Many women will choose white wine over red after a long day at the office for its refreshing and revitalizing qualities. If your friends, like you, enjoy a crisp and clean pick-me-up after a long week, there are a variety of high-quality whites available online to accent that monthly girls-only get together – from your favourite selections, to new and rare bottles, and all for an affordable price. Whether you prefer a dry Pinot Grigio or a sweet Riesling, read on below for some elegant options guaranteed to make the next wine night you’re hosting one all the ladies will remember.
For those who prefer their white wine bone-dry, the Sauvignon Blanc VQA by Creekside Estate, vintage 2016, will give them the tangy zippiness they’re craving. This selection offers notes of grass, nettles and piquant spice preceding a zingy streak of passion fruit, lemongrass and key lime pie to wake up the taste buds. It finishes crisp and clean allowing every lady present to put the stresses of work behind her. It boasts a good weight and is smooth to drink with only pleasant aftertastes (like that of pineapple and lemon drop). It also pairs well with a variety of hors d’oeuvres including soft but poignant cheeses like chèvre on lightly baked crostini. Or you might consider a bottle of the 2015 Ryder Estate Chardonnay, a bright, elegant wine with aromas of orange blossom, vanilla, and yellow delicious apple that carries ripe flavours of white peach and Asian pear with a hint of creamy, honeyed oak. This bottle is available through retailers like Wine Online, and can even be delivered to your door the night of the get together (or nabbed from a nearby Penguin Pickup if that’s easier). It’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for when you shop for the best white wine online because you can peruse the best wines from this year and the standouts from earlier vintages.
Many women prefer a hint of sweetness to their wines therefore it’s always good to have a Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Vidal blend available as well. The Riesling Semi Dry VQA by Vineland Estates Winery, vintage 2015, is harvested slightly later than grapes that make a typical dry Riesling which yields a slightly more exotic fruit profile without sacrificing acidity. This white is beautifully balanced with an elegant bitterness that helps cut through appetizers that are rich and creamy. Alternatively, you can purchase the Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc by this same winery for something sunny and off-dry.
If your guests enjoy wine that is particularly juicy, with more than just a hint of sweetness, the Twisted VQA by Flat Rock Cellars is a must try. This 2015 vintage is a delicious blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. It is bright with good vitality, offering aromas of citrus, peach and apple blossoms on the nose, while on the palate it is lush and ripe. Finally, a zesty citrus acidity leads through to a long, refreshing finish – pair this selection with roasted vegetables, chicken skewers, and light cheeses like ricotta or brie.
Relish the opportunity to have some of your best girlfriends over for a glass of cool, zesty white wine. Offer a variety of selections from the local classics, to something that flies under the radar and finally, don’t forget to offer a variety of bottles with different levels of sweetness to ensure there’s something for everyone. Semi-sweet and off-dry wines also create strong backbones for sangria, cocktails, and spritzers. Alternatively, purchase something lightly oaked with hints of vanilla and spice to kick the busy season, and colder-month blues away.