This is my idea of the perfect pre-dinner snack: whole wheat pita with homemade hummus,  olives, and a glass of Grenache. Doesn’t get better than this.

Wine: Monte Oton 2009 Grenache.  Medium-bodied, fruity, peppery finish. Less than $9 per bottle. Very enjoyable, and a great bargain. I’m into cheap Spanish wines these days. You?