After being cooped up for a year it’s time to do some of your favorite couchbound activities outside! And by “favorites couchbound activities” we obviously mean eating and drinking.
Read below for a how-to guide to the perfect summer picnic and cut the couch cord for a day of sunshine!
Unless you’ve got the means to transport a full-blown meal, most of us are going to shoot for something more approachable (and a little classy) like a charcuterie plate.
Thankfully, you can pick up all the ingredients and pair it with a bottle of wine at Spec’s.
When creating your charcuterie board, you want to use a variety of thinly sliced, cured meats and salami. Try to use three or more selections to provide an assortment of flavors.
Once you have your ingredients, it’s as simple as slicing it up and laying it out and pairing it up with a lovely wine.
Light- to medium-bodied red wines with firm structure, like Gamay, Frappato, Zweigelt and Cabernet Franc are always a safe choice for charcuterie boards. The wine’s bright acidity and fresh berry flavors work together to cut through any fatty offerings and creamy textures.
Finding a way to carry all of this (while also keeping it cool) doesn’t have to be a challenge if you have the right gear. This multi-pocket cooler tote does an excellent job!
Don’t rush back inside too quickly after eating; instead, you can keep the outdoor fun going with a mini cornhole game!