Monday, March 21
Spring is officially here and even if the temperatures are still on the lower end of the thermostat we are seeing the light of day : ).
In keeping with the light theme, we start choosing foods that are lighter than the comfort foods we love when the snow is falling.
Pasta dishes, vegetables, fish and salads will be gracing our tables and we'll soon be firing up the grills.
Spring gets us out and about, moving and shaking, and staying out later which often leads us to our favorite take-out foods.
Our beverages change from hot chocolate to iced tea and refreshing cold drinks that might include cold beer or chilled wine. Seasonally this is a good time to begin choosing lighter wines for the lighter seasonal dishes.
An easy way to get a head start choosing your wine is to check the specials your local wine shop is offering. The retail stores will begin advertising spring deals.
You'll soon see special deals for pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and riesling all of which are popular white wine varieties that pair well with the lighter dishes such as fish, chicken, and salads and some of the popular take-outs that might have a bit of heat.
This is the time to pick up a good buy and keep it chilled for the spring and summer season ahead.
Enjoy the sunshine and Happy Spring.