Believe it or not, there is a wine pairing for hot dogs! Sauvignon Blanc works quite well with this summer time staple, especially the “Chicago Style” dog with the pickle, tomatoes, relish and celery salt. Sauvignon Blancs have abundant citrus notes of grapefruit with lemon and lime, lots of fresh cut grassy aromas and vibrant acidity that make it a perfect companion with the veggies on the hot dog. Plus, the acidity provides the perfect balance to cut through the fattiness of the meat. Stick with the bolder styles coming out of New Zealand or Chile. This monster dog can handle the zesty citrus and herbal qualities from this style of Sauvignon Blanc. Some of the best values can be found out of Chile.
- Montes Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda, Chile (SRP: $12)
- Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP: $13)
- Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (SRP: $32)