shutterstock_86009773_webWinter 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!).

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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

Flavor: Herbal

Food Pairing: Seafood, Poultry, Pasta

Chocolate Pairings: Milk Chocolate

Moscato – Dessert wine

Flavor: Fruit-filled

Food Pairing: Desserts, Berries

Chocolate Pairings: Semisweet Chocolate, White Chocolate

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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!