Let’s raise a glass to summer!
‘Tis the season to find joy in the endless possibilities that this summer brings. The temperatures rise, the beach beckons, the park calls your name, and the biggest picnic of the year is waiting to happen. No matter where the sun rays take you this season, make sure to have a basket of goodies with you at all times, and don’t forget to pack your favourite salad and bottle of wine to really savour the flavour of the summer with every bite and every sip you take.
Need some inspo on what kinds of salad and wine combinations taste like heaven? Well, we gotchu!
Scroll down to discover five salad and wine pairings that will convince you that this duo is anything but boring.
5 Sweet, Savoury, Sensational Wine and Salad Pairings for Summer
1 . Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with Minuty M Rosé
Let’s kick this list off with a salad and wine combo that gives us strong La Vie En Rose vibes. Life will be rosey pink all over when indulging in a strawberry and asparagus salad while sipping on a tall glass of Minuty M Rosé.
The tangy sweetness will set the stage for summer while this rosé from Minuty adds notes of a soft sunset into the mix. This variant of rosé expresses vibrant and zestful aromas that embody the essence of white peach and grapefruit; it’s practically like summer in a bottle.
Take this superior salad and wine pairing to the next level with a side of cheese and crackers. *Chef’s kiss*
2. Honey, Walnut, Goat Cheese Cranberry Salad with 19 Crimes Revolutionary Rosé
Is it just us, or does honey actually makes everything taste 10 times better than it already does? Facts only, right?
Well, you can go drizzle-happy with the honey when you whip up a batch of honey, walnut, goat cheese, and cranberry salad. Toss it in a light mustard vinaigrette and there’s literally no turning back.
Live your best life when you chow down on this summer salad alongside a glass of Revolutionary Rosé by 19 Crimes. This summer drink is driven by a subtle tart finish and hypnotic notes of tropical fruit, strawberry, and citrus.
3. Greek Salad with Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
While all salads are relatively easy to whip up, a classic Greek salad is queen when it comes to speed. Plus, they reign supreme in the healthy and tasty departments too, BTW.
All you need are the basics—romaine lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and red onion. A healthy Greek salad tastes uh-ma-zing when it's tossed in a zesty lemon vinaigrette, and you’re good to go!
If we had to pick one type of wine to match with a Greek salad, we’d have to go with the Matua’s Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region in New Zealand. This fresh white wine brings the sunshine with its vibrantly crisp flavours of classic white grape and tropical fruit.
4. Asian Cucumber Salad with Minuty M Rosé
Another delicious salad and wine pairing with the Minuty M Rosé is this Asian cucumber salad. An Asian cucumber salad is incredibly delicious and easy to make. So, you don’t even need to put your chef’s toque on for this one!
The key to a spectacular Asian cucumber salad is the dressing. The dressing that complements the refreshing elements of cucumber is garlicky, spicy, sweet, and savoury at the same time. Oh, and don’t forget to chill the cucumber in the fridge for optimal results!
Once you bite into the crunchy cucumbers and sip on your rosé, you’ll taste romance on your tastebuds.
5. Chicken Ranch Salad with Canadian Chardonnay
Crunchy iceberg lettuce topped with tangy ranch dressing is the epitome of nostalgia in a salad. Give this simple salad an upgrade by adding some protein to the mix! This healthy and filling leafy green dish is loaded with lean chunks of chicken breast, avocado, mixed greens, and corn. Oh, and ranch dressing, of course!
No matter how you choose to jazz up your chicken ranch salad, you can never go wrong by pairing this lettuce fest with a glass of Unoaked Canadian Chardonnay from Two Sisters Vineyards in the Niagara Region.
Chardonnay radiates a soft aroma of ripe apple, peach and pear, with hints of baking spices and ginger. Bright and complex on the palate, the citrus, nectarine and honeydew pair nicely with the freshness of this healthy chicken ranch salad.
Salad and Wine Matches Made in Summer Heaven
With these salad and wine matches made in heaven, you’ll be kicking back on cloud nine this summer. Pack your picnic baskets, bring your mood, and call up the squad, because the ultimate salad and wine pairings are waiting to make you smile at the most anticipated picnic of the year.
Let’s clink wine glasses and talk salads at the Rosé Picnic!