Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wines of the Month (November)
Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned variety originating from Bordeaux region and Loire Valley of France. Interestingly, the Loire Valley has a long history of
This wine is often described by experts as "crisp, elegant and fresh". However, depending upon climate and region, flavour may range from a "grassy" to a sweetly tropical taste.
Sauvignon blanc pairs well with white meats including chicken, pork chops and turkey. It also goes well with a plethora of sea foods including lobster and Digby Scallops!
Shiraz - Australia
Shiraz (also known as Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape which may have originated from the Rhône region of southeastern France, named after the Rhône River. Interestingly, the Rhône has been an important highway since the ancient period of the Greeks and Romans. It was the main trade route from the Mediterranean to east-central Gaul.
The grape variety eventually made its way
The wine is often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. Recently, Australian Shiraz producers have started to add up to 4% Viognier to their Shiraz to add apricot tones to the wine's nose and palate. This full bodied wine pairs well with brisket (slow cooked BBQ), grilled lamb, London broil, beef stew and chili. Break out the BBQ!
1. Wine Folly
2. wikipedia: Sauvignon blanc
3. wikipedia: Syrah
4. Best Ideas for Pairing Shiraz Wine with Food