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Tempranillo and Mahón

By mahir | March 18, 2011

WEEKEND WINE & CHEESE RECOMMENDATION

Take a break in Spanish style this weekend with a glass of Tempranillo and a wedge of Mahon!

Though red Tempranillo production originated in Spain, there are popular New World varieties from Argentina and Chile. These traditionally young wines have a shorter life on the vine. Each glass teases the palate with a variety of flavors ranging from tobacco and vanilla to berries and plum.

Mahon is a stellar semi-firm, cow’s milk cheese that hails from the island of Menorca. It’s got a bit of a bite with a sharp lemon-ey, salty flavors. This cheese crumbles like an aged cheddar and goes best with a simple cracker that won’t compete for your attention.

Close your eyes and you can almost smell the salty, Mediterranean breeze as you’re dazzled by Tempranillo and Mahon.

Check out other wine and cheese recommendations:
Fleur de Maquis and Sauvingnon Blanc
Valedon and Sauternes
Morbier and Pinot Noir
Merlot and Appenzeller Cheese
Midnight Moon and Cabernet Sauvingon

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