If you love nothing more than cracking open a fresh bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on a hot summer evening, you’re not alone! The crisp, dry white wine is so popular, it even has its own day.
In the wake of one of the coldest winters in recent memory (at least here in New York City at Bordeaux HQ), we’re drooling at the bits for some much needed sunshine. Warmer temps mean picnics, parks and fresh, vibrant produce. It also heralds the unofficial start of white wine season. For some, that particular season never ends. But given red and white wines’ inherent characteristics and pairing profiles, its understandable that some have a seasonal preference when it comes to wine.
As the Northeast braces for what some meteorologists say could be the biggest snowstorm in history, lines at supermarkets are reportedly out the door as the weather weary stock up on the essentials. Once you’ve gotten your necessities sorted, there’s one other item we suggest you might want to keep on hand. Wine. To prepare for Storm Juno, or just another quiet night at home, here are five Bordeaux Wines you might consider cozying up to tonight.
On Friday, August 1st, Bordeaux Wines was the official wine sponsor for Tasting Table’s Annual Lobster Roll Rumble West hosted at the Cooper Design Space in Downtown Los Angeles. While French wine and American lobster rolls might not be an obvious pairing, Bordeaux’s dry white and rosé wines are the perfect compliment to this summer sandwich. Crisp, refreshing and easy to drink, value whites and rosés from the region balance the richness from mayo, acid from vinegar and pair with shellfish like a match made in heaven.
Over 1000 guests were treated to lobster rolls from 14 Los Angeles Area vendors, all battling it out for shellfish supremacy. Some of our favorites included rolls from The Taste Of Maine, Lobster Me and Cousins Maine Lobster. The Bordeaux booth was buzzing all night with Le Wine Buff, Ben Mason of Hipster Enology, dolling out knowledge on the white and rosé wines of the region. While the crowd favorite was the Dourthe La Grande Cuveé, a 2012 Bordeaux Rosé available for only $11.99, other honorable mentions included the easy drinking Chateau Ducasse Graves White ($14.99) as well as the Sauvignon Blanc lovers’ choice, Chateau L’Avocat ($14.99). By the end of the night, Cousins Maine Lobster was crowned the winner of the rumble.
Recreate you own rumble at home using our recipe for inspiration and paired with the wines poured exclusively at the event. Cheers!