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Geoff Black Prince Winery Riesling 2008

Why This Wine: Lovely, fruity aromas of delicate heather, honey ripe peach mixed with that classic riesling snap! Fresh citrus and zesty acidity provide the backbone through a surprisingly long clean finish. Use this wine instead to make your favorite "vinaigrette" dressing and you'll have a perfect pairing for salads this holiday season.

V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

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Lesley Quinn Loimer Grüner Veltliner 2011

Why This Wine: Loimer has fresh, bright aromas of citrus and orange blossoms. This wine is a great partner for all types of greens because its juicy fruit flavours and spicy minerality can stand up to the acid in a salad dressing. It could also enhance the earthy tones of steamed veggies, especially steamed beet greens with toasted almonds drizzled with a lemon and parsley sauce.

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Sara Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Why This Wine: This wine is lighter in body, so the greens and the wine won't overpower each other. There's a mouth-watering acidity to the wine that helps to cut through the saltiness of the dish. Santa Rita is a fruit-forward wine, with flavours of fresh pineapple and green apple, which adds a really nice dimension to the dish!

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Sean O'Regan Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011

Why This Wine: Lees aging and oak spice add complexity to this dry, intense, citrusy, mineral-inflected mouth-watering wine. It has great acidity to stand up to mild vinaigrettes and cuts through oily dressings and creamy goat cheese. The oak marries with roasted/grilled vegetables, grilled chicken breast, croutons, slivered almonds or toasted pecans.

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Mark Cochrane Fairhall Downs Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Why This Wine: This wine's signature aromas of citrus, herbs and tropical fruits represent great Sauvignon Blancs from the Marlborough region. A good balance of fruit and acidity with a medium to long finish of citrus means that this wine will pair with salads composed of a mix of greens, berry and citrus fruit.

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