New Zealand sauvignon blanc has become Australian chardonnay’s biggest predator. It now represents 70% of total bottled sauvignon blanc in Australia, according to The Courier-Mail.
And this is growing at a rate of 35.9%, which seems crazy given that Aussie chardonnays are better than ever.
But what if you want to try some quality NZ wine without contributing to the sav blancmange?
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Say hello to some choice pinot as Cheers TV hosts and independent sommeliers Dan Sims and Ben Edwards conduct a drinking tour of the North and South Islands. Warning: this episode will give you diurnal fluctuations. (No sav blancs were harmed in this tasting.)