Posts

The Perfect Pairing: Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut

There are some things that just go together, peanut butter and jelly, Ying and Yang, cheese and crackers, and wine and donuts. Yes, you read that correct, wine and donuts. Thanks to Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut, we not only discovered but thoroughly enjoyed this pairing. We had the pleasure of experiencing this non-typical, yet perfect pairing to celebrate the launch of Santa Margherita‘s two new sparkling wines, Sparkling Rosé and Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

Just in time for the holidays, world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita Wines, and The Salty Donut, makers of small-batch artisanal donuts, collaborated to create exclusive Sparkling Rosé & Prosecco Superiore donuts. These two decadent, limited edition, artisan donuts are for lack of a better word, quintessential desserts. We say quintessential mainly because they incorporated the Santa Margherita wines into the donut and frosting, adding to their decadence.

We watched in awe and anticipation, as the Chefs created donut hole sized versions of the Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG Donuts. We took extreme pleasure in filling each of our donut holes with a special concoction that added the finishing touch to our crafted donut. Of course, nothing compared to the drool-inducing beauty of the limited edition donuts from Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut.

Founded in 1935, Santa Margherita is a world-renowned Italian winery that prides itself on its deep-rooted values of provenance, character, and craftsmanship. We must note that we tasted a taste similarity between the two new wines, which we attribute to the Glera grapes, which are present in both (the rosé at 40%, and the prosecco at 100%).

Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé ($29.99)

A pink hue introduces a subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits while offering a versatile drinking experience. This pale pink wine brings a full bouquet of pleasing floral aromas with hints of red berry, artfully crafted with a blend of white wine made from Chardonnay and Glera grapes and a red varietal, Malbec. Its flavor is delicate, but vibrant and well rounded, remaining on the palate and making this a deliciously easy-drinking wine.

Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($27.99)

A sparkling wine with a clean, pleasantly fruity bouquet, reminiscent of rennet apples and peach blossom. its flavor is rounded and well-balanced. This sparkling wine has fine bubbles winding through its bright straw yellow color and greenish reflections. Its flavor includes fruity hints of pineapples and Rennet apples.

The full Santa Margherita portfolio is comprised of Pinot Grigio Alto Adige and Valdadige, Chianti Classico Riserva, Sparkling Rosé, and Prosecco Superiore DOCG. For more information of all four wines, visit www.santamargheritawines.com. What do you think of the Santa Margherita Wines and The Salty Donut’s wine-based donuts? We think they should add it to the Salty Donuts’ menu, don’t you?

Jeannie Mai’s Wine Wearapy | Pairing Wine to Your Style & Mood

I had the unique pleasure of attending a fashion and wine event (two of my favorite things) hosted by none other than the fabulous Jeannie Mai, host of the Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” and the Digital Fashionista on NBC’s “Fashion Star. The event was to highlight Jeannie’s idea of pairing wine with your mood, as opposed to just pairing wine with food.

Wine Wearapy, as Jeannie calls it, is how your wine can absolutely match your style. Jeannie showed exclusive tips on how your sense of style plays into the wine you drink, she also featured four summer looks to match the four wines available from Be Winery.

Jeannie believes that you should drink your wine just like you’d … pick an outfit! Her wine and style tips include:
“If you’re having a jeans & t-shirt day, try something bright and casual like a Pinot Grigio

If you’re feeling super stylish and want to try out your new pair of stilettos, be radiant and let your true colors shine through with a Reisling
Change your look, change your lipstick, change your wine. Try something crisp and fresh, like a citrusy Chardonnay
If you’re looking to meet up with your boyfriend, think about choosing a wine that has a memory or an emotion tied to it, like the always flirty pink moscato.”

Check out the video below of Jeannie Mai introducing each look as it represents each of the Be. wines

So who exactly is Be Winery. It is a fresh new collection of wines designed by Millennial women for Millennial women. The four varieties of Be.Wine is inspired by moods – Be. Fresh Chardonnay, Be. Radiant Riesling, Be. Flirty Pink Moscato and Be. Bright Pinot Grigio. I tried three out of the four wines and found them to be very light, crisp and delicious. I am a Riesling girl every day of the year but found myself quickly falling for Be. Wines Pink Moscato and Chardonnay.

Be. wines, which launched in the spring, was created by winemaker, Christine Spani. Be. is for the woman that is flirty, fresh, bright and radiant, a woman that is searching for something inspiring, stylish and playful. If this describes your taste, then visit www.bewinery.com for more information and keep an eye out for Be. wines, which retails between $9.99 and $12.99, at grocery and liquor stores across the U.S as well as online.