Tasting at Home: The Grape Debate: Sauvignon Blanc - France or New Zealand?
The Grape Debate. Sauvignon Blanc – France or New Zealand?
One of the great discussions in recent years is whether France’s crown has slipped as the leading producer of Sauvignon Blanc. What do you think? In this fun evening join George and Ruth – both qualified wine tutors with a great sense of fun – will each put forward the case for one each.
In the French Corner, George will show how the unique history and ‘Terroir’ of the Loire Valley is more than up to repelling any suggestion that its heyday is past.
In the New Zealand Corner, Ruth will demonstrate how Marlborough, free of France's strict traditions and blessed with a unique climate of its own, has brought a new vitality to the world of wine.
Both George and Ruth are passionate advocates of their adopted region and will (with the aid of the wine) go through the history, taste, price and what to look out for in the Loire and Marlborough.
We suggest below wines for this evening (depending on how much you'd like to splash out) – or make your own choice - remember one Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley in France and one Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand
Waitrose Blueprint Touraine Sauvignon Blanc - Waitrose £7.99
Sancerre ‘Sur le Fort’, Domaine Fouassier - Majestic Wine £20
The Ned Sauvignon Blanc - widely available around £9.00
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc - Majestic Wine around £20
PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE IS PER SCREEN IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE
Places remaining: 15
Course Date/Time: Fri 31st Jul 2020 at 7pm-8pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Venue: Your home