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Premiere Napa Valley - Great Grape Day

Last week the Napa Valley Vintners showcased their 2006 wines from the barrel. Mostly red wine, big, lumbering,hulky sorts.
Two wines that provided palate relief were the 2005 Duckhorn and the 2005 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.
Both are predominantly Napa Valley fruit. The Duckhorn is 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon, all Napa Valley. It is a crisp,refreshing wine that keeps […]

Five New Zealand Sauvignon’s You Must Try

It is well known that New Zealand produces the very best Sauvignon Blanc’s (although producers in the Loire and Bordeaux might well disagree!). Along with Pinot Noir, the countries other strength, over 73% of New Zealands exports to the UK are from these two vines. 
A quick scout through my tasitng notes has highlighted just how many […]

Great Grape Day with I Crocioni

Sauvignon Blanc? Someone says it is an international wine, but I never tasted it till now! No, no, maybe once, I really don’t remember. Somehow, today is a special day: The Great Grape Day, and I decide to set to work. This wine usually comes from Loira, France, and it is a bit difficult […]

Sauvignon Blanc — from Burgundy?

We all know Burgundy whites for their use of chardonnay grapes and, to a lesser extent, aligoté. But one Burgundy white is made up of 100% sauvignon blanc, and until its promotion to AOC status in January 2003, its VDQS name actually included the name of the varietal, a rarety in French appellations.
Sauvignon de Saint-Bris, a vin délimité de […]

Sauvignon Blanc Highlights From The Boston Wine Expo

Sauvignon Blanc is one of our favorite white wines.  We went to the Boston Wine Expo this year looking for some gems that we could recommend to our readers on 
I always start the day in the New Zealand section because the Sauvignon Blancs from there are so refreshing.  The first one I tried was […]

Sauvignon Blanc with Food

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versitile of wines when it comes to matching with food. Whether your bottle comes from the hills of Sancerre or from the coast of New Zealand the style of the wine is easy to match with food. 
My newly favourite ‘wine with food book’ - What To Eat With […]

White Chile

Quick Quiz: Name the country in the Western Hemisphere with the longest tradition of wine production…
Considering I’ve already given away the answer, if you answered “The United States,” “Peru,” or “Trinidad & Tobago” – you may stand in the corner for the duration of this installment. Observant readers have already fixed their collective gaze south […]

Sauvignon Blanc – The World Over

Poor Sauvignon Blanc, often second fiddle to Chardonnay in the popularity hierarchy of noble white grapes, or reduced to being the object of snickers and grins as yet another person makes use of the “cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush” descriptor.
Far more than a country cousin or feline excretion, however, its zest for life and […]

Great Grape Day IV - Sauvignon Blanc

Welcome to Wine Sediments’ fourth Great Grape Day.
This month we pass our lips over Sauvignon Blanc. The intention is not to provide comprehensive coverage of all things Sauvignon Blanc but rather for the team to provide interesting snippets on a unified theme. As with our last Great Grape Day, which covered Zinfandel/Primitivo, you won’t find details of planted acreage […]

Open That Aglianico Bottle Night

It’s the first time for me to open a bottle and to announce to all the world that I opened it. I decided to open a good bottle of Aglianico del Vulture Doc. Exactly, it’s an Aglianico del Vulture DOC Carato Venusio 2001, the winery is Cantina di Venosa. We are in Basilicata, north-est of […]