It’s time for my favourite Spring ritual – a glass of Sauvignon Blanc
on the patio, or in the garden. On a warm day in early May I like to
take a well chilled bottle of Sauv Blanc to a spot in the sun – pour
myself a glass – and feel this great season.
Sauvignon Blanc is the extremely fresh member of the white wine
family. Invigorating for sure. The flavours are herbal, grassy and
just what we need to blow away the cobwebs of winter. It’s like having
a spa day.
I’m recommending a value priced Sauvignon for this event because it delivers wonderful freshness and fun. And it would not let you down should you decide to party on. Look for more Sauvignon Blanc and other fresh white wine recommendations in a few weeks when the local asparagus seasons hits.
CALITERRA 08 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Chile 275909 $11.00
Released at LCBO Vintages MAY 2. SANTA JULIA 07 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina (#93781 $13.95) is an invigorating Cab that hits a middle ground between gutsy and yummy. New World ripe flavours with the refreshing character of a Chianti. The perfect candidate – style and price – for summer house red. Tastes a lot like a $25 wine. Don’t miss this one, which is produced by the Zuccardi family, (the creators of ‘Fuzion’ at regular LCBO stores).