Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, lighter white wine is known for having a high level of acidity and a lot of citrus. It is a great wine to pair with dishes that are lighter yet still packed full of flavor, and the herbaceous qualities often found in the wine often bring out the herbs in a dish. Here are some foods/flavors that go exceptionally well with Sauvignon Blanc:

Cheese/nuts: feta, goat cheese, pine nuts

Meat/poultry: chicken, turkey, pork

Seafood: fatty white fish, oysters, scallops, lobster, shrimp, sushi

Fruits and Veggies: citrus, green apple, asparagus

Herbs and Spices: chives, tarragon, cilantro

Sauces: citrus and light cream sauces

Desserts: sorbet, key lime pie, meringue, mango

The most difficult thing about pairing Sauvignon Blanc? With this wine, I find that “like” does not always go with “like”: vinaigrette acidity kills the flavors of the wine and numbs the tart flavor in the vinaigrette.