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What is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc? | Marlborough Wine Region | Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Recommendations

Why is the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc? What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like here? What do you recommend drinking?

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Why is the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc? Marlborough, remarkable for its southern latitude as a wine region, is home to 88% of New Zealand’s vines and most of those vines are Sauvignon Blanc.  In fact, 80% of all wine from New Zealand is Sauvignon Blanc. ..

What's the Difference Between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux Wines? | Maggie Campbell DipWSET | SommelierQA.com

What is the difference between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux, both geographically and in terms of wine styles?

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When discussing Bordeaux, one of the first distinctions one may come across is the differentiation between right and left bank. The Gironde estuary cuts the region in two with Médoc and Graves on the left bank and St-Émilion and Pomerol on the right. The left bank is distinctive because of its gravel, ..