Tag Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

• Marlborough touted as next big Pinot region

Marlborough touted as next big Pinot region

Marlborough is emerging as one of the most exciting regions to watch for New Zealand Pinot Noir, according to a number of the country’s top producers. Steve Smith MW, founder of Craggy Range, believes the international thirst for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has lead to an interest in the region’s fledgling Pinots. “Not many producers will […]

• White revolution taking place in Rioja

White revolution taking place in Rioja

Though white Rioja currently accounts for just 5% of the Spanish region’s global sales, winemakers are now investing time and energy into getting the best from the grape, particularly in light of the 2007 law allowing Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo to be used alongside Viura in blending. The regulations allow those grapes to be […]

• New South African wine brand named after url

New South African wine brand named after url

A new wine brand has been launched that combines the grape variety and website url in its name. Called Sauvignon.com, it includes a Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa and the concept is designed to highlight environmental issues using the digital medium. The brand is the brainchild of Thys Louw from the Diemersdal […]

• How to Avoid U.S. Sauvignon Blancs That Taste Like Your Lawn

How to Avoid U.S. Sauvignon Blancs That Taste Like Your Lawn

More often than not when ordering a white wine I go for a Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume, made from the sauvignon blanc grape in France’s Loire Valley. I find it as versatile as an aperitif as I do with a wide variety of foods to follow, and the price is usually right. What I almost never […]

• Back to the future with wine pouches

Back to the future with wine pouches

The quest for the perfect wine container has been going on since the Stone Age when our ancestors drank naturally fermented grapes from animal-skin pouches. They are now back in vogue in the United States where at least three U.S. wineries are offering wines in high tech foil pouches that resemble children’s fruit drinks — […]

• Fumé Blanc: another name, another style of Sauvignon Blanc

Fumé Blanc: another name, another style of Sauvignon Blanc

If you ever spend time perusing wine labels, you’ve probably seen a few bottles of Fumé Blanc shelved in stores alongside California Sauvignon Blancs. Have you wondered if the Fumé Blanc is made from a different grape or perhaps a blend? It isn’t. In fact, the name “Fumé Blanc” was made up in the 1960s […]

• The almost-great grapes of South Africa

The almost-great grapes of South Africa

Pinotage and chenin blanc could carry the country’s wine production to a bright future. I am just back in Quebec after spending two weeks in South Africa, where I toured wine regions at the invitation of Wines of South Africa, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the exports of South African wine. The wines that are […]

• Costa Rica: Wine’s New Frontier?

Costa Rica: Wine’s New Frontier?

The global winemaking map may soon be due for another expansion, as plans are being laid to build the first winery in Costa Rica. Kerry Damskey, Napa Valley winemaker and consultant to Sula Vineyards in India, has revealed that he is currently assessing the suitability of a particular site in Costa Rica for viticulture, confident […]

• You ready for this? Wine in a pouch?

You ready for this? Wine in a pouch?

If you’re nostalgic for those fun Capri Sun pouches you sipped as a kid, you might be interested in the new package wine package vintners are trying out in an effort to be eco-friendly. Indulge Wines, headquartered in Buellton (Santa Barbara County), California, recently rolled out two 1.5L wines packaged in an “Astrapouch”: a 2009 […]

• What’s The Next Big Thing in Wine?

What’s The Next Big Thing in Wine?

Is Moscato The Next Big Thing (TNBT) in wine? That’s the question Liza B. Zimmerman asks in an article in the March 2011 issue of Wine Business Monthly titled “A New White Zin is in the House.” Moscato wines sales soared by 91.4 percent by dollar value according to Zimmerman’s article, compared with 4.9 percent […]

• The Most Powerful Grower in Napa

The Most Powerful Grower in Napa

The Napa Valley has been a little short on legends lately. Not legendary wines—there are still plenty of those—but legendary figures. It’s almost three years since the last legendary man, Robert Mondavi, passed away and much longer since he was the one man most synonymous with this great California wine region. According to Napa grape […]

• South African Indaba Wines To Sell On JetBlue

South African Indaba Wines To Sell On JetBlue

Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot selected as the latest pours for the reputable in-flight wine program. JetBlue Airways and their “Low-Fare Sommelier” Joshua Wesson, co-founder of Best Cellars Inc., have chosen Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot as the latest selection of pours for the low-cost carrier’s in-flight wine program. Beginning January 1, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc […]

• Mulderbosch Vineyards Sold to Terroir Capital U.S. Investment Group

Mulderbosch Vineyards Sold to Terroir Capital U.S. Investment Group

Former Screaming Eagle co-owner’s Terroir Capital buys leading South Africa producer. California-based Terroir Capital, an investment group founded by former Screaming Eagle co-owner Charles Banks, has entered into an agreement to purchase Mulderbosch, a leading white wine producer in South Africa’s Stellenbosch region. It’s the second purchase of a South African winery by Terroir, which […]

• EOS Winery now part of Bill Foley wine portfolio

EOS Winery now part of Bill Foley wine portfolio

Bill Foley, owner and operator of Foley Family Wines, announced the purchase of Eos winery in Paso Robles, California. The sale includes: trademarks, case goods and bulk wine for the Eos, Cupa Grandis, Lost Angel and Novella labels. Eos was founded in the rolling Paso Robles countryside in the mid-1980s by the Arciero family. Today, […]

• Australia gets first Thai wines

Australia gets first Thai wines

Thai food is one of Australia’s most popular cuisines, and now, for the first time foodies can pair their favourite stir-fries or curries with Thai wine, after its recent release at Sailors Thai restaurant in Sydney. Thailand winery, GranMonte, has released seven international award winning wines into the Australian market, including a 2010 Sakuna Rose […]