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5 Ways to Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day


International Sauvignon Blanc day is upon us! Celebrated on the first Friday of May every year (May 4th for 2018), this is a great day to break out your favorite white and let your hair down. Before we dive into our favorite ways to celebrate, let’s take a look at what makes Sauvignon Blanc so special.

A full-bodied white with distinct notes of grass and pear, Sauvignon Blanc is prized from Italy to California. Sometimes served oaked under the alias Fume Blanc, this is a white with some legs. That means that, while it pairs well enough with apples and seafood, it also has enough body to support a more savory meal. Here’s how to celebrate!

sauvignon blanc wine in two glasses

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Host a Wine Party

In many wine circles, wine experts recognize New Zealand as the leader in Sauvignon Blanc. But others think California presents the best flavors. Why not invite friends over and taste SB from around the world to decide, once and for all, who has the best flavors on the planet?

Build a Meal Around Sauvignon Blanc

Starting with goat cheese and water crackers, try building a meal around foods that suit Sauvignon Blanc best. Move on to oysters or a roasted chicken topped with pesto served alongside green vegetables like asparagus or peas. Finally, a nice apple crisp for dessert brings it all together.

Wine Bottle Crafts

Take some empty bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and create a craft to showcase your love for this bold white wine. Here’s a list of 26 crafts to get your creative juices pumping.

Wine Cork Succulents

Spring has sprung by May and everything is in bloom. Maybe that’s why we love the idea of celebrating Sauvignon Blanc Day by creating a succulent garden out of old corks. Here’s an article to get you started.

Just Enjoy the Wine

Perhaps the purest way to celebrate is with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc, enjoyed with friends, your partner, or all by yourself with a good book. Ready to dig in? We offer two bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and one type of Fume Blanc.

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