Black Prince Riesling
V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Geoff Black Prince Riesling

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.

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Picton, On

Loimer Grüner Veltliner
Kamptal, Austria
Lesley Quinn Loimer Grüner Veltliner

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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Charlottetown, Pei
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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Calgary, Ab