What I Drank Last Night
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Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 vs. Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Relative triumphs.

Last night Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 up against Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2012, the former winner of the Constantia Trophy, the South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and the South African White Trophy at this year’s International Wine … [Read more...]

Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Woo hoo.

Judging for this year’s Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place at the end of April so surprising, to say the least, that any wine from vintage 2013 should feature.  This is, after all, a variety that is supposedly more prone to bottle shock than … [Read more...]

Didier Dagueneau Mont Damné 2010 vs. Didier Dagueneau Silex 2010

Rock 'n roll.

Prior to Concours Mondial du Sauvignon held in Blois last week, secretary of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group Pieter de Waal and I spent 48 hours in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. We visited with a number of leading producers including Benjamin … [Read more...]

Overview of the global Sauvignon Blanc market

Pardon my French.

Did you know that South Africa has the fourth largest plantings of Sauvignon Blanc in the world? Our 9 645ha at the end of 2011 amounts to 10% of global plantings behind France (30%), New Zealand (17%) and Chile (13%). In France, it’s the third … [Read more...]