This week we’ve not one or two but three major occasions to celebrate and they are all quite different from one another: On the 13th, Pancake Tuesday, those with a sweet tooth have a legit reason to indulge in as many pancakes as they can handle; then on the 14th, love takes the spotlight for Valentine’s Day; and then on the 16th, Chinese New Year celebrations welcome the year of the dog.
With so many moments to cherish, we’re gonna need a wine that’s versatile.
Longview Whippet Sauvignon Blanc is named after a dog breed known for being friendly, gentle, social and elegant and it comes from the cool climate region of Adelaide Hills in South Australia, where Sauvignon Blanc thrives.
Pale and crisp, it offers a fresh and zesty style of Sauv Blanc, closer to what you’d find in neighbouring New Zealand than in the Old World.
Aromas of grapefruits, grass, eldelflowers and gooseberries are confirmed on the palate where a light body with mouth-watering acidity delivers a pleasant fruity finish.
Pair it for the occasion: For pancake Tuesday, how about a savoury crepe with goats cheese? Valentine’s Day sweethearts will be wise to match it with oysters or other shellfish and to welcome the year of the dog, perhaps some prawn or scallops based Chinese dish such as Kung Pao Prawns or a winter warmer stir fry of Asian inspiration will please you.
Longview Whippet Sauvignon Blanc is available at O’Briens Wine at €14.95 (on offer from €17.95).
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.