Saluting the fourth annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 17th, wine journalists all over the world have the opportunity to come out of the closet; to confess they do in fact drink sauvignon blanc and some may even admit to liking this overly-popular white grape variety. ... read more >
There is a Tsunami of Sauvignon Blanc in the Australian marketplace, and an awful lot of what is available gives the grape a bad name. Thin, weedy wines, where vague fruit and harsh acid bifurcate on entry, leaving the fruit wandering about aimlessly, while the acid separately hits the middle of the chest like a liquid heart attack. ... read more >
My approach to wine is I believe, much the same as most of us who actually drink the stuff and that is to be largely influenced by the mood or the food and level of thirst. Instinctively I consult my onboard computer first, listening to my emotions and as I am habitually obsessed with food it is normally the dictator ... read more >
The dynamic and inexhaustible Austrian wine marketer, Michael Thurner, of Austria Fine Brands, is on the campaign trail in Singapore again and back by popular demand, the Austrian Wine Festival 2012. ... read more >
2009 Villa Russiz Sauvignon - Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2010 Sugarloaf Ridge Sauvignon Blanc – Hobart, Tasmania As we wing our way from Melbourne to Singapore the wine list on SQ228 has me corned into a sauvignon blanc... a Tinpot 2008 from Marlborough purported to be “atypical as the grapes are predominantly from Blind River in the Awatere Valley which ... read more >
We see a lot of Michael Hill-Smith MW in Singapore, here regularly for marathon tastings with Singapore Airlines as part of their wine panel.  There is also his annual release of Shaw & Smith wines with a tried and tested formula of an informal tasting of the new releases with Dim Sum, religiously attended by trade for both libation and ... read more >
Cloudy Bay may have put a certain white wine and a region on the map but Australian expertise started the trend. Despite being shunned by wine buffs and recalcitrant writers such as myself, sauvignon blanc remains the world's most popular white grape variety and has been for more than a decade, dismissing any notion it is a passing trend. While ... read more >
Curiosity gets the better of Curtis Marsh who lines up for a sauvignon blanc tasting, with surprising results. How would you like to try no less than 50 sauvignon blanc's before lunch? It was a daunting prospect, even for a hardened wine professional. Personally, I am not endeared to sauvignon blanc, although I do enjoy the occasional racy, flinty sancerre ... read more >
Best Bordeaux Recipe, Barrel-Fermented Semillon Sauvignon Blanc of Year Winery Profile With a bevy of praiseworthy wineries, contention over the pecking order of Margaret River labels is constant and subjective. However, a small producer called Arlewood is materializing as the sleeper of the region and making infinitely more complex and refined white wines in the Graves style. ... read more >
White asparagus with Sauvignon Blanc Two offerings from the legendary Loire Valley vigneron Henri Bourgeois: 2007 Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre Les Baronnes. This is about as classic as food and wine pairings gets; blatantly simply nonetheless, as any professional chef will tell you, the most satisfying gastronomic pleasures are an invariably a combination of the very best seasonal fresh produce and minimal cooking technique. Ironically, such ... read more >