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Sauvignon Blanc & Vegetables The wild child of tangy whites, Sauvignon Blanc has a snappy verdant character that loves to be served with a good bite. Creamy goat’s cheese and dill on crostini, spanakopita (feta and spinach pie) and briny green olives are just perfect with a crunchy Savvy. For the healthy snacker, fresh veggies dipped in pesto are a beautiful marriage, as are salty tortilla chips served alongside a peach salsa with plenty of lime and cilantro. Sauvignon Blanc’s natural acidity will slice beautifully through the fat of fries and tartar sauce in classic breaded fish and chips too. Reach for Kono Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand, it has energy and verve— expect peaches, passion fruit and a lip-smacking finish.
LAKE SONOMA DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL USA $27.99 355719
KONO SAUVIGNON BLANC New Zealand $18.99 58032
Zinfandel & Barbecue If burgers are your game, Zinfandel is the name to reach for. The unabashedly generous fruit and spice most Zinfandels are known for also play extremely well with sweet sticky ribs or gooey chicken wings. Additionally, chilidogs, lamb lollipops, barbecue-flavoured kettle chips or a warm, doughy monster pretzel dipped in a
mildly spiced curry-mustard sauce will do in a pinch. From the heartland of Zinfandel, California, the full-bodied Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Zinfandel is lashed with black cherries and muddled with vanilla, blueberry, chocolate and baking spices.
BODEGAS ATALAYA LAYA ALMANSA Spain $17.99 189902
Grenache/Garacha & Tapas While most of the world calls it Grenache, in Spain it is known as Garnacha and in Sardinia, Cannonau. Grenache/Garnacha’s appeal is thanks to its fruity berry character and approachability. When it comes to snack time, patatas bravas (fried potatoes topped with a spicy, tomato and nut sauce called romesco ) are a brilliant pairing. French fries dipped in red bell pepper aioli,
chorizo sloppy joes or traditional Spanish egg tortillas stuffed with onion and bacon are equally as delicious. We suggest the Bodegas Atalaya Laya Garnacha, which is blended
with Monastrell. It is a fleshy red boasting cherry licorice, mocha and clove aromas; the palate is supple.
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