Arugula Salad with Verdejo
Last night I had a delicious arugula salad at Zuzu Restaurant in Napa Valley that was composed of crisp arugula, shaved Sao Jorge cheese, portobello mushrooms, sliced artichoke, and a zippy lemon-truffle vinaigrette.
I paired the salad with a crisp white wine from Spain, called Verdejo. This grape is the primary grape of white wines from the Rueda region in Northwest Spain. It used to be utilized in more oxidized, sherry-like wines, but more recently it has been made into more of a clear, clean, and crisp white wine perfect for shellfish, chevre, and, well, salads.