Help on a wine

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I have a dinner party for the regional food and wine society friday night and we have had a last minute substition on one of the wines. It is an Australian wine Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2000. The wine won't be delivered until fri. so I won't have an opportunity to try it ahead of time. It is to be served during tray passed hor's before the meal starts and I need to know what to pair w/ it. Of course I could do some generic S B stuff but thought maybe someone had tried it and could like me know what to expect. Thanks.
 
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Hi fodigger,

I have not had the particular S.Blanc you mentioned but I have had others from that region and new Zealand as well.

I always think of green apple,herbs,lemon,grass even asparagus when I think of S, blancs.

pretty good acidty also.

herbed goat cheese crostinis,green figs filled with lemony marscapone,oysters with tart apple minunette,golden kiwis wrapped with procuitto. try doing a plain yogurt,curry, garam masala chicken breast on toasted pita with a mango chutney.

Fodigger, i would use the flavor profile to help guide you.
Just remember,not to heavy on the flavors...more light,fresh,clean,crisp ETC.
let us know how your event goes
cc
 
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Thanks CC....sounds like the basic S B there. I has hoping that it might be something special as all of their other wines are great. But as I said this was a last minute fill in. I'll keep you posted on the results and thanks again.
 
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CC , sorry it took me so long to respond it has been a very busy week. The party went great the food and wine paired perfectly. Alot of positive comments and more importantly 2 additional parties booked because of it. Thanks again for your comments and take care.
 
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Fodigger,

Great news!!

I'm so happy all went well,and that you got some jobs out of it.
Thanks for letting me know how things turned out.
Peace and happy sipping
cc
 
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