Thursday, January 3, 2008

Drinking white again...

Inspired by Lia's post on Winter Whites over at Swirling Notions, we opened a delicious bottle of Miner 2006 Viognier. Viognier, when not over oaked, has to be my favorite white varietal. I love sticking my nose in the glass and taking a big sniff of the sweet honeysuckle and tropical notes. Then, taking a sip and tasting the dry, well balanced acidity combined with the floral undertones, that aren't nearly as sweet as the aroma (thankfully.) This Miner viognier did not disappoint. It was the perfect medium bodied, white for this mild winter afternoon.

To compliment this tropical white, I made an "Island Salad" for lunch today. Named because I had a salad with similar ingredients last May in St. John, USVI. Very simplistic, but a wow, for flavor and textures. I added a mango poppyseed salad dressing, that was a purchase in one of the stores in St. John. Any poppyseed or honey mustard dressing would also do.

The wine, the salad, and a bit of toasty bread was the perfect light lunch for this first Saturday of 2008!


  1. This is great - I'm looking for ways to lighten things up but keep food interesting and good.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out. Now I think I'm going to have to make a similar salad based on YOUR post (isn't St. John divine?) . . . ironically I have some leftover rice vermicelli in the fridge along with an avocado and some good-looking butter lettuce.

  3. I'll have to look for that Viognier. It's been a long time since I've had one. . .I've been drinking reds a lot this winter, too.