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I Know What I Like – Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Part 1

New Zealand Winegrowers are holding their first ever virtual New Zealand Wine Week in February 2021 so I decided to mark the occasion by reblogging some old (but gold) posts which focus on Kiwi wine.

Here’s the first in a three part series for casual drinkers who like a drop of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Frankly Wines

This post is the first of several which encourage newcomers to wine or creatures of habit to try something a bit different from their usual drop.

It was prompted by a few requests from friends plus some of the twitter debates over the past few months or so, including whether wine expertise is bunkum or not.  More precisely, one phrase often declared by novice wine drinkers is “I know what I like”, with the follow on (usually unspoken) being “I know what wine is best for me and I won’t try anything else”.  Now, I’m not going to tell those people they are wrong (as such!) – I just want to give those that are hesitant to try something other than their favourite type a path which they could explore.

So firstly, why do people like Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc??

It’s crisp, fruity, fresh, widely available, consistent in quality and reasonably…

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