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Sauvignon Blanc, The Soloist – TheTaste Wine Guide

Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned, white wine grape variety that stands out thanks to its highly aromatic character. It is known for producing wines of high acidity and light to medium-bodied. Since Sauvignon Blanc ripens early, it’s best suited to cool or moderate climates. Sauvignon Blanc is the world’s third most popular white wine grape, …

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A Zesty and Affordable French White Wine to Enjoy with Lighter Dishes

Winter warmers here, winter warmers there and no matter how tantastic and full bodied the red in your glass, it’s still freezing out there. So, let’s try a different approach this week and go for a fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, after all, there is only so much stew one can actually cook, and having a versatile …

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Divide, Vinify and Conquer - Astrolabe's Simon Waghorn on New Zealand's Best Kept Wine Secret

Divide, Vinify and Conquer – Astrolabe’s Simon Waghorn on New Zealand’s Best Kept Wine Secret

Simon Waghorn, owner and winemaker at New Zealand’s Astrolabe Wines is familiar with Ireland as he visits the country at least once a year since the late nineties, initially as part of renowned winery Whiteheaven, and since 2004, representing his own brand, Astrolabe Wines. His family-run, small scale operation focuses on producing high quality wines from his 120 hectares …

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10 Things Sauv Blanc Drinkers will Relate to on Sauvignon Blanc Day May 5th

10 Things Sauv Blanc Drinkers will Relate to on Sauvignon Blanc Day May 5th

Today, 5th of May, the wine world celebrates International Sauvignon Blanc Day, a recognition of one of the world’s most popular and versatile grape varieties. Festivities in New Zealand, one of the most popular regions for the grape were even extended to a full 16 days of mini events culminating on the main event today! And while …

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Sales of California Wines Keep Breaking Records and Hitting the Premium Market

In 2016 Californian wine sales hit a new record with an estimated retail value of $34.1 billion. The state shipped an all-time high of 238 million cases to the U.S, up 2% from the previous year. Including shipments to the U.S. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports, got …

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Aldi’s Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc wins Gold at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aldi Wine Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc wins Gold at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards

Aldi Wine Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards. The wine is available in nationwide, priced €8.99, and comes from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. Recently featured at Aldi’s Summer wine range tasting, the award winning wine is light an refreshing, with the crispy acidity that …

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Explore New Zealand's Finest This Sauvignon Blanc Day

Explore New Zealand’s Finest This Sauvignon Blanc Day

New Zealand’s terroir has been sculpted by the four elements which converge on its wild coastal trails ruled by water and wind and its untamed volcanoes where earth and fire merge to create unique lands as fiery as the passion that drives the island’s adventurous winemakers. As they discovered in the seventies, Sauvignon Blanc made herself …

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Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2016

Festivities celebrating the seventh annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day will kick off on Friday May 6 in New Zealand, home to some of the world’s most coveted Sauvignon Blanc wines, before continuing around the globe, following the sun. Wine brands, restaurants, bars, retailers and Sauvignon Blanc fanatics are encouraged to get involved in the worldwide …

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Wine of the Week - Gérard Bertrand H de L'Hospitalet Sauvignon Blanc Now €10 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Gérard Bertrand H de L’Hospitalet Sauvignon Blanc Now €10 by Suzi Redmond

Gérard Bertrand H de L’Hospitalet Sauvignon Blanc 100% Sauvignon Blanc 2014 This has to be a steal. Coming from an award winning Château L’Hospitalet in the Languedoc and rugby legend Gérard Bertrand, a man who started working in his fathers winery at the tender age of ten. This wine has a beautiful aromatic nose with …

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Wine of the Week Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc Now €9.99 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc Now €9.99 by Suzi Redmond

This week’s wine from O’Briens is Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 100% Sauvignon Blanc Bougrier is a family owned vineyard this is a superb example of a classical sauvignon blanc from the Loire and a real steal at €9.99. It has a beautiful nose, with notes of apple, grapes and minerality with a delicate floral tone. The …

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Wine of the Week – Leyda Sauvignon La Garuma 2013 – Now €11.99 by Suzi Redmond

Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma 2013 – €16.99 Now €11.99 Coming from one of Chiles best winemakers (Viviana was named one of the Top 10 winemakers by decanter 2013)  This sauvignon blanc has plenty of character, coming from two plots in the cool climate region of Leyda and these particular vineyards have a granite based soil. It is also Vivianas …

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Four different styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Frankly Wines

Four different styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Frankly Wines

Over the past decade or two Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has exploded in popularity in Ireland and the rest of the world. It’s a distinctive wine with an expressive nose and piercing, shiny fruit flavours that other regions and countries are trying to replicate. Having just said it’s distinctive, there are several different expressions of the …

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