My apologies for not writing in a while. Since the last time I wrote, I have started taking the Level 1 Wine Fundamentals Course, working towards my Sommelier certification. Boy, am I learning about wine. And loving the course. I love learning about the history and the different wine making techniques and vintages and so on. But I digress. The personalities of wine and people continue.
One of the best things to come out of this course for me was that I am discovering white wines like never before. I used to drink Reds, and only Reds. Now I drink 60% Reds and 40% White, and I want to share one of my favorite white wine discoveries.
This is my new favorite white wine to date. Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc – it reminds me of young love. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s exciting each and every visit. What I love about this wine is that the last sip tastes as great as the first sip. Drink it young, the younger the better. (Guess that might make me a cougar, lol!) In our course, one of the things we have learned is that ‘salad is a wine killer’! There aren’t too many wines that can go with salads that have a vinaigrette dressing. This is it! Crisp, vibrant and aromatic is what comes to mind every time I pour a glass. And not just salad…. chicken, fish and a stir fry. Oh and goat cheese and a Sauvignon Blanc – heaven!
Stoneleigh is a great deal at $18.98 a bottle in our liquor stores. It is in the New Zealand section and is from the Marlborough region, which is in the Northeast tip of the South Island. The Marlborough region is known for its Sauvignon Blanc and many great vineyards are producing many great Sauvignon Blancs. Another great one for me is Matua Valley, from the same Marlborough region of New Zealand. About $1.50 more than the Stoneleigh, it has the same fun and flirty nose and palate.
Want to have that ‘young love’ feeling again. Go grab a bottle of Stoneleigh or Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc.