I am so excited to share this wine unboxing with you. I received a package from Scout and Cellar Wines containing three bottles of wine that I am looking forward to sitting back and enjoying.
The first wine I received was TangoTango Sauvignon Blanc, 2019. It has notes of lemon, key lime and lemongrass. You can pair this wine with seafood and soft cheeses. The second wine received was Cattin Sauvage Riesling, 2018. This wine has notes of lime, green apple, beeswax, and white flowers. It is suggested to pair this wine with spicy foods such as Thai; however, I think I would enjoy this wine more with a soup or salad. Lastly, I received a bottle of Middle Jane Zinfandel, 2017. Notes of black cherry, blackberry jam and plum danced across my palate. I loved this Zinfandel. I would drink this wine as an apertif; however, you can pair this with non – gamey red meats and hard cheeses.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I know I am. This week I thought I would give some wine pairing ideas for some of our most traditional dishes, spices, and desserts. And for those of you who are Vegetarian or Pescatarian, I added some Fish options as well.
Meat: Chicken, Turkey
Seafood: Scallops, Oysters
Dessert: Sorbet, Key Lime Pie
Meat: Chicken, Pork Loin
Seafood: Halibut, Shrimp, Crab
Vegetable: Potatoes, Squash
Dessert: Dessert Breads, Vanilla Pudding
Seafood: Sea Bass, Trout
Dessert: Apple Pie
Herb/Spice/Sauce: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove
Dessert: Rhubarb Pie
Dessert: Carrot Cake
Smiling Danny’s Menu Pairing:
Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy with a side of Squash and Green beans.
Dessert: Carrot Cake paired with a glass of Zinfandel.
Smiling Danny’s Vegetarian/Pescatarian Option:
Blackened Halibut with Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Dessert: Apple Pie paired with a glass of Riesling.
Well Smileys, I hope you find this helpful as you are planning your menu’s and planning what to bring to family and friend gatherings. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.