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This versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood, and most notably with foods with a hint of spiciness—its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. It’s the perfect pour for the start of an evening with appetizers or a platter of salumi. Also try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a frittata with sweet onions and ricotta, or a shrimp and avocado tostada. For more ideas on meal pairings, click on linked titles for the full recipe, and head to your local grocery store to pick up a bottle of CB+V today!

Appetizers:
Crostini with smoked trout mousse or with crème fraîche and smoked trout
Prosciutto and pears
Tarte Flambée
Chips and guacamole
Tuscan chicken liver crostini
Duck liver pâté
Meyer Lemon Hard Cooked Eggs with Smoked Trout 

Quiche Lorraine
Brunch or lunch:
Quiche lorraine 
Leek and pancetta galette Frittata with sweet onions and ricotta
Grilled panini with goat cheese and prosciutto
Oat Porridge with Power Greens
 

 

Salads:
Classic crab Louis
Shrimp and avocado tostada 
Avocado and mango salad with microgreens
Melon, Prosciutto & Fig Salad
Quinoa & Spring Pea Salad
 
Soups and Side dishes:
Roasted corn and chipotle soup with crema
Braised radicchio with pine nuts and currants or golden raisins
Butternut squash soup
 
 

Main courses:
Thai Chicken Salad
Moroccan vegetable couscous
Thai curry
Steamed mussels with coconut milk and curry leaves (or Thai basil)
Ramen with shrimp and fried leeks
Tuna roll sushi
Golden beet risotto
Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado-Pineapple Salsa

Cheese Pairings:
For a perfect cheese pairing, try one below, paired by cheese expert and author Janet Fletcher. Follow her blog Planet Cheese for more ideas about cheese and wine pairings.
Vermont Creamery Coupole
This fragrant, lively, easy-drinking blend has firm acidity, making it a good mate for a fresh or lightly ripened goat cheese. Vermont Creamery Coupole is one of America’s best, dense without being fudgy, with mushroom notes in the creamy layer just under the rind. The cheese is clean flavored, not goaty, and it’s less tart than many similar cheeses, so it doesn’t make the wine seem sweeter. This match would be pleasing at the start of a meal with radishes and olives.
Alternately, try this French cheese that is dense and lemony, Chabichou du Poitou.
 
You can also mix up a delicious cocktail using CB+V as the base!

DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY FLAVORS OF CB+V

Aromas of summer jasmine, honeyed pears, and chai spice lead to flavors of succulent tropical fruits like guava, papaya, and kiwi, complemented by melons, fresh apples, and lemon-lime. Crisp and refreshing as an aperitif or mixed as a cocktail. Enjoy with almost any cuisine. CB+V is always Better Together with friends.

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