OYster-BayI’ve always liked the larger-than-life expression in New Zealand Sauvignon, but have been shy of paying the steep price. So you can imagine my delight at seeing the current sale on two of the best.

A decade ago New Zealand took the world by storm with Sauvignon that suggested all things green, and cool in feeling. A hint of exotic fruit flavours added to appeal. Who does not like a little seduction with their refreshment.

Villa Maria is mainly delivering refreshment at this early stage of its life. Moderate alcohol invites gulping. Oyster Bay has it all ““ the exotic fruit character as well as refreshment.

VILLA MARIA 16 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 426601 $17.45 (on sale for $13.45)

OYSTER BAY 15 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 316570 $18.95 (on sale for $15.95)

P.S. Just so you know, it’s the wine producer or import agent that’s giving us the sale price ““ NOT the LCBO. They just like to take the credit, and to keep customers thinking how great they are.

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