It's crawfish season! If you live in the South, you know that means it's also the season for crawfish boils - abundant, freshly-caught crustaceans with plenty of corn, potatoes and spices - and, usually, beer. While we don't have anything against a nice, cold pint, we are also big fans of variety and pushing the envelope. So we put our heads together with our resident crawfish expert Jodi Rubenstein to come up with some delicious wine pairing options to please everyone from the wine snob to the beer lover:
When you're in the mood for bubbles: 2013 Onward Wines Malvasia Pétillant Naturel
This unusual wine is a great alternative to more traditional Champagne or other sparkling wine. With loads of citrus and a yeasty character, it will add zip and excitement to your standard beverage line up.
For the beer lover: 2011 Camilo Donati Malvasia Frizzante
This wine is similar to a sour beer. It's darker and more tannic than most white wines because it's left in contact with the grape skins longer. Perfect for beer and wine lovers alike!
To temper the spice: 2011 Cold Heaven Viognier Sanford & Benedict Vineyard
Mouth on fire from all that spicy goodness? This refreshing white wine has just a slight touch of sweetness which will help your tastebuds and nasal passages recover.
For the red wine drinker: 2012 Copain
For those who swear they "don't like white wine", this is the perfect way to meet in the middle. Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio), this wine is fruity & floral and delicious with a slight chill. The quintessential outdoor summer wine.
Interested in these wines? Contact us to pick up a bottle, or three!