Years ago, beer was the beverage of choice when we went camping. Beer is still terrific, but a glass of wine goes a bit better by the campfire on a cold night in the mountains. Your hands don't freeze while you hold your drink and you end up taking less trips to the woods.
Last weekend, we went camping in San Diego County's Laguna Mountains and brought a few bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon with us. Our meal on Saturday night was pure camping gourmet. We had marinated flank steak, corn on the cob, and grilled zucchini. A nice meal like that deserves wine, no matter where you are!
The temperature that night got down to the low 30s. Fortunately, we had a blazing campfire to keep us warm and a little more Cabernet to provide a liquid coat.
Our faithful dog, Melrose, headed for the tent long before we did on that cold night. Probably because we didn't give her any wine!
The next time you go camping, pick up a couple of bottles of nicely priced Cabernet Sauvignon to take with you!