Eat Green and Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day

Eat Green and Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day

st-pats-day_400_01You may recoil in horror at the sound of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, and green wine sounds just as bad, if not worse. But before you go running straight to a pint of Guinness, consider a variety of green foods that, though not Irish, you can enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) along with a glass of wine.

Who doesn’t love guacamole? Mash up some ripe avocados, add some lime juice and salt, and enjoy with chips and a zesty sauvignon blanc. If you require something a bit more substantial, how about some pasta with pesto? The combination of fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and the best extra virgin olive oil tossed with your favorite pasta cannot be beat. Break out something refreshing from Italy, like a pinot bianco.

Are you worried you’ll be left out if you have a sweet tooth? Fear not! A beautifully colored kiwi sorbet is made extra delightful served alongside a glass of fizzy, fun, sweet moscato d’Asti. It’s the perfect way to end a meal.

Try these wine recommendations this St. Patrick’s Day:

Peju Province Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Napa, CA) $18
Miner Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Napa, CA) 18
Jermann Pinot Bianco 2012 (Fruili-Venezia Giulia, Italy) $18
Cantina Terlan Kellerei Vorberg Pinot Bianco Weisserburgunder Riserva 2010 (Trentino Alto Adige, Italy) $20
La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2012 (Asti, Italy) $12
Tenute Cisa Asinari Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato d'Asti DOCG (Asti, Italy) $14

What is your favorite green food, savory or sweet? And your go-to wine to match? Let us know below.

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