Tag Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand highlights at the Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter

As I mentioned earlier, there were six New Zealand producers represented at the recent Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter. I wrote extensively on my impressions of Marlborough Pinot Noir. Here are some of my other highlights from these producers. … Continue reading

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Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter

I recently attended the Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter, held in the Landmark Hotel, London. It was my first ‘big’ wine tasting fair, so I thought I’d share a few reflections on the event and suggest an approach for … Continue reading

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A sweet wine tasting

Our coach and Senior Member of the Blind Tasting Society, Hanneke Wilson, treated us to a fantastic sweet wine tasting recently. I outlined some of the more common methods of creating sweet wines in a previous post; this tasting covered … Continue reading

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A selection of sweets

Who doesn’t like a sweet wine? OK, I have come across one or two obtuse individuals that claim not to have a ‘sweet tooth’ and abhor dessert wines, however on the most part a sweet wine will win anyone over. … Continue reading

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Château Couhins-Lurton – White Bordeaux

Last night’s wine was Château Couhins-Lurton, 2006 from the Pessac-Léognan appellation. A delicious, classic white Bordeaux. What is termed “white Bordeaux” is a wine, usually oaked, made from either sauvignon blanc or semillon or a blend of the two. Unlike … Continue reading

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Summertown Selection

I recently went to the Summertown Wine Café with my friend Leanne, visiting from NZ. We tasted our way through about half the tasting menu, including many wines that are not commonly available in New Zealand. We were informed and … Continue reading

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The kings of white wines

Riesling and Chardonnay are frequently credited as the ‘kings’ of white wine grapes. As well as  being capable of making superb wines, I imagine their status has much to do with the versatility of the grapes. Excellent wines are to … Continue reading

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