The classic white button-down shirt and a pair of jeans. It’s been my uniform – no joke – since middle school. And decades later, the Coastal Grandma trend has finally made it cool! A crisp white shirt pairs perfectly with a crisp white wine. This makes a great transition team between the cold and the cool and the warm.
If you want to live your best Coastal Grandma life, don’t choose just any white wine. Your discerning, timeless taste requires a crisp white wine that matches your good taste.
The Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc is a fantastic bottle to open on a warmish spring or fall afternoon. It’s a light, bright, and elegant California Sauvignon Blanc that tastes like pears, honeydew, and lemon chiffon. Lemon chiffon! So fancy! This is a balanced white, not sweet, and one that pairs well with cheese and a wine snack like a spicy ricotta dip.
Fun/weird/slightly scary fact about ceviche I never knew: you actually use raw fish, and the citrus cooks it.
Invite friends who show up with zero expectations for a fancy spread.
Shop white shirts + jeans
Back to my all-time favorite closet staple: the Great White Shirt.
Well-made white shirts are the base layer of any classic outfit. Foxcroft has the best crisp white shirts I’ve ever worn. I also love the Talbots no-iron shirt. They are a little longer and are a great match for skinny pants to cover the backside.
Live your best Coastal Grandma life and sip your crisp white wine in a crisp white shirt.
Give it a Swirl: the Crisp White Wine to Buy
- You’ll pay around $25 at Total Wine for this delightfully crisp white wine
- Pairs best with seafood like shrimp cocktail or ceviche, no-stress outfits like jeans and a white shirt, and inside jokes with friends on a sunny afternoon.
This is a series where I share our favorite wines. Pair with what to wear, what to eat, and who to invite. You can read all of our wine recommendations here. You may also want to try this Sauvignon blanc with clams.