This week we’re tasting wine from Marlborough, New Zealand! The wine of the week is “It’s a Headsnapper”, which is a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. I honestly picked this bottle because the label is so incredibly cute! It was only around $10-12 too. We found this wine at Safeway, a grocery store in Seattle Washington (Safeway is all over the western and central United States though). On the back of the bottle it says, “When a wine is so memorable that it makes you do a double take, you know it’s a Headsnapper…WARNING: MAY CAUSE WHIPLASH”
Hahah cute, right?
“Racy and vibrant, our refreshing Sauvignon Blanc greets the nose with delicious aromas of gooseberry, kiwi-lime and tart green apples. Enjoy its crisp texture, balanced acid and zippy finish with fresh pasta, grilled shrimp and wood-fired pizza”.
While I normally do pairing suggestions that work well with whatever kind of wine I’m writing about, I thought I’d do something different today. As most of you know, Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine, and I write about it often. Today I’m going to share an article from Wine Enthusiast about wine and cheese. Although these pairing ideas aren’t specific to Sauvignon Blanc, I wanted to share some ideas of different kinds of cheeses that you could pair with It’s A Headsnapper Sauvignon Blanc, or other types of wine that you’re interested in. Gruyere is recommended for Sauvignon Blanc in this article.
Cheers… and bon appétit!