Oh, picnics…the one thing about summer I dread parting ways with! When I saw a bump in temps this week and clearing of rainclouds, I thought I would try and squeeze in just one more before it’s too chilly to enjoy a good spread outdoors. Awhile back when walking through the Presidio, I noticed a few wooden picnic tables I had never seen before, so decided to pack up my picnic basket and met a friend for an afternoon to catch up in the sun. If you know me at all, you know that I love setting a scene, especially when it involves a rich a moody tablescape and a delicious bottle of wine…
With the nice weather, Belle Ambiance Chardonnay was an easy choice (and also around $10…picnics can get expensive, so I appreciate this price point!). If you’re a lover of Chardonnay, this one is unique and delicious. Nothing says fall happy hour quite like a wine with aromas of lemon zest, honeysuckle, and hints of toasty oak, set off by flavors of orchard-fresh green apples, pears, and creamy marshmallows. It was SO good paired with blue cheese and a rustic baguette. If you like a crisper white, their Pinot Grigio is perfect for picnics too–and it has a screw-off cap, to boot. Also, tip for you fellow picnic lovers–if you freeze grapes they make for perfect wine chillers!
This afternoon was just lovely. No winds, blue skies, just a slight crispness in the air–glasses were half full to say the least!
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