Nando’s Peri-Peri & Reisling

wagner reisling and chicken wrapWas reading about New York’s “Wine Region of the Year” designation from Wine Enthusiast and thought I should try a bottle.

Grabbed this Wagner Vineyards’ 2012 Riesling and a chicken wrap from Nando’s Peri-Peri. The wine is a bit sweet, but mellows out the more you drink. They say Riesling can pair with just about anything, and that rings true for Wagner’s offering. It went well with the grilled chicken I ended up picking out of the wrap.

I also paired this with chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A the following day and it was just as agreeable.


Orange peel chicken & Sauvignon Blanc


Today’s pairing is one of leftovers. The rest of today’s lunch, orange peel chicken from P.F. Chang’s, and the remaining 2013 Francis Coppola Sauvignon Blanc from last night. Also, more writing.

The citrus in the sauce goes perfectly with the wine, which is slightly sweet.

It’s hard for me to find a Sauvignon Blanc that I like. I avoid ones from New Zealand, which are too citrusy/acidic for me. But I think I’ve found a favorite in this one.

Update: JQ bought over some  soy garlic wings from BonChon Chicken, which paired even better with this Sauvignon Blanc.

Do you have a favorite Sauvignon Blanc I should try? Leave it in the comments below.