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Summertime Charcuterie with Whipped Feta + Butterfly Effect Rose Grenache #WorldWineTravel

This month our #WorldWineTravel group is exploring white wines in Victoria, Australia.  Our host is Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm.  Thank you, Wendy!

This month we are trying something new, instead of a Twitter chat, you are invited to join us in a Zoom meeting.  We will talk about our pairings and wines, and probably go down some fun rabbit holes about Australian whites from Victoria.  Check back here to see how to join us.

We were supposed to go camping this past weekend, and our first night of camping is always a charcuterie board and a great wine, a reward for all the work to set up camp.  However, the weather was not accommodating us, so we decided to stay home.  We had purchased our food, however, so we decided to cook all our camping meals at home.  Like my husband called it, "Staycamping."

Our charcuterie board looks typical, but one thing we like to do is to try something new on it.  This trip we were making Whipped Feta with Honey, and boy, I am glad we did.  This simple yet wonderful spread was amazing on our board.  I read about it on Pioneer Woman's newsletter this week.  Of course, we did our own thing with it and it was delicious.

The wine we choose to feature was this mouthwatering Rose of Grenache from The Butterfly Effect. It's price point is around $10 and is an easy sipping rose with ripe peach and cherry.  It is medium bodied, and a bit on the dry side, which is what we love.  It goes with so many foods and was perfect for this charcuterie board we built. 

I found this map on the internet and made my own Victoria wine zone map.  The Butterfly Effect is in the Port Phillip area of Southeast Victoria.  The area is known for their pinot noir and chardonnay and  Shiraz.  There is a large variation in topography and climate throughout Port Phillip but mostly considered as cool climate due to its closeness to the Bass Strait. Cool winds extend the growing season.

It's like I was back in High School, labeling and drawing maps for social studies class!

Check out these other bloggers who have reviewed some Southern Australian white wines!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Wine and charcuterie make life worth living!!!!

  2. I love the idea of always trying something new with a cheese & charcuterie board - keep it fresh!

  3. That whipped feta sounds absolutely delicious! I'm sorry your camping weekend was cancelled but I love the idea of charcuterie as the camping weekend opening spread as a reward.


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