Wine Olympics - Sauvignon Blanc
Event #2 -- Sauvignon Blanc
WINNER: Huru Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
COUNTRY: New Zealand
There is so much more to this bottle of wine than just another pretty bottle. Over the last few decades, New Zealand's Marlborough Valley has established itself as one of the leading "savvy" growing regions in the world. The natural, straightforwardness of Huru Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc makes it easy to drink, especially for beginners. This complex wine has a full bouquet of fruit flavors, including pink grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and lime.
The New Zealand men's rowing pair of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond took their second Olympic gold in the Rio Summer Olympics! Possibly the greatest team in rowing history. Murray and Bond have won 69 successive races at elite level in the men's coxless pair, with their record in that boat featuring two Olympic golds, six world championships and 16 World Cup triumphs. Congratulations to these amazing athletes for their Olympic gold and the stellar achievements they have made in their winning career!
PAIRING SAUVIGNON BLANC
GARLIC CHICKEN, BEAN AND FETA SALAD
Can be served as a side or enjoy as a main meal
1. 17 1/2 oz skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2. garlic cloves, crushed
3.Juice from 1/2 lemon
4. Tbsp olive oil
5. 1/2 tsp sea salt
1. 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
2. 1/8 cup of lemon juice
3. 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
4. 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
5. 1/4 tsp sea salt
6. 1/4 tsp sugar
7. A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1. 17 1/2 oz thin green beans, topped & tailed
2.1 can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
3. 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
4. 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
It's the festive time of year when it's hot outside and nothing is more refreshing than a white wine spritzer! We added a little flair for this weekends patriotic events. Stop out and see us at New World Wine Shop in Lake Geneva for the perfect white wine for this holiday favorite!
Red White & Boom Spritzer
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 bottle chilled dry white wine. A dryer, less sweet wine such as Sauvignon Blanc is recommended to offset the sugar of the soda and fruit.
1 liter chilled lemon lime soda, such as Sprite or 7UP
Place the strawberries and blueberries in the bottom of a 1-gallon pitcher. Pour in the white wine and soda, and gently mix to combine. Serve with a few fruit pieces in each glass.
Keep refrigerated until serving
SUMMER WHITES FOR 4th of JULY
Looking for something refreshing to serve at your 4th of July BBQ? We recommend the perfect summer white, Sauvignon Blanc - (So-vin-Yawn-Blonk).
This dry white wine grape offers distinctive flavors of citrus fruit melon fig herbs and sometimes grassiness. Typically light crisp and full of fruit originally from France it now thrives through out the new world in California New Zealand and Chile.
There are three distinctive flavor profiles and styles that one will recognize when tasting this white wine.
The fruity style which often has no oak influence boast loads of citrus fruit like grapefruit and lemon flavors.
Grassy... think aromas of fresh cut grass and flavors if fresh herbs.
The last category is oak aged creating a creamier style hinting smoke and vanilla.
We love the slighter style of this perfect summer white pairing perfectly with:
Grassy: Grilled vegetables, soft cheese, pate'
Creamy: Grilled chicken, tuna steaks, sharp hard cheese, artichokes
Stop by the shop to sample our top picks for the summer!
Fish Mongers Beware! Prawns with Morracan Harrisa paired with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. So sassy, you'll be back for seconds!
We suggest 2 prawns per person
Prawns are avaiable at your fish monger or finer seafood departments they are sometimes called u 8-10s which refers to the number per pound
Peel prawns clean devien and butterfly
Skewer 2-3 prawns using wooden skewers soaked in white wine for at least an hour
Generously bathe prawns in extra virgin olive oil
Season with sea salt, black pepper, and oregano
Grill over medium heat until slightly browned and opaque
Serve with Morracan Harrissa (see below) and lemon wedges
4 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped
2 red bell peppers seeded and sliced
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 tsp ground corriander
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 cloves fresh garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
Transfer all to a food processor
Stream olive oil in while processing until mixture resembles a slightly chunky sauce
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc rocked this dish!
Two Lake Geneva locals with a two glass minimum... simply put, we're the Wine Guys!