Happy Friday! It’s been a long week, and happy hour is close at hand. I have a wine recommendation for your weekend if you’re looking for one.
You may already be familiar with Danny Seo's sustainable lifestyle advice. He’s written many books about incorporating sustainability into everyday life and entertaining. Now he’s put his name on a line of curated wines, Danny Seo Philosophy Wines. Last month, he launched Philosophy with its initial offerings of Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, both sourced from certified organic vineyards in Mendocino County, California.
Seo is partnering with Votto Vines for this collection, and the line will eventually include other varieties from sustainable producers from grape-growing regions around the world. The intention is for all of the wines to “marry great style and quality with sustainability.”
My recommendation this weekend is the 2012 Danny Seo Philosophy Wines Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a lovely, drinkable wine. For me, the standout tastes in this white were pear and citrus, with just a hint of the grassiness Sauvignon Blancs are known for.
It’s a wine that needs no food pairing to be enjoyed; it’s refreshing all on its own. It would pair well with spring cheeses like goat or a mild Brie, chicken, salads, and vegetarian dishes. Like last week’s wine recommendation, Estancia Pinot Noir, is a great wine to go with the foods you’re starting to bring home from the seasonal farmers market. Of course, I always recommend you drink your wine with whatever foods you want; pairing suggestions are not set in stone.
Danny Seo’s Philosophy Sauvignon Blanc retails for $19.99 and is available at select retail outlets and on the Philosophy Wine website.
Wine, beer and spirits disclaimer: I am not paid by any producer of wine, beer or spirits to write about their product, although the company may provide me with a sample of the product. I am not a professional reviewer of wine, beer or spirits. I'll write about the product if it's something that I like and if I think the producer is working toward making the product in an environmentally friendlier fashion.
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