sauvignon blanc

These Three Wine Regions Are Redefining What Sauvignon Blanc Can Be

These Three Wine Regions Are Redefining What Sauvignon Blanc Can Be

Sauvignon Blanc is not a cool grape. It’s a classic, certainly, but it isn’t cool. That’s due in part to decades of ubiquity. The third-most popular white grape variety among U.S. consumers, Sauvignon Blanc is found everywhere from grocery stores to romance novels to scented candles. Hailing from New Zealand, France, or sometimes California, it […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Sauvignon Blanc From Sancerre

An Illustrated Guide to Sauvignon Blanc From Sancerre

Sancerre is an example of what the right grape in the right terroir can produce. Sauvignon Blanc thrives in Sancerre’s cool continental climate and varied soil types of limestone, chalk, and flint, producing fresh wines with high acidity, crisp, lean fruit and definite minerality. Come discover one of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful gems with […]

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The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

The Differences Between Sauvignon Blanc from France, New Zealand and California

We’ve all had that experience where someone serves us two glasses of wine made from the same grape variety that taste completely differently. That’s thanks to the concept of terroir, the all-encompassing term for what makes a wine-producing region unique, based on soil, climate patterns, and geographical features. Terroir is the reason why a glass […]

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Review: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Review: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Here’s an unpopular opinion: I hate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has a tendency to be completely overblown yet somehow also generic-tasting at the same time. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is almost always overly fruity, aggressively herbaceous (if you can even categorize that signature jalapeño-cat pee stink as “herbaceous”), and far too boozy.

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An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

You’ve almost certainly had a Sauvignon Blanc at one point or another in your life. But what it tasted like will have depended a lot on where your wine came from. As with many classic varieties, Sauvignon Blanc has unique expressions that depend on the terroir in which it is grown. Today we’re focusing on New Zealand Sauvignon […]

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