December Drinking Tip #5: SPRING BREEZES IN DECEMBER!
You may not be thinking of this style of wine in December but a blast of refreshment is an all-season necessity. To kick-start an event or to have with everyoneâ€™s favourite holiday appetizer â€“ the shrimp ring.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are the go-to for spring-breeze-style wine so lets look at a couple of recommendations. New arrival, Kato is crafted in an elegant, French style â€“ not too loud, shades of Sancerre. Not surprising as the winemaker is Bernard Portet of Clos du Val fame. Kato is a Maori word for â€˜to harvestâ€™. And the name of my partner, whoâ€™s thrilled to have her own house wine.
Another new Kiwi Sauvignon is Silver Point from the Cooperâ€™s Creek Winery. This is mild mannered with a good, everyday refresher quality. And an everyday price.
KATO 08 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 184598 $16.95
SILVER POINT 09 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 187013 $12.95