Man does not live by barbecue and beer alone, even in the summer. Sometimes he needs wine and cheese.
Man -- that would be you, bunky -- is therefore in luck, as over the next several weeks, five local Whole Foods Markets will be pouring their top ten summer wines, each paired to a different artisanal cheese. Even luckier is the price: $10 a person at three of the stores, $00 a person (that's right, free) at the two others.
And if you taste something you like, wine and cheese prices have been reduced too, from $1 to $6 off the typical bottle cost and $1 to $4 off the usual per-pound cost of cheese.
The participating stores and dates/times are:
Friday, June 25, 7 to 8 p.m.
- Palm Beach Gardens (11701 Lake Victoria
Gardens Ave., 561-691-8550), Sunday, June 27, 2 to 4 p.m., free.
Lauderdale (2000 N. Federal Highway, 954-565-5655), Wednesday, June 30, 6
to 8 p.m.
- Coral Springs,
Thursday, July 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Wellington (2635 State Road 7,
561-904-4000), Friday, July 23, 6 to 8 p.m, free.
To register, call your
local store and look up the tasting in the calendar section.
for the important stuff, the booze and food. Presto Brut Rosé with
capricho de cabra, Sokol Blosser Evolution with epoisses, Opala Vinho
Verde with robiola, Low and Stars Riesling with Humboldt Fog, Pisato
Pinot Grigio with sarvecchio, Pazo de Serantellos Albarino with
manchego, Green Truck Chardonnay with Kilaree cheddar, Valdemar
Tempranillo with gran queso, Malenchini Red Label Chianti with
parmigiano-reggiano, Concannon "Conservancy" Petite Sirah with reserve
gouda, and Rosenblum Vintner's Cuvee Zinfandel with buttermilk blue.
And that should hold you for the summer.