Sauvignon Blanc has escaped a Chardonnay-type backlash—and it's cropping up everywhere

on 25/08/10 at 10:42 pm


Ray Bartkus

“Lawyers are the subject of a great many stereotypes, not to mention the butt of quite a few jokes. One lawyerly truism that I’ve heard many times is that they only drink the best wine. I never had reason to doubt this until I met my friend Kim, a partner at a law firm in New York. Kim only drinks cheap Sauvignon Blanc.

“Lawyers don’t drink cheap Sauvignon Blanc,” I told him. “Lawyers drink Napa Cabernets or Bordeaux, or if they’re divorce lawyers, maybe Cristal or Krug. Cheap Sauvignon Blanc isn’t a lawyerly drink.” But Kim resisted my counsel. He liked Sauvignon Blanc because, he said, it was lively and refreshing and above all consistent. Sauvignon Blanc, in short, was his safety drink.”

{Full story via Wall St. Journal}

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