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Sauvignon Blanc on a Sunday

March 4, 2009

This past Sunday, my friend Ashley and I were cooking for a friend who recently had a lil’ baby. The only thing that makes cooking better is with a little bit of wine … not for the food, for us.

While we were scanning the grocery store aisles, we stumbled upon a sauvignon blanc from the Cupcake Vineyards, priced at $9.99. Who can resist a cupcake? I certainly can’t!
mmm ... cupcakes

mmm ... cupcakes

While the Cupcake Vineyards are located in California’s Central Coast, they used the sauvignon blanc varietal from the Marlborough region in New Zealand. Known for sauvignon blanc, this region has been growing grapes as far back as 1870. From what I have gathered, you really can’t go wrong with a sauvignon blanc from the Marlborough terrain.

This wine had some effervescence to it. It was light and had an even balance of sweet and dry. Ashley compared it to a dry riesling. I compared it to an ideal Sunday afternoon!

Learning Lesson: Vineyards often borrow grapes from various regions to help market their wines. Look at the label closely to learn the real origins of the wine. Like a drag queen at a beauty pageant, those winemakers can certainly trick you!

And, with a name like Cupcake, it’s pretty easy.

ATTENTION READERS: What is the most interesting name for a wine that you have purchased? 

I promise to taste and post the top 3 in a few weeks! Dad, I already know what you’re going to say – Boone’s Farms. You can resist the carpal tunnel this time around.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Becks permalink
    March 5, 2009 2:18 pm

    Hmmmm. Fat Bastard? That’s one I’ve had but don’t ask me how it was.

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