PARTNER POST: May 26 is National Pinot Grigio Day. We’re celebrating with Cavit Wines by sharing refreshing spring and summer recipes that pair perfectly with Pinot Grigio.
Perfect for easy summer entertaining, this pasta salad is tossed with a citrus vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts, and more to pair with refreshing Pinot Grigio.
I love wine. It is my drink of choice for celebrating the arrival of the weekend and what I prefer to sip on for date night. I know a lot of people think of wine as a fancier type of beverage, but there are also “easy to drink” varieties that pair just as well with pearls and linen napkins for special occasions as they do with a t-shirt and shorts for a backyard summer barbecue.
Cavit Wines is ready to celebrate summer by kicking things off with a new holiday that I’m more than happy to take part in: National Pinot Grigio Day! May 26 will mark the first official holiday appreciating this light, refreshing wine, but the admiration should definitely not end there as it makes a perfect pairing for so many summer dishes.
I’m quite fond of the crisp, citrus and green apple flavors, especially in the hot summer months! Nine times out of ten, you’ll find white wine in my glass, but as the temperature rises, those odds of that being true increase since it’s so nice to have something chilled to help you cool down.
And speaking of cooling down, I’m all about this summery pasta salad right now.
Bow tie pasta houses a variety of flavorful little gems like chopped Kalamata olives, feta, toasted pine nuts and spinach “confetti”, and is tossed with a zesty citrusy vinaigrette. It’s a great make ahead pasta dish to bring along to casual summer gatherings, but is elegant enough to serve to company if you’re looking to impress. Paired with Cavit Pinot Grigio, all the flavors of the season really shine through and complement the fruity aroma and flavors of the wine.
No need to get gussied up for this gathering; just kick back, relax and pour yourself a glass of Pinot Grigio… the rest of the fun will take care of itself!Print
Dianna Muscari blogs about her cooking and antics on The Kitchen Prep. A self-taught cook and baker, Dianna shares with her readers the messes and successes she encounters in the kitchen. Along with her recipes - which range from healthy to hearty to downright decadent - Dianna shares anecdotes about life, marriage, travel, and living in Florida. Her conversational writing style draws you into her kitchen for a meal and a laugh as she navigates through life one recipe at a time.