Wine of the Week: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I chose my all-time favorite white wine for my very first Wine of the Week feature.

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, a dry white wine, is pale yellow in color. It has a clean intense aroma and dry flavor with a golden apple aftertaste. This is a very popular wine due mostly in part to its great character and versatility. This is an excellent wine to bring to a party or serve to your guests.

It makes an ideal accompaniment for fish- and shell-fish based pasta and rice courses. It's also perfect with broiled or grilled fish. Have another wine in mind for dinner? Try Santa Margherita as an aperitif paired with crackers, cheese and assorted olives.

This wine is very reasonably priced at between $18 and $23 a bottle, depending on where you shop. I would not recommend ordering this wine in a restaurant. Although I've seen it on most wine lists, the markup is astronomical. Enjoy it at home or pick up a bottle for your next BYOB outing!

Just a tip for pairing wine with food: Don't get hung up on serving the perfect wine with the perfect meal. Choose wine you like, and I guarantee that the food will taste just perfect with it!

1 comment

Pootsie said...

This is just great!! I am clueless when it comes to picking out wines. THANKS!!