An Expert Weighs In On The Best Wine To Drink With Guacamole And Salsa

An Expert Weighs In On The Best Wine To Drink With Guacamole And Salsa

Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis' choice of a New Zealand wine for salsa and guacamole should come as no surprise to aficionados, as the country is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the varietal. Although the grape is famously grown in France and California, Kiwis have been reliably producing bright, crispy, and aromatic wines that go great with the appetizer spread. This prowess is in part due to the country's climate, where cool nights, high doses of sunlight, and a long growing season help encourage the cultivation of the grapes.

Often described as sharp and acidic, Sauvignon Blancs from this country are known for their notes of lime, jalapeño, and herbs. Considering those are top ingredients in even the most basic guacamole and fresh tomato salsa recipes, this wine pick can only help celebrate those fresh flavours.

Although Fallis names Spy Valley as her brand of choice, you can also seek out one of the many other labels from the Marlborough region if you're having trouble tracking down a bottle. Try to find a bottle similar to her expert recommendation, which boasts a gentle minerality and tastes of passionfruit and white peach.


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