sauvignon blanc

sau·​vi·​gnon blanc | \ 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

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The six wines - a red malbec and a white torrontes from Argentina, a rosé and a sauvignon blanc from France, and a pinot grigio and a red blend from Italy - are aimed at the casual drinker in their 20s and 30s looking for value. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Dallas entrepreneur launches Crazy Beautiful Wines brand in big 1-liter bottles," 10 July 2019 Well drinks, Budweiser bottles and house wines — pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet — are also available. Camila Vallejo,, "Happy hour of the month: Tisane Euro Asian Cafe in Hartford," 9 July 2019 Also this month, Trinchero Family Estates, one of California’s top five wineries, announced the release of its Pomelo label sauvignon blanc and rosé for $6 per 375ml can. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Once a niche, canned wine enters the mainstream," 21 June 2019 Head to the cheerful backyard where a hidden picnic spot makes a great setting for sauvignon blanc sipping or albariño appreciation. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, "Napa Valley weekend: Calistoga wining, dining and spas," 29 June 2019 Wines include red, white, dry hopped sauvignon blanc, dry hopped pear cider and more. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019 For the skeptical cork sniffers, Sigel's stocks Margerum Winery's rosé and sauvignon blanc — non-conformist outliers in 500 ml (17-ounce) cans for $12.99. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Canned wine is officially mainstream, and the competition is fierce," 21 June 2019 Around this time, guests like the sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and rose wines. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Wine & Food Week: H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street draws large crowd for tastings, vino," 7 June 2019 The biggest draw of the region is old vine zin, but the 550,000-acre American Viticultural Area or AVA is also awash in chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Nora Heston Tarte, The Mercury News, "California wine country: 4 great Lodi wineries," 6 June 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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