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Torrontés

by Nannette Eaton on May 22, 2012

“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” — Isaac Newton

Are you stuck in a white-wine rut? Always buying a chardonnay, a sauvignon blanc or a pinot grigo because it’s safe and predictable? Wine Harlots say get out of your comfort zone this summer and experiment with your wine selection, there’s an ocean of undiscovered choices to explore.

Try torrontés. Torrontés is an Argentinean grape that produces a dry, highly aromatic white wine with a crisp acidity, which is ideal for those hot, sultry summer days and nights. And the wines are affordable; the ones pictured above are under $15 USD.

The food pairing suggestion is Baja-style Fish Tacos. Simple, easy and beachy, perfect for summer and sublime with torrontés. The acid from the wine cuts the lipids from the deep-fried battered fish and the white sauce The musical match is “You’ve Got Growin’ Up To Do” by Joshua Radin from the album Simple Times. Grow up and try wines out of your comfort zone. Wine Harlots say start with torrontés.

Full disclosure per FTC Act 16, CFR 255
The four torrontés wines were provided as media samples in conjuction with #TorontesDay events and facilitated by Hip Tastes.

photo credit: EatonAlive ©2012