Yep, it's officially summer, and I couldn't be happier! There's something about the warm weather, the long days, and the laid back vibe, that really speaks to me.
So I was excited when Total Wine & More asked me to purchase wine off their Top 15 Wines of Summer List, and share how I enjoyed it.
I'm a big fan of sauvignon blanc. I love its crispness and earthiness, and I think it pairs well with fresh, summer foods.
So last week, when my daughter was away, I did some very exciting entertaining. I surprised my husband with the Total Wine & More recommended Cottesbrook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and these easy antipasto skewers.
Being both entrepreneurs and parents, my husband and I don't get a lot of relaxing evenings together.
So it was such a treat to have a night where we could sip delicious wine, eat yummy food, and really enjoy each other's company. No one makes me laugh like my husband!
But first, I need to tell you about my antipasto skewers... These couldn't be easier, and because they're served cold, they make the perfect summer appetizer. I made these in about 10 minutes.
- Italian salami (2 types)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Whole milk mozzarella ( doused in olive oil with a touch of black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt)
- Black olives
- Green olives
- Roasted red and yellow peppers
- Marinated artichoke hearts
- Fresh basil
Even though antipasto means "before the meal," I wanted my antipasto skewers to feel like a meal, so I added lots of prosciutto, salami, and mozzarella.
The mix of colors, textures, and flavors worked -- they tasted salty, creamy, crisp, fresh, and rich. And it's always fun to eat with your hands, especially while enjoying a great glass of wine.
Now let me share a little more about the wine. If you like citrus and pineapple notes, minerality, and zing, this is the wine for you. This is my favorite wine profile, so I will be buying more!
My husband and I had the perfect, easy night!
And here are two more bottles of wine I picked from the Total Wine & More summer list (Louis Bouillot Perle d'Aurore Rose and Oak Ridge Zinfandel), so we can have a few more perfect, easy nights together!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More. The opinions and text are all mine.