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Sauvignon Blanc- Perfect for Anytime
While it is quite easy to choose a gift for some, others prove much more difficult. Family and friends may not be hard, but what about the business associate only met once. Suppose a gift of a fine red wine has been ordered only to overhear that reds are not really what this particular associate cares for. What to do? In this situation, change the order quickly to a Sauvignon Blanc, and then avoid the situation in the future by choosing this option to begin with. Sauvignon Blanc is the most versatile of the white wines, pairing well with everything from steak to seafood. This is contrary to popular food pairing rules that dictate reds pair with red meat and sauces while white pair best with seafood and white or creamy sauces. The acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc allows it to work well with stronger flavours that often overpower or clash with other white wines. This makes it the perfect gift for someone who enjoys foods commonly paired with reds, but not red wines themselves. Sauvignon Blanc even pairs well with sushi, which is uncommon.
With light vegetable undertones such as bell pepper, the drier varieties are the most versatile. The sweeter versions carry melon or citrus flavours and are typically reserved as dessert wines. Send with chocolates or fruit for a sweet treat, or send the drier version with flowers as a romantic gesture. Shipping can be set for an exact date and even time to ensure arrival the perfect moment.