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Wine Pairing Wednesday – Cupcake Pinot Grigio

Every time I visit the wine section in any store, I always see Cupcake. I’ve never actually tried any of their wines until recently. Cupcake is not an expensive wine, folks, but if you’ve been following me, you’ll know that I’m no wine snob, and haven’t posted an expensive wine on my blog yet. Honestly, I stood in the alcohol aisle of my local grocery store, trying to figure out what I wanted to try. I knew that I was going to have a nice sit down Sunday dinner, and I would have someone to share the bottle with, and I also knew what I was serving. With all that in mind, I decided on a Pinot Grigio. But not just any Pinot Grigio, I decided on Cupcake. Why? Well, it’s new to me, and with a name like Cupcake, it has to be good!

I was not disappointed. Cupcake’s Pinot Grigio is a beautiful crisp white wine, with flavors of pineapple, pear, and a hint of lemon. They are very subtle flavors, but for my taste buds, it makes for a unique and delicious wine, set apart from the other Pinot Grigios out there. I was quite impressed by the fact that it’s such a delicious and enjoyable wine and it cost me less than $9.00. Yep, not kidding. Less than $9.00.

So what do you pair it with, you ask? Well, do you remember not too long ago I posted a recipe for Make-Ahead Bacon-Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, and I went on about a delicious chicken marinade, as well as some slow cooker barbecued green beans? Yea, that’s what I paired it with. It was the perfect pairing for that whole dinner. Any chicken dinner would be perfect to pair this Pinot Grigio with.

What else can you pair it with? Wines like this Pinot Grigio pair very well with flaky fish, green veggies, and of course cheese. My favorite cheeses to pair with this wine is Gruyere, fresh mozzarella and Boursin.

If you decide to give this delicious, crisp wine a try, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and let me know what you enjoyed pairing it with.

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{I am in no way being compensated by Cupcake Vinyards for this post. All opinions are my own.}