Grape variety is often prescribed as the way to select wines, but I disagree. Sure, itâ€™s a good starting point, but winemakerâ€™s style and climate are what usually determines the wineâ€™s style or character. The overall feeling.
Case in point are the two Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc wines found at your local LCBO. The Ontario wine is crisp and refreshing, while the Okanagan Sauvignon is mellow and rich. Ontario cool climate versus west coast warm climate. Up tight versus laid back. Different styles â€“ different uses. Have the Ontario for aperitif and the Okanagan with a spicy BBQ’d chicken. Have fun.
Two reasons to drink Canadian eh!
JACKSON-TRIGGS 08 Sauvignon Blanc, VQA Niagara 58438 13.75
JACKSON-TRIGGS 07 Sauvignon Blanc, VQA Okanagan 593111 13.75