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7/5/17

Summer Cooking with Cathclaire + Notable Wine

This post has been compensated by Notable Wines.  All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #chardonnation #notablesummer #CollectiveBias


Is there anything better than warm weather, a glass of Chardonnay, and fresh treats? I am really excited to share one of my go-to, quick and easy appetizers that I love to enjoy in the summer months, whether I am at home with my hubby or taking a dish to a get together with friends. Not only is this treat super easy, but choosing which Chardonnay to suit you has never been easier with this new wine I am about to share with you that launched this year!

I don't know about you guys, but I find myself pulling out my phone way too often when I am in the wine aisle at the grocery store. There are so many wines out there and I can't possibly know what kind of flavors to expect from each one beyond the basic knowledge I have of each varietal. I have gotten home after a grocery trip disappointed more times than I can count because I guessed wrong about the flavors of a wine!

That being said,  I am so excited to share with you Notable wines. Not only do they have wines that vary in different styles, regions, and taste - but they also put the taste notes of the wine right on the front of the label! Notable is the first wine to highlight flavor profiles like this and I don't know about you, but this makes maneuvering through the wine aisle much less confusing.

While Notable makes your trip through the wine section that much more refined & easier, they also have two expressive Chardonnays that I want to share with you guys today. One has notes that are on the oaky and buttery side and one has flavors that are more crisp & fruity. Both of these Chardonnays pair perfectly with my goat cheese crostinis that I love to enjoy in the summer. Who can turn down anything with goat cheese?






Summer Goat Cheese Crostinis Tutorial

What You'll Need:

1 loaf of french bread or if you're lazy like me, pre-cut crostinis
1 package of strawberries
4 oz of plain goat cheese
1 Jar of balasmic glaze







1. Cut your bread into crostinis and toast them in the oven at 375 for 8 mins.
2. While Crostinis are toasting, wash strawberries & slice them into approximately 1 inch pieces.3. Remove Crostinis from the oven and cut 1/2 inch slivers of goat cheese for each crostini. Place on crostini and return into oven for 5 mins.

4. Add 2 slices of strawberry to each crostini.
5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste and you are now the fanciest gal at the get together, or at your house :)




I hope you guys enjoyed this Summer Goat Cheese Crostini tutorial. Definitely keep it in mind when you need a quick and easy treat to share with friends or to enjoy at home with a lovely glass of Chard!

xo Cath

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