One of things I most enjoy about what I do is that I get to drink wine all the time. Duh. I also love that I can travel the world and experience places and meet new amazing people through the lens of wine and food. I’m spoiled rotten and I shouldn’t forget it for a second. While in Margaret River, Christina and I stopped in to see Ben at Blind Corner. He plopped us down on his patio and opened up a bunch of cheese while we tasted through some of the wines. It’s hard to think of better ways to enjoy wine than al fresco and with cheese. I mean, right?
Ben’s brother makes cheese at Cow Bay so he had quite a few things hanging around for us to nibble on, including two little wheels of camembert – one young and fresh, the other a handful of weeks further down the road in its cheese life. You can see the difference below with the younger version on the left. The older, the funkier. And…wrinklier. One thing I didn’t realize before visiting is that Margaret River is a region known for cows and dairy production. So we were basically having the full Margaret River experience right there.
Thanks to Ben and Naomi for the hospitality and the smashable wines. Smashable is something the Aussies say and I’m super into. It seems a tad more more civilized than, say, chug-able. Anyway, I really enjoyed their chenin blanc/shiraz petilant naturel and the nouveau style carbonic shiraz. Keep up the good work! And the opening of delicious cheese for guests. They will, as I do, love you forever for it.