With temperatures increasing, and spring just around the corner, the taste buds are starting to crave white wines a little more. Personally, I like whites that are crisp, light, and refreshing ~ smooth, not too much oak, with a touch of citrus but not overly acidic. I look for ones that can be enjoyed on own, sitting on the patio enjoying the late afternoon sun, or with a light meal. There are several fun white wines to beat the heat, but sometimes you just want an inexpensive treat to keep in the fridge and enjoy any day of the week.
In a raid of my mother’s fridge, I discovered Naked Grape Pinot Grigio. This is a very light, crisp wine with hints of citrus, pear, and lemon, with a bit of honey on the finish. It’s an easy drinking wine that is enjoyable on own. It would also pair well with a cheese plate (goat, fontina, feta), grilled chicken or fish with vegetables, or a simple salad. With the touch of honey, it would also pair well with Asian food.
The best part about this wine is the mass availability and price point. You can pick up a bottle at your local grocery store at a price under $10. Check out their website to find where it is sold near you.
What is your favorite every day white?
Cheers to spring in the air!