Ten (Plus One) Food Pairing Partners for Sauvignon Blanc

Pouring white wine and backgroundSauvignon Blanc is among the more versatile of all wines when it comes to pairing with food.

Certainly among white wines, it ranks right up there with Riesling in food affinity.

When putting together the latest collection, the members of the Vinesse tasting panel had some fun not only assessing the wines, but in suggesting dishes that would go well with them.

In no particular order, the 10 food-pairing ideas they came up with were:

* Oysters

* Flaky white fish

* Chicken breasts

* Clams

* Dishes seasoned with basil, cilantro, parsley and/or chervil

* Dishes with roasted bell peppers

* Spring and summer salads

* Grilled prawns with a melon salsa (a dish made famous by chef John Ash)

* Lobster risotto

* Dishes lightly seasoned with rosemary, oregano and/or thyme

To that list, I would add sushi. To be honest, I’m not a big sushi guy, but I have found that a few pieces of mildly spicy sushi and a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc can make a palate-pleasing lunch.

Or, bring home some sushi or pre-cooked chicken breasts, toss a fresh salad, crack open a bottle from the Vinesse sampler, and enjoy a simple but satisfying dinner after a long day at work.

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