Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to celebrate wedding season, take walks in the park, and drink lots of crisp, white wines! We rounded up five of our favorite bottles to help cool off your burning spring fever. it doesn’t hurt that they also go wonderfully alongside all of that gorgeous spring produce popping up at the market. With a list that spans from Sauvignon Blanc to Gruner Vetliner, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for that upcoming bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or garden party!
Domane Wachau Federspiel Terrassen Gruner Veltliner 2014 | Considered among many to be the most food friendly varietal, Austrian Gruner Veltliner is a natural choice for pairing with tricky spring vegetables like asparagus and artichoke. This bottle is racy, bursting with ripe apple and tart gooseberry, and finishes with a surprisingly spicy punch. $14.99
Maison Matisco Macon-Villages 2013 | An excellent value, Macon-Villages Chardonnay offers the delicious lemon and apple notes from Chablis at a fraction of the price. This lightly-oaked beauty is crying out to be sipped with your favorite leek dishes. $20.99
Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc 2014 | California Suavignon Blanc is known for its rich tropical aromas and crisp, refreshing finish. Lychee, pineapple, and lemongrass notes make this wine a natural fit for Asian and Caribbean inspired dishes. $13.99
Carlo De Lucia La Posta Falanghina 2013 | If you haven’t tried a Falanghina yet, now is the perfect time of year to pop one open. A little-known varietal from Southern Italy, it’s honeysuckle and mint aromas blend with ripe peach on the palate. Great for those looking to impress wine enthusiast friends. $24.99
Essay Chenin Blanc 2014| The darling of South African wineries, Chenin Blanc or “Steen” is an excellent medium bodied white wine. Citrus blossoms and almond dominate the bouquet thanks to a touch of Viognier added to the blend, while its palate features passion fruit and guava. $10.00
Don’t forget to make sure you have the right glasses to appreciate that delicious wine!