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Sauvignon Blanc Appetizers

Also Albarino, Assyrtico, Rkatsiteli, Friulano, Grüner Veltliner and Carricante 

Sauvignon Blanc is usually high in acid, light in body and citrusy. It can have herbal, grassy smells and tastes but sometimes, in warm climates, the citrus is less and there are more tropical fruit tastes. It does not pair as well with savory or sweet dishes but rather with lighter foods that have an acidic component such as lemon or vinegar.

Food pairings for Albarino, Assyrtico, Grüner Veltliner, Rkatsiteli, and Sicilian wines from the Etna DOC that are predominantly Carricante, would be similar.

Fresh goat’s cheese topped with lemon zest or herbs 

Herbed Boursin Cheese and crackers

Brick, Derby, Feta (sheep’s milk), goat cheese, Gouda, Havarti, Majorero, Mahon, Bucheron, dry Jack cheese, Cream (warm weather), Neufchatel , Saint -Felicien, Raclette, Pave Affinois, Havarti cheese with dill  

Pecorino and Warm Olives

Citrus marinated Olives

Tzatziki Dip

Green hummus or an olive hummus

Guacamole with lime or lemon component

Yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise based dips with an herbal component.

Lemon-stuffed olives

Cold cooked shrimp in Greek dressing

Calamari with a Lemon-Basil Sauce

Oysters with a cucumber-lime granita


Lemon Chicken Bites  

Roasted Pear Salad with a Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Goat Cheese Wrapped Grapes using seedless white grapes and pistachios or lemon zest to coat

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