I have spent most of the pre-Christmas party season dodging glasses of new world Sauvignon blanc. How has this upstart of a wine become the norm for the vast majority. What am I missing? It doesn’t age and it is overly acidic.
At an Indian meal I asked for a glass of chardonnay and the table went virtually quiet. One colleague suggested I was completely out of touch.
At a Chinese meal the same week I again was shouted down when suggesting we order a Gewürztraminer. I was over ruled 12 to 1 in favour of a New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
Today I begin a crusade to wean ourselves off sauvignon blanc. ABC (Anything but Chadonnay) killed that grape 15 years ago and perhaps it is time to go for ABSB and hope for a similar outcome.
Think of the lovely alternatives
Picpoul de Pinet
Winge over, Happy New Year to everbody