QUESTION: Like a lot of people, I’m dieting now that the holidays are over. So I’m eating a lot of salads. What’s the best type of wine to drink with a salad?
ANSWER: Obviously, the flavors of a salad can vary greatly based on the ingredients used.
That said, a very basic salad, perhaps topped with blue cheese dressing, calls for a bright and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. That’s a variety that can have some “green” qualities, just like the lettuce, and a well-chilled Sauvignon Blanc with a well-chilled salad works very well.
Other varieties that also can work, depending on the salad’s ingredients, include Vinho Verde and Chenin Blanc, as well as various sparkling wines.