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Whey of the Vine Spring

  • POSTED Mar 5th, 2024
  • BY Todd Templin, CSW

The sun is picking up steam and rising earlier, the birds are creating more fuss on our morning walks, and spring is in the air! It is time to enjoy afternoon and evening meals with vibrant, fun wines to celebrate the change to warmer weather. And what better way than with some great cheese, as well? 

Take a look at the wine recommendations below to welcome spring, and some beautiful cheese pairings to enjoy alongside. All you'll need is some crusty bread and accoutrements such as olives, marcona almonds, charcuterie, mustards, jams, fresh fruit, and cornichons from DLM!

Blueberry Goat Cheese

Blueberry Goat Cheese

A sweet, tangy, and savory appetizer guaranteed to impress a crowd!

Somerdale Wensleydale Lemon & Honey

A fresh, young cheese taken at only three weeks old. It has a unique clean, mild, slightly sweet flavor with a honeyed aftertaste. 

Wensleydale Lemon and Honey Cheese
Cottonwood River Reserve Cheddar

Cottonwood River Reserve Cheddar

Made from raw milk and aged for 8 months, this cheese has a full flavor with slightly sweet, citrus notes.

P'tit Basque

Dry texture with an earthy, nutty flavor. Expect numerous floral and sweet caramel notes.

P'tit Basque
Deer Creek the Blue Jay

Deer Creek The Blue Jay

A beautiful blue with piney notes derived from strong-willed juniper berries that are crushed and infused into it creating a botanical Wisconsin blue.

Welcome Spring With These Wine Pairings 

Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc

A lovely Sauvignon Blanc with great minerality, acidity, and bursting with lemon, apricot, and white peach. Pair with the Somerdale Wensleydale Lemon & Honey.

De Stefani Prosecco Rosé

Super dry and elegant, this sparkling wine is a blend of Glera and Pinot Nero that exudes a nice hint of apple and raspberry fruits. It shines with Blueberry Goat Cheese.

Floriography Blooming White & Blooming Red

Hailing from the Western Cape of South Africa from fifth-generation producers, these are perfect for spring. The white is a blend of Bukettraube, Muscat, Gewürztraminer, and Weisser Riesling creating a floral and aromatic wine. The red is a South African Rhône-style blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Pair with the nutty flavor of P’tit Basque.

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

This blue chip producer makes stunning Pinot Noir that is magical when paired with food. Savory in the palate and showing beautiful red fruits with hints of rose petal, floral spice, and great weight. Perfect with Deer Creek The Blue Jay, a salmon salad, or at your Easter dinner with Heavenly Ham®.


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