Best Wines with Greens
Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three holiday wines to pair with greens. From the 29 wines nominated, these five wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these greens recipes!
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.
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.
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!