Wine Under $12: Sauvignon Blanc for Spring

Beer and Wine,Drinks,Wine 101
April 1, 2013

Explore the softer, fruitier side of Sauvignon Blanc

Wine of the Month

Simply Naked 2011 Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc  (New Zealand; $8)

Simply Naked Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blancs from New Zealand often sport a refreshing zip—but let’s save the raciest picks for summer. For spring, give the more laid-back Simply Naked Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc a go. It shows a softer, fruitier side of citrus—more about tangerines and pink grapefruit than lemons and yellow grapefruit. And yet, because it is Sauvignon Blanc, and because it is from New Zealand, it will bring plenty of juicy, mouthwatering refreshment as spring’s warmth finally fills the air.

By Wini Moranville, Relish wine columnist


Wood-Grilled Spring Onion, Brie, and Kalamata Olive Pizza

A kiss of smoke deepens and enriches the flavors in this pizza, which goes well with a glass of red wine or craft beer.

Smoked Gouda Green Pea Risotto

Smoked Gouda Green Pea Risotto

The smoky gouda cheese imparts richness and keeps the texture of this pea risotto extra creamy.


Chicken-Citrus Salad

Grab a rotisserie chicken to whip together this sprightly salad with orange, grapefruit and kiwi.


Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula

Tarragon goes so well with shrimp and really elevates the flavors overall.

turkey burger

Turkey Burger with Feta and Herbs

A spoonful of orchard-fresh peach salsa is the perfect topper for this tasty, healthy burger.


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