled Cheese, w/ grated Manchego cheese: bold yet refined Priorat or Montsant red
Reinvented "BLT", aka zucchini latke, heirloom tomato and sweet corn custard w/bacon vinaigrette ~ Rustic and charming Nebbiolo
And, guess what?! These suggested wine pairings are just a starting point. There are many other fun directions to take, too. With wine, the options can be endless. So get out on the playground and start swinging!