Food & Wine: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Food & Wine: New Zealand Sauvignon BlancAs the weather begins to warm up in the spring, I turn to zesty, crisp Sauvignon Blanc wine to sip on out in the sun.

It is zippy and refreshing and pairs well with a variety of foods.

Although I love Sauvignon Blanc wine from all over the world, and especially from France where it actually originated from, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine is very expressive. The intense sunlight and climate helps to create these ripe wines, full of tropical fruit notes, pungency and delicious crisp acidity.

While New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine is a perfect crisp and full flavored aperitif, it pairs well with a variety of foods. Here are some of my favorite dishes to pair New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with:

~ Ceviche

~ Shrimp

~ White Fish Tacos with Fruit Salsa

~ Grilled Chicken Salad with Citrus Fruit & Goat Cheese

~ Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon

~ Fish & Chips

~ Sushi

Below are a few of my favorite New Zealand wine picks that pair nicely with all of the above foods.

Food & Wine: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Wine Picks:

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc ~ $26.99 from BevMo.com

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ~ $18.99 from Wine.com

Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc ~ $18.29 from Wine.com

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc ~ $15.99 from BevMo.com

Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc ~ $11.99 from Wine.com

 

{In case you haven’t seen it, check out my Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Wines Under $10!}