The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo49° Partly Cloudy and Breezy then Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi68° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo48° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi71° Slight Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo51° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi73° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Memorial Day

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo53° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi78° Sunny

Wine and the Stars and the Music

Send to Kindle
Print This

If you are a believer that the stars have anything to do with our destiny, this is for you.

Somehow this evening, in the vastness of the universe, those distant stars aligned.

Dinner: Beef Bourguignon. Wine: Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2005 Merlot.

We have long been fans of Scott Benson and his wines, as we are of all our local winemakers and their excellent wines, but hadn't had a Benson Estate wine in a while. I mean, after all, we can only consume so much! As we had used Merlot instead of Pinot Noir in preparing the beef , we brought up a Benson Merlot, thinking it would work well with our "Beef Merlot."

It did.

The beef dish was mellow, and so was the wine; fragrant, flavorful rich and smooth, it paired perfectly with our dinner. And providing a little music to accompany our meal was one of my favorite musicians with his first and probably best known hit: Don McLean and American Pie. Who can forget "....the day the music died?"

My favorite number, though, is Vincent - perhaps accompanied by coq au vin and a Benson Estate Pinot Noir? The stars will surely be aligned for this pairing.