#GirlsNightIn Wine Order
Here's the perfect wine list for a night in with your girls. Start off with the light and bubbly… then get deeper into the darker stuff. Relax! I’m just talking about the wine… maybe.
2017 Pretty Young Thing Sauvignon Blanc
Start off with something sweet and bubbly, but just a little tart. This fruity sauv blanc has tasting notes of green apple and lemon, so it’s got a little dry, zesty flavor to it. Pair this PYT Sauv Blanc with your Thai takeout and maybe some shellfish. I recommend grilled shrimp or scallops.
2017 The Independent Chardonnay
Here’s a nice dry, medium bodied wine to transition everyone into the evening with small bites. Its’ tasting notes consist of apricot, honey, and pear. This makes it pair well with cheeses and shrimp.
I recommend some coconut shrimp with a sweet chili dipping sauce. Try out this recipe on Fifteen Spatulas or order them from Costco. And if you wanna stick with cheese only, definitely throw in some gouda.
2017 Loves Me Not Rosé
I threw this bottle in my order because everyone’s drinking rosé these days, so why not? I’m not a fan of a super rosy/herbal flavored rosé, but I do love this rosé in particular for its sweet taste. Pair this with something salty, like melon wrapped in prosciutto.
2017 Wall of Sound Red Blend
This sweet, dry red blend goes great with a variety of cheeses. And it goes great with pasta with red sauce, if you’re in a romantic mood. Or if you’re feeling more casual, BBQ also pairs well with it. If you’re opting in for the romantic mood, try out my recipe for a delish dish of spaghetti and meatballs.
2017 Yé-Yé Monastrell
Yeaya!!! Put your hands up for this dry, medium bodied red. This monastrell contains tasting notes of fig, dark plum, and black pepper. The rich fruity and peppery taste pairs well with a variety of meal types; whether you’re keeping things simple with a board of cheeses and cured meats, casual with burgers, or getting fancy with lamb.
Here’s my rule of thumb for cheese boards… If you have figs or a fig jam on the board, you gotta include a soft brie cheese to compliment it. For more tips on creating the perfect cheese board, check out this blog post!