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Sauvignon Blanc is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most famous exports and it has never been so popular.

With 21,400 hectares planted annually in NZ, coupled with the perfect amount of sunshine hours to keep things fresh and vibrant, odds are that you have had a sip or two of this grape before.

While the crisp, refreshing taste of Sauvignon Blanc is celebrated by wine lovers all around the world there is more to this wine than people know. Sauvignon Blanc is one of those unique wines that goes with almost anything, from fresh seafood to Chinese food. Below we look at 3 ways to pair your Sauvignon Blanc, from the tried and true, to the more unexpected options.

Sauvignon Blanc and Tacos

If you think of the zesty freshness of Sauvignon Blanc as the Margherita of the wine world you open up a whole host of amazing Mexican food matches. Not only a great drink with chips and salsa but also the perfect accompaniment to fish tacos. Grab a soft shell corn taco, fill with fresh fish and generously top with chopped onion, lettuce, lime and cilantro.

Sauvignon Blanc and a Toasted Cheese Sandwich

The bright acidity and fresh fruit taste of Sauvignon Blanc make it the perfect match for this crowd favourite, a toasted cheese sandwich. Simple yet delicious, slice up some freshly baked sourdough, fill with ham and your choice of Swiss cheese or halloumi and pair with your favourite Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc and Paella

With its delicate flavours, the seafood paella needs a light and fresh wine that compliments the aromas of the dish. The seafood paella is king of the sea, whether made from squid, prawns, mussels, clams and sometimes fish, this dish is a perfect match for the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc chilled to 6 degrees.

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