Monday, May 28, 2012

Uncorking a Crisp Holiday White

What do Bad Company and good wine have in common? The answer is Paul Cullen.
The talented classical guitarist and former bass player for this beloved classic rock band also has his own wine label, aptly titled Unplugged and Uncorked.  

 When Paul visited the desert recently, I had the pleasure of tasting several of Paul's wines, and his thirst-quenching, tropical, 'I wanna be on a beach right now' Sonata Bianco comes to mind on this hot holiday weekend. 
Refreshing on its own, this Sierra Foothills blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay is redolent with pear and honey, and was also terrific when paired with my homemade spicy shrimp and grits. This hefty white was well matched with the intense, earthy flavors of poblano peppers and garlic, and expertly tamed the heat from Sriracha chili sauce and cayenne.
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