How To Celebrate #SauvBlanc Day Friday May 16, 2014

downloadHot on the heels of last month’s Malbec Day and with Chardonnay Day on the last Thursday in May breathing down its neck, in the year long parade of days set aside to celebrate particular wines, Sauvignon Blanc Day is coming up on Friday, May 16, 2013.
Want to participate? Using the hashtag of #SauvBlanc and with the possibility to stir up a lively debate about the different styles of #SauvBlanc or at least the consumption of them, it’s easy. All you need to do is:

1.  Select a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere in the world! And it is grown almost everywhere!.
Or better yet, join up with friends and have them bring bottles from different regions including New Zealand, Chile, France (Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire Valley Tourraine sauv blancs) or California like the Steven Kent Lola –and compare! Even within California or between vintages, you will be surprised at the variation (although on Mother’s Day a restaurant tried to pass off a chardonnay as a Sauv Blanc!)  If anything, there are too many good ones to choose from at all price points!
Personally I will be taking this opportunity to open up a few sauvignon blancs! I’ll be opening up two wines from Brancott: one is a low alcohol one made by picking the grapes early when they are lower in sugars resulting in a lower alcohol AND calorie wine (these are both samples).  Next month I will be again participating in a twitter tasting with Villa Maria; also from New Zealand, they too make a very dependable Sauvignon Blanc.  I’ve also written favorably about another NZ SB, Infamous Goose. Or go for Octovin’s sauv blanc in a box. Obviously I’m a big fan of this wine because these are just a few posts about sauvignon blanc that I’ve done over the years and that doesn’t even include tweets!
2. Unscrew or uncork, pour it into a glass. Give it a swirl, a sniff, and a sip!
3. Share photos and what you think using the hashtag #SauvBlanc.
4. Pair with your favorite food.  I love sauvignon blanc with a crunchy baguette and goat cheese, oysters, ceasar salad, arugula salads, pesto and pasta. In fact, sauvignon blanc works well with just about everything from summer salads to lemony chicken!

How will you celebrate? What will be in your glass? What do you like to pair with #SauvBlanc?

 

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