sauvignon blanc

noun
sau·​vi·​gnon blanc | \ ˌsō-vēn-ˈyän-ˈbläŋk How to pronounce sauvignon blanc (audio) , ˌsō-vēn-ˈyōⁿ-ˈbläⁿ How to pronounce sauvignon blanc (audio) \

Definition of sauvignon blanc

: a dry white wine made from a grape originally grown in Bordeaux and the Loire valley

Examples of sauvignon blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For white wine, lean toward sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio. Justin Ward, ExpressNews.com, "The rules for cooking with wine, and how to make wine-braised beef short ribs," 14 Apr. 2020 Pour tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and Casillero del Diablo sauvignon blanc into the pitcher and refrigerate for at least six hours (ideally overnight for optimum fragrance and flavor). Karen I. Chen, Travel + Leisure, "10 Cocktails That Will Take You Around the World While You're Stuck at Home," 10 Apr. 2020 In addition to Willamette Valley stalwarts like pinot gris and chardonnay, Risdall’s vineyard is home to sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Willamette Valley ‘Christmas winery’ finally gets its holiday miracle," 17 Apr. 2020 About 30 percent of the blend is sauvignon blanc, which adds acidity and mineral structure. Washington Post, "Chill this $10 rosé to sip as the weather warms," 3 Apr. 2020 Make a fresh green salad, heat up some crusty bread and break open a dry white wine, like sauvignon blanc, and enjoy. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, "This chicken, sausage and shrimp jambalaya is one big pot of crowd-pleasing fun," 15 Feb. 2020 Make a fresh green salad, heat up some crusty bread and break open a dry white wine, like sauvignon blanc, and enjoy. Author: Ann Maloney, Anchorage Daily News, "Chicken, sausage and shrimp jambalaya is one big pot of crowd-pleasing fun," 16 Feb. 2020 Pick at Kristen’s artichoke dish at the bar while sipping on some sauvignon blanc (my go-to drink). Gabrielle Farrell, refinery29.com, "5 Days On The Campaign Trail With Elizabeth Warren’s Press Secretary," 30 Jan. 2020 The area specializes in white wines based primarily on sauvignon blanc. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This aromatic French chardonnay from Burgundy tastes like a steal at $14," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sauvignon blanc

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sauvignon blanc

French, white sauvignon (variety of grape)

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The first known use of sauvignon blanc was in 1941

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8 May 2020

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“Sauvignon blanc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauvignon%20blanc. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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