Soave: A White Wine for Mad Men

Classic cocktails naturally come to mind when looking for something to drink while watching Mad Men. But what if wine is more your style?

Fans of the AMC series can get into the ‘60s mood by sipping Soave, a white wine from northern Italy.

Soave was a popular wine in the 1960s, featured in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” and loved by Frank Sinatra. Apparently the singer only went to restaurants that had his preferred brand of Soave on the list.

Soave takes its name from the Soave region, a DOC (Denominazione d’Orgine Controlata) in the Veneto in northeast Italy. It is made mainly from Garganega grapes, along with Trebbiano di Soave.

Soave is an easy to enjoy and affordable alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh and food-friendly, Soave can have citrus, melon, floral and nutty flavors, with mineral notes and vibrant acidity.

In addition to Mad Men, Soave pairs well with a range of foods including seafood, poultry and pasta.

Here are a few bottles of Soave to try:

Bolla Soave Classico
Frank Sinatra’s favorite Soave has flavors of white flowers, pear and lemon, with a hint of almond on the finish and a price tag of less than $10.

Suavia Soave Classico
Fresh aromas introduce delicate flavors of peach, green apple, spring flowers and a touch of anise.

Montresor Soave Capitel Alto
Rich with intense aromas and flavors, this wine has notes of pear, apple and white peach.