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Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer Tweet Up & Dessert Pairing #firstsipnz

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this wine free from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Villa Maria as part of their First Sip of Summer Twitter Tasting. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are entirely my own.
Earlier this month I participated in Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer Tweet Up (#firstsipnz)! I paired the wines with desserts for you.

Here is the Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc:

This sparkling wine has strong tart, citrus and grapefruit notes. I would recommend pairing with mango sorbet. Here is a great looking recipe for mango sorbet with only 3 ingredients, although you could save a few hours by grabbing frozen mangoes.

We had an interesting conversation about using corks vs. screw tops for wine, and the effects this may have on the wine. The majority of tweeters preferred screw tops. Just when I finally learned how to open a sparkling without the cork destroying something nearby, the industry goes and shifts. Figures…

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