International Garnacha/Grenache Day is on September 15th! It is the perfect excuse to drink wine with your friends and eat delicious food.
I invited my friends over to share my lovely Wines of Garnacha and Wines of Gernache collection. Garnacha/Gernache wines are a very expressive wines from sweet, fresh, and fruity to intensely mineral in some cases with a wide range of aromas depending on their origin. They are an exceptional value priced between $10 to $20.
Grenache and Garnacha wines offers a diverse portfolio of wines in all colors to include dry still wines and Vins Doux Naturels (Fortified Sweet Wines). Their versatility makes them ideal for pairing to any cuisine. Their expressive range of aromas and flavors make them perfect for the casual drinker or the wine collector.
To celebrate #GrenacheDay and #GarnachaDay, I invited some friends over for wine and tapas in my backyard for some outside entertaining. I made a nice variety of tasty finger foods, but what stole the show were my Asparagus and Blue Cheese Rollups.
Although easy to put together, these Asparagus and Blue Cheese Rollups take a little effort to make.
You have to steam the asparagus, make the cheese spread, make a butter spread, flatten the bread, and cut off the bread edges…. seems like a lot….BUT when you take a bite…. You will be happy with your effort. They are absolutely fantastic. I have friends that don’t like blue cheese, but love these.
They are best served right out of the oven, but they are still good at room temperature. At your next dinner party, give your guests a glass of Garnacha or Grenache wine and pair it with these asparagus blue cheese rollups. Your guests will love them! I promise!
- 20 asparagus spears
- 8oz package cream cheese, softened
- 4oz blue cheese crumbles
- 2 tbs mayonnaise
- 1 tbs fresh chives, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 20 bread slices
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cut tough ends of asparagus off.
- Steam asparagus until crisp-tender.
- Mix cream cheese, blue cheese, mayonnaise, chives, and garlic powder together.
- Cut the edges off each slice of bread and flatten each slice of bread with a rolling pin.
- Spread cheese mixture on bread enough to cover the slice. (About 1 tbs.)
- Add an asparagus to the triangle edge of bread and roll the bread.
- Brush butter over the top of bread.
- Bake for 12 minutes.