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Wine Pairings 101 – Sauvignon Blanc

January 14, 2009

For more great food suggestions to pair with other wines, check out Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sauvignon Blanc: crisp and refreshing

A lean, crisp, white wine that’s extremely flexible with food, and a great alternative to Chardonnay

Swirl and taste: Tart lemon, grapefruit, melon, and tropicals like passionfruit ― even gooseberry ― over a pleasant grassiness and herbal quality.

Pair with:

  • Cheese (especially goat cheese)
  • Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes)
  • Oysters
  • Delicate fish like sole
  • Fresh herbs
  • Mild viniagrettes
  • Dishes with tangy dairy ingredients
  • Herbal, briny sauces
  • Pesto

Perfect recipe pairings
Salads and Soups

• Mâche with Spring Vegetables and Lemon Vinaigrette
• Roasted Artichoke Salad with Lemon and Mint
• Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions
• Crab and Artichoke Salad
• Green Minestrone

Pasta
• Basil Risotto
• Ravioli with Green Pea Pesto
• Pasta with Mint and Peas
• Risotto with Bitter Greens

Chicken and Lamb
• Grilled Lamb Brochettes with Lemon and Dill
• Roast Chicken and Onion Tacos

Shrimp
• Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Skewers
• Grilled Grapefruit-Rosemary Shrimp
• Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows
• Chinese Shrimp and Pea Rice Bowl

Seafood
• Halibut Tostadas with Yogurt-Lime Sauce
• Artichoke Crab Paella
• Oysters with Aioli
• Scallop and Sugar Snap Pea Stir-Fry
• Oven-Browned Sole with Asparagus

Source: Sunset

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Pam permalink
    January 16, 2009 10:17 pm

    Sauvignon blanc is one of my favorite wines. I love it in the summer especially.

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