Food Friendly, Easy to Drink
“With more than 5 wineries and 1 wine regions, New Zealand has a vibrant and interesting wine industry,” executive editor of Wine Access magazine Shelley Boettcher writes for the Calgary Herald. “Canada is one of its largest importers — no wonder, as the wines are food-friendly and easy to drink. (We Canuck wine lovers know a good thing when we taste it.) One of the first industries to adopt screw cap closures, New Zealand also tries hard to limit its effect on the environment; the country has the most carbon-neutral wineries in the world and by 22, the industry is aiming to have 2 per cent of its vineyards certified organic.” Boettcher suggests trying both Sauvignon Blancs to do a taste comparison. “While they may come from the same region, they are very, very different, and are a fascinating example of differences between vintages and winemaker styles.” Recommended are Marlborough’s Astrolabe Wines, Voyage Sauvignon Blanc, 21 and Rossendale Wines, Cottesbrook Sauvignon Blanc 29.