Winter has decided to overextend its visit this year and we’re ready to put a cork in it! The transition from winter to spring is quietly approaching as the temps are rising, the days are getting longer, the birds are chirping and the snow outside is melting. As the colors of the landscape change from the woeful Winter whiteout to the splendid spectrum of Spring, another transition of color should take place inside your home. We can’t think of a more refreshing way to ring in spring except to swap out your fall wine selections with your favorite crisp, fruity flavored bottle of white wine. Grab your glasses and toast to sunshine with Sauvignon Blanc.
Before opening that bottle of white wine you’ve feasted your eyes for the last several months, don’t forget it is recommended to chill these delectable wines, including Chardonnay and cool Moscato. If you’re in a rush and your wine isn’t cold, simply place it in a bucket of 1/2 water, 1/2 ice and a handful of salt for 20 minutes. Voilà!
Interested in our beloved white wine selections and pairing tips? Well, we’ve included them below (even chocolate!).
Chardonnay – Dry to medium dry white wine
Flavor: Tropical, Citrus Flavors, Pear and Apple
Food Pairing: Poultry, Pork, Seafood
Chocolate Pairings: French Vanilla Chocolate
Sauvignon Blanc – Dry white wine
Food Pairing: Seafood, Poultry, Pasta
Chocolate Pairings: Milk Chocolate
Moscato – Dessert wine
Food Pairing: Desserts, Berries
Chocolate Pairings: Semisweet Chocolate, White Chocolate
Pinot Grigio – Light, crispy white wine
Flavor: Melon, Pear, Tropical & Citrus Fruit
Food Pairing: Seafood, Pasta, Poultry
Chocolate Pairings: Not recommended
Riesling – Dry to sweet variations
Flavor: Fruity and Floral
Food Pairings: Poultry, Pork, Seafood, Spicy food, Dessert
Chocolate Pairings: White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
Feeling adventurous? Dress up your white wine with fresh fruit and spices to make colorful white sangria!
Maybe you prefer red instead? Read more here: http://thedish.restaurant.com/sip-tips-red-wine/
What’s your white wine sip tip? Tell us in the comments section below!