Whites for the May Long Weekend

Ready for the unofficial start of summer? We’ve assembled a fashionable package of 4 highly acclaimed whites to enjoy at home this long weekend. Your weekend wine kit is only $70, plus taxes, with free shipping to most regions across Canada (use code FREESHIP at checkout). It includes:

* 2018 7 Blanc – 90 points by Natalie Maclean, nataliemaclean.com “a lovely floral BC white wine…”
* 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – 90 points by David Lawrason, Wine Align “dry with good acidity, nicely done…”
* 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay – 90 points by John Schreiner “crisp and fresh…”
* 2017 Chardonnay – 90 points by Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail “so drinkable and harmonious…”

For a versatile food pairing that is as pretty on the plate as it is on the palate, give this healthy, though delightfully decadent salad a try. Courtesy of our Wine Club Coordinator Brittany Watters it is a great dinner party starter and also vegan and gluten free.

Avocado Pear & Macadamia Nut Salad

INGREDIENTS:
1 shallot, minced
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Kosher salt, black pepper
1 avocado, 1 pear, 1 lime
handful of arugula
4-6 tbsp avocado oil
½ cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped

DIRECTIONS:
Put shallots in a bowl, add vinegar, season with salt and pepper, set aside. Half avocado lengthwise, remove pit, cut thin slices. Fan half an avocado on individual serving plates and squeeze lime juice over it. Peel pear, cut in half, cut out seed core, cut into thin slices. Arrange on plate with avocado, squeeze lime juice over it. Mound greens in middle of the plate, season with a little salt. Stir oil into the shallot and vinegar mixture, adding as much as is necessary for a proper balance of acid and oil. Spoon dressing over the avocado, pear and greens, season lightly with salt and pepper and scatter macadamia nuts on top.

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