English wine v NZ Sauvignon
Before the recent AGM of the Royal Household Wine Committee at Buckingham Palace, the penultimate before my two three-year terms as a member are up, we tasted dozens of wines, blind as usual. One flight consisted of 10 whites that were simply called 'White wine for current drinking'. I thought most of them were Sauvignon Blancs. In the event they turned out to be just one Marlborough Sauvignon and a South African Chenin already in the Royal Cellars that were there to be compared with six English wines - and two Indian wines, included because of a forthcoming Indian state visit. What I found so interesting about this comparison was...
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