Now that I’m sharing wine night topics on Fridays, I thought it would be appropriate to share what wine I’d actually be drinking while we chatted.
You know, just in case we ever do meet and you need to order me a drink. (Not that I can think of a reason for you needing to order me a drink. But hey, just in case…)
My new favorite go-to drink is any Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
My friend Lindsay first introduced me to the well-known Kim Crawford SB, and at first, I wasn’t impressed. Then, after trying it a second time, I was obsessed.
Thanks to that wine tasting station at Trader Joe’s (my favorite part of the store), I have been introduced to less expensive options that have that distinctive grassy flavor (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it – twice).
Currently, I’ve been stocking the mini wine fridge with Kono and Picton Bay. But the orange label Trader Joe’s version comes in at $7.99 and is my favorite since it is a slightly stronger grass flavor. If you want other recommendations and professional tasting notes that say more than “grassy,” you can check this article out.
I will say, if you’ve tried other SB’s from other regions around the world they are not the same. Especially in California, those are much milder and don’t have that distinctive grass flavor. According to the Very Wise Wine Man at TJ’s, it’s only a characteristic of the New Zealand SB’s.
In other news, I’m sure I’ll be drinking a glass or two of this tonight to celebrate Mr. Lively’s birthday. Happy birthday, hun! It’s about time you got around to being as old as me.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend!