Tag Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

In My Glass: 2010 Fischer Sauvignon Blanc (Baden, Germany)

It is not often that one finds German Sauvignon Blanc on US wine store shelves. In fact, as recently as 1995, Germany did not grow any Sauvignon Blanc. According to the Deutsches Weininstitut’s annual report, a mere 0.5% of Germany’s vineyards – a grand total of 581 hectares – were planted with Sauvignon Blanc in […]

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In My Glass: 2011 90+ Cellars Sancerre Lot 69

Despite five or more feet of snow in my yard, I am optimistic that crocuses and green grass are just around the corner. In celebration of Daylight Saving Time and with hopes of beckoning the advent of spring, it was time for a springlike meal centered on asparagus and sauteed chicken. This meal could only […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Hervé Azo Saint-Bris

Over the past year or so I have had a fascination with Saint-Bris, the only appellation in Burgundy allowed to produce Sauvignon Blanc and use Chablis on the label.  Wines from Saint-Bris tend to have a strong minerality and a core of pure fruit. The Domaine Hervé Azo fits the bill. Despite having been purchased […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Le G De Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec

Chateau Guiraud is better known for producing Sauternes, the highly-prized, Botrytis-blessed sweet wine. While Le G is anything but sweet, this blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon is a fantastic example of a dry, white Bordeaux that is perfectly suited for a range of foods. The nose is bright and brings to mind […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay

The Wine of the Week is not only a very good wine, but also a fantastic value. The Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc has the restrained elegance of a Sancerre with the weight of a full-bodied California Sauvignon Blanc. The nose has the freshness of lime and Granny Smith apple, while the palate has white grapefruit, […]

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Plonk Pick – La Cave des Vins de Sancerre “Le P’tit Sancerre” 2009

Now, “The Summer of Riesling” is a fine idea – acquaint wine drinkers with the wonderful world of Riesling, the most underrated of the white noble grapes. And the wines of Argentina, which we love and promote at Wine Dine With Us, offer a great confluence of quality and price. Having said all that, though, make mine France. […]

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Beyond Malbec: Argentina’s Unique Sauvignon Blanc Style

Think quick! If I say Sauvignon Blanc and South America, what comes to mind immediately? I would bet it’s probably not Argentina, though it is fairly easy to find in US stores. As a varietal, Sauvignon Blanc is associated with Chile more often than with Argentina. After all, Sauvignon Blanc is the most planted white […]

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The Lovely Curiosity of Saint-Bris

The wine is too obscure to be made with anything other than artisan passion, but it lacks the breed and concentration of great Loire Sauvignon made in Sancerre… and is more of a curiosity (being technically Burgundian but made from a decidedly non-Burgundian grape) than anything else. – Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine, […]

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Wine Review: 2008 90+ Cellars New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

90+ Cellars has been mentioned on Wine Dine With Us at least a couple of times in recent months. It is a concept that intrigues Glenn, Rodney, and me on different levels.  To me, it’s a win-win for both the winery and the consumer. The winery sells its excess inventory of quality wines at lower, […]

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Wine Review: 2008 Château du Champ des Treilles Vin Passion

It feels a little strange to be writing a review of a wine from Bordeaux when one of our fellow Wine Dine With Us bloggers is working in Bordeaux right now. No doubt the selection and quality of wines available to Rodney are far beyond what our Boston area stores can get on their shelves, […]

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