You know what happens when you don’t wear green on St. Paddy’s Day. You might get a pinch (which is an entirely American custom – but we take our Irish very seriously!). But what happens when you don’t drink green wine? You miss out on an incredible fusion of tastes that give “green” new meaning.
Green is the New Red and White
Green is the signature color of St. Patrick’s Day and, of course, spring. It’s also the color of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Why not combine the best connotations to bring new life to this beloved celebration?
Sustainable wines are lovingly cultivated with practices that respect and honor nature: from implementing organic farming techniques to strategically using native plants for pest control, every aspect of the wine-making process is carefully considered for minimal impact – and maximum results. Clean, fresh, healthy: green is what wine should be.
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you think of Guinness and green beer (literally green, not figuratively!). Including green wine in the menu makes a delicious, exciting change. Here are our favorite pairings:
Corned Beef and Cabbage: Sommelier Meghan Moran (of Del Frisco’s) recommends a great pinot noir. Opt for a light bodied wine like Natura’s Pinot Noir to compliment the salty, indulgent flavor of the meat.
Irish Lamb Stew: This rich, hearty stew is tailor made for a bright Cabernet Sauvignon. The smooth tannins and persistent finish help offset the fat in the lamb.
Shepherd’s Pie: Is there a more perfect comfort food? Make a big batch, and invite friends and family to your table. Just be sure there’s a bottle of green Chardonnay; Natura’s varietal is fresh and bright – and it can hold its own with the beef in the pie. If you prefer red, Merlot is another terrific option. Full, velvety, and bold.
Fish and Chips: It’s Sauvignon Blanc all day for this one. The citrus notes make the fish pop!Don’t forget your green (wine, that is) this St. Patrick’s Day!