It's no secret I like wine, and ever since I got back from Napa, I've been buying a bottle for the week and I've been trying to match it to the food I'm planning on making. Wednesdays have been a free topic for a while, so why not incorporate this around the other random topics I might post about?
The first wine was the Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc that I splurged on when I saw it at the store. I was planning on going for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but when I saw the Duckhorn, memories of Napa came up and I couldn't walk out without it. I mentioned in my Duckhorn writeup that the Sauvignon Blanc was very refreshing because a lot of the wines in Napa are reds. That's just the way the climate works.
That week, with the SB, was the week I brought out my summer salads. I had the salad three days that week with other food in between, but lighter dishes to keep with the lighter wine, like tilapia. I find tilapia is a good fish to have on hand, throughout the year, because it's versatile and doesn't take long to cook.
Next week I've challenged myself and I've chosen a wine already, and I need to find out what pairs well with it. This is normally backwards from how I work, but I saw a wine on Saturday that I want to try so that's next on my list. I can have fun in the kitchen at the same time.