New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc paired with EVERYTHING
What it is: Not an edible delicacy, obviously, but if you were to visit New Zealand, you might find yourself treating this wine as if it’s as essential as solid food. A dry white first produced in the Bordeaux region of France, some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc now comes from NZ’s South Island. Pair it with some fresh Greenshell (aka green-lipped) mussels, crayfish, or goat cheese -- or all of them!
What’s the deal: In his book Judgment of Paris, wine critic George M. Taber claims that drinking a NZ Sav Blanc is like having sex for the first time. (I know that he meant this as a compliment, but it doesn’t necessarily work as a simile.) Without reverting to comparisons to coitus, I will say that if there is a distinctive Kiwi liquid, this is it. Alongside Bret from Flight of the Conchords, Sav Blanc is by far our most palatable export. Russell Crowe would be our least. Yes, he’s originally from New Zealand. We know. We're sorry.